Having a longstanding interest in narrow gauge battery locomotives (I volunteered at the SGLR as a teenager), I have been looking round the Preserved Railway Stock List to see what else is about. I found these massive looking double cab EE flameproof locos, apparently mainly made for the NCB. There are a few about, such as this one: http://www.ukprsl.uk/final-results.asp?action=display&Id=6377 Does anyone have any more information on them? I have found a little from the Tanfield Railways listing for the above locomotive: "No.25, English Electric (By Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns) RSH Works No.8201, EE No. 2848 This loco is a 2ft gauge, double ended (cab at each end) 4wBE flameproof loco. This type EM2B2 loco is 64hp and weighs 13 tons. Built by RSH Newcastle as a sub contractor for Engish Electric, works number 8201 (EE 2848) was ex-works on 11/3/1960 to the NCB′s huge Hawthorn scheme. She was one of 28 such locos built for the scheme. This project linked several collieries (Elemore, Eppleton, Murton and later South Hetton) underground to the new Hawthorn Coking Plant/Combined Mine, which opened in 1960. Our loco was new to Murton Colliery, with plant number 2220/465. She was moved to Eppleton Colliery in 4/1985 and to Ashington Workshops in 2/1986. In 8/1993 she moved to Marley Hill for preservation." (From: https://www.tanfield-railway.co.uk/history/our-locomotives/) Apparently, they can be regauged between 2' and 2'6" There don't seem to be any in working order, are any being restored? Given how much Steam Railway are flapping over lack of coal and environmentalists getting mad about steam engines, maybe a massive battery loco would be quite useful to some lines.