Yorkshire Engine Company, Works Number 2872 built in 1962.
UNITED STEEL COMPANIES Ltd., Colsterworth Quarries & Easton Mines.
The Yorkshire Engine Company was bought by United Steel Companies to build the range of locomotives required by the growing and varied interests in which it was involved. 1382 was delivered in 1962 to Colsterworth by rail with identical “sister” 1381 (Works No. 2871) as the Colsterworth ironstone quarry system was dieselised in the early 1960’s. Colsterworth Quarries included a North and East range of pits and duties also included shunting the Easton Mines outpost, this being a drift mine on a site now occupied by a frozen food complex.
After the large quarry system closed during 1972 & 1973, the locomotive was taken into the fleet at Normanby Park Steelworks in Scunthorpe. The locomotive was subsequently secured for preservation, in full working order, by two museum members arriving at Cottesmore on 28th May 1981.
The locomotive is fully working in private ownership and is often seen on shunting duties with mineral wagons here in the quarry at Rocks by Rail.