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Built by Hunslet Locomotives , Leeds in 1975, as locomotive number HE6347. This Locomotive has a six cylinder water cooled Perkins diesel engine producing sixty horse power to its four wheels via a torque converter and chain drive.

It weighs eight tonnes and is ten feet seven inches long (3.2m), five feet wide (1.5m) and is seven feet ten inches high (2.4m).It is fitted with air brakes , an electric starter, headlamp and a cab heater for the cold mornings here at Leadhills.

The locomotive was delivered new to the National Coal Board, Eppleton Collery on 13th January 1975 and was numbered 20/180/4.

In August 1986 it was moved to the South Tynedale Railway at Alston, Cumbria, where it was refurbished, painted yellow and known as "The Peril".In January 1990 Clyde moved to Leadhills and was given its new colours.

Clyde is the main locomotive used on the passenger trains and can be seen working most weekends between May and September at Leadhills.