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Built by Ruston and Hornsby Limited in Lincoln as works number 7002/0467/6 and delivered new to Edmund Nuttall Ltd, Leith in September 1966. 

Luce was originally built to a similar specification as Little Clyde but was rebuilt with a larger cab and air brakes fitted.  It weighs four and a half tonnes (4500kg) and is seven feet six inches long ( approximately 2.3m), five feet six inches wide (1.8m) and is eight feet six inches high (2.6m).

Luce was used between 1967 and 1969 on the second Mersey Road tunnel. Between 1969 and 1970, Luce was used at the Essex Water Scheme pipeline contract at Freckenham, Suffolk.  In 1983 was moved to Southampton, and, until 1985 was used during the repair of the Main Rail tunnel near the Station. 

On 13th November 1987 Luce arrived at Leadhills where she has been used to haul the passenger trains. Luce is used as a standby locomotive if Clyde is out of service for any reason.