LMS Stanier Jubilee 45699 Galatea

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LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944 Jubilee 45699 Galatea
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LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway 45699 Galatea in November 2013
Built By Crewe
Configuration 4-6-0
Status Operational, main line registered
Loco Number 45699
Other Numbers 5699
History
Built 1936
Designed By Sir William StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944, FRS
Type Jubilee
1964 Withdrawn
1980 Bought for spares
1983 Purchased by SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society(H)
1987 Moved to SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society
1994 Sold by SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society(H)
Technical
Length 64ft 8¾"
Weight 79t 11cwt
Tractive effort 26,610 lb
Pressure 225 lb/sq in

Steam Locomotives

45699 Galatea was owned by the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society between 1983 and 1994, arriving on the Railway in 1987. The locomotive remained in ex-Barry condition throughout the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society’s ownership. 45699 Galatea is a sister engine of former resident 45690 Leander. As of 2019 she is owned by the Beet family, and operated on the main line by West Coast Railways.

45699 in service

5699 was built at Crewe in April 1936, and later renumbered 45699 by BRBritish Rail or British Railways following nationalisation. In August 1953 Galatea was derailed and overturned whilst hauling a passenger train at Wilnecote[1]. The locomotive was repaired and continued in service until being withdrawn by BRBritish Rail or British Railways in 1964.

45699 in preservation

She was purchased in 1980 by Leander Locomotive Limited as a source of spare parts for her sister engine. Both were purchased by SVR(H) in November 1983 as part of the deal to acquire Leander. At that time Galatea was stored at Carnforth in ex-BarryWoodham Brothers Scrapyard, Barry, South Wales. The source of many locomotives now in preservation. condition, but in April 1987 space was no longer available at Carnforth and Galatea was moved to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society, still being regarded as no more than a source of parts.

In winter of 1994 the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society(H) Board announced the sale of 45690 Leander and 45699 Galatea to the family of Dr. Peter Beet.

See also

Former Residents
45690 Leander

References

SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News
  1. MOT accident report Retrieved 3 March 2015.

Links

[LMS Jubilee Class 5699 Galatea on Wikipedia]