LMS Stanier Jubilee 45699 Galatea
|LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944 Jubilee 45699 Galatea|
LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway 45699 Galatea in November 2013
|Designed By||Sir William StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944, FRS|
|1980||Bought for spares|
|1983||Purchased by SVRSevern Valley Railway(H)|
|1987||Moved to SVRSevern Valley Railway|
|1994||Sold by SVRSevern Valley Railway(H)|
|Tractive effort||26,610 lb|
|Pressure||225 lb/sq in|
45699 Galatea was owned by the SVRSevern Valley Railway between 1983 and 1994, arriving on the Railway in 1987. The locomotive remained in ex-Barry condition throughout the SVRSevern Valley Railway’s ownership. 45699 Galatea is a sister engine of former resident 45690 Leander. As of 2022[update] she is owned by the North of England Historic Railway Trust Limited, and and the locomotive is based at West Coast Railways' headquarters at Carnforth Motive Power Depot.
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. The locomotive was repaired and continued in service until being withdrawn by BRBritish Rail or British Railways in 1964.
45699 in preservation
Whilst at Barry Scrapyard a shunting accident had derailed the locomotive, resulting in Woodham's cutting the centre driving wheels. She was purchased from BarryWoodham Brothers Scrapyard, Barry, South Wales. The source of many locomotives now in preservation. in 1980 by Leander Locomotive Limited as a source of spare parts for her sister engine. Both locomotives 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 Railway, still being regarded as no more than a source of parts.
In winter of 1994 the SVRSevern Valley Railway(H) Board announced the sale of 45690 Leander to the family of Dr. Peter Beet and also of 45699 Galatea to another unnamed purchaser. Ownership subsequently passed to the North of England Historic Railway Trust Limited which was incorporated in 2002. As of 2022[update] the owning Trust is chaired by West Coast Railways' David Smith. The locomotive returned to steam in 2014 on the main line.
In 2022 the pattern originally made to replace two cut driving wheels on Galatea was loaned by Tyseley Locomotive Works to the LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Patriot Project, building replica LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Patriot Class No. 5551 The Unknown Warrior.
SVRSevern Valley Railway News
- MOT accident report Retrieved 3 March 2015.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 113
- Companies House
- [https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2022/03/new-supplier-for-steam-locomotive-5551-the-unknown-warriors-wheels-found.html Rail Advent 10 March 2022
- LMS Jubilee Class 5699 Galatea on Wikipedia
- North of England Historic Railway Trust Limited on Companies House