Former Residents

The following locomotives were formerly resident on the SVR, but have since moved elsewhere or been scrapped. For information on current locomotives, see the lists of Steam Locomotives or Diesel Locomotives.


Steam locomotives

Original owner Wheel Arrangement Class or type Number Name Built Arrived Left Location Now Notes
WD 0-6-0ST Austerity 193 Shropshire 1953 7 August 1971 February 1984 Ribble Steam Railway Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST, works no 3793/1953. Left on loan to the Bulmers Railway Centre in January 1981, sold February 1984.
Chatham Dockyard 0-4-0ST 417 Invicta 1946 30 June 1972[1] 1975 Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST, works no 2220/1946, Chatham Dockyard No. 417.
MR 4-4-0 Johnson 4P Midland Compound 1000 1902 2007 2011 Barrow Hill On loan from the NRM for display in the Engine House.
CEGB 0-4-0ST 1738 1928 13 July 1968 22 November 1995[2] Titley Junction Station Peckett & Sons 0-4-0ST, works no 1738/1928, ex Hams Hall Power Station. To South Devon Railway in 1995, now in private ownership.
GWR 0-6-0 2251 3205 1946 25 March 1967 1987 South Devon Railway The first locomotive to arrive on the SVR in March 1967; it was in service at the SVR’s official opening in 1970.
LNWR 2-2-2 3020 Cornwall 1847 August 1979 1982 NRM Shildon Arrived on loan from the NRM for possible restoration to working order. The boiler barrel was found to be too thin for it to be steamed, and the loco returned unrestored to York.
GWR 0-6-0PT 5700 Pannier 3612 1939 1978 n/a Scrapped Bought from Barry Scrapyard as a source of spare parts for other panniers. The frame and cylinder block were later sold after wheels, boiler and other components were re-used.
GWR 4-4-0 3700 City 3717 City of Truro 1903 July 1984 1986 NRM York On loan from the NRM for overhaul
GWR 2-6-2T 5101 Large Prairie 4141 1946 6 January 1973 1988 Epping Ongar Railway Restoration had stalled by 1988, when the locomotive was sold.
Stewarts & Lloyds 0-6-0ST 5474 Carnarvon 1934 1969 1970 South Devon Railway Kitson & Co 0-6-0ST 'Carnarvon', works no 5474/1934, ex Stewarts & Lloyds.
GWR 0-6-0PT 5700 Pannier 5786 1930 1969 1970 Gwili Railway Arrived in 1969 ex London Transport L92.
GWR 0-6-2T 5600 Class 6634 1928 19 August 2009 10 November 2017 Peak Rail Arrived for restoration in 2009. Restoration stalled since 2012 awaiting boiler, left in 2017.
GWR 4-6-0 6959 Modified Hall 6960 Raveningham Hall 1944 1977 1996 Severn Valley Railway Resident on the SVR until expiry of boiler certificate in 2021.[3]
SR 4-6-2 Bulleid Battle of Britain Class 34053 Sir Keith Park 1947 May 2012 January 2018 Spa Valley Railway
LMS 4-6-0 Stanier 5MT Black 5 45000 1935 1977 1989 NRM Shildon On loan from the NRM
LMS 4-6-0 Stanier 6P Jubilee 45690 Leander 1936 (1) August 1980
(2) 1983
(1) 1981
(2) 1994
WCR Carnforth Arrived in August 1980 for overhaul to main line standard, left in late 1981. Bought by the SVR in late 1983, sold in 1994. Currently operated on the main line.
LMS 4-6-0 Stanier 6P Jubilee 45699 Galatea 1936 April 1987 1994 WCR Carnforth Bought by the SVR in late 1983 while stored at Carnforth in ex-Barry condition, moved to the SVR in 1987 as a source of parts for 45690 Leander. Currently operated on the main line.
LMS 2-6-0 Ivatt Class 2 46512 1952 May 1973 1982 Strathspey Railway Not intended for restoration or use at the SVR, see note below.
LMS 2-6-0 Ivatt Class 2 46521 1953 March 1971 2001 Great Central Railway
LNER 4-6-2 Gresley A4 Pacific 60009 Union of South Africa 1937 1990 2006 Various Arrived in 1990, but referred to as a "guest" until 1995. Currently operated on the mainline.
LNER 2-6-0 Gresley K4 West Highland 61994 The Great Marquess 1938 September 1972 2005 Bo'Ness On display in the Museum of Scottish Railways at Bo'Ness on the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway.
BR 4-6-2 Riddles Class 7 70000 Britannia 1951 April 1971 1981 Icons of Steam Currently operated on the main line.
BR 2-6-0 Riddles 2MT 78019 1954 March 1973 1998 Great Central Railway Was partly restored while at the SVR, but did not enter service.
DRG 2-6-2T DRG Class 64 64 305 1934 July 1975 1977 Nene Valley Railway Manufactured by Krupp. The locomotive was steamed, but did not enter service due to gauge issues. A single trip from Bridgnorth to Eardington is recorded, in addition to some shunting at Bridgnorth.

Note: LMS Ivatt Class 2 46512, classmate of 46443 and 46521, was acquired from Barry in March 1973 by a group of volunteers from the Strathspey Railway for restoration and use there.[4] It arrived at Bewdley by road from Barry in summer 1973 as "...a temporary visitor, being destined for the Strathspey Railway".[5] It was reported as being due to leave in 1975 having "...spent some time at Bewdley being repaired en route Barry to Aviemore".[6] However this image in the David Rostance Collection suggests it was still present in November 1976. The actual date of leaving the SVR was not recorded in SVR News, although a footnote in the 1998 Stock Book suggests it moved to the Bulmers Railway Centre at Hereford (supported by a Flickr image of the loco there in 1981 and another undated image here) before a move to Scotland in 1982.[7][8]. It was not included in any SVR Stock Book as an SVR locomotive, but is included here by virtue of the length of its 'residence'.

Diesel locomotives

Number Designer Class or type Wheel Arrangement Arrived Left Location Now Notes
17 "Highflyer" John Fowler & Co 0-4-0DM 10 April 1971 July 1982 Scrapped John Fowler & Co 150hp 0-4-0DM, Works No 22912/1940, ex Royal Ordnance Factories and Longmoor Military Railway. Lent to the SVR by Dart Valley Railway for use on Engineers trains, later purchased. Scrapped after a piston "escaped" through the engine block.
D577 "Mary" Hudswell Clarke 0-4-0DM 24 June 1972 1980 Middleton Railway Hudswell Clarke 100/120hp 0-4-0DM, Works No D577/1932, ex Staveley Lime Works.
D7633 Beyer Peacock Class 25 Bo-Bo 11 January 1988 30 October 2003[9] Dean Forest Railway Acquired by the SVR P-Way Diesel Fund. Sold October 2003 to D. Hurd/Dean Forest Diesel Association, the locomotive not having run for two years due to a number of faults.[9]
11509 "Alan" Ruston & Hornsby 165DM 0-4-0 1980 Scrapped Works No 414304/1957, ex Patent Shaft Steelworks, Wednesbury in 1980. Used as Bewdley shunter for a time. Scrapped between 1998 and 2000.
D8059 English Electric Class 20 Bo-Bo 29 July 2009 September 2017 Midland Railway - Butterley
20177 English Electric Class 20 Bo-Bo March 2010 October 2017 Scrapped Brought for parts retrieval for D8059 and D8188. Observed being transported to C.F. Booth Ltd. (scrapyard) in October 2017.[10]
D8188 English Electric Class 20 Bo-Bo 29 July 2007 September 2017 Midland Railway - Butterley
D5410 BRCW Class 27 Bo-Bo May 1991 December 2019 Leicester LIP Left November 2015 for repairs. In December 2019 the Chairman of the SVR Diesel Committee announced it was no longer an SVR Locomotive.[11]
37906 English Electric Class 37 Co-Co 11 May 2014 Shackerstone[12] Owned by the Ruston 906 Group. Sold to Europhoenix for main line use in November 2013, and left the SVR for Leicester on 11 May 2014.[13].
402812 "Yellow Peril" Ruston & Hornsby 0-4-0DM 3 September 1975 May 1981 Scrapped Ruston & Hornsby 4wDM, Works No 402812/1957, ex British Steel Corp., Wolverhampton. Arrived for use on Engineers trains. Last known at the Swanage Railway, believed scrapped.[14]
408297 "William" Ruston & Hornsby 165DM 0-4-0 1980 Scrapped Works No 408297/1957. One of four locos bought from Patent Shaft Steelworks, Wednesbury in 1980 (of which D2961 is still at the Railway). Cannibalised for parts and scrapped circa 1984[15].
414301 Ruston & Hornsby 165DSG (flameproofed) 0-4-0 14 February 1981 Scrapped Works No 414301/1957, Former Royal Naval Armaments, arrived ex South Staffs Wagon Co as source of spare parts for other Ruston shunters[16].
418789 "Archibald" Ruston & Hornsby 165DM 0-4-0 1980 Scrapped Works No 418789/1957, ex Patent Shaft Steelworks, Wednesbury in 1980. Was owned by Pete Cherry, briefly used on the Railway. Scrapped 1990 at Booths, Rotherham[17][15].


Diesel railcar

  • Railcar 22: GWR Diesel Railcar. Arrived in May 1967, left autumn 1978[18], now at Didcot Railway Centre.

Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU)

  • M51935: DMU Driving Motor Brake Second car, arrived June 1992, destroyed in suspected arson attack May 2008.

See also


Current location is from the website of the organisations concerned. Other information from SVR Stock Books editions 3-9 and past copies of SVR news unless otherwise stated.
  1. SVR Stock Book Fifth Edition
  2. South Devon Railway Assoc
  3. NBI announcement, 15 November 2019
  4. Gazette& Herald, 2001 (retrieved 8 January 2020
  5. SVR News 28, p.29.
  6. SVR News 35, p.8.
  7. Lottery Fund
  8. Preserved British Steam Locomotives website
  9. 9.09.1 Dean Forest Diesel Association - 25283, retrieved 17 June 2016
  10. SVR-Online Forum, retrieved 2017/10/19
  11. Jonthan Dunster, via Facebook, 20 December 2019.
  12. Ruston 906 Facebook page Retrieved 20 December 2019
  13. SVR-Online Forum, retrieved 28 February 2015
  14. UKLocos web site Retrieved 18 March 2015
  15. 15.015.1 Comment by David Holroyde on SVR Unofficial Facebook Group
  16. SVR News 59
  17. UKLocos web site Retrieved 28 February 2015
  18. SVR News 49