Former Residents

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The following locomotives were formerly resident on the SVRSevern Valley Railway, 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 08/1970 02/1984 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 06/1972[1] 1975 Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST, works no 2220/1946, Chatham Dockyard No. 417.
MRMidland Railway 4-4-0 Johnson 4PThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic. Midland Compound 1000 1902 2007 2011 Barrow Hill On loan from the NRMNational Railway Museum for display in the Engine House.
CEGB 0-4-0ST 1738 1928 07/1968 Ca. 11/1995[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.
GWRGreat Western Railway 0-6-0 2251 3205 1946 03/1967 1987 South Devon Railway The first locomotive to arrive on the SVRSevern Valley Railway in March 1967; it was in service at the SVRSevern Valley Railway’s official opening in 1970.
LNWRLondon & North Western Railway 2-2-2 3020 Cornwall 1847 08/1979 1982 NRMNational Railway Museum Shildon Arrived on loan from the NRMNational Railway Museum 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.
GWRGreat Western Railway 0-6-0PT 5700 Pannier 3612 1939 1978 Scrapped Bought from BarryWoodham Brothers Scrapyard, Barry, South Wales. The source of many locomotives now in preservation. as a source of spare parts for other panniers. The frame was cut up after wheels, boiler and other components were re-used.
GWRGreat Western Railway 4-4-0 3700 City 3717 City of Truro 1903 07/1984 1986 NRMNational Railway Museum York On loan from the NRMNational Railway Museum for overhaul
GWRGreat Western Railway 2-6-2T 5101 Large PrairieLocomotive with a 2-6-2 wheel configuration 4141 1946 01/1973 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.
GWRGreat Western Railway 0-6-0PT 5700 Pannier 5786 1930 1969 1970 South Devon Railway Arrived in 1969 ex London Transport L92.
GWRGreat Western Railway 0-6-2T 5600 Class 6634 1928 19/08/2009 10/11/2017 Peak Rail Arrived restoration in 2009. Restoration stalled since 2012 awaiting boiler, left in 2017.
GWRGreat Western Railway 4-6-0 6959 Modified Hall 6960 Raveningham Hall 1944 1977 1996 West Somerset Railway
SRSouthern Railway 4-6-2 BulleidOliver Vaughan Snell Bulleid, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Southern Railway 1937-1948 Battle of Britain Class 34053 Sir Keith Park 1947 May 2012 January 2018 Swanage Railway
LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway 4-6-0 StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944 5MTThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic. Black 5 45000 1935 1977 1989 NRMNational Railway Museum Shildon On loan from the NRMNational Railway Museum
LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway 4-6-0 StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944 6PThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic. Jubilee 45690 Leander 1936 08/1980
1983
1981 (1st)
1994 (2nd)
WCRWest Coast Railways Carnforth Arrived in August 1980 for overhaul to main line standard, left in late 1981. Bought by the SVRSevern Valley Railway in late 1983, sold in 1994. Currently operated on the main line.
LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway 4-6-0 StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944 6PThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic. Jubilee 45699 Galatea 1936 04/1987 1994 WCRWest Coast Railways Carnforth Bought by the SVRSevern Valley Railway in late 1983 while stored at Carnforth in ex-BarryWoodham Brothers Scrapyard, Barry, South Wales. The source of many locomotives now in preservation. condition, moved to the SVRSevern Valley Railway in 1987 as a source of parts for 45690 Leander. Currently operated on the main line.
LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway 2-6-0 IvattHenry George Ivatt, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1946-1948. CME of BR (London Midland Region) 1948-1951 Class 2 Mickey Mouse 46521 1953 03/1971 2001 Great Central Railway
LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway 4-6-2 GresleySir Nigel Gresley, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London & North Eastern Railway 1923-1941 A4 PacificLocomotive with a 4-6-2 wheel configuration 60009 Union of South Africa 1937 1990 2006 Scotland? Arrrived in 1990, but referred to as a "guest" until 1995. Currently operated on the mainline.
LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway 2-6-0 GresleySir Nigel Gresley, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London & North Eastern Railway 1923-1941 K4 West Highland 61994 The Great Marquess 1938 09/1972 2005 North Yorkshire Moors Railway Currently out of Traffic at Grosmont MPDMotive Power Depot
BRBritish Rail or British Railways 4-6-2 RiddlesRobert Arthur "Robin" Riddles, Member of the Railway Executive for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering responsible for the design of the British Rail Standard Class locomotives Class 7 70000 Britannia 1951 04/1971 1981 Icons of Steam Currently operated on the main line.
BRBritish Rail or British Railways 2-6-0 RiddlesRobert Arthur "Robin" Riddles, Member of the Railway Executive for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering responsible for the design of the British Rail Standard Class locomotives 2MTThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic. 78019 1954 03/1973 1998 Great Central Railway Was partly restored while at the SVRSevern Valley Railway, but did not enter service.
DRG 2-6-2T DRG Class 64 64 305 1934 07/1975 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.

Diesel locomotives

Number Designer Class or type Wheel Arrangement Arrived Left Location Now Notes
17 "Highflyer" John FowlerHenry Fowler, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Midland Railway 1909-1923, and of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1923-1933 & Co 0-4-0DM 1971 1982 Scrapped John FowlerHenry Fowler, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Midland Railway 1909-1923, and of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1923-1933 & Co 150hp 0-4-0DM, Works No 22912/1940, ex Royal Ordnance Factories and Longmoor Military Railway. Lent to the SVRSevern Valley Railway 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 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 01/1988 30/10/2003[3] Dean Forest Railway Acquired by the SVRSevern Valley Railway P-Way Diesel Fund. Sold 10/2003 to D. Hurd/Dean Forest Diesel Association, the locomotive not having run for two years due to a number of faults.[3]
11509 "Alan" RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966 & 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 Winter 2008 September 2017 Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway
20177 English Electric Class 20 Bo-Bo 2010 October 2017 Scrapped? Brought for parts retrieval for D8059 and D8188. Observed being transported to C.F. Booth Ltd. (scrapyard) in October 2017.[4]
D8188 English Electric Class 20 Bo-Bo July 2007 September 2017 Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway
37906 English Electric Class 37 Co-Co 11/05/2014 Leicester[5] Owned by the Ruston 906 Group. Sold to Europhoenix for main line use in November 2013, and left the SVRSevern Valley Railway on 11 May 2014.[6].
402812 "Yellow Peril" RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966 & Hornsby 0-4-0DM 09/1975 05/1981 Scrapped RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966 & 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.[7]
408297 "William" RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966 & 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[8].
414301 RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966 & Hornsby 165DSG (flameproofed) 0-4-0 14/02/1981 Scrapped Works No 414301/1957, Former Royal Naval Armaments, arrived ex South Staffs Wagon Co as source of spare parts for other RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966 shunters[9].
418789 "Archibald" RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966 & 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[10][8].

Gallery

Diesel railcar

  • Railcar 22: GWRGreat Western Railway Diesel Railcar. Arrived in May 1967, left autumn 1978[11], now at Didcot Railway Centre.

Diesel Multiple Unit (DMUDiesel Multiple Unit)

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

See also

Steam Locomotives
Diesel Locomotives
Diesel Locomotives hired by the SVR
Carriages formerly resident on the SVR
Wagons formerly resident on the SVR
Severn Valley Railway Timeline 1965-1969
Severn Valley Railway Timeline 1970-1979

References

Current location is from the website of the organisations concerned. Other information from SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Books editions 3-8 and past copies of SVRSevern Valley Railway news unless otherwise stated.
  1. www.dockyardrailway.co.uk
  2. South Devon Railway Assoc
  3. 3.03.1 Dean Forest Diesel Association - 25283, retrieved 17/06/2016
  4. SVR-Online Forum, retrieved 2017/10/19
  5. Wikipedia - UK Rail Leasing] Retrieved 16 June 2016
  6. SVR-Online Forum, retrieved 28 February 2015
  7. UKLocos web site Retrieved 18 March 2015
  8. 8.08.1 Comment by David Holroyde on SVR Unofficial Facebook Group
  9. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 59
  10. UKLocos web site Retrieved 28 February 2015
  11. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 49