Steam Locomotives

Operational steam locomotives

All operational steam locomotives are based at Bridgnorth. From time to time locomotives may undergo short term repairs or be on hire to other railways. For up to date details of availability and the direction in which locomotives are facing, see the SVR website Operational Locomotives page.

Please note that loco directions can change at any time, sometimes for a day or week or so, and sometimes more long-term!

The 'Date to traffic' gives an indication when the locomotive's current boiler 'ticket' started. Although commonly known as a 'ten year ticket' they are commonly seven years with a three year extension (or five plus five). In addition, inspectors have in recent years granted short extensions sufficient for the locomotive to see out the full running season at the end of their ticket. Please note, however, that there are annual inspections and times when for boiler or mechanical reasons a locomotive may not last the full period, and so it can be misleading to give an 'end' date.

Original owner Wheel Arrangement Class or type Number Name Built Owner Date to traffic Notes
Port Talbot Railway 0-6-0ST - 813 - 1901 The GWR 813 Preservation Fund August 2016 GWR Green, Great Western lettering. Built by Hudswell Clarke.
GWR 0-4-2T 1400 1450 - 1935 Pull Push Limited 2010 GWR Green, GWR Lettering. Boiler ticket extended to December 2020.[1]
BR 0-6-0PT 1500 1501 - 1949 1501 Pannier Tank Association August 2012 BR Lined Black, Early Emblem. BR built to GWR design
GWR 2-8-0 2800 2857 - 1918 The 2857 Society July 2011 GWR Green, GWR Lettering. Boiler certificate till 2022.[2]
GWR 4-6-0 6959 Modified Hall 6960 Raveningham Hall 1944 Locomotive 6960 Ltd 2011 GWR Lined Green, GW Lettering. Arrived on hire in 2019, remaining until expiry of boiler certificate in 2021[3]
GWR 0-6-0PT 5700 Class Pannier 7714 - 1930 SVR Pannier Tank Fund 16 December 2016 BR Black, Late Crest.
GWR 4-6-0 7800 Manor 7802 Bradley Manor 1938 The Erlestoke Manor Fund November 2015 BR Green, Late Crest. At Tyseley awaiting repairs to cylinder and motion, likely to return later in 2020, after 7812 returns to traffic.[4]
SR 4-6-2 Bulleid Battle of Britain Class 34027 Taw Valley 1946 Taw Valley Limited May 2015 BR Green, Late Crest.
BR 2-6-0 Ivatt Class 4 43106 - 1951 Ivatt Class 4 Group July 2013 BR Lined Black, Late Crest. 'The Flying Pig'. Built by BR at Darlington to LMS design
BR 4-6-0 Riddles 4MT 75069 - 1955 The 75069 Fund December 2018 BR Lined Black, Late Crest. Built at Swindon.

On 27 February 2020 WD 71516 Welsh Guardsman arrived by road at Bridgnorth. The SVR announced that it had ...agreed to host Welsh Guardsman while the owner decides on the operating opportunities for the loco during the 2020 season. Bridgnorth Locomotive Works will undertake some examination and maintenance work and we will potentially have the chance to use the locomotive.[5].

Steam locomotives under overhaul, restoration or stored

Main line locomotives

Locomotives from BR, the "Big Four" (GWR, LMS, LNER, SR) or their predecessors.

Original owner Wheel Arrangement Class or type Number Name Built Current or usual location Owner Last in SVR traffic Notes
GWR 2-6-2T 5101 Class Large Prairie 4150 - 1947 Bewdley yard under restoration. Boiler at Bridgnorth MPD. The 4150 Fund Built at Swindon.
GWR 2-6-2T 4500 Class Small Prairie 4566 - 1924 The Engine House (stored) 4566 Group January 2017 BR Black, Early Emblem. Boiler certificate expired January 2017
GWR 4-6-0 4900 Class Hall 4930 Hagley Hall 1929 Bridgnorth MPD under overhaul SVR(H) October 1986 Built at Swindon.
GWR 2-6-2T 5101 Class Large Prairie 5164 - 1930 Barrow Hill Roundhouse (stored) The 5164 Preservation Group January 2014 GWR Green, Great Western lettering. Built at Swindon.
GWR 0-6-0PT 5700 Class Pannier L95 - 1929 The Engine House (stored) SVR Pannier Tank Fund January 2011 GWR Pannier 5764. London Transport Red. Built at Swindon.
GWR 2-6-0 4300 Class Mogul 7325 - 1932 Kidderminster Carriage Shed (stored) Great Western (SVR) Assoc. August 2000 BR Green, Late Crest. Built at Swindon. Formerly GWR No. 9303.
GWR 4-6-0 7800 Manor 7812 Erlestoke Manor 1939 Bridgnorth Boiler Shop and Tyseley, under overhaul The Erlestoke Manor Fund 31 December 2017 BR Green, Late Crest
GWR 4-6-0 7800 Manor 7819 Hinton Manor 1939 The Engine House (stored) SVR Charitable Trust 7 January 1995 GWR Green. Built at Swindon.
LMS 2-6-0 Stanier Mogul 42968 - 1934 Bridgnorth MPD under overhaul Stanier Mogul Fund 5 January 2013 Built at Crewe.
LMS 4-6-0 5MT Black Five 45110 - 1932 Kidderminster Carriage Shed (stored) SVR(H) 31 August 2008 BR Black, Late Crest. Built by the Vulcan Foundry. Hauled the 15 Guinea Special, the last standard gauge train run by a BR-owned steam locomotive.
BR 2-6-0 Ivatt Class 2 "Mickey Mouse" 46443 - 1950 The Engine House (stored) SVR 46443 Fund October 2011 BR Black, Late Crest. Built by BR at Crewe to LMS design.
LMS 0-6-0T Fowler 3F "Jinty" 47383 - 1926 The Engine House (stored) Manchester Rail Travel Society 2002 BR Black, Early Emblem. Built by the Vulcan Foundry.
LMS 2-8-0 Stanier 8F 48773 - 1940 The Engine House (stored) Stanier 8F Locomotive Society 13 January 2008 BR Black, Late Crest. Built by the North British Locomotive Co., Glasgow for the War Department. Exported to Iran in 1941, repatriated 1954.
BR 2-6-4T Riddles 4MT 80079 - 1954 The Engine House (stored) Passenger Tank Fund Summer 2002 BR Black, Late Crest. Built at Brighton.

Industrial or private locomotives

Locomotives from industrial railways, or other private locomotives from railways that did not eventually become part of BR.

Original owner Wheel Arrangement Class or type Number Name Built Current or usual location Owner Last in SVR traffic Notes
Longmoor Military Railway 2-10-0 WD "Austerity" 600 Gordon 1943 The Engine House (stored) SVR(H) 1999 LMR Blue. Built by North British Locomotive Co., Glasgow.
Manchester Ship Canal Railway 0-6-0T - 686 The Lady Armaghdale 1898 The Engine House (stored) Warwickshire Industrial Loco Preservation Group September 2009 ICI Red. Built by Hunslet Engine Co., Leeds.
Rugby Portland Cement New Bilton Works 0-6-0ST - 2047 Warwickshire 1926 Bewdley Down Yard under overhaul Warwickshire Industrial Loco Preservation Group December 1977 Manning Wardle, last Loco built by Manning Wardle

New build steam locomotives

Wheel Arrangement Class or type Number Name Current or usual location Owner Notes
2-6-2 BR 3MT 82045 - Bridgnorth Loco Works The 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust BR Green
0-2-2 - - Catch Me Who Can Bridgnorth Trevithick 200 Black

Steam locomotives at the SVR for contract work

See also

References

  1. Express Points, January 2020
  2. SVR News 207, pp. 17, 44-46
  3. NBI announcement, 15 November 2019
  4. EMF December 2019 update (Retrieved 4 January 2020)
  5. SVR Website (retrieved 28 February 2020)

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