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Numbers Carried
Type Number Date From Notes
Pre TOPS (Pre Tops) D1005 18/06/1962  

Names Carried
Name Date From

Locomotive Specifics
Class as Built 52
Wheels C-C
Builder Swindon Works
Fittings (as built)
Train Brakes Vacuum Brakes fitted
Steam Boiler Spanner Mk 3
AWS Western Region AWS fitted
To Service 18/06/1962
Withdrawn 16/11/1976 off Laira (84A)
Time in Service 14 yrs, 4 mths , 29 dys
Total Mileage 1,392,000 miles
Cut Up 17/06/1977
Cut At Locomotive Works (Swindon)
Status Scrapped

Liveries Carried
Colour Date From
Maroon bodywork including front of cab. 18/06/1962
Maroon bodywork, small yellow warning panel 18/01/1963
BR Blue bodywork, full yellow cab front 24/07/1967

Code Name Date From
83D Laira (New) 18/06/1962
81A Old Oak Common 4w/e 03/11/1962
84A Laira 6w/e 13/04/1964
87E Landore 9w/e 18/03/1968
84A Laira 5w/e 15/03/1969
   Withdrawn 16/11/1976

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC 84A Laira 5w/e 30/03/1964
ALLOC 87E Landore q/e 02/03/1968
ALLOC 84A Laira 2w/e 08/03/1969

* Stephenson Locomotive Society data - raw and not yet cross-referenced
Date Modified Order_number Modification Total Cost
09/1972   Dual AWS Fitted  
09/1972   Dual Braked  

Start End Event Details Source See Also
12/11/1961 Sightings Swindon Works visit: Around the Works - "A" shop. SLS 1/1962 Link
03/12/1961 Sightings Swindon Works visit: Around the Works - "A" shop - under construction - body shell. SLS 1/1962 Link
04/03/1962 Sightings Swindon Works visit.: Around the works. - "A" shop.   Link
18/06/1962 To Service To service as D1005, name: WESTERN VENTURER
Built at Swindon Works
Allocated to Laira (83D)
Livery applied: Maroon bodywork including front of cab.
03/11/1962 Allocation Reallocated to Old Oak Common (81A)    
13/04/1964 Allocation Reallocated to Laira (84A)    
18/03/1968 Allocation Reallocated to Landore (87E)    
15/03/1969 Allocation Reallocated to Laira (84A)    
09/1972 Modification Modification: Air Brakes fitted    
09/1972 Modification Modification: Dual AWS Fitted    
16/11/1976 Withdrawn Condemned as D1005 from Laira (LA)    
17/06/1977 Scrapped Broken up by Locomotive Works: Swindon    

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