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Numbers Carried
Type Number Date From
Pre TOPS (Pre Tops) D1015 21/01/1963

Names Carried
Name Date From
WESTERN CHAMPION 21/01/1963

Liveries Carried
Colour Date From
Golden Ochre with yellow panels not reaching the bottom skirt - also, at 'A' end only, yellow bands extending around the cabsides - never ran in BR service in this livery. 21/01/1963
Golden Ochre with yellow panels not reaching the bottom skirt. 25/01/1963
Maroon bodywork, small yellow warning panel 08/11/1965
BR Blue bodywork, full yellow cab front 08/11/1968

Locomotive Specifics
Class as Built 52
Wheels C-C
Builder Swindon Works
To Service 21/01/1963
Withdrawn 13/12/1976 off Laira (84A)
Time in Service 13 yrs, 10 mths , 22 dys
Total Mileage 1,296,000 miles
Status Preserved

Allocations
Code Name Date From
88A Cardiff Canton (New) 21/01/1963
81A Old Oak Common 4w/e 06/04/1963
88A Cardiff Canton 4w/e 29/06/1963
81A Old Oak Common 4w/e 28/09/1963
84A Laira 4w/e 25/01/1964
81A Old Oak Common 4w/e 25/01/1964
84A Laira 4w/e 22/02/1964
87E Landore 9w/e 25/01/1969
84A Laira 9w/e 16/10/1971
   Withdrawn 13/12/1976

Preservation
Current Status Unknown


Summary
Start End Event Details Source See Also
04/03/1962 Sightings Swindon Works visit.: Around the works. - "A" shop.   Link
21/01/1963 To Service To service as D1015, name: WESTERN CHAMPION
Built at Swindon Works
Allocated to Cardiff Canton (88A)
   
06/04/1963 Allocation Reallocated to Old Oak Common (81A)    
29/06/1963 Allocation Reallocated to Cardiff Canton (88A)    
28/09/1963 Allocation Reallocated to Old Oak Common (81A)    
25/01/1964 Allocation Reallocated to Laira (84A)    
25/01/1964 Allocation Reallocated to Old Oak Common (81A)    
22/02/1964 Allocation Reallocated to Laira (84A)    
25/01/1969 Allocation Reallocated to Landore (87E)    
16/10/1971 Allocation Reallocated to Laira (84A)    
13/12/1976 Withdrawn Condemned as D1015 from Laira (LA)    

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