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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
GWR 111 m/e 02/1908

Names Carried
Date From Name
02/1908 THE GREAT BEAR
09/1924 VISCOUNT CHURCHILL

Locomotive Specifics
Designer C. Collett
Class Castle
Company History GWR
Rebuild History
ClassFrom
Great Bear02/1908
Castle09/1924
Wheels 4-6-0
Builder Swindon Works
Order Number -
To Service During 02/1908 to Old Oak Common (PDN)
Withdrawal Mon 13/07/1953 off Laira (83D)
Scrapping Sat 03/10/1953 at Locomotive Works (Swindon)
Service Life 45 yrs, 5 mths , 12 dys

Tenders
Type Number From Company Water Coal
Churchward 3,500g 2232 17/11/1928 GWR 3,500g 7t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2404 09/08/1929 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2591 28/10/1931 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2406 17/02/1934 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2445 25/02/1936 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2583 06/03/1937 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2664 03/04/1939 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2560 24/09/1940 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2646 17/09/1941 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2771 08/11/1942 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2539 21/09/1943 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2435 15/09/1944 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2616 08/05/1946 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2670 27/06/1947 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2839 05/03/1948 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2602 08/10/1949 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2675 04/11/1949 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2867 20/04/1951 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2756 11/12/1951 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt

Allocations
Code Name From Date
PDN Old Oak Common (New) m/e 02/1908
83D Laira 24/05/1950
   Withdrawn 13/07/1953

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC 83D Laira 4w/e 15/07/1950
WDN   m/e 31/07/1953

* Stephenson Locomotive Society data - raw and not yet cross-referenced
Modifications
Date Modified Modification
22/06/1925 Diagram HA boiler fitted (number 4608)
17/11/1928 Diagram HA boiler fitted (number 4601)
21/06/1930 Diagram HA boiler fitted (number 4606)
28/10/1931 Diagram HA boiler fitted (number 4649)
21/12/1934 Diagram HA boiler fitted (number 4622)
01/11/1937 Diagram HA boiler fitted (number 4615)
17/09/1941 Diagram HA boiler fitted (number 4640)
08/05/1946 Diagram HA boiler fitted (number 4623)
05/03/1948 Diagram HA boiler fitted (number 4618)
04/11/1949 Diagram HB boiler fitted (number 6688)
11/12/1951 Diagram HB boiler fitted (number 6634)


Works Visits
Works Entry Departure Durn Level of Work Mileage
Swindon Works 04/05/1925 06/07/1925 64 days Heavy
Boiler number 4608 (Diagram HA)
559200
Swindon Works 12/08/1925 11/10/1925 61 days Light Repair  
Swindon Works 15/10/1925 15/12/1925 62 days Light Repair  
Swindon Works 22/01/1927 06/04/1927 75 days Heavy 629184
Swindon Works 28/10/1927 21/11/1928 391 days Heavy
Boiler number 4601 (Diagram HA)
Tender number 2232 (Churchward 3,500g) attached.
726993
Swindon Works 17/07/1929 13/08/1929 28 days Light Repair
Tender number 2404 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
 
Swindon Works 25/04/1930 28/06/1930 65 days Heavy
Boiler number 4606 (Diagram HA)
825624
Swindon Works 24/08/1931 31/10/1931 69 days General
Boiler number 4649 (Diagram HA)
Tender number 2591 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
901001
Swindon Works 05/07/1932 20/08/1932 47 days Light Repair  
Swindon Works 22/10/1932 19/11/1932 29 days Light Repair  
Swindon Works 16/05/1933 08/07/1933 54 days Intermediate  
Swindon Works 16/10/1933 25/10/1933 10 days Light Repair  
Swindon Works 09/01/1934 23/02/1934 46 days Light Repair
Tender number 2406 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
 
Swindon Works 18/10/1934 31/12/1934 75 days General
Boiler number 4622 (Diagram HA)
1069428
Swindon Works 07/01/1936 01/03/1936 55 days Intermediate
Tender number 2445 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
1158995
Swindon Works 16/06/1936 05/07/1936 20 days Light Repair  
Swindon Works 29/10/1936 21/12/1936 54 days Light Repair  
Swindon Works 13/09/1937 07/11/1937 56 days General
Boiler number 4615 (Diagram HA)
1247085
Swindon Works 30/11/1937 17/12/1937 18 days Light Repair  
Swindon Works 28/01/1939 09/04/1939 72 days Intermediate
Tender number 2664 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
1321783
Swindon Works 05/08/1940 08/10/1940 65 days Intermediate
Tender number 2560 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
1402592
Swindon Works 08/07/1941 20/09/1941 75 days Light Repair
Boiler number 4640 (Diagram HA)
Tender number 2646 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
1445114
Swindon Works 25/09/1942 11/11/1942 48 days Intermediate
Tender number 2771 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
1498782
Swindon Works 20/07/1943 26/09/1943 69 days Light Repair
Tender number 2539 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
 
Swindon Works 05/08/1944 15/09/1944 42 days Intermediate
Tender number 2435 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
1582172
Swindon Works 30/03/1946 08/05/1946 40 days General
Boiler number 4623 (Diagram HA)
Tender number 2616 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
1659443
Swindon Works 16/05/1947 27/06/1947 43 days Light Repair
Tender number 2670 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
 
Swindon Works 05/09/1947 10/09/1947 6 days Light Repair  
Swindon Works 01/01/1948 05/03/1948 65 days Intermediate
Boiler number 4618 (Diagram HA)
Tender number 2839 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
1736922
Swindon Works 30/09/1949 04/11/1949 36 days Heavy General
Boiler number 6688 (Diagram HB)
Tender number 2602 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
1814926
Swindon Works 23/03/1950 24/05/1950 63 days Unclassified  
Swindon Works 21/11/1950 27/12/1950 37 days Light Repair  
Swindon Works 07/11/1951 11/12/1951 35 days Heavy Intermediate
Boiler number 6634 (Diagram HB)
Tender number 2756 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
1901884

Summary
Date Event Details Source See Also
02/1908 To Service To service as GWR Number 111, name: THE GREAT BEAR
Built at Swindon Works
Allocated to Old Oak Common (PDN)
   
09/1924 Naming Renamed 'VISCOUNT CHURCHILL'    
04/05/1925 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Heavy) - Arr: 04/05/1925. Dep: 06/07/1925.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 4608 (Diagram HA)
   
12/08/1925 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 12/08/1925. Dep: 11/10/1925.    
15/10/1925 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 15/10/1925. Dep: 15/12/1925.    
22/01/1927 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Heavy) - Arr: 22/01/1927. Dep: 06/04/1927.    
28/10/1927 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Heavy) - Arr: 28/10/1927. Dep: 21/11/1928.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 4601 (Diagram HA)
Tender number 2232 (Churchward 3,500g) attached.
   
17/07/1929 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 17/07/1929. Dep: 13/08/1929.
Work undertaken:
Tender number 2404 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
25/04/1930 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Heavy) - Arr: 25/04/1930. Dep: 28/06/1930.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 4606 (Diagram HA)
   
24/08/1931 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (General) - Arr: 24/08/1931. Dep: 31/10/1931.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 4649 (Diagram HA)
Tender number 2591 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
05/07/1932 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 05/07/1932. Dep: 20/08/1932.    
22/10/1932 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 22/10/1932. Dep: 19/11/1932.    
16/05/1933 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Intermediate) - Arr: 16/05/1933. Dep: 08/07/1933.    
16/10/1933 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 16/10/1933. Dep: 25/10/1933.    
09/01/1934 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 09/01/1934. Dep: 23/02/1934.
Work undertaken:
Tender number 2406 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
18/10/1934 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (General) - Arr: 18/10/1934. Dep: 31/12/1934.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 4622 (Diagram HA)
   
07/01/1936 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Intermediate) - Arr: 07/01/1936. Dep: 01/03/1936.
Work undertaken:
Tender number 2445 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
16/06/1936 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 16/06/1936. Dep: 05/07/1936.    
29/10/1936 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 29/10/1936. Dep: 21/12/1936.    
06/03/1937 Tender Tender fitted: Collett 4,000g number 2583    
13/09/1937 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (General) - Arr: 13/09/1937. Dep: 07/11/1937.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 4615 (Diagram HA)
   
30/11/1937 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 30/11/1937. Dep: 17/12/1937.    
28/01/1939 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Intermediate) - Arr: 28/01/1939. Dep: 09/04/1939.
Work undertaken:
Tender number 2664 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
05/08/1940 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Intermediate) - Arr: 05/08/1940. Dep: 08/10/1940.
Work undertaken:
Tender number 2560 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
08/07/1941 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 08/07/1941. Dep: 20/09/1941.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 4640 (Diagram HA)
Tender number 2646 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
25/09/1942 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Intermediate) - Arr: 25/09/1942. Dep: 11/11/1942.
Work undertaken:
Tender number 2771 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
20/07/1943 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 20/07/1943. Dep: 26/09/1943.
Work undertaken:
Tender number 2539 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
05/08/1944 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Intermediate) - Arr: 05/08/1944. Dep: 15/09/1944.
Work undertaken:
Tender number 2435 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
30/03/1946 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (General) - Arr: 30/03/1946. Dep: 08/05/1946.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 4623 (Diagram HA)
Tender number 2616 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
16/05/1947 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 16/05/1947. Dep: 27/06/1947.
Work undertaken:
Tender number 2670 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
05/09/1947 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 05/09/1947. Dep: 10/09/1947.    
01/01/1948 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Intermediate) - Arr: 01/01/1948. Dep: 05/03/1948.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 4618 (Diagram HA)
Tender number 2839 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
30/09/1949 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Heavy General) - Arr: 30/09/1949. Dep: 04/11/1949.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 6688 (Diagram HB)
Tender number 2602 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
23/03/1950 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Unclassified) - Arr: 23/03/1950. Dep: 24/05/1950.    
24/05/1950 Allocation Reallocated to Laira (83D)    
21/11/1950 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 21/11/1950. Dep: 27/12/1950.    
20/04/1951 Tender Tender fitted: Collett 4,000g number 2867    
07/11/1951 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Heavy Intermediate) - Arr: 07/11/1951. Dep: 11/12/1951.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 6634 (Diagram HB)
Tender number 2756 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
13/07/1953 Withdrawn Condemned as 111 from Laira (83D)    
03/10/1953 Scrapped Broken up by Locomotive Works: Swindon    

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