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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
BR 34085 m/e 11/1948

Locomotive Specifics
Designer O. Bulleid
Class West Country/Battle of Britain
Company History SR
Rebuild History
Air Smoothed11/1948
Wheels 4-6-2
Builder Brighton Works
To Service During 11/1948
Withdrawal w/e Sun 26/09/1965
Scrapping During 04/1966
Service Life 16 yrs, 10 mths , 26 dys
Information Rebuilt Eastleigh Jun 1960

Code Name From Date
  (New) m/e 11/1948
74B Ramsgate 4w/e 12/05/1951
74C Dover Marine 4w/e 24/02/1958
73A Stewarts Lane 4w/e 22/03/1958
71B Bournemouth 8w/e 17/01/1961
   Withdrawn w/e 26/09/1965

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
NEW BAT Stewarts Lane 8w/e 08/01/1949
ALLOC 74C Dover Marine 6w/e 24/02/1958
ALLOC 73A Stewarts Lane 7w/e 10/04/1958
ALLOC 71B Bournemouth 8w/e 17/01/1961
WDN   w/e 26/09/1965

* Stephenson Locomotive Society data - raw and not yet cross-referenced
Mentions ...
Report Date Title Report Source
16/11/1948 Brighton Works In shops for repair: Nos, 32501 an 77359 (ready); 31919 an 32501 (nearly ready); 680S; CC1 (to be 20001); 1899, 2339, 2512, 2563, 32523, 77256; 34064 (lighter green livery). New construction Nos. 34085-90; 36001; boilers and tenders for 'Merchant Navy' Class. SLS/194812
31/05/1965 Steam Plentiful at Clapham Junction During 2½ hours at the 'busiest junction (combined) station in the world' then a subsequent 30 mins. or so at Waterloo on an ordinary weekday evening covering the peak period at the end of May, and as then normal-though some of the Pacifics were not exactly as rostered-I noted 10 rebuilt light Pacifics on express and main line trains : Nos. 34008/13/32/47/8/56/77/85/7/101; 34077/87 had no visible name plates when passing through. Several were on 'Merchant Navy' turns including the Bournemouth 2-hr. up service due in at 4.40, about 12 mins. late; and the heavy, fast-timed 6.30 p.m. down. Only two of the large 4-6-2s: 35026/9 were seen respectively hauling the down 'Royal Wessex' and up 'Bournemouth Belle,' loaded to 11 Pullmans plus van, about 3 mins. late, signal-checked through Clapham Junction. Most were in a rather forlorn looking state externally. Of B.R. standard classes there were: 3 class 5, 4-6-0s; a class 4 2-6-0 on down freight towards Feltham; green class 3 2-6-2T No. 82006 (lately arrived from Machynlleth, Cambrian line) on two trips with the unadvertised Kensington Post Office passenger trains; two others, also two class 4 2-6-4Ts, were on Clapham Yard-Waterloo empty stock workings. The sole Southern Railway, Maunsell, engine was S15 4-6-0MT, 30838, waiting at Waterloo in evening. SLS/196507

Date Event Details Source See Also
11/1948 To Service To service as British Railways Number 34085
Built at Brighton Works
12/05/1951 Allocation Reallocated to Ramsgate (74B)    
24/02/1958 Allocation Reallocated to Dover Marine (74C)    
22/03/1958 Allocation Reallocated to Stewarts Lane (73A)    
17/01/1961 Allocation Reallocated to Bournemouth (71B)    
26/09/1965 Withdrawn Condemned as 34085    

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