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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
GWR 4979 m/e 02/1930

Names Carried
Date From Name

Locomotive Specifics
Designer C. Collett
Class Hall
Company History GWR
Wheels 4-6-0
Builder Swindon Works
Order Number 254
To Service During 02/1930
Withdrawal During 12/1963
Service Life 33 yrs, 9 mths , 30 dys

Code Name From Date
  (New) m/e 02/1930
81C Southall 4w/e 21/03/1953
81E Didcot 4w/e 08/10/1955
81D Reading (W.R.) 4w/e 05/10/1957
81F Oxford 4w/e 12/06/1958
   Withdrawn m/e 12/1963

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC CDF Cardiff Canton 4w/e 27/12/1947
ALLOC 81C Southall 4w/e 21/03/1953
ALLOC 81E Didcot 4w/e 08/10/1955
ALLOC 81D Reading (W.R.) 4w/e 05/10/1957
ALLOC 81F Oxford 4w/e 12/07/1958
WDN   4w/e 31/12/1963

* Stephenson Locomotive Society data - raw and not yet cross-referenced
Current Status Unknown

Date Event Details Source See Also
02/1930 To Service To service as GWR Number 4979, name: WOOTON HALL
Built at Swindon Works
21/03/1953 Allocation Reallocated to Southall (81C)    
08/10/1955 Allocation Reallocated to Didcot (81E)    
05/10/1957 Allocation Reallocated to Reading (W.R.) (81D)    
12/06/1958 Allocation Reallocated to Oxford (81F)    
12/1963 Withdrawn Condemned as 4979    

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