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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
GWR 5061   11/06/1937

Names Carried
Date From Name
11/06/1937 SUDELEY CASTLE
27/10/1937 EARL OF BIRKENHEAD

Locomotive Specifics
Designer C. Collett
Class Castle
Company History GWR
Wheels 4-6-0
Builder Swindon Works
To Service Fri 11/06/1937 to Shrewsbury (4A)
Withdrawal Fri 21/09/1962 off Cardiff Canton (88A)
Scrapping During 12/1962 at Cashmore's (Newport)
Service Life 25 yrs, 3 mths , 10 dys

Tenders
Type Number From Company Water Coal
Collett 4,000g 2725 12/06/1937 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2582 17/09/1941 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2618 15/02/1943 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2415 27/04/1945 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2610 07/11/1947 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 4017 24/01/1949 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2447 19/10/1949 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Hawksworth 4,000g 4002 04/07/1952 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2593 23/06/1954 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2854 23/10/1956 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt
Collett 4,000g 2625 14/06/1958 GWR 4,000g 6t 0cwt

Allocations
Code Name From Date
4A Shrewsbury (New) 11/06/1937
SRD Stafford Road m/e 10/1938
4A Shrewsbury m/e 11/1938
SRD Stafford Road 16/04/1943
4A Shrewsbury 22/04/1943
   Stored (Swindon) 07/03/1950
84A Stafford Road (Reinstated) m/e 11/1950
84K Chester West m/e 05/1951
81D Reading (W.R.) 05/09/1958
86C Cardiff Canton 09/12/1959
   Withdrawn 21/09/1962

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC 84A Stafford Road m/e 31/01/1951
ALLOC 84K Chester West 4w/e 14/07/1951
ALLOC 81D Reading (W.R.) 4w/e 14/06/1958
LOAN 91W To Western Region / GWR 4w/e 14/06/1958
ALLOC 91W To Western Region / GWR 4w/e 12/07/1958
1STALLOC 86C Cardiff Canton 4w/e 26/12/1959
WDN   m/e 30/09/1962

* Stephenson Locomotive Society data - raw and not yet cross-referenced
Modifications
Date Modified Modification
11/06/1937 Diagram HB boiler fitted (number 6650)
15/02/1943 Diagram HB boiler fitted (number 6607)
07/11/1947 Diagram HB boiler fitted (number 6633)
19/10/1949 Diagram HB boiler fitted (number 6626)
03/06/1952 Diagram HA boiler fitted (number 4606)
23/06/1954 Diagram HD boiler fitted (number 7653)
23/10/1956 Diagram HD boiler fitted (number 7654)
05/09/1958 Diagram HD boiler fitted (number 7677)
05/09/1958 Double Chimney fitted
21/09/1962 Diagram HD boiler fitted (number 7654)


Works Visits
Works Entry Departure Durn Level of Work Mileage
Swindon Works 22/03/1939 20/05/1939 60 days Intermediate 119474
Swindon Works 16/07/1941 21/09/1941 68 days Intermediate
Tender number 2582 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
211750
Swindon Works 10/01/1943 03/03/1943 53 days General
Boiler number 6607 (Diagram HB)
Tender number 2618 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
281072
Swindon Works 09/03/1944 23/04/1944 46 days Light Repair  
Swindon Works 13/03/1945 27/04/1945 46 days Light Repair
Tender number 2415 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
376209
Swindon Works 30/09/1947 07/11/1947 39 days Intermediate
Boiler number 6633 (Diagram HB)
Tender number 2610 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
465055
Swindon Works 07/01/1949 24/01/1949 18 days Light Casual
Tender number 4017 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
 
Swindon Works 15/09/1949 19/10/1949 35 days Heavy General
Boiler number 6626 (Diagram HB)
Tender number 2447 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
536452
Swindon Works 03/06/1952 04/07/1952 32 days Heavy General
Boiler number 4606 (Diagram HA)
Tender number 4002 (Hawksworth 4,000g) attached.
619317
Swindon Works 14/05/1954 23/06/1954 41 days Heavy General
Boiler number 7653 (Diagram HD)
Tender number 2593 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
699788
Swindon Works 04/04/1956 23/10/1956 203 days Heavy Intermediate
Boiler number 7654 (Diagram HD)
Tender number 2854 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
776687
Swindon Works 10/06/1958 05/09/1958 88 days Heavy General
Boiler number 7677 (Diagram HD)
Tender number 2625 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
Double Chimney fitted
859003
Swindon Works 15/11/1960 04/01/1961 51 days Heavy Intermediate  

Summary
Date Event Details Source See Also
11/06/1937 To Service To service as GWR Number 5061, name: SUDELEY CASTLE
Built at Swindon Works
Allocated to Shrewsbury (4A)
Diagram HB boiler fitted
   
12/06/1937 Tender Tender fitted: Collett 4,000g number 2725    
27/10/1937 Naming Renamed 'EARL OF BIRKENHEAD'    
10/1938 Allocation Reallocated to Stafford Road (SRD)    
11/1938 Allocation Reallocated to Shrewsbury (4A)    
22/03/1939 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Intermediate) - Arr: 22/03/1939. Dep: 20/05/1939.    
16/07/1941 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Intermediate) - Arr: 16/07/1941. Dep: 21/09/1941.
Work undertaken:
Tender number 2582 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
10/01/1943 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (General) - Arr: 10/01/1943. Dep: 03/03/1943.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 6607 (Diagram HB)
Tender number 2618 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
16/04/1943 Allocation Reallocated to Stafford Road (SRD)    
22/04/1943 Allocation Reallocated to Shrewsbury (4A)    
09/03/1944 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 09/03/1944. Dep: 23/04/1944.    
13/03/1945 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 13/03/1945. Dep: 27/04/1945.
Work undertaken:
Tender number 2415 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
30/09/1947 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Intermediate) - Arr: 30/09/1947. Dep: 07/11/1947.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 6633 (Diagram HB)
Tender number 2610 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
07/01/1949 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Light Casual) - Arr: 07/01/1949. Dep: 24/01/1949.
Work undertaken:
Tender number 4017 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
15/09/1949 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Heavy General) - Arr: 15/09/1949. Dep: 19/10/1949.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 6626 (Diagram HB)
Tender number 2447 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
07/03/1950 To Store To Store at Swindon (82C)    
11/1950 Reinstated Reinstated to Stafford Road (84A)    
05/1951 Allocation Reallocated to Chester West (84K)    
03/06/1952 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Heavy General) - Arr: 03/06/1952. Dep: 04/07/1952.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 4606 (Diagram HA)
Tender number 4002 (Hawksworth 4,000g) attached.
   
14/05/1954 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Heavy General) - Arr: 14/05/1954. Dep: 23/06/1954.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 7653 (Diagram HD)
Tender number 2593 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
04/04/1956 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Heavy Intermediate) - Arr: 04/04/1956. Dep: 23/10/1956.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 7654 (Diagram HD)
Tender number 2854 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
   
10/06/1958 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Heavy General) - Arr: 10/06/1958. Dep: 05/09/1958.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 7677 (Diagram HD)
Tender number 2625 (Collett 4,000g) attached.
Double Chimney fitted
   
05/09/1958 Allocation Reallocated to Reading (W.R.) (81D)    
09/12/1959 Allocation Reallocated to Cardiff Canton (86C)    
15/11/1960 Works Visit Works Visit - Swindon Works (Heavy Intermediate) - Arr: 15/11/1960. Dep: 04/01/1961.    
21/09/1962 Withdrawn Condemned as 5061 from Cardiff Canton (88A)    
21/09/1962 Modification Diagram HD number 7654 boiler fitted    
12/1962 Scrapped Broken up by Cashmore's: Newport    

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