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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
LNER (1943) 2511   05/11/1935
LNER (1946 1st) 582   Not applied
LNER (1946 2nd) 16   17/11/1946
BR 60016   11/06/1948

Names Carried
Date From Name
09/08/1938 SILVER KING

Liveries Carried
Colour Lining Date From
LNER Silver Grey None 05/11/1935
LNER Garter blue Narrow red and white 09/08/1938
LNER Black Unlined - NE on tender 10/04/1943
LNER Black Unlined 02/06/1946
LNER Garter blue Narrow red and white 10/05/1947
BR Blue Black and White 21/10/1949
BR Brunswick Green Orange and Black 10/07/1952

Locomotive Specifics
Designer N. Gresley
Class A4
Company History LNER
Wheels 4-6-2
Builder Doncaster Works
Order Number 338
Works Number 1821
Brakes (when built) Vacuum Brake
To Service Fri 05/11/1935 to Kings Cross (KX)
Withdrawal Fri 19/03/1965 off Aberdeen Ferryhill (61B)
Scrapping During 05/1965 at Motherwell Machinery and Scrap (Wishaw)
Service Life 29 yrs, 4 mths , 14 dys

Tenders
Type Number From Company Water Coal
LNER Corridor 5591 05/11/1935 LNER 5,000g 9t 0cwt
Streamlined Non-Corridor 5636 11/06/1948 LNER 5,000g 8t 0cwt

Notes
Notes Sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap, Wishaw, 5/65

Allocations
Code Name From Date
KX Kings Cross (New) 05/11/1935
GHD Gateshead 18/11/1935
HTN Heaton 10/11/1939
GHD Gateshead 28/03/1943
HTN Heaton 03/05/1943
GHD Gateshead 06/01/1945
64A St Margarets 28/10/1963
61B Aberdeen Ferryhill
(Primarily used on 3hr expresses from Aberdeen - Glasgow)
10/11/1963
   Withdrawn 19/03/1965

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC 64A St Margarets 4w/e 09/11/1963
ALLOC 91X To Scottish Region 4w/e 09/11/1963
ALLOC 61B Aberdeen Ferryhill 4w/e 07/12/1963
WDN   19/03/1965

* Stephenson Locomotive Society data - raw and not yet cross-referenced
Modifications
Date Modified Modification
05/11/1935 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 8907)
16/03/1940 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 9126)
02/04/1941 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 8907)
10/04/1943 Side skirting removed
15/07/1944 To 75% Cut-off
31/01/1951 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 29283)
10/07/1952 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 29302)
14/01/1954 Long guard irons removed
14/01/1954 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 29313)
01/10/1955 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 29304)
13/06/1957 Double Chimney fitted
17/10/1958 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 29303)
19/08/1959 Automatic Warning System (AWS) fitted
08/07/1960 Speedometer fitted
08/07/1960 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 27966)
17/08/1962 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 29338)

Reports
Report Date Report
06/1957 "A4" No. 60016 is now reported to have a double chimney, and the rest of the class will be converted in due course.


Works Visits
Works Entry Departure Durn Level of Work Mileage
Doncaster Works 07/02/1936 27/02/1936 21 days Light Repair  
Doncaster Works 09/07/1936 31/07/1936 23 days Light Repair
Longer buffers fitted & number added on buffer-beam
 
Doncaster Works 07/11/1936 09/11/1936 3 days Special
Paint only
 
Doncaster Works 14/12/1936 06/02/1937 55 days General  
Doncaster Works 16/08/1937 04/09/1937 20 days General
After collision
 
Doncaster Works 20/01/1938 21/01/1938 2 days Light Repair
Larger coal space
 
Darlington Works 29/03/1938 29/03/1938 1 day Weighing  
Doncaster Works 11/06/1938 09/08/1938 60 days General
Nameplates fitted
Painted Garter blue with black frames, red wheel centres and narrow red and white lining.
Named SILVER KING
 
Doncaster Works 04/09/1939 28/10/1939 55 days General  
Doncaster Works 26/02/1940 16/03/1940 20 days General
Boiler number 9126 (Diagram 107)
 
Doncaster Works 21/02/1941 02/04/1941 41 days General
Boiler number 8907 (Diagram 107)
 
Doncaster Works 11/03/1943 10/04/1943 31 days General
Side skirting removed
Painted Wartime unlined black with NE lettering on tender
 
Doncaster Works 24/05/1944 15/07/1944 53 days General
To 75% Cut-off
 
Doncaster Works 26/04/1946 02/06/1946 38 days General
Boiler number 9031 (Diagram 107)
Painted Wartime unlined black
 
Gateshead Works 24/11/1946 06/12/1946 13 days Light Repair  
Doncaster Works 01/04/1947 10/05/1947 40 days General
Painted Garter blue with black frames, red wheel centres and narrow red and white lining.
 
Doncaster Works 29/04/1948 11/06/1948 44 days General
Tender number 5636 (Streamlined Non-Corridor) attached.
Renumbered to BR 60016
 
Doncaster Works 13/09/1949 21/10/1949 39 days General
Painted BR Blue for steam locomotives, with broad black, inlaid with thin white lining.
 
Gateshead Works 30/08/1950 19/09/1950 21 days Light Casual  
Doncaster Works 01/01/1951 31/01/1951 31 days General
Boiler number 29283 (Diagram 107)
 
Doncaster Works 26/02/1951 09/03/1951 12 days Light Casual  
Doncaster Works 04/06/1952 10/07/1952 37 days General
Boiler number 29302 (Diagram 107)
Painted Brunswick green with orange and black lining.
 
Doncaster Works 09/12/1953 14/01/1954 37 days General
Boiler number 29313 (Diagram 107)
Long guard irons removed
 
Gateshead Works 04/11/1954 06/11/1954 3 days Unclassified  
Doncaster Works 16/08/1955 01/10/1955 47 days General
Boiler number 29304 (Diagram 107)
 
Doncaster Works 12/04/1956 05/05/1956 24 days Light Casual  
Doncaster Works 26/04/1957 13/06/1957 49 days General
Double Chimney fitted
 
Doncaster Works 04/09/1958 17/10/1958 44 days General
Boiler number 29303 (Diagram 107)
 
Doncaster Works 30/07/1959 19/08/1959 21 days Light Casual
Automatic Warning System (AWS) fitted
 
Doncaster Works 10/05/1960 08/07/1960 60 days General
Boiler number 27966 (Diagram 107)
Speedometer fitted
 
Doncaster Works 31/05/1962 17/08/1962 79 days General
Boiler number 29338 (Diagram 107)
 

Summary
Date Event Details Source See Also
05/11/1935 To Service To service as LNER Number 2511
Built at Doncaster Works, Works Number 1821
Allocated to Kings Cross (KX)
Livery applied: Three shades of grey - silver, battleship and charcoal. Silver letters with blue shading
Tender fitted: LNER Corridor
Diagram 107 boiler fitted
   
18/11/1935 Allocation Reallocated to Gateshead (GHD)    
07/02/1936 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 07/02/1936. Dep: 27/02/1936.    
09/07/1936 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 09/07/1936. Dep: 31/07/1936.
Work undertaken:
Longer buffers fitted & number added on buffer-beam
   
07/11/1936 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Special) - Arr: 07/11/1936. Dep: 09/11/1936.
Work undertaken:
Paint only
   
14/12/1936 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 14/12/1936. Dep: 06/02/1937.    
16/08/1937 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 16/08/1937. Dep: 04/09/1937.
Work undertaken:
After collision
   
20/01/1938 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 20/01/1938. Dep: 21/01/1938.
Work undertaken:
Larger coal space
   
29/03/1938 Works Visit Works Visit - Darlington Works (Weighing) - Arr: 29/03/1938. Dep: 29/03/1938.    
11/06/1938 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 11/06/1938. Dep: 09/08/1938.
Work undertaken:
Nameplates fitted
Painted Garter blue with black frames, red wheel centres and narrow red and white lining.
Named SILVER KING
   
04/09/1939 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 04/09/1939. Dep: 28/10/1939.    
10/11/1939 Allocation Reallocated to Heaton (HTN)    
26/02/1940 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 26/02/1940. Dep: 16/03/1940.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 9126 (Diagram 107)
   
21/02/1941 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 21/02/1941. Dep: 02/04/1941.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 8907 (Diagram 107)
   
11/03/1943 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 11/03/1943. Dep: 10/04/1943.
Work undertaken:
Side skirting removed
Painted Wartime unlined black with NE lettering on tender
   
28/03/1943 Allocation Reallocated to Gateshead (GHD)    
03/05/1943 Allocation Reallocated to Heaton (HTN)    
24/05/1944 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 24/05/1944. Dep: 15/07/1944.
Work undertaken:
To 75% Cut-off
   
06/01/1945 Allocation Reallocated to Gateshead (GHD)    
1946 Number Allocated Allocated number 582 but not taken up    
26/04/1946 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 26/04/1946. Dep: 02/06/1946.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 9031 (Diagram 107)
Painted Wartime unlined black
   
17/11/1946 Renumbered Renumbered to 16    
24/11/1946 Works Visit Works Visit - Gateshead Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 24/11/1946. Dep: 06/12/1946.    
01/04/1947 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 01/04/1947. Dep: 10/05/1947.
Work undertaken:
Painted Garter blue with black frames, red wheel centres and narrow red and white lining.
   
29/04/1948 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 29/04/1948. Dep: 11/06/1948.
Work undertaken:
Tender number 5636 (Streamlined Non-Corridor) attached.
Renumbered to BR 60016
   
13/09/1949 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 13/09/1949. Dep: 21/10/1949.
Work undertaken:
Painted BR Blue for steam locomotives, with broad black, inlaid with thin white lining.
   
30/08/1950 Works Visit Works Visit - Gateshead Works (Light Casual) - Arr: 30/08/1950. Dep: 19/09/1950.    
01/01/1951 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 01/01/1951. Dep: 31/01/1951.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 29283 (Diagram 107)
   
26/02/1951 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Casual) - Arr: 26/02/1951. Dep: 09/03/1951.    
04/06/1952 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 04/06/1952. Dep: 10/07/1952.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 29302 (Diagram 107)
Painted Brunswick green with orange and black lining.
   
09/12/1953 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 09/12/1953. Dep: 14/01/1954.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 29313 (Diagram 107)
Long guard irons removed
   
04/11/1954 Works Visit Works Visit - Gateshead Works (Unclassified) - Arr: 04/11/1954. Dep: 06/11/1954.    
16/08/1955 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 16/08/1955. Dep: 01/10/1955.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 29304 (Diagram 107)
   
12/04/1956 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Casual) - Arr: 12/04/1956. Dep: 05/05/1956.    
26/04/1957 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 26/04/1957. Dep: 13/06/1957.
Work undertaken:
Double Chimney fitted
   
06/1957 Report Report: "A4" No. 60016 is now reported to have a double chimney, and the rest of the class will be converted in due course. (Trains Illustrated - August, 1957)    
04/09/1958 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 04/09/1958. Dep: 17/10/1958.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 29303 (Diagram 107)
   
30/07/1959 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Casual) - Arr: 30/07/1959. Dep: 19/08/1959.
Work undertaken:
Automatic Warning System (AWS) fitted
   
10/05/1960 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 10/05/1960. Dep: 08/07/1960.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 27966 (Diagram 107)
Speedometer fitted
   
31/05/1962 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 31/05/1962. Dep: 17/08/1962.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 29338 (Diagram 107)
   
28/10/1963 Allocation Reallocated to St Margarets (64A)    
10/11/1963 Allocation Reallocated to Aberdeen Ferryhill (61B) (Primarily used on 3hr expresses from Aberdeen - Glasgow)    
19/03/1965 Withdrawn Condemned as 60016 from Aberdeen Ferryhill (61B)    
05/1965 Scrapped Broken up by Motherwell Machinery and Scrap: Wishaw    

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