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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
LNER (1943) 4482   22/12/1936
LNER (1946 1st) 584   Not applied
LNER (1946 2nd) 23   22/11/1946
BR 60023   25/03/1948

Names Carried
Date From Name
22/12/1936 GOLDEN EAGLE

Liveries Carried
Colour Lining Date From
LNER Apple Green Black and White 22/12/1936
LNER Garter blue Narrow red and white 29/01/1938
LNER Black Unlined - NE on tender 10/09/1943
LNER Garter blue Narrow red and white 28/09/1946
BR Blue Black and White 31/08/1949
BR Brunswick Green Orange and Black 04/09/1952

Locomotive Specifics
Designer N. Gresley
Class A4
Company History LNER
Wheels 4-6-2
Builder Doncaster Works
Order Number 340
Works Number 1847
Brakes (when built) Vacuum Brake
To Service Fri 22/12/1936 to Kings Cross (KX)
Withdrawal Fri 30/10/1964 off Aberdeen Ferryhill (61B)
Scrapping During 12/1964 at Motherwell Machinery and Scrap (Wishaw)
Service Life 27 yrs, 10 mths , 8 dys

Tenders
Type Number From Company Water Coal
LNER Corridor 5323 22/12/1936 LNER 5,000g 9t 0cwt
Streamlined Non-Corridor 5667 25/07/1941 LNER 5,000g 8t 0cwt

Notes
Notes Sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap, Wishaw, 12/64

Allocations
Code Name From Date
KX Kings Cross (New) 22/12/1936
HAY Haymarket 25/02/1938
HTN Heaton 01/08/1941
GHD Gateshead 05/01/1942
64A St Margarets 28/10/1963
61B Aberdeen Ferryhill
(Primarily used on 3hr expresses from Aberdeen - Glasgow)
17/05/1964
   Withdrawn 30/10/1964

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 5w/e 13/06/1964
WDN   30/10/1964

* Stephenson Locomotive Society data - raw and not yet cross-referenced
Modifications
Date Modified Modification
22/12/1936 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 8945)
25/04/1940 Automatic Warning System (AWS) fitted
26/07/1941 Side skirting removed
26/07/1941 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 9126)
31/08/1949 To 75% Cut-off
04/09/1952 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 29276)
01/03/1954 Long guard irons removed
01/03/1954 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 29292)
21/07/1955 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 29303)
20/02/1957 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 29298)
18/09/1958 Double Chimney fitted
18/09/1958 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 29328)
23/03/1959 Automatic Warning System (AWS) fitted
10/06/1960 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 29337)
10/01/1963 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 29281)


Works Visits
Works Entry Departure Durn Level of Work Mileage
Doncaster Works 31/12/1936 31/12/1936 1 day Light Repair  
Doncaster Works 31/05/1937 04/06/1937 5 days Special
Cleaning for exhibition at New Barnet
 
Doncaster Works 28/12/1937 29/01/1938 33 days General
Larger coal space provided
Painted Garter blue with black frames, red wheel centres and narrow red and white lining.
 
Doncaster Works 21/06/1938 29/06/1938 9 days Light Repair  
Doncaster Works 07/01/1939 14/01/1939 8 days Light Repair  
Doncaster Works 17/03/1939 06/05/1939 51 days General  
Doncaster Works 08/04/1940 25/04/1940 18 days General
Automatic Warning System (AWS) fitted
 
Doncaster Works 05/06/1941 26/07/1941 52 days General
Boiler number 9126 (Diagram 107)
Tender number 5667 (Streamlined Non-Corridor) attached.
Side skirting removed
 
Cowlairs Works 08/10/1941 11/10/1941 4 days Light Repair  
Doncaster Works 04/04/1942 21/05/1942 48 days Light Repair  
Doncaster Works 31/07/1943 10/09/1943 42 days General
Painted Wartime unlined black with NE lettering on tender
 
Doncaster Works 29/08/1944 14/10/1944 47 days General  
Doncaster Works 15/08/1946 28/09/1946 45 days General
Painted Garter blue with black frames, red wheel centres and narrow red and white lining.
 
Doncaster Works 22/11/1946 22/11/1946 1 day Unclassified
Renumbered to LNER (1946 2nd) number 23
 
Doncaster Works 23/07/1947 23/07/1947 1 day Unclassified  
Doncaster Works 13/02/1948 25/03/1948 42 days General
Renumbered to BR 60023
 
Doncaster Works 28/09/1948 13/10/1948 16 days Light Casual  
Doncaster Works 18/07/1949 31/08/1949 45 days General
To 75% Cut-off
Painted BR Blue for steam locomotives, with broad black, inlaid with thin white lining.
 
Doncaster Works 22/01/1951 23/02/1951 33 days General  
Doncaster Works 06/08/1952 04/09/1952 30 days General
Boiler number 29276 (Diagram 107)
Painted Brunswick green with orange and black lining.
 
Doncaster Works 23/09/1952 24/09/1952 2 days Unclassified  
Doncaster Works 19/01/1954 01/03/1954 42 days General
Boiler number 29292 (Diagram 107)
Long guard irons removed
 
Doncaster Works 10/06/1955 21/07/1955 42 days General
Boiler number 29303 (Diagram 107)
 
Doncaster Works 16/01/1957 20/02/1957 36 days General
Boiler number 29298 (Diagram 107)
 
Doncaster Works 24/02/1958 28/02/1958 5 days Unclassified  
Doncaster Works 29/07/1958 18/09/1958 52 days General
Boiler number 29328 (Diagram 107)
Double Chimney fitted
 
Doncaster Works 14/02/1959 23/03/1959 38 days Light Casual
Automatic Warning System (AWS) fitted
 
Doncaster Works 08/04/1959 14/04/1959 7 days Unclassified  
Doncaster Works 28/04/1960 10/06/1960 44 days General
Speed indieator fitted
Boiler number 29337 (Diagram 107)
 
Doncaster Works 17/02/1961 28/02/1961 12 days Unclassified  
Doncaster Works 06/11/1961 01/12/1961 26 days Light Casual  
Doncaster Works 21/11/1962 10/01/1963 51 days General
Boiler number 29281 (Diagram 107)
 

Summary
Date Event Details Source See Also
22/12/1936 To Service To service as LNER Number 4482, name: GOLDEN EAGLE
Built at Doncaster Works, Works Number 1847
Allocated to Kings Cross (KX)
Livery applied: Apple green with white lined black boiler bands, black frames and cylinders with red lining
Tender fitted: LNER Corridor
Diagram 107 boiler fitted
   
31/12/1936 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 31/12/1936. Dep: 31/12/1936.    
31/05/1937 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Special) - Arr: 31/05/1937. Dep: 04/06/1937.
Work undertaken:
Cleaning for exhibition at New Barnet
   
28/12/1937 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 28/12/1937. Dep: 29/01/1938.
Work undertaken:
Larger coal space provided
Painted Garter blue with black frames, red wheel centres and narrow red and white lining.
   
25/02/1938 Allocation Reallocated to Haymarket (HAY)    
21/06/1938 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 21/06/1938. Dep: 29/06/1938.    
07/01/1939 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 07/01/1939. Dep: 14/01/1939.    
17/03/1939 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 17/03/1939. Dep: 06/05/1939.    
08/04/1940 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 08/04/1940. Dep: 25/04/1940.
Work undertaken:
Automatic Warning System (AWS) fitted
   
05/06/1941 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 05/06/1941. Dep: 26/07/1941.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 9126 (Diagram 107)
Tender number 5667 (Streamlined Non-Corridor) attached.
Side skirting removed
   
01/08/1941 Allocation Reallocated to Heaton (HTN)    
08/10/1941 Works Visit Works Visit - Cowlairs Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 08/10/1941. Dep: 11/10/1941.    
05/01/1942 Allocation Reallocated to Gateshead (GHD)    
04/04/1942 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 04/04/1942. Dep: 21/05/1942.    
31/07/1943 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 31/07/1943. Dep: 10/09/1943.
Work undertaken:
Painted Wartime unlined black with NE lettering on tender
   
29/08/1944 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 29/08/1944. Dep: 14/10/1944.    
1946 Number Allocated Allocated number 584 but not taken up    
15/08/1946 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 15/08/1946. Dep: 28/09/1946.
Work undertaken:
Painted Garter blue with black frames, red wheel centres and narrow red and white lining.
   
22/11/1946 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Unclassified) - Arr: 22/11/1946. Dep: 22/11/1946.
Work undertaken:
Renumbered to LNER (1946 2nd) number 23
   
23/07/1947 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Unclassified) - Arr: 23/07/1947. Dep: 23/07/1947.    
13/02/1948 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 13/02/1948. Dep: 25/03/1948.
Work undertaken:
Renumbered to BR 60023
   
28/09/1948 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Casual) - Arr: 28/09/1948. Dep: 13/10/1948.    
18/07/1949 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 18/07/1949. Dep: 31/08/1949.
Work undertaken:
To 75% Cut-off
Painted BR Blue for steam locomotives, with broad black, inlaid with thin white lining.
   
22/01/1951 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 22/01/1951. Dep: 23/02/1951.    
06/08/1952 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 06/08/1952. Dep: 04/09/1952.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 29276 (Diagram 107)
Painted Brunswick green with orange and black lining.
   
23/09/1952 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Unclassified) - Arr: 23/09/1952. Dep: 24/09/1952.    
19/01/1954 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 19/01/1954. Dep: 01/03/1954.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 29292 (Diagram 107)
Long guard irons removed
   
10/06/1955 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 10/06/1955. Dep: 21/07/1955.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 29303 (Diagram 107)
   
16/01/1957 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 16/01/1957. Dep: 20/02/1957.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 29298 (Diagram 107)
   
24/02/1958 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Unclassified) - Arr: 24/02/1958. Dep: 28/02/1958.    
29/07/1958 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 29/07/1958. Dep: 18/09/1958.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 29328 (Diagram 107)
Double Chimney fitted
   
14/02/1959 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Casual) - Arr: 14/02/1959. Dep: 23/03/1959.
Work undertaken:
Automatic Warning System (AWS) fitted
   
08/04/1959 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Unclassified) - Arr: 08/04/1959. Dep: 14/04/1959.    
28/04/1960 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 28/04/1960. Dep: 10/06/1960.
Work undertaken:
Speed indieator fitted
Boiler number 29337 (Diagram 107)
   
17/02/1961 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Unclassified) - Arr: 17/02/1961. Dep: 28/02/1961.    
06/11/1961 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Casual) - Arr: 06/11/1961. Dep: 01/12/1961.    
02/12/1961 Sightings Doncaster Works visit: Around the Works - Outside weigh house. SLS 1/1962 Link
21/11/1962 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 21/11/1962. Dep: 10/01/1963.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 29281 (Diagram 107)
   
28/10/1963 Allocation Reallocated to St Margarets (64A)    
17/05/1964 Allocation Reallocated to Aberdeen Ferryhill (61B) (Primarily used on 3hr expresses from Aberdeen - Glasgow)    
30/10/1964 Withdrawn Condemned as 60023 from Aberdeen Ferryhill (61B)    
12/1964 Scrapped Broken up by Motherwell Machinery and Scrap: Wishaw    

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