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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
Pre Grouping 1327 m/e 10/1921
London and North Eastern Railway (1946) 9887   27/04/1946
British Railways 69887   11/06/1948

Locomotive Specifics
Designer V. Raven / N. Gresley
Class A8
Company History LNER
Rebuild History
ClassFrom
H110/1921
A810/01/1934
Wheels 4-6-2T
Builder Darlington Works
To Service During 10/1921 to Darlington (DAR)
Withdrawal Wed 16/12/1959 off Darlington (51A)
Scrapping During 01/1960
Service Life 38 yrs, 2 mths , 16 dys

Notes
Notes Into Darlington Works for cutting up 16/12/59

Allocations
Code Name From Date
DAR Darlington (New) m/e 10/1921
MID Middlesbrough on 19/07/1928
SALT Saltburn on 16/05/1929
HTN Heaton on 26/06/1930
DAR Darlington on 19/06/1934
MID Middlesbrough on 05/07/1934
BLA Blaydon on 30/01/1939
SUN Sunderland on 31/10/1941
BLA Blaydon on 05/10/1947
SUN Sunderland on 15/11/1947
51A Darlington on 10/06/1956
   Withdrawn on 16/12/1959

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC BLA Blaydon w/e 11/10/1947
ALLOC SUN Sunderland w/e 15/11/1947
ALLOC 51A Darlington 4w/e 23/06/1956
TOSTORE   4w/e 30/05/1959
WDN   on 16/12/1959

* Stephenson Locomotive Society data - raw and not yet cross-referenced
Modifications
Date Modified Modification
10/1921 Diagram 63 boiler fitted (number D1293)
30/09/1930 Diagram 63 boiler fitted (number D1310)
29/11/1935 Diagram 63 boiler fitted (number 2375)
01/08/1941 Diagram 63A boiler fitted (number 113)
24/12/1943 Diagram 63A boiler fitted (number 2457)
27/04/1946 Diagram 63 boiler fitted (number 2373)
11/06/1948 Diagram 63A boiler fitted (number 2661)
20/01/1951 Diagram 63B boiler fitted (number 24752)
21/05/1955 Diagram 63B boiler fitted (number 24739)


Works Visits
Works Stopped Entry Departure Durn Level of Work Mileage
Darlington Works 21/09/1923 29/11/1923 70 days General  
Darlington Works 13/07/1925 14/10/1925 94 days General  
Darlington Works 25/08/1927 17/11/1927 85 days General  
Darlington Works 12/08/1929 30/08/1929 19 days Unclassified  
Darlington Works 07/07/1930 30/09/1930 86 days General
Boiler number D1310 (Diagram 63)
 
Darlington Works 13/09/1933 10/01/1934 120 days Rebuilding  
Darlington Works 19/01/1934 08/02/1934 21 days Unclassified  
Darlington Works 29/08/1935 1 day Weighing  
Darlington Works 16/10/1935 29/11/1935 45 days General
Boiler number 2375 (Diagram 63)
 
Darlington Works 31/12/1936 1 day Weighing  
Darlington Works 25/01/1938 29/04/1938 95 days General  
Darlington Works 30/04/1938 11/05/1938 12 days Unclassified  
Darlington Works 14/09/1939 19/09/1939 6 days Unclassified  
Darlington Works 16/04/1940 17/05/1940 32 days Light Repair  
Darlington Works 02/06/1941 01/08/1941 61 days General
Boiler number 113 (Diagram 63A)
 
Darlington Works 02/11/1943 24/12/1943 53 days General
Boiler number 2457 (Diagram 63A)
 
Darlington Works 05/01/1944 31/01/1944 27 days Light Repair
After collision
 
Darlington Works 07/09/1944 27/09/1944 21 days Light Repair  
Darlington Works 21/03/1946 27/04/1946 38 days General
Boiler number 2373 (Diagram 63)
Renumbered to LNER (1946) number 9887
 
Darlington Works 07/05/1948 11/06/1948 36 days General
Boiler number 2661 (Diagram 63A)
Renumbered to BR 69887
 
Darlington Works 15/06/1948 24/06/1948 10 days Unclassified  
Darlington Works 14/12/1950 20/01/1951 38 days General
Positive lub. drive fitted
Boiler number 24752 (Diagram 63B)
 
Darlington Works 08/01/1953 07/02/1953 31 days Heavy Intermediate  
Darlington Works 09/02/1953 10/02/1953 2 days Unclassified  
Darlington Works 25/04/1955 21/05/1955 27 days General
Boiler number 24739 (Diagram 63B)
 
Darlington Works 23/05/1955 27/05/1955 5 days Unclassified  
Darlington Works 31/08/1955 27/10/1955 58 days Light Casual
After collision
 

Mentions ...
Report Date Title Report Source
31/05/1959 Class A8 4-6-2T (Darlington) All the locomotives of this class were noted stored during May viz.-Borough Gardens 69852/6/8/70, Darlington 69887, Saltburn 69869, Selby 69861, Sunderland 69850/3/4/5/7/9/73/4/5/8/83, Thornaby 69860, West Hartlepool 69867/77/85, York 69886. SLS/195907

Summary
Date Event Details Source See Also
10/1921 To Service      
19/07/1928 Allocation Reallocated to Middlesbrough (MID)    
16/05/1929 Allocation Reallocated to Saltburn (SALT)    
26/06/1930 Allocation Reallocated to Heaton (HTN)    
19/06/1934 Allocation Reallocated to Darlington (DAR)    
05/07/1934 Allocation Reallocated to Middlesbrough (MID)    
30/01/1939 Allocation Reallocated to Blaydon (BLA)    
31/10/1941 Allocation Reallocated to Sunderland (SUN)    
05/10/1947 Allocation Reallocated to Blaydon (BLA)    
15/11/1947 Allocation Reallocated to Sunderland (SUN)    
10/06/1956 Allocation Reallocated to Darlington (51A)    
16/12/1959 Withdrawn Condemned as 69887 from Darlington (51A)    

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