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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
Great Western Railway 6875 on 15/04/1939

Names Carried
Date From Name

Locomotive Specifics
Designer C. Collett
Class Grange
Company History GWR
Wheels 4-6-0
Builder Swindon Works
Order Number 308
To Service Tue 15/04/1939
Withdrawal Tue 10/03/1964
Scrapping During 07/1964
Service Life 24 yrs, 10 mths , 24 dys

Code Name From Date
  (New) on 15/04/1939
83B Taunton 4w/e 31/08/1950
83G Penzance 4w/e 25/01/1958
83E St Blazey 4w/e 18/06/1960
83G Penzance 4w/e 04/11/1961
88L Cardiff East Dock 4w/e 06/10/1962
81C Southall 4w/e 29/06/1963
82B St Philips Marsh 4w/e 22/02/1964
   Withdrawn on 10/03/1964

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC 83B Taunton 4w/e 12/08/1950
ALLOC 83G Penzance 4w/e 28/12/1957
ALLOC 83E St Blazey 4w/e 18/06/1960
ALLOC 83G Penzance 4w/e 04/11/1961
ALLOC CED Cardiff East Dock 4w/e 06/10/1962
ALLOC 81C Southall 4w/e 29/06/1963
ALLOC 82B St Philips Marsh 4w/e 24/02/1964
WDN   5w/e 30/03/1964

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

Mentions ...
Report Date Title Report Source
09/12/1962 Cardiff East Dock MPD There is no diesel locomotive whatever here and CED is now a full main line shed for the first time in its life ! This must be unique in railway history and the steam phase is expected to last two years as Canton is being demolished completely to make way for a diesel shed and main diesel depot for S. Wales. On 9th December, 1962, the following were on shed-1613, 2875/97, 3662, 3782/4, 3804/10, 4090, 4242/72/82, 5043/74/81/97, 5220/4/5/9, 5749, 6606/37/81, 6813/32/75/6, 6918/32/45/56/72/7/87/95, 7016, 7913, 8425/97, 9426/37, 9629, 92003/236/44/6. SLS/196302

Date Event Details Source See Also
15/04/1939 To Service To service as Great Western Railway Number 6875, name: HINDFORD GRANGE
Built at Swindon Works
31/08/1950 Allocation Reallocated to Taunton (83B)    
25/01/1958 Allocation Reallocated to Penzance (83G)    
18/06/1960 Allocation Reallocated to St Blazey (83E)    
04/11/1961 Allocation Reallocated to Penzance (83G)    
06/10/1962 Allocation Reallocated to Cardiff East Dock (88L)    
29/06/1963 Allocation Reallocated to Southall (81C)    
22/02/1964 Allocation Reallocated to St Philips Marsh (82B)    
10/03/1964 Withdrawn Condemned as 6875    

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