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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
GWR 6991   23/11/1948

Names Carried
Date From Name

Locomotive Specifics
Designer F. Hawksworth
Class Modified Hall
Company History GWR
Wheels 4-6-0
Builder Swindon Works
To Service Tue 23/11/1948 to Westbury (WES)
Withdrawal During 12/1965
Scrapping During 05/1966 at Cashmore's (Newport)
Service Life 17 yrs , 7 dys

Code Name From Date
WES Westbury (New) 23/11/1948
81C Southall 4w/e 09/10/1954
81D Reading (W.R.) 4w/e 04/05/1963
81E Didcot 2w/e 10/01/1965
81F Oxford 4w/e 11/07/1965
   Withdrawn m/e 12/1965

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
NEW NYA   m/e 30/11/1948
1STALLOC WES Westbury m/e 31/12/1948
ALLOC 81C Southall 4w/e 09/10/1954
TOSTORE   4w/e 06/04/1963
ALLOC 81D Reading (W.R.) 4w/e 04/05/1963
ALLOC 81E Didcot 5w/e 04/01/1965
ALLOC 81F Oxford 4w/e 11/07/1965
WDN   7w/e 16/01/1966

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

Date Event Details Source See Also
11/1948 To Service To service as GWR Number 6991, name: ACTON BURNELL HALL
Built at Swindon Works
Allocated to Westbury (WES)
09/10/1954 Allocation Reallocated to Southall (81C)    
04/05/1963 Allocation Reallocated to Reading (W.R.) (81D)    
10/01/1965 Allocation Reallocated to Didcot (81E)    
11/07/1965 Allocation Reallocated to Oxford (81F)    
12/1965 Withdrawn Condemned as 6991    
05/1966 Scrapped Broken up by Cashmore's: Newport    
07/05/1966 Sightings Cashmore's Scrapyard, Newport: Dumped RO 8/1966 Link

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