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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
London, Midland & Scottish Railway 6909 m/e 05/1901
British Railways 46909 m/e Not applied

Locomotive Specifics
Designer F. Webb
Class 18" Passenger Tank
Company History LNWR/LMS
Wheels 0-6-2T
Builder Crewe Works
To Service During 05/1901
Withdrawal Sat 27/03/1948
Scrapping During 07/1948
Service Life 46 yrs, 10 mths , 26 dys

Code Name From Date
  (New) m/e 05/1901
2B Bletchley on 01/01/1948
   Withdrawn on 27/03/1948

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC 2B Bletchley w/e 07/12/1946
WDN   w/e 27/03/1948

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

Mentions ...
Report Date Title Report Source
30/04/1947 Watford Area Watford, having lost all the ex L.N.W.R. 0-6-2T's viz: Nos. 6869, 6871, and 6909, their miscellaneous duties are now performed by the three 2-6-2T's Nos. 10, 20, and 43. The latter have consequently been taken off their regular work on the St. Albans branch, which is now in the hands of 2-4-2T's Nos. 6686, 6725 and 6729. These are the only Webb engines still left in the London area. The Stanmore branch is operated-by the two 0-4-4T's Nos. 1908 and 1909. The two Jinty's (Nos. 7327 and 7359) which were recently at Watford for several months, have now returned to Willesden. Apart from the still numerous 0-8-0's ex L.N.W.R. engines are now extremely rare on the old L.N.W.R. main line. The last 'Claughton' No. 6004 has made two appearances in London, on 3rd February and again on 18th March. The 'Princes' at Bletchley work mainly on the Oxford and Cambridge branches and seldom come to London since their last regular turn, the 6.35 a.m. ex Bletchley returning with 5.25 p.m. ex Euston, was turned over to a class 5 working at the end of last year. The poor old 'Princes' in their present deplorable state of maintenance could not keep time with the somewhat smartly timed 5.25 p.m., invariably losing anything from 5 to 20 minutes, according to the particular engine and the enthusiasm-or lack of it-of the driver. As a regular traveller by this train one cannot really regret their replacement, apart from the sentimental aspect. SLS/194706

Date Event Details Source See Also
05/1901 To Service To service as London, Midland & Scottish Railway Number 6909
Built at Crewe Works
01/01/1948 Allocation Allocation Snapshot - Bletchley (2B)    
27/03/1948 Withdrawn Condemned as 6909    
1949 Number Allocated Allocated number 46909 but not taken up    

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