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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
London, Midland & Scottish Railway 7944 m/e 06/1923
London and North Western Railway 609 m/e 06/1923

Liveries Carried
Colour Lining Date From
LMS Red   06/1923

Locomotive Specifics
Designer H. Beames
Class 7F
Company History LNWR/LMS
Rebuild History
Wheels 0-8-4T
Builder Crewe Works
Order Number No Order ID issued
Works Number 5736
To Service During 06/1923
Withdrawal During 11/1947
Service Life 24 yrs , 5 mths

Code Name From Date
  (New) m/e 06/1923
   Withdrawn m/e 11/1947

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC 4E Tredegar w/e 06/09/1947
WDN   w/e 15/11/1947

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

Mentions ...
Report Date Title Report Source
31/10/1947 Abergavenny MPD Abergavenny-Merthyr Section (ex L.N.W. Ry.): New 2-6-2T Nos. 1202/4 are now working regularly on this section, while No. 1203 is shedded at Tredegar for the Sirhowy Valley line; and returns to Abergavenny Junction shed for washout on Sundays. Thus, the old Webb 0-6-2 'Coal' tanks have once more been displaced and only the 2.20 p.m. ex Abergavenny Junction (returning with the 4.43 p.m. from Merthyr) is rostered for a 'Coal' tank; actually the train has lately had ex L.N.W.R. 0-8-0's, on account of the extreme shortage of 'Coal' tanks. The latter type are used for banking G.W.R. trains northwards from Abergavenny, and despite their age may come into their own again in the winter months when, some train crews think, the new 2-6-2T will not manage the very long banks of about 1 in 40. During the week-end September 13/14 only two 0-8-4T (ex. L.N.W.R.) were on Abergavenny Junction shed. They were Nos. 7937 an 7944. It is understood that only two are allocated here; this is a considerable reduction when compared with the 1930's when eighteen* of the class were allocated to this shed (for supplying both Blaenavon and Tredegar). The class has never been permitted beyond Morlais Junc. (B. & M. Ry. Junc.) into Merthyr-at least on paper! This also applies to Class '7F' ex L.N.W.R. 0-8-0's Nos. 9395-9454. *In 1932 Nos. 7930-7946 and 7956 were allocated to W31 (Abergavenny) of which six were sub-shedded at W31T (Tredegar) and one at W31B (Blaenavon). Nos. 7947/8 were then at W33 (Swansea) and 7949-55/7-9 were at W26 (Edge Hill). SLS/194712

Date Event Details Source See Also
06/1923 To Service To service as London and North Western Railway Number 609
Built at Crewe Works, Works Number 5736
Livery applied: LMS lined red
06/1923 To Service To service as London, Midland & Scottish Railway Number 7944
Built at Crewe Works, Works Number 5736
Livery applied: LMS lined red
11/1947 Withdrawn Condemned as 609    
11/1947 Withdrawn Condemned as 7944    

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