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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
BR 70026   07/10/1952

Names Carried
Date From Name
07/10/1952 POLAR STAR

Locomotive Specifics
Designer R. Riddles
Class Britannia
Company History BR
Wheels 4-6-2
Builder Crewe Works
To Service Sat 07/10/1952 to Cardiff Canton (86C)
Withdrawal Sat 14/01/1967
Scrapping Fri 14/04/1967 at Cashmore's (Newport)
Service Life 14 yrs, 3 mths , 7 dys

Code Name From Date
86C Cardiff Canton (New) 07/10/1952
21D Aston w/e 16/09/1961
6J Holyhead w/e 06/04/1963
9B Stockport Edgeley w/e 29/05/1965
   Withdrawn 14/01/1967

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
NEW NYA   m/e 31/10/1952
ALLOC 86C Cardiff Canton 4w/e 01/11/1952
ALLOC 21D Aston 4w/e 30/09/1961
ALLOC 91M To London Midland Region m/e 30/09/1961
ALLOC 6J Holyhead 5w/e 04/05/1963
ALLOC 9B Stockport Edgeley 5w/e 12/06/1965
WDN   w/e 14/01/1967

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

Date Event Details Source See Also
07/10/1952 To Service To service as BR Number 70026, name: POLAR STAR
Built at Crewe Works
Allocated to Cardiff Canton (86C)
16/09/1961 Allocation Reallocated to Aston (21D)    
06/04/1963 Allocation Reallocated to Holyhead (6J)    
29/05/1965 Allocation Reallocated to Stockport Edgeley (9B)    
14/01/1967 Withdrawn Condemned as 70026    
14/04/1967 Scrapped Broken up by Cashmore's: Newport    

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