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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
Southern Railway (1931) 1579 m/e 10/1903
British Railways 31579 m/e 12/1949

Locomotive Specifics
Designer H. Wainwright
Class C
Company History SR
Wheels 0-6-0
Builder Ashford Works
To Service During 10/1903
Withdrawal w/e Sat 07/10/1961
Service Life 58 yrs , 7 dys

Scrapping During 10/1961

Code Subsequent Codes Name From Date
    (New) m/e 10/1903
GIL   Gillingham (Kent) on 01/01/1948 (Snapshot)
73A   Stewarts Lane 4w/e 12/05/1951
73D   Gillingham (Kent) 7w/e 08/10/1957
70A   Nine Elms 6w/e 14/06/1959
73C   Hither Green 4w/e 10/03/1960
70B   Feltham 4w/e 08/07/1960
73A   Stewarts Lane 8w/e 17/01/1961
     Withdrawn w/e 07/10/1961

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC 73D Gillingham (Kent) q/e 08/10/1957
ALLOC 70A Nine Elms P 14/06/1959
ALLOC 73C Hither Green 4w/e 27/02/1960
ALLOC 70B Feltham 5w/e 08/07/1960
ALLOC 73A Stewarts Lane 8w/e 17/01/1961

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

Date Event Details Source See Also
10/1903 To Service To service as Southern Railway Number 1579
Built at Ashford Works
01/01/1948 Allocation Allocation Snapshot - Gillingham (Kent) (GIL)    
12/1949 Renumbered Renumbered to 31579    
12/05/1951 Allocation Reallocated to Stewarts Lane (73A)    
08/10/1957 Allocation Reallocated to Gillingham (Kent) (73D)    
14/06/1959 Allocation Reallocated to Nine Elms (70A)    
10/03/1960 Allocation Reallocated to Hither Green (73C)    
08/07/1960 Allocation Reallocated to Feltham (70B)    
17/01/1961 Allocation Reallocated to Stewarts Lane (73A)    
10/1961 Scrapped Scrapped    
07/10/1961 Withdrawn Condemned as 31579    

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