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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
Taff Vale Railway 2 m/e 07/1910
Great Western Railway (1922) 279 4w/e 10/1922

Locomotive Specifics
Designer T. Hurry Riches
Class O4
Company History TVR/GWR
Wheels 0-6-2T
Builder Vulcan Foundry
Order Number No Order ID issued
Works Number 2530
To Service During 07/1910
Withdrawal Mon 31/05/1954
Service Life 43 yrs, 11 mths , 1 dy
Total Mileage 693,176

Scrapping 4w/e Sat 26/03/1955 at Locomotive Works (Swindon)

Code Subsequent Codes Name From Date
    (New) m/e 07/1910
THT   Treherbert 4w/e 24/01/1948
88F   Treherbert 4w/e 08/09/1951
88F   Treherbert 4w/e 30/09/1951
88F   Treherbert 4w/e 24/01/1953
88E   Abercynon 4w/e 21/03/1953
88B   Cardiff East Dock 4w/e 03/10/1953
     Withdrawn on 31/05/1954

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC FDL Ferndale 4w/e 01/11/1947
ALLOC THT Treherbert 4w/e 24/01/1948
ALLOC 88F Treherbert 4w/e 08/09/1951
ALLOC 88F Treherbert 4w/e 24/01/1953
ALLOC 88E Abercynon 4w/e 21/03/1953
ALLOC 88B Cardiff East Dock 4w/e 03/10/1953
WDN   m/e 31/05/1954

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

Date Event Details Source See Also
07/1910 To Service To service as Taff Vale Railway Number 2
Built at Vulcan Foundry, Works Number 2530
10/1922 Renumbered Renumbered to 279    
24/01/1948 Allocation Reallocated to Treherbert (THT)    
08/09/1951 Allocation Reallocated to Treherbert (88F)    
30/09/1951 Allocation Reallocated to Treherbert (88F)    
24/01/1953 Allocation Reallocated to Treherbert (88F)    
21/03/1953 Allocation Reallocated to Abercynon (88E)    
03/10/1953 Allocation Reallocated to Cardiff East Dock (88B)    
31/05/1954 Withdrawn Condemned as 279    
26/03/1955 Scrapped Broken up by Locomotive Works: Swindon    

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