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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
London and North Eastern Railway (1946) 1038 on 05/12/1947
British Railways 61038 on 25/11/1950

Names Carried
Date From Name
05/12/1947 BLACKTAIL

Locomotive Specifics
Designer E. Thompson
Class B1
Company History LNER
Wheels 4-6-0
Builder Darlington Works
Order Number No Order ID issued
Works Number 2018
Fittings (as built)
Engine Brakes Steam
To Service Fri 05/12/1947 to Darlington (DAR)
Withdrawal Fri 01/05/1964 off Gateshead (52A)
Scrapping During 09/1964 at Arnott Young (Dinsdale)
Service Life 16 yrs, 4 mths , 26 dys

Notes
Notes Sold 9/64 for scrap to Arnott, Young & Co, Dinsdale

Allocations
Code Name From Date
DAR Darlington (New) on 05/12/1947
YK York (North) on 17/07/1949
50B Neville Hill on 05/05/1957
52A Gateshead on 15/01/1961
52G Sunderland on 30/04/1961
52C Blaydon on 17/06/1962
52B Heaton on 09/09/1962
52C Blaydon on 04/11/1962
52B Heaton on 24/02/1963
52A Gateshead on 16/06/1963
   Withdrawn on 01/05/1964

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
NEW DAR Darlington on 05/12/1947
ALLOC YK York (North) w/e 23/07/1949
ALLOC 50B Neville Hill 4w/e 18/05/1957
ALLOC 52A Gateshead 5w/e 04/02/1961
ALLOC 52G Sunderland 4w/e 06/05/1961
ALLOC 52C Blaydon 5w/e 07/07/1962
ALLOC 52B Heaton 4w/e 06/10/1962
ALLOC 52C Blaydon 5w/e 10/11/1962
ALLOC 52B Heaton 3w/e 02/03/1963
ALLOC 52A Gateshead 4w/e 06/07/1963
WDN   on 01/05/1964

* Stephenson Locomotive Society data - raw and not yet cross-referenced
Modifications
Date Modified Modification
05/12/1947 Diagram 100A boiler fitted (number 3709)
25/11/1950 Diagram 100A boiler fitted (number 9896)
19/07/1952 Diagram 100A boiler fitted (number 28443)
29/09/1954 Diagram 100A boiler fitted (number 28181)
28/09/1956 Diagram 100A boiler fitted (number 28189)
19/08/1958 Diagram 100A boiler fitted (number 28416)
27/02/1959 Mechanical elements of ATC fitted
15/06/1959 Electrical elements of ATC fitted


Works Visits
Works Stopped Entry Departure Durn Level of Work Mileage
Cowlairs Works 24/10/1950 25/11/1950 33 days General
Boiler number 9896 (Diagram 100A)
Renumbered to BR 61038
 
Darlington Works 26/06/1952 19/07/1952 24 days General
Boiler number 28443 (Diagram 100A)
 
Darlington Works 25/09/1953 13/10/1953 19 days Unclassified  
Darlington Works 31/08/1954 29/09/1954 30 days General
Boiler number 28181 (Diagram 100A)
 
Darlington Works 29/08/1956 28/09/1956 31 days General
Boiler number 28189 (Diagram 100A)
 
Darlington Works 01/10/1956 02/10/1956 2 days Unclassified  
Darlington Works 04/07/1958 19/08/1958 47 days General
Boiler number 28416 (Diagram 100A)
 
Darlington Works 03/12/1958 03/12/1958 1 day Weighing  
Darlington Works 16/02/1959 27/02/1959 12 days Unclassified
Mechanical elements of ATC fitted
 
Darlington Works 04/06/1959 15/06/1959 12 days Unclassified
Electrical elements of ATC fitted
 
Darlington Works 17/09/1959 25/09/1959 9 days Unclassified
B16 type waterscoop fitted
 
Darlington Works 13/09/1960 28/10/1960 46 days Heavy Intermediate  
Darlington Works 28/04/1964 29/09/1964 155 days No repairs  

Mentions ...
Report Date Title Report Source
31/12/1947 Darlington Works New 'B.1' Class 4-6-0 No. 1036 (Dar. 2016/47) has appeared with the name Ralph Assheton, No. 1037 Jairou (Dar. 2017/47), No. 1038 Blacktail (Dar. 2018/47) and No. 1039 Steinbok (Dar. 2019/47); the plate dates of the last two are December. The first of the 'L1' Class 2-6-4T's to be built here, 9001 was completed in December and on 29/12 was in the Paint Shop. A number of 'Atlantics' have arrived on Works and include 'C6' Nos. 2931/34/41/47; 'Cl' 2991/96; with the exception of No. 2941, all have recently been withdrawn. 'D2' No. 2178 and 'C1' No. 2835 have now gone in for scrapping, while the last 'B15' No. 1696 is on the Works road at the shed. No. 508 is awaiting shops. SLS/194801

Summary
Date Event Details Source See Also
05/12/1947 To Service To service as London and North Eastern Railway Number 1038, name: BLACKTAIL
Built at Darlington Works, Works Number 2018
Allocated to Darlington (DAR)
Diagram 100A boiler fitted
   
17/07/1949 Allocation Reallocated to York (North) (YK)    
05/05/1957 Allocation Reallocated to Neville Hill (50B)    
15/01/1961 Allocation Reallocated to Gateshead (52A)    
30/04/1961 Allocation Reallocated to Sunderland (52G)    
17/06/1962 Allocation Reallocated to Blaydon (52C)    
09/09/1962 Allocation Reallocated to Heaton (52B)    
04/11/1962 Allocation Reallocated to Blaydon (52C)    
24/02/1963 Allocation Reallocated to Heaton (52B)    
16/06/1963 Allocation Reallocated to Gateshead (52A)    
01/05/1964 Withdrawn Condemned as 61038 from Gateshead (52A)    

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