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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
War Dept. 78621 m/e 01/1945
British Railways 90406 m/e 07/1950

Locomotive Specifics
Class WD/8
Company History WD
Wheels 2-8-0
Builder North British Locomotive Company, Glasgow
Order Number L943
Works Number 25382
To Service During 01/1945
Withdrawal Sat 24/06/1967
Service Life 22 yrs, 5 mths , 24 dys

Scrapping During 12/1967 at Drapers (Hull)

Code Subsequent Codes Name From Date
    (New) m/e 01/1945
25E   Sowerby Bridge w/e 22/07/1950
25A   Wakefield m/e 30/11/1950
25A   Wakefield 4w/e 02/12/1950
25F   Low Moor m/e 16/06/1956
51A   Darlington 5w/e 14/06/1958
51L   Thornaby w/e 03/10/1959
50D   Goole w/e 31/08/1963
     Withdrawn on 24/06/1967

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC 25E Sowerby Bridge w/e 22/07/1950
ALLOC 25A Wakefield m/e 30/11/1950
ALLOC 25F Low Moor w/e 16/06/1956
ALLOC 51A Darlington 4w/e 14/06/1958
ALLOC 51L Thornaby 4w/e 03/10/1959
ALLOC 50D Goole 4w/e 07/09/1963
WDN   on 24/06/1967

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

Report Date Title Location Report Headcode Reference
30/11/1947 WD 2-8-0 disposals by the Ministry of Transport   On G.W. waiting to pass through Swindon Shops.   Statement "A" - List of austerity 2-8-0's in the UK but not yet in service

Mentions ...
Report Date Title Report Source
17/08/1947 Stratton Park The following 'Austerity' 2-8-0 were noted at Stratton Park dump (a few miles on the London side of Swindon) on 17/8 awaiting works:-70829, 77141, 77237, 77368, 77394, 77399, 78621, 78624, 79254, 79273 and 79294, whilst 79303 was actually outside Swindon Works. SLS/194709
09/09/1963 Thornaby MPD (in store) The steam allocation here is now in store viz. 60859/946, 65859/84, 67635/40, 68023/39, 76024, 77001/11/4, 90072/81/406/46/51/593. From 9th September (when West Aukland closed) seven type 3 d/es now work all former West Aukland duties. SLS/196310
11/12/1966 Crewe Works (Side of Works) Erecting shop-44672, 45092, 70013/4, 90243/81/300, 92009/203/220, 60007/10, D319, D339, D1111, D1585, D1607/15/21/2/3/9, D1701/28/39/67/77/8/85/8/93, D8005, E3014/6/22/3/6/34/5/45, E26038/52, E27003/6, E5015/6. Paint shop area-44665/889, 90081/362, E3001/15/36, D239, D375, D1107/8/10, D1523, D1662, D1954, D5709. Diesel shop-D214/24, D364/81. D1509/15/21/4/35, D1600/56, D1700, D1842, D1901/49/81, D5718. Electric shop-E26029/50, E3171, D1618. Test area-D1109, D1691, D1864, D5717. Traverser area-D322, D251, D1722/89, D1860, D1942, E3002/29, D5715, 60026, 71000, 90664. Old cutting up shop-D5704. Side of Works-70017, 45138, 90345/406, E3089, D5710. SLS/196701

Date Event Details Source See Also
01/1945 To Service To service as WD Number 78621
Built at North British Locomotive Company, Glasgow, Works Number 25382
07/1950 Renumbered Renumbered to 90406    
22/07/1950 Allocation Reallocated to Sowerby Bridge (25E)    
30/11/1950 Allocation Reallocated to Wakefield (25A)    
02/12/1950 Allocation Reallocated to Wakefield (25A)    
16/06/1956 Allocation Reallocated to Low Moor (25F)    
14/06/1958 Allocation Reallocated to Darlington (51A)    
03/10/1959 Allocation Reallocated to Thornaby (51L)    
31/08/1963 Allocation Reallocated to Goole (50D)    
24/06/1967 Withdrawn Condemned as 90406    
12/1967 Scrapped Broken up by Drapers: Hull    

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