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Numbers Carried
Type Number Date From Notes
Pre TOPS (Pre Tops) D408 22/03/1968  
TOPS (Tops) 50008 01/01/1973  

Names Carried
Name Date From
Thunderer 01/09/1978

Locomotive Specifics
Class as Built 50
Subclass/Rebuild History
Wheels Co-Co
Builder English Electric Vulcan Foundry
To Service 22/03/1968 to Western Lines (LMR) (WL)
Withdrawn 05/06/1992
Withdrawal Reason Surplus to requirements
Time in Service 24 yrs, 2 mths , 14 dys
Cut Up 27/04/1993
Status Preserved

Code Name Date From
WL Western Lines (LMR) (New) on 22/03/1968
D05 Stoke Division on 17/06/1968
BR Bristol Bath Road 2w/e 10/04/1976
LA Laira w/e 08/05/1976
   Withdrawn on 05/06/1992

Current Status Unknown

Start Event Details Source See Also
22/03/1968 To Service To service as British Railways Number 408
Built at English Electric Vulcan Foundry
Allocated to Western Lines (LMR) (WL)
17/06/1968 Allocation Reallocated to Stoke Division (D05)    
01/01/1973 Renumbered Renumbered to 50008    
10/04/1976 Allocation Reallocated to Bristol Bath Road (BR)    
08/05/1976 Allocation Reallocated to Laira (LA)    
01/09/1978 Naming Named 'Thunderer' at Laira    
05/06/1992 Withdrawn Condemned as 50008    
27/04/1993 Scrapped Scrapped    

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