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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
South Eastern and Chatham Railway 207 m/e 10/1913
Southern Railway (1924) 596 m/e 1924
Southern Railway (1925) A596 m/e 1925
Southern Railway (1931) 1596 m/e 1931
British Railways 31596 m/e 04/1949

Locomotive Specifics
Designer H. Wainwright
Class J
Company History SR
Wheels 0-6-4T
Builder Ashford Works
To Service During 10/1913
Withdrawal During 10/1951
Service Life 38 yrs

Scrapping During 10/1951

Code Subsequent Codes Name From Date
    (New) m/e 10/1913
AFD   Ashford on 01/01/1948 (Snapshot)
     Withdrawn m/e 10/1951

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
WDN   on 29/09/1951

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

Mentions ...
Report Date Title Report Source
18/09/1951 Ashford Works Diesel-electric 10202 away to Nine Elms for working to West of England; Diesel 15230 being painted, 15231 almost ready. 31176 cut up 18th September, (3)1175 to be done later in the same week. 31596 (the only surviving class J 0-6-4T) cleaned and touched up for official photograph. SLS/195110
31/10/1951 Last Wainwright \"J\" The last 'J' Wainwright 0-6-4T, No. 31596, has been withdrawn for scrapping. Built for heavy outer suburban services in 1913, with superheater and piston valves, all five of the class have for a number of years been stationed at Ashford. SLS/195112

Date Event Details Source See Also
10/1913 To Service To service as South Eastern and Chatham Railway Number 207
Built at Ashford Works
1924 Renumbered Renumbered to 596    
1925 Renumbered Renumbered to A596    
1931 Renumbered Renumbered to 1596    
01/01/1948 Allocation Allocation Snapshot - Ashford (AFD)    
04/1949 Renumbered Renumbered to 31596    
10/1951 Withdrawn Condemned as 31596    
10/1951 Scrapped Scrapped    

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