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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
Southern Railway (1931) 1697 m/e 11/1900
British Railways 31697 m/e 12/1948

Locomotive Specifics
Class R1
Company History SR
Wheels 0-4-4T
Builder Ashford Works
To Service During 11/1900
Withdrawal During 03/1953
Service Life 52 yrs, 3 mths , 28 dys

Disposal
Scrapping During 03/1953

Allocations
Code Subsequent Codes Name From Date
    (New) m/e 11/1900
GIL   Gillingham (Kent) on 01/01/1948 (Snapshot)
     Withdrawn m/e 03/1953

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
WDN   w/e 28/02/1953

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

Mentions ...
Report Date Title Report Source
12/05/1951 Ashford Works In shops: 31225/70/91/335/542/620/34/81/8/763, 31814/34/67/9,5/6, 33008/19, 90142. To be cut up: 31697, (3)1093, (3)1379, 31494, 31509, 31731, 31595, 31743, 31710. New: Diesels 15229/30. SLS/195107
28/02/1953 Ashford Works For scrap in February: 31150, 1491, 31697, 31750, 32368. SLS/195304

Summary
Date Event Details Source See Also
11/1900 To Service To service as Southern Railway Number 1697
Built at Ashford Works
   
01/01/1948 Allocation Allocation Snapshot - Gillingham (Kent) (GIL)    
12/1948 Renumbered Renumbered to 31697    
03/1953 Withdrawn Condemned as 31697    
03/1953 Scrapped Scrapped    

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