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U-class 1638 returns to traffic 18 Feb 2006 - Jon Bowers


The second Southern Railway U-class 2-6-0 loco to be restored by the Maunsell Locomotive Society, No.1638 is seen here on the day of its return to steam, 18 February 2006. The locomotive had been rescued from Barry scrapyard by the late George Nickson, and given by him to the Bluebell Railway. Placed on a 50-year loan to the MLS, it has been restored to traffic by them over a 13-year period.
Photo © Jon Bowers


This stock list also provides access to photographs of the locos, and links to web pages about the engines. The Locomotive Page provides background information on the collection, and the Operational Locomotives page gives more detailed information about those you will find working the trains.

Number & Name       Class            Wheel     Date    Current status
(Links are to photos)             arrangement  built

London Brighton & South Coast Railway
  672 Fenchurch     A1 "Terrier"       0-6-0T   1872  web page  Static display
   55 Stepney       A1X "Terrier"      0-6-0T   1875  web page  Available for (limited) service
 B473 (Birch Grove) E4 "Radial Tank"   0-6-2T   1898  web page  Nominally in service, but awaiting repairs
32424 Beachy Head   H2 The "Bluebell Railway Atlantic Project" 4-4-2 - construction of this replica locomotive is underway

South Eastern Railway
   65               O1                 0-6-0    1896  web page  Static display, awaiting overhaul

South Eastern & Chatham Railway
  592               C                  0-6-0    1902  web page  Available for service
  263               H                  0-4-4T   1905  web page  Available for service
   27               P                  0-6-0T   1910  web page  Overhaul in progress
  178               P                  0-6-0T   1910  web page  Available for service
  323 Bluebell      P                  0-6-0T   1910  web page  Available for service

London & South Western Railway
  488               415 "Adams Radial" 4-4-2T   1885  Static display, awaiting major boiler work
   96 Normandy      B4 "Dock Tank"     0-4-0T   1893  web page  Static display, awaiting overhaul

North London Railway
27505               75, "Dock Tank"    0-6-0T   1880  web page  Static display, awaiting overhaul

Great Western Railway
 L150 (5521)        4575               2-6-2T   1927  web page  Operational - on loan courtesy of The Flour Mill Ltd
 5643               5600               0-6-2T   1925  web page  Operational - on loan from The Furness Railway Trust
 9017 Earl of Berkeley  "Dukedog"      4-4-0    1938  web page  Static display

Southern Railway
 1618               U                  2-6-0    1928  web page  Static display, awaiting overhaul
 1638               U                  2-6-0    1931  web page  Available for service
  928 Stowe         V "Schools"        4-4-0    1934  web page  Overhaul in progress
  847               S15                4-6-0    1936  web page  Available for service
  541               Q                  0-6-0    1939  web page  Overhaul in progress
WD 1959 (30064)     USA (Dock Tank)    0-6-0T   1943  Static display, awaiting overhaul
21C123 Blackmoor Vale  "West Country"  4-6-2    1946  web page  Static display, awaiting major boiler overhaul
34059 Sir Archibald Sinclair   "BoB"   4-6-2    1947, rebuilt 1960;  web page  Dismantled for boiler work

British Railways
73082 Camelot   Cl.5 "Standard Arthur" 4-6-0    1955  web site  Overhaul in progress
75027               Standard Class 4   4-6-0    1954  web page  Static display at Horsted Keynes
78059 / 84030    Standard Class 2, 2-6-0/2-6-2T 1956  web page  Under restoration/conversion to tank engine
80064               Standard Class 4   2-6-4T   1953  Static display, awaiting overhaul
80100               Standard Class 4   2-6-4T   1955  web page Ex-Barry Scrapyard condition
80151               Standard Class 4   2-6-4T   1957  web page  Static display
92240               "9F" Standard Cl.9 2-10-0   1958  web page  Static display at Horsted Keynes

Ex-Industrial locomotives
    3 Baxter        Fletcher Jennings  0-4-0T   1877  web page  Available for limited Service
    4 Sharpthorn    Manning Wardle     0-6-0ST  1877  www page  Static Exhibit at Horsted Keynes
  957               Howard             4w p.m.  1926  web page  Nominally available for Service
   24 Stamford      Avonside           0-6-0ST  1927  On loan to Rutland Railway Museum at Cottesmore
10241             Sentinel/Rolls-Royce 4w d.h.  1966, rebuilt Thomas Hill (No.247V, 1973)  web page  Available for shunting in C&W yard
Ex-Mainline Diesel locomotives
13236 is a 350hp diesel shunter, built in 1956 and normally based at Shackerstone. It was been hired by the Bluebell Railway from May 2008 to assist with shunting. It will leave the Railway once 09018 has been commissioned into service.
Diesel shunting locomotive D4106 has been purchased by a consortium of members, and hired as required by the Railway for shunting. Built as D4106 at British Railways' Horwich Works on 13 November 1961, it was renumbered as Class 09 No.09018 on 31 December 1973.
33103 "Swordfish" is on short-term hire to the Bluebell from Nemesis Rail for engineering work on the Northern Extension.

DMU: For use during the partial line-closure for engineering work, we have been loaned a twin-power-car DMU, formed of Class 101 Driving Motor Composite E51505, built in 1959, and Class 108 Driving Motor Brake Second E50599 of 1958, by The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.

Many of these locomotives are on static display in the Loco Shed at Sheffield Park when not in use. For safety reasons, those undergoing repairs in the Loco Works are not accessible.

The steam crane is listed in the Wagon Stock List.


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