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 London, Midland & Scottish Railway 45231 The Sherwood Forester 5MT 4-6-0 1936 Available for service. On hire to the Bluebell 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 yardEx-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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