31751 (LBSCR 54 Waddon, SR 1751, SR A751, BR 680S & BR 31751)

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54 Waddon was built at Brighton in 1875 but only ran on London Brighton & South Coast metal for a few years as in 1904 it was sold to the Sheppy Light Railway in 1904 where it was given the number 751.

Following the formation of the Southern Railway in 1923 it was renumbered A751

In 1932 it was taken into service stock at Lancing Carriage Works and carried the number 680S.

It was withdrawn from service in 1962 and fully restored to LBSCR Stroudly livery at Eastleigh before being shipped to Canada as it had been donated by British Railways to the Canada Railway Historical Association. It went on display at Exporail, which is a Canadian Railway Museum, in the suburbs of Delson and Saint Constant near Montreal. It is the oldest vehicle in the museum which also houses 60010 Dominion of Canada.

This locomotive was given a Marsh A1X boiler but not the extended smokebox and remained classed as A1 although not in its original A1 condition.

In the early summer of 2005 it underwent cosmetic restoration.

In 2018 the Canadian Railway Historical Association started a review of its collection and there were indications that the locomotive might be disposed of along with A4 pacific 60010 Dominion of Canada.

Home Base Current Status Owner
Canadian Railway Museum – Exporail On static display Canada Railway Historical Association


31751 as DS680 inside Eastleigh Works undergoing restoration before being shipped to Canada – June 1963
31751 at Eastleigh Works open day before being shipped to Canada a short time afterwards – August 1963
31751 Waddon at Exporail at Montreal – September 2008
31751 in the Canadian Railway Museum – June 2019

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