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Built at Swindon in 1938.

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date ArrivedDepot
January 1948Banbury
May 1952Oxley
October 1962Tyseley
May 1963Severn Tunnel Junction
April 1964Taunton
September 1964Bristol Barrow Road

Withdrawn August 1965 and sent to Woodham Brothers at Barry where it stayed until 1984.

Initially the locomotive was based on the Plym Valley Railway before moving to the Bodmin & Wenford Railway in 1990. In 2002 the locomotive moved to the Llangollen Railway.

It returned to steam in 2005 and ran until 2015 when the boiler certificate expired after which it was overhauled again at Llangollen.

It had been thought that it might be back in service by the end of 2017 but it will be early 2018 when it is back in traffic.

During early February 2018 the locomotive moved again under its own steam around the Llangollen shed yard. Later in that month it had further trials before having its final section of boiler cladding and smokebox support struts fitted prior to the locomotive being painted.

It was reported in December 2019 that the locomotive had been purchased by Nick Gilbert and Steve Andrews. The locomotive will remain at the Llangollen Railway.

3802 was taken out of traffic in 2020 when a number of jobs needed to be completed on the brake gear and motion. This work was completed in 2021 and the locomotive underwent a test run on the Llangollen Railway in July 2021 following a final steam examination in the previous month.

Following featuring the Autumn Steam Gala at the Great Central Railway in October 2021 the locomotive was transported to Carnforth to have its tyres turned.

In July 2022 it was reported that it was planned to reassemble the locomotive at Llangollen during the summer and have it operational towards the end of the year.

Home BaseCurrent StatusOwner
Llangollen RailwayUnder Overhaul3802 Ltd
3802 at Birkenhead – 1962
3802 at Wolverhampton Works – November 1963
3802 near Reading - September 1964.jpg
3802 near Reading – September 1964
3802 in store in Tyseley shed alongside classmate 3842 – June 1965
3802 on the Severn Tunnel Junction shed - August 1965.jpg
3802 on the Severn Tunnel Junction shed – August 1965
3802 in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry scrapyard – April 1976
3802 at Bodmin on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway – April 2001
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3802 at Llangollen – September 2006
3802 at Llangollen – April 2011
3802 at Llangollen – September 2011
3802 at Llangollen – September 2011
3802 at Carrog on the Llangollen Railway – April 2014
3802 undergoing overhaul at Llangollen – April 2016
3802 at Loughborough on the Great Central Railway – October 2021

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