3862 in Woodham's scrapyard at Barry - 1975.jpg

3862 was built at Swindon in 1942 and was at first based at Oxford where it was utilised to move essential wartime materials. In October 1947 it was transferred to Pontypool Road where it was based when the railways were nationalised.

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date ArrivedDepot
January 1948Pontypool Road
December 1953Plymouth Laira
July 1962Cardiff Canton
August 1962Cardiff East Dock
September 1963Croes Newydd

3862 was withdrawn from service in February 1965 and sold for scrap to Woodham Brothers at Barry. It arrived in the scrapyard in July 1965 where it remained until August 1987 following its purchase by the LNWR Preservation Society.

It is now located on the Northampton & Lamport Railway but is yet to run in preservation.

By the end of 2018 the owner had collected most of the missing parts of the locomotive but was still seeking a set of coupling rods.

Home BaseCurrent StatusOwner
Northampton & Lamport RailwayUndergoing restorationAndrew Cole
3862 on Cardiff Canton shed – July 1962
3862 at Reading West – July 1964
3862 in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry – 1975
3862 in Woodhams scrapyard at Barry – July 1976
3862 at Pitsford at the Northampton & Lamport Railway – October 1993

3862 at Pitsford at the Northampton & Lamport Railway – May 1996

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