41312

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41312 was built at Crewe in 1952 and was first based at Faversham, then Ashford in May 1959, before being moved to Barnstaple Junction in January 1960 where it worked over the Torrington branch, putting in some appearances on the Ilfracombe and Exeter line.

In March 1963 it was reallocated to Brighton where it spent a year before moving on to Bournemouth where it worked over the Swanage and Lymington branches. 41312 performed the last steam service on the Lymington branch in April 1967. The last 3 months of its career were spent at Nine Elms acting as a station shunter for Waterloo. It was finally withdrawn from service on the 3rd July 1967 and sold to Woodham Brothers at Barry for scrap.

It arrived at the scrapyard in January 1968 and stayed there until August 1974 when it was acquired by the Caerphilly Railway Society.

41312 was then bought by John Jones in 1995 and moved to Ropley, Mid-Hants Railway for its major overhaul.

It was in steam by 2000 and operated until withdrawn for a ten-year major overhaul in 2009.

After being out of service for a number of years 41312 is currently under overhaul on the Mid Hants Railway. The boiler had a successful steam test in October 2015 and the locomotive is now in service again on the Mid Hants Railway.

Home BaseCurrent StatusOwner
Mid Hants RailwayOperationalCaerphilly Railway Society
41312 at Barnstable Junction witha train from Torrington – April 1960
41312 on Brighton shed - June 1963.jpg
41312 at Brighton – June 1963
41312 at Clapham Carriage sidings - April 1967.jpg
41312 at Clapham Carriage sidings – April 1967
41312 at Clapham junction - April 1967.jpg
41312 at Clapham Junction – April 1967
41312 at Woking on the penultimate day of steam on the Southern Region. The engine was working from Nine Elms to Salisbury shed for storage – July 1967
41312 in Woodham's scrapyard at Barry - 1973.jpg
41312 in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry – 1973
41312 in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry – c1973
41312 in Woodham's scrapyard at Barry - 1973.jpg
41312 in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry – 1973
41312 at Eastleigh Works Open Day - May 2009.jpg
41312 at Eastleigh Works Open Day – May 2009
41312 in storage at Ropley on the Mid Hants Railway – June 2012
41312 shortly before the boiler was steam tested at Ropley – October 2015
41312 awaiting the refitting of its boiler at Ropley – July 2016. Behind 41312 are 60019 Bittern and 45379
41312 at Ropley on the Mid Hants Railway – July 2016
41312 on the Mid Hants Railway – March 2017

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