4270

4270 was completed at Swindon in 1919. It still retains inside steam pipes and is thus rather closer to original condition.

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date ArrivedDepot
January 1948Ebbw Junction
January 1948Aberbeeg
October 1949Cardiff Canton

It was withdrawn in 1962, making the short journey from its last shed at Cardiff to the Barry scrapyard.  It left the Barry yard in July 1985.

Restoration started at Toddington in 2003 before it moved elsewhere until it returned in 2013. It was restored to steam in 2014.

The locomotive will be withdrawn from traffic at the end of October 2022 for overhaul.

It is believed that the locomotive will be moved from the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway after it is taken out of service. This may involve it going to the Hornby Museum at Margate or to Crewe.

Home BaseCurrent StatusOwner
Gloucestershire Warwickshire RailwayOperationalLocomotive Services Ltd
4270 in Woodhams scrapyard at Barry – June 1965
4270 in Woodhams scrapyard at Barry – August 1975
4270 in Woodhams scrapyard at Barry – May 1976
4270 at the Swansea Valley Railway – c1988
4270 at Toddington on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway – September 2014
4270 At Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway – March 2015
4270 At Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway – March 2015
4270 on the Victoria Bridge over the River Severn on the SVR – March 2015
4270 at Toddington on the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway – July 2015
4270 At Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway – November 2016
4270 at Highley on the Severn Valley Railway – November 2016
4270 on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway – September 2019
4270 at Toddington on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway – November 2021
4270 at Cheltenham Racecourse on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway – October 2022

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