4277

4277 on the Churnet Valley Railway - February 2018.jpg

4277 was built at Swindon in 1920 and retained the inside steam pipes to the cylinders.

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date Arrived Depot
January 1948 Duffryn Yard
June 1948 Severn Tunnel Junction
July 1953 Ebbw Junction
April 1955 Aberbeeg
July 1963 Severn Tunnel Junction
April 1964 Aberbeeg

It was withdrawn in 1964 from Aberbeeg shed and sent for scrap at Barry where it remained until 1986.

4277 was built at the GWR’s Swindon Works in 1920, Works No. 2857. It was painted in unlined green livery with “Great Western” on the tank sides. From 1934 a round GWR logo replaced the lettering, and this in turn was replaced in 1942 by the letters “G W R”.

In 1948 the locomotive passed into British Railways ownership where it was painted in unlined black livery.

In 2008 it was sold to the Dartmouth Steam Railway where it carries the name Hercules. The locomotive is operational but the boiler certificate expires in February 2018. It was taken out of service after running at the Churnet Valley gala in early February 2018.

 

Home Base Current Status Owner
Darmouth Steam Railway Operational Dartmouth Steam Railway
4277.jpg 4277 at Paignton on the Dartmouth Steam Railway-2016
4277 at Kingswear on the Dartmouth Steam Railway-2016.jpg 4277 at Kingswear on the Dartmouth Steam Railway-2016
4277 on the Churnet Valley Railway - February 2018.jpg  4277 on the Churnet Valley Railway – February 2018

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