42859 (LMS 13159, LMS 2859 & BR 42859)

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13159 was built at Crewe in 1930.

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date ArrivedDepot
January 1948Stockport Edgeley
February 1959Willisden
March 1962Nuneaton
June 1962Birkenhead

It was withdrawn from traffic at Birkenhead and sent to Woodham Brothers for scrap in 1966. It remained there until 1986 when it was bought and moved to Hull Dairycoates.

It subsequently moved to the former RAF site at Binbrook, in Lincolnshire, where it has been stored in a dismantled state since 1995 whilst the owner undertook its restoration.

However, in 2012, after the driving wheels and tender frame were removed without the owner’s permission, an injunction was obtained to prevent any further removal of parts. The driving wheels were later discovered by the police during a raid of a nearby industrial unit in an unrelated operation; the owner of the premises was served with a notice preventing the wheels’ removal. In June 2013, it was announced that the matter had been classified as a civil dispute by Lincolnshire Police and will have to be pursued through the courts. The boiler and frames were removed from storage in Binbrook under police supervision and moved to a secret location. Legal proceedings for the return of the wheels and tender frame are underway. The boiler was subsequently cut up in a Nottingham scrapyard having been sold by the owner to pay for the costs of moving it from Binbrook. The owner stated that the boiler was beyond economic repair and that he has retained sufficient parts to allow a replacement to be built. The wheels remain at Binbrook under a court order.

In October 2018 it was revealed that the frames of the locomotive had been moved to the East Lancs Railway a short time earlier. The reason for the move is unknown but the frames were not acquired by the East Lancs Railway.

Home BaseCurrent StatusOwner
Not knownIn pieces but boiler has been cut upPrivate
42859 in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry – May 1967
42859 in Woodham's scrapyard at Barry - October 1968
42859 in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry – October 1968

42859 in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry – c1983
42859 in Woodham’s scrapyrd at Barry – March 1985

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