47327 (LMS 16410, LMS 7327 and BR 47327)

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47327 was built in 1926 by the North British Locomotive Company Ltd. and entered service as LMS number 16410 at Motherwell.

It was renumbered 7327 in 1934 and then 47327 under BR ownership in 1948.

47327 was originally allocated to Motherwell.

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date ArrivedDepot
January 1948Willesden
September 1949Carlisle Upperby
November 1950Brunswick
September 1960Derby
January 1962Bank Hall
December 1963Aintree

As 47327 it was withdrawn from service at Aintree in December 1966 and sold to Woodham Brothers at Barry for scrap although it did not arrive at Barry until January 1968.

It was bought by the Midland Railway Trust in 1970 and restored at Derby works.

It has spent a number of years of its life at Midland Railway at Butterly disguised as Thomas the tank engine.

The locomotive is owned by Derby City Museums and Art Gallery and long term lease to the Midland Railway Trust.

It was returned to steam in January 1992.

In 2015 was running as SDJR number 23 before being taken out of service later that year and it is now awaiting boiler repairs.

In 2017 it was cosmetically restored in Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway Prussian blue as number 23 for display in the Matthew Kirtley Museum at the Midland Railway.

Home BaseCurrent StatusOwner
Midland Railway Centre at ButterlyOn static display in the Matthew Kirtley MuseumDerby City Museums and Art Gallery
47327 in 1949 film Train of Events
47327 in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry – July 1968
47327 at Butterley – April 1992
47327 at the Midland Railway Centre – September 1999
47327 at Butterley, Midland Railway Centre – July 2012
47327 as SDJR No 23 at the Midland Railway Centre – October 2013
47327 in the Matthew Kirtley Museum July 2017.jpg
47327 in the Matthew Kirtley Museum – July 2017

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