47406, original LMS number 16489, was built by the Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows in 1926 at a cost of £3,330. It spent a few weeks nearby at Warrington, before moving to Crewe South shed, from where it mainly worked Basford Hall sidings and the carriage sheds. In October 1928 the engine moved to Carnforth where it spent almost 32 years. It was allocated number7406 in the general LMS renumbering and under BR ownership became 47406.
BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.
|March 1960||Warrington Dallam|
|April 1963||Bank Hall|
|January 1965||Edge Hill|
It was withdrawn in December, 1966, and ended up in Woodham Brothers scrapyard at Barry the following June. Ironically this was almost certainly the furthest it had ever travelled from its North West origin and haunts.
It remained at Barry until June 1983 when it was the last of seven Jinty class engines sent to Barry to leave. By this time it had been stripped for spares for the earlier departures. When it eventually moved away all that was left was the frames, cylinder block, wheels, boiler and some platework.
It had been bought by the Rowsley Locomotive Trust, and moved initially to the Peak Rail headquarters in Buxton in June, 1983. When Peak Rail moved from the Buxton centre, the locomotive was sold to Roger Hibbert. It arrived at Quorn & Woodhouse in December, 1989. In 1990 it was moved into storage behind Loughborough shed, whilst Roger completed the restoration of LMS 8F 48305. Upon completion of the 8F work 47406 was moved into the shed.
After a considerable about of work the locomotive was restored to steam in 2010 and 47406 entered traffic on the GCR in January 2010.
In January 2017 His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales drove the engine on the Mountsorrel branch.
The boiler certificate was due to expire in November 2019 but it was granted a six month extension.
The owner has indicated that he intends to begin work on the overhaul as soon as possible after its withdrawal from service.
|Home Base||Current Status||Owner|
|Great Central Railway||Awaiting overhaul||Roger Hibbert|
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