48518 (LMS 8518 & BR 48518)

48518 in Woodham's scrapyard at Barry - 1975.jpg

48518 was built at Doncaster in 1944 as part of the batch of 68 built at Doncaster, Darlington and Brighton for the LNER and were the O6 class. They were transferred to the LMS on loan in 1947, apart from one which was transferred to what was then the Midland Region of BR in 1948. None of the Doncaster built locomotives have survived.

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date ArrivedDepot
January 1948Wakefield
February 1948Swansea Victoria
April 1950Bescot
November 1950Newton Heath
December 1950Willesden
November 1964Croes Newydd
February 1965Willesden

48518 was withdrawn from service whilst at Willesden in June 1965 and sold for scrap to Woodham Brothers at Barry where it arrived in October 1965.

48518 became one of the Barry Ten. These were the locomotives that were taken on by the Vale of Glamorgan Council when Dai Woodham retired and the scrapyard closed. They were placed under the management and ownership of Cambrian Transport, who announced plans for the utilisation of the locomotives in May 2010. For 48518 the plan was-

Bits of 48518 are stored at the Llangollen Railway but the frames were scrapped at Bury in 2013.

In early 2017 the boiler barrel of 48518 was acquired by Greg Wilson who is the Operations Manager on the Churnet Valley Railway. The barrel will be used on classmate 48173.

Home BaseCurrent StatusOwner
 Only bits of the locomotive remainVarious
48518 on Willesden shed – March 1962
48518 in Woodham's scrapyard at Barry - 1975
48518 in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry – 1975
48518 in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry – c1979
48518 in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry – January 1986

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