6106

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Built at Swindon in May 1931, and withdrawn from Oxford depot in December 1965.

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date Arrived Depot
January 1948 Slough
August 1953 Oxford
February 1963 Reading (stored from June 1963)
January 1964 Swindon
June 1964 Worcester
August 1964 Swindon
November 1964 Didcot
January 1965 Southall
September 1965 Oxford

It was purchased in working order by a Great Western Society member, being sent to the small depot temporarily established by the Great Western Society in the old Taplow goods shed. There it was steamed on high days and holidays until able to come to Didcot in October 1967.

It has featured in several films including ‘The Bliss of Mrs Blossom’ when, painted in psychedelic colours, it operated in a contrived snowstorm at Taplow, to the consternation of surprised main-line drivers.

There it has been in almost continual use, apart from repair periods on expiry of each ten-year boiler certificate. Also worked on certain preserved railways, it has been withdrawn from active service for yet another ten-year major overhaul and is currently on static display at Didcot.

Home Base Current Status Owner
Didcot Railway Centre On static display
6106 at Chalford between Gloucester and Swindon on banking duties - 1964.jpg 6106 at Chalford between Gloucester and Swindon on banking duties – 1964
6106 on Brimscombe shed - September 1964.jpg 6106 on Brimscombe shed – September 1964
6106 at Didcot-1969.jpg 6106 at Didcot-1969
6106a.jpg 6106 at Didcot with Bonnie Prince Charlie 7 5 Shannon-1969
6106b.jpg 6106 at Didcot-2011

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