62785 (GER 490, LNER 7490, LNER 7802, LNER 2785 & BR 62785)


62785 was built as GER 490 at Stratford in January 1895.

Motive power depot allocations.

Date Arrived Depot
As at 1923 Norwich
February 1928 Cambridge
January 1939 Bury St Edmunds
May 1940 Cambridge
December 1946 Bury St Edmunds
February 1949 Cambridge
November 1954 Hitchin
April 1957 Cambridge

Whilst based at Hitchin shed it had a spell of duty hauling the Henlow Camp trains on the Midland Railway tracks of the Bedford branch.

The last boiler that 62785 was fitted with was built at Stratford in 1944 and fitted to the locomotive in April 1954.

It was withdrawn from service in December 1959 when it was the last 2-4-0 locomotive in service on British Railways. The engine was then restored to GER livery and numbered 490 at Stratford Works before being placed on static display at the British Transport Museum at Clapham. It subsequently moved to the new National Railway Museum in York but is currently on loan to Bressingham Steam Museum.


Home Base Current Status Owner
On loan to Bressingham Steam Museum On static display National Railway Museum

NRM Object Number{1975-7002}


62785 Bressingham 2014.jpg 62785 in Bressingham Steam Railway Museum-2014

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