6412

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6412 was built at Swindon in 1934.

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date ArrivedDepot
January 1948Landore
July 1956Ebbw Junction
July 1963Exmouth Junction
November 1963Yeovil Town
July 1964Cloucester

6412 arrived at Buckfastleigh in the mid 1960s, along with fellow class members 6430 and 6435, straight from service with the Western Region of British Railways following withdrawal from service in November 1964. Restored at Buckfastleigh, 6412 had the honour of hauling the first train to run on our line on re-opening day, 5th April 1969. When the then owners of the line purchased the Paignton to Kingswear line in the early 1970s, 6412 was transferred there before being sold in 1976 to the West Somerset Railway.

There, it repeated its ‘first loco’ role, hauling the West Somerset Railways inaugural train later that year, before gaining stardom as the Flockton Flyer in the 1977 children’s television programme produced by Southern Independent Television about the Carter family who move to a small village and take over the running of a preserved railway line.

In 2008, aware that the locomotive had become too small for use on the WSR, the West Somerset Railway Association agreed to sell it to the South Devon Railway and, in 2009.

6412 was restored and returned to steam at Buckfastleigh in early 2015.

It is planned that it will spend the whole of the 2017 season at the Chinnor & Princess Risborough Railway.

Home BaseCurrent StatusOwner
South Devon Railway but on loan to Chinnor & Princess Risborough RailwayOperationalSouth Devon Railway
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6412 at Stroud on a Gloucester – Chalford auto train – 1964
6412 on Gloucester Horton Road shed awaiting attention on one of its driving wheels. It was repaied and worked the last day of the Chalford – Gloucester passenger services – September 1964
6412 at Stroud with a Stroud to Gloucester autotrain on the last day of local workings on the line – October 1964
6412 & 34027 Taw Valley at Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway – March 2016
6412 double heading with classmate 6430 at Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway – March 2016
6412 running with two auto-coaches at Bewdley – March 2016
6412 running with two auto-coaches at Bewdley – March 2016
6412 at Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway – September 2016. The other locomotive is J94 class Glendower (Hunslet Works No 3810).
6412 at Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway – April 2018
6412 at Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway – April 2018
6412 at Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway – April 2018

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