6412 was built at Swindon in 1934.
BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.
|July 1956||Ebbw Junction|
|July 1963||Exmouth Junction|
|November 1963||Yeovil Town|
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 Base||Current Status||Owner|
|South Devon Railway but on loan to Chinnor & Princess Risborough Railway||Operational||SDR Trust|