6412

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6412 was built at Swindon in 1934.

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

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

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 South Devon Railway

 

6412a.jpg 6412 & 34027 Taw Valley at Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway-2016
6412 & 6430 at Bewdley-2016.jpg 6412 double heading with classmate 6430 at Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway-2016
6412b.jpg 6412 running with two auto-coaches at Bewdley-2016
6412 at Bewdley-2016.jpg 6412 running with two auto-coaches at Bewdley-2016
6412 at Buckfastleigh with J94 Glendower  6412 at Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway-2016. The other locomotive is J94 class Glendower.
42114-South Devon Railway-Buckfastleigh-2018-6412.jpg  6412 at Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway-2018
42118-South Devon Railway-Buckfastleigh-2018-6412.jpg  6412 at Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway-2018
42119-South Devon Railway-Buckfastleigh-2018-6412.jpg  6412 at Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway-2018

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