6435

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6435 was built at Swindon in 1937 and by the time it was withdrawn in October 1964 6435 had run over 570,000 miles in service.

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date ArrivedDepot
January 1948Cardiff Canton
October 1948Barry
November 1948Cardiff Cathays
September 1953Merthyr
April 1956Cardiff Cathays
March 1958Ferndale
January 1961Abercynon
July 1962Tondu
November 1963Yeovil Town

It was purchased by the Dart Valley Railway, the then operators of today’s South Devon Railway, and arrived at Buckfastleigh in October 1965, straight from BR service. The locomotive had completed 570,000 miles by the time it was withdrawn from service.

6435 was used regularly in the line’s early days of preservation and, in the 1970s, was transferred to the Dart Valley Company’s Paignton to Kingswear line.

In 2008, 6435 was declared too small for this heavily graded line and was purchased for use on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway in Cornwall where it is operational following an overhaul in 2012.

It is sometimes paired with auto trailer 232.

Home BaseCurrent StatusOwner
Bodmin & Wenford RailwayOperational
6435 at St Fagans – September 1960
6435 at St Fagans – September 1960
6435 at Tyesley – June 1965
6435 in Tyseley shed – June 1965
6435 at Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway – July 1977
6435 leaving Bolton Abbey on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway – December 2008
6435 at Blaenavon – May 2009
6435 & 4566 passing 7828 Odney Manor at Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway – March 2014
6435 at Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway – March 2014
6435 at Highley on the Severn Valley Railway – March 2014
6435 at Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway – March 2014
64535 at Bodmin on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway – April 2018
64535 at Bodmin on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway – April 2018

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