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6435 was built at Swindon in 1937 and by the time it was withdrawn in October 1964 6435 had run over 570,000 miles in service.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 Arrived Depot
January 1948 Cardiff Canton
October 1948 Barry
November 1948 Cardiff Cathays
September 1953 Merthyr
April 1956 Cardiff Cathays
March 1958 Ferndale
January 1961 Abercynon
July 1962 Tondu
November 1963 Yeovil 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 The locomotive had completed 570,000 miles by the time it was withdrawn from service.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 Base Current Status Owner
Bodmin & Wenford Railway Operational
6435 & 4566 passing 7828 Odney Manor at Bewdley-2014.jpg 6435 & 4566 passing 7828 Odney Manor at Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway-2014
6435a.jpg 6435 at Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway-2014
6435b.jpg 6435 at Highley on the Severn Valley Railway-2014
6435 at Bewdley-2014.jpg 6435 at Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway-2014
42081-Bodmin & Wenford Railway-Bodmin General-2018-6435.jpg 6435 at Bodmin on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway
42083-Bodmin & Wenford Railway-Bodmin General-2018-6435 in front of 30587 & 75178 Bagnall 2766.jpg 6435 at Bodmin on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway

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