6697

6697 at Didcot Railway Centre - May 2010.jpg

6697 was built by Armstrong Whitworth of Newcastle (Works No 985) in 1928.

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date ArrivedDepot
January 1948Leamington Spa
April 1960Dowlais Cae Harris
April 1960Barry
July 1964Radyr
September 1964Leamington Spa
June 1965Banbury
October 1965Tyseley
November 1965Croes Newydd

It was one of the last two locomotives of the class to be withdrawn in May 1966. Both engines (the other was 5605) were then based at Croes Newydd.

It was purchased by the Bristol Group of the Great Western Society from Croes Newydd (Wrexham) depot in 1966. 6695 went to Ashchurch before transferring to the Didcot Railway Centre in 1970 where it ran until the late 1970s when a flue tube collapsed. It is now on static display at the Didcot Railway Centre.

Home BaseCurrent StatusOwner
Didcot Railway CentreOn static displayBristol Group of the Great Western Society
6697 at Tyseley – September 1969
6697 at Tyseley – September 1969
6697 at Didcot Railway Centre - May 2010.jpg
6697 at Didcot-2010
6697 at Didcot – June 2011

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