68078 (WD 71463, LNER 8078 & BR 68078)

68078  Widdrington September 1971.jpg

68078 was built by Andrew Barclay, Sons & Co. Ltd. as Works No 2212 at Kilmarnock in July 1946 and went into service on the LNER.

In August 1949 it was fitted with an extended coal bunker.

BR motive power depot allocations.

Date Arrived Depot
1st January 1948 Immingham
June 1959 Thornaby
March 1961 Langwith Junction

68078 was withdrawn from service with BR in March 1963.

It was then purchased by the National Coal Board (NVB) and used in Northumberland at Widdrington Disposal Point.

It is owned by and is at Hope Farm, Sellindge in Kent where it is being restored.

Home Base Current Status Owner
Hope Farm, Sellindge Under restoration Kent Locomotives Ltd
68078  Widdrington September 1971.jpg 68078 at Widdrington – September 1971

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