6984 Owsden Hall

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This locomotive was built in February 1948 at Swindon Works.

BR motive power depot allocations.

Date ArrivedDepot
February 1948Hereford
May 1958Worcester (stored from November 1962)
March 1963Neyland
September 1963Severn Tunnel Junction
November 1963Cardiff East Dock
September 1964Neath
November 1964Severn Tunnel Junction
April 1965Bristol Barrow Road

It was withdrawn from service in December 1965 from Bristol Barrow Road and sold for scrap to Woodham Brothers scrapyard. In 1986 it was saved for preservation and moved to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway and remained there until 2013 when it moved to the Swindon and Cricklade Railway where its restoration will be completed.

By April 2018 it was hoped that the work on the bottom half of the locomotive would be completed by June 2018.

Home BaseCurrent StatusOwner
Under restorationTrevor Westbury
6984 Owsden Hall in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry – c1984

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