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7229 entered service in 1926 and ran until withdrawn in August 1964 from Newport Ebbw Junction and sold for scrap.

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date ArrivedDepot
January 1948Severn Tunnel Junction
May 1954Ebbw Junction
February 1962Duffryn Yard (Port Talbot)
April 1964Neath
May 1964Ebbw Junction

It was recovered from Woodham Brothers in 1984 but remains in the same condition on the East Lancs Railway.

In late 2015 it was taken into the workshops at Baron Street, Bury for a preliminary examination and restoration work has subsequently started.

It had been planned to have the locomotive on display at Bury during the steam gala on the East Lancs Railway in March 2017. This turned out to be not possible as 7229 could not be towed to the station at Bury as a result of very many years of outdoor storage. It was then indicated that the locomotive would go on show at the October gala and that there would be a trial run around the Bury South curve onto the Heywood line to ensure that its 35ft 3in wheelbase can negotiate this section. This did not happen.

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East Lancs RailwayUnder restorationEast Lancs Railway
7229 at Bristol 1936
4253 and 7229 in Woodhams scrapyard at Barry – 1966
7229 in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry – c1979
7229 in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry – c1982

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