7229 entered service in 1926 and ran until withdrawn in August 1964 from Newport Ebbw Junction and sold for scrap.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 Arrived Depot
January 1948 Severn Tunnel Junction
May 1954 Ebbw Junction
February 1962 Duffryn Yard (Port Talbot)
April 1964 Neath
May 1964 Ebbw 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.

Home Base Current Status Owner
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