737 (SR A737, SR 1737 & BR 31737)

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31737 is part of the National Collection and is on display at the National Railway Museum at York.

It was built at Ashford in 1901, at a cost of £2,600, and remained in service until withdrawn in November 1956 from service at Guildford shed. By the time it was withdrawn it had completed 1,694,660 miles whilst in service.

In 1948 when it transferred to British Railways ownership it was based at St. Leonards.

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date Arrived Depot
January 1948 St Leonards
November 1949 Dover Marine
November 1950 Ramsgate
January 1951 Faversham
March 1951 Reading South
May 1954 Tonbridge
November 1955 Guildford

Following withdrawal from service in November 1956 it was stored for preservation at Ashford Works and later at Tweedmouth before being restored in 1960 and placed in the original railway museum at Clapham.

During its working life it carried various numbers including A737 to denote that it was an Ashford Locomotive.


Home Base Current Status Owner
National Railway Museum – York Static display National Railway Museum

NRM Object Number{1975-7006}

31737 at York-2005.jpg 31737 in the National Railway Museum at York-2005
31737 at York-2013.jpg 31737 in the National Railway Museum at York-2013. The locomotive behind it is 42500.
31737 small.jpg 31737 in the National Railway Museum at York-2016

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