75014

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75014 was built at Swindon in December 1951.

Motive power depot allocations.

Date ArrivedDepot
December 1951Patricroft
September 1953Llandudno Junction
September 1959Chester
June 1959Llandudno Junction
September 1959Chester
April 1960Mold Junction
May 1962Bletchley
September 1963Stoke
March 1967Croes Newydd
May 1967Stoke

75014 was withdrawn from service in December 1966 and sold to Woodham Brothers for scrap. It arrived at the Barry scrapyard in October 1967 and remained there until February 1981.

A four man syndicate based on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway bought the locomotive and restored it to steam again in 1994. It then spent a number of years (1995-1998 and 2000) working on the summer Jacobite train between Fort William and Mallaig.

In 2000 it was given the name Braveheart from the film of that name which was shot in the West Highlands of Scotland.

In 2002 the owners sold the engine to the Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company where it is now based.

75014 is currently being overhauled with the work on the boiler being completed at Crewe in September 2015. It was planned that the out of frame steam tests on the boiler would be completed during April 2016 but the out of frame steam tests actually took place in June 2016.

By December 2016 75014 was officially operational on the Dartmouth Steam Railway (having had trial runs in August) but its entry into service has been delayed due to problems with superheater elements.

In August 2019 it was reported that a replacement right hand cylinder had been cast for the locomotive as the existing cylinder suffered from cracks. The cracking problem dates back to September 1995 when the locomotive was returning to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from a season on the Fort William – Mallaig Jacobite trains. The cylinder was repaired at the time using stitch-welding but by 2019 further cracks adjacent to the weld repair was spotted during a piston and valve examination. The replacement cylinder is planned to be fitted over the winter of 2019/20.  

Home BaseCurrent StatusOwner
Dartmouth Steam Railway 

Operational

 

Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company
75014 in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry
75014 at New Bridge, Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway – May 1981
75014 at Grosmont on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway - October 1982.jpg
75014 at Grosmont on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway – October 1982
75014 pilots 70000 Britannia at Newbiggin on the The Final Curtain railtour, which was the final train to be run under the aegis of the BR Special Trains Unit – March 1995
75014 at Steam on the Met – 1995
75014 running as 75019 at Skipton with a ballast train heading for the Rylstone Branch for a photograph charter – February 2000
75014 at Little Burrs on the East Lancs Railway – December 2000
75014 passing Saltern Cove on the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway – March 2017
75014 at Burrs Country Park on the East Lancs Railway – March 2000

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