75014 was built at Swindon in December 1951.
Motive power depot allocations.
|September 1953||Llandudno Junction|
|June 1959||Llandudno Junction|
|April 1960||Mold Junction|
|March 1967||Croes Newydd|
75014 was withdrawn from service in December 1966 and sold to Woodham Brothers for scrap.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.
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