7714

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7714 was built in 1930 by Kerr, Stuart.

It was based at Birkenhead when the railways were nationalised in 1948 and remained there until in moved to Wrexham Rhosddu in December 1958 but was withdrawn from service shortly afterwards in January 1959. It was sold to the National Coal Board (NCB) in 1959 and was used at Penallta colliery.

At the time it was sold to the NCB it had completed 520,259 miles in service.

In 1973 it was bought by the Severn Valley Railway and was first steamed in 1992 after an extensive overhaul. It was withdrawn from service in 2009.

7714 underwent its steam test in July 2016 and the boiler was lifted back onto its frames the following month. The overhaul was completed in November 2016 and 7714 returned to traffic on the SVR.

 

Home Base Current Status Owner
Severn Valley Railway Operational Severn Valley Railway
7714 at Highley-2010.jpg 7714 in the Engine House at Highley on the Severn Valley Railway-2010
7714-Ho;t-2017.jpg 7714 at Holt on the North Norfolk Railway with an early morning train-2017
7714-Holt-2017.jpg 7714 at Holt on the North Norfolk Railway-2017
7714 & 92203 Black Prince-Sheringham-2017.jpg 7714 pilots 92203 Black Prince into Sheringham on the North Norfolk Railway-2017
7714-Sheringham-2017b.jpg 7714 at Sheringham on the North Norfolk Railway-2017
7714-Sheringham-2017c.jpg 7714 at Sheringham on the North Norfolk Railway-2017
7714-Sheringham-2017d.jpg 7714 at Sheringham on the North Norfolk Railway-2017
7714 & 69523-Holt-2017.jpg 7714 & 69523 at Holt on the North Norfolk Railway-2017
7714b.jpg 7714 takes water at Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway whilst 65462 prepares to leave-2017

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