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BR Standard Class 7P6F 'Britannia' 4-6-2

Introduced: 1951.
Boiler pressure: 250 psi.
Cylinders: (O) 20" x 28".
Driving wheel diameter: 6' 2".
Tractive effort: 32,150 lbs.
Weight: locomotive: 94 tons.

70001 Lord Hurcomb
Built: BR Crewe Works.
To traffic: 14th February, 1951. Allocated to Stratford (30A).
Reallocated to Norwich Thorpe (32A): 31st January, 1959.
Reallocated to March (31B): 16th September, 1961.
Reallocated to Willesden (1A): 30th march, 1963.
Reallocated to Aston (2J): 14th December, 1963.
Reallocated to Carlisle Kingmoor (12A): 10th October, 1964.
Withdrawn: 3rd September, 1966.
Scrapped by Motherwell Machinery and Scrap, Wishaw: December 1966.


BR Standard Class 7 Britannia 4-6-2 No. 70001, formerly named Lord Hurcomb, passes Gretna Junction with a Manchester to Glasgow Central express during July 1965. Towards the rear of the train, the Glasgow, Dumfries & Carlisle line can be seen diverging westwards towards Gretna and Annan. [P.J. Robinson]

70003 John Bunyan
Built: BR Crewe Works.
to traffic: 1st March, 1951, allocated to Stratford (30A).
Reallocated to Norwich Thorpe (32A): 31st January, 1959.
Reallocated to March (31B): 15th July, 1961.
Reallocated to Carlisle Kingmoor (12A): 7th December, 1963.
Withdrawn: 25th March, 1967.
Scrapped by Campbell's, Airdrie: November 1967.


BR Standard Class 7 Britannia 4-6-2 No. 70003, devoid of its John Bunyan nameplates, approaches the distant signal for Beattock Summit with a northbound train on 31st July, 1965. Assisting at the rear is BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T No. 80045. [John G. Robin]

70005 JOHN MILTON
Built: BR Crewe Works.
To traffic: 7th April, 1951, allocated to Stratford (30A).
Reallocated to RugbyTesting Station: 29th December, 1951.
Reallocated to Stratford (30A): 16th February, 1952.
Reallocated to Norwich Thorpe (32A): 31st January, 1959.
Reallocated to March (31B): 16th September, 1961.
Reallocated to Willesden (1A): 30th March, 1963.
Reallocated to Aston (2J): 14th December, 1963.
Reallocated to Carlisle Kingmoor (12A): 10th October, 1964.
Withdrawn: 29th July, 1967.
Scrapped by Campbell's, Airdrie: 10th January, 1968.


In filthy external condition and without its nameplates, BR Standard Class 7 Britannia 4-6-2 No. 70005 JOHN MILTON approaches Beattock Station with a southbound train of cattle wagons and parcels vans on 31st May, 1966. On the right, the track of the short Moffatt Branch, which had been closed on 6th April, 1964, can be seen curving away. [Hugh Ballantyne]

70018 Flying Dutchman
Built: BR Crewe Works.
To traffic: 25th June, 1951. Not allocated.
Reallocated to Old Oak Common (81A): 30th September, 1951.
Reallocated to Cardiff Canton (86C): 29th December, 1956.
Reallocated to Carlisle Canal (12C): 16th September, 1961.
Reallocated to Longsight (9A): 19th May, 1962.
Reallocated to Crewe North (5A): 15th September, 1962.
Reallocated to Crewe South (5B): 29th May, 1965.
Reallocated to Carlisle Upperby (12B): 5th March, 1966.
Reallocated to Carlisle Kingmoor (12A): 17th December, 1966.
Withdrawn: 24th December, 1966.
Scrapped by Motherwell Machinery and Scrap, Wishaw: 16th May, 1967.


BR Standard Class 7P6F Britannia 4-6-2 No. 70018 Flying Dutchman stands at Polmadie Shed, Glasgow, on 19th May, 1962. [David C. Smith]



70020 Mercury


An ex-LNER Class J38 0-6-0 waits at the signal on the 'up' main line with a Class K mixed goods train as BR Standard Class 7 4-6-2 No. 70020 Mercury departs from the 'up' sidings at Millerhill Yard with the 3.25pm Class D goods train to Carlisle Kingmoor Yard on 8th May, 1963. [David Anderson]



70032 Tennyson
Built: BR Crewe Works.
To traffic: 10th December, 1952. Allocated to Holyhead (6J).
Reallocated to Longsight (9A): 24th January, 1953.
Reallocated to Trafford Park (LMS) (9E): 6th February, 1960.
Reallocated to Willesden (1A): 14th January, 1961.
Reallocated to Carlisle Kingmoor (12A): 10th October, 1964.
Reallocated to Carlisle Upperby (12B): 7th November, 1964.
Reallocated to Carlisle Kingmoor (12A): 17th December, 1966.
Withdrawn: September 1967.
Scrapped by J. McWilliams, Shettleston: 1st February, 1968.


BR Standard Class 7 Britannia 4-6-2 No. 70032, formerly Tennyson, passes Strawfrank Junction with a southbound Glasgow Fair train of empty carriage stock on 31st July, 1965. [W.S. Sellar]

70036 Boadicea
Built: BR Crewe Works.
To traffic: 23rd December, 1952. Allocated to Stratford (30A).
Reallocated to Norwich Thorpe (32A): 31st January, 1959.
Reallocated to March (31B): 26th November, 1960.
Reallocated to Immingham (40B): 7th October, 1961.
Reallocated to Carlisle Upperby (12B): 7th December, 1963.
Reallocated to Carlisle Kingmoor (12A): 29th February, 1964.
Withdrawn: 15th October, 1966.
Scrapped by Motherwell Machinery and Scrap, Wishaw: January 1967.


Filthy BR Class 7 4-6-2 No. 70036 Boadicea heads north from Stonehaven with a Class E goods train on 29th June, 1966. [Derek Penney]

70045 Lord Rowallan
Built: BR Crewe Works.
To traffic, allocated to Holyhead (6J): 14th June, 1954.
Reallocated to Chester (Midland) (6A): 7th November, 1959.
Reallocated to Crewe North (5A): 21st November, 1959.
Reallocated to Camden (1B): 12th December, 1959.
Reallocated to Newton Heath (26A): 16th January, 1960.
Reallocated to Neasden (14D): 16th September, 1961.
Reallocated to Aston (21D): 30th June, 1962.
Reallocated to Holyhead (6J): 8th December, 1962.
Reallocated to Oxley (2B): 19th June, 1965.
Reallocated to Banbury (2D): 2nd October, 1965.
Reallocated to Carlisle Kingmoor (12A): 8th January, 1966.
Withdrawn: 30th December, 1967.
Scrapped by T.W. Ward, Beighton: 27th February, 1968.


BR Standard Class 7 4-6-2 No. 70045, formerly named Lord Rowallan, is seen (centre) at Polmadie Shed during August 1966. No. 70045 was built at Crewe Works and entered service in June 1954, and was withdrawn in December 1967. [George Woods]


BR Standard Class 7 4-6-2 No. 70045, formerly named Lord Rowallan, is seen at Polmadie Shed during August 1966. [George Woods]


BR Standard Class 7 4-6-2 No. 70045, formerly named Lord Rowallan, is seen at Polmadie Shed during August 1966. [George Woods]



70051 FIRTH OF FORTH


BR Standard Class 7 Britannia 4-6-2 No. 70051 FIRTH OF FORTH passes slowly through a temporary speed restriction at a location around one mile to the north of Beattock Summit with a fifteen-car express from Glasgow Central to Liverpool and Manchester during June 1957. [W.J.V. Anderson]
Tags: class 7 4-6-2
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