May 5th, 2017

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Withdrawn: 3rd September, 1966.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]

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