Polyrus

Polyrus

Posted on 09/29/2015


Photo taken on August 27, 2015


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61264
departmental locomotive
class B1
british railways
steam loco
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Woodhams scrapyard
Barry


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61264 at Barry scrapyard - May 1973

61264 at Barry scrapyard - May 1973 

A scanned image of an old slide showing 61264 as Departmental Locomotive No. 29 at Woodham's scrapyard on Barry Island.

61264, built by the North British Locomotive Company in Glasgow during 1947, spent its entire working life with British Railways, allocated to the Eastern Region.

I would have seen this loco several times in my youth as it was based locally to me for the last seven years of its life with BR. 61264 was withdrawn from regular service by BR late in 1965. It was then transferred to departmental stock as number 29 and was used as a static boiler for the purpose of carriage heating in Nottingham until the spring of 1968 when it was then sold as scrap to Woodham Brothers in Barry, arriving there by rail a few months later.

Following her rescue from the scrapyard in 1976, this B1 loco returned to steam in 1997 after a 20-year expensive restoration.

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