The Bluebell Railway's Locomotives

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Fenchurch at Horsted Keynes - Richard Salmon - 30 October 2023

Locomotive Stock List

This stock list provides access to photographs and web pages for each engine. The Operational Locomotives page gives more detailed information about those you will find working the
trains, and the Locomotive Roster indicates which we expect to be working on any particular day.
 
Right: LB&SCR No. 72 ‘Fenchurch’ was the first of the Stroudley Terriers to enter service, in 1872. Famous as the oldest steam locomotive on British Railways for many years prior to its sale to the Bluebell in 1964, it has recently returned to service on the Bluebell following an overhaul which saw it fitted with its second new firebox during its time in preservation, and a new cylinder block.
Photo by Richard Salmon, taken at Horsted Keynes on 30 October 2023
 
The Bluebell Railway has the UK’s largest and most comprehensive collection of locomotives from the former Southern Railway and its three main constituents. It also, surprisingly, has the largest collection of BR standard design steam locomotives. This is the finest collection outside of the National Railway Museum in York and Shildon, and many are unique survivors of their particular design (indicated *). Bold is used to inicate date of construction.


London Brighton & South Coast Railway (LB&SCR)
72 ‘Fenchurch’ A1-class “Terrier” 0-6-0T 1872  Available for service
55 ‘Stepney’ A1X-class “Terrier” 0-6-0T 1875  Static display, awaiting overhaul
B473 (‘Birch Grove’) E4-class* “Radial Tank” 0-6-2T 1898  Static display, awaiting overhaul
32424 ‘Beachy Head’ H2-class* “Brighton Atlantic” 4-4-2  reconstructing this 1911 locomotiveBLUEBELL ATLANTIC PROJECT

South Eastern Railway (SER)
65 O1-class* 0-6-0 1896 (rebuilt 1908)  Available for service

South Eastern & Chatham Railway (SE&CR)
592 C-class* 0-6-0 1902  Static display, awaiting overhaul
263 H-class* 0-4-4T 1905  Overhaul in progress
27 P-class 0-6-0T 1910  Overhaul in progressPROJECT 27
178 P-class 0-6-0T 1910  Stored undercover at Margate, awaiting overhaul
323 ‘Bluebell’ P-class 0-6-0T 1910  Overhaul in progress

London & South Western Railway (L&SWR)
30583 (488) 415-class* “Adams Radial” 4-4-2T 1885  Pre-overhaul assessment
96 ‘Normandy’ B4-class “Dock Tank” 0-4-0T 1893  Under overhaulBulleid Society web page

North London Railway (NLR)
27505 “Goods Engine”* 0-6-0T 1880  Static display, awaiting overhaul

Great Western Railway (GWR)
6989 ‘Wightwick Hall’ “Modified Hall” 4-6-0 1948  Operational – visiting from Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
9017 ‘Earl of Berkeley’ “Dukedog”* 4-4-0 1938  On loan to the Museum at the Vale of Rheidol Railway in Aberystwyth

Southern Railway (SR)
1618 U-class 2-6-0 1928  Static display, awaiting overhaulMaunsell Loco Soc web page
1638 U-class 2-6-0 1931  Static display, awaiting overhaulMaunsell Loco Soc web page
928 ‘Stowe’ V-class “Schools” 4-4-0 1934  Overhaul in progressMaunsell Loco Soc web page
847 S15-class 4-6-0 1936  Static display, awaiting overhaulMaunsell Loco Soc web page
30541 Q-class* 0-6-0 1939  Overhaul in progress, off siteMaunsell Loco Soc web page
21C123 ‘Blackmoor Vale’ Bulleid “West Country” 4-6-2 1946  Dismantling for overhaulBulleid Society web page
34059 ‘Sir Archibald Sinclair’ Bulleid “Battle of Britain” 4-6-2 1947 (rebuilt 1960)  Available for serviceBulleid Society web page

British Railways (BR)
73082 ‘Camelot’ Standard Class 5 “Standard Arthur” 4-6-0 1955  Available for serviceCamelot Loco Soc web site
75027 Standard Class 4 4-6-0 1954  Static display, awaiting overhaul
84030 Standard Class 2 2-6-2T* 1956  Under restoration/conversion to tank engineBR STANDARD CLASS 2 TANK PROJECT
(originally 2-6-0 No. 78059)
80100 Standard Class 4 2-6-4T 1955  Ex-Barry Scrapyard condition, stored awaiting restoration
80151 Standard Class 4 2-6-4T 1957  Available for service
92240 “9F” Standard Class 9 2-10-0 1958  Being prepared for overhaulAWAKE THE GIANT

Ex-Industrial locomotives
3 ‘Captain Baxter’ Fletcher Jennings* 0-4-0T 1877  Static display, awaiting overhaul
4 ‘Sharpthorn’ Manning Wardle K-class 0-6-0ST 1877  Cosmetic restoration starting
957 Howard 4w p.m.* 1926  Nominally available for service
10241 Sentinel/Rolls-Royce 4w d.h. 1966 (rebuilt Thomas Hill, No.247V, 1973)  Available for shunting in C&W yard

British Railways Diesel and Electro-diesel locomotives
D4106 (09018) Class 09 350hp Shunter 0-6-0DE 1961  Operational
D6570 ‘Ashford’ (33052) BRCW Type 3 “KA-2B” (Class 33/0) 1961  Undergoing overhaul
E6040 ‘The Bluebell Railway’ (73133) “JB” (Class 73/1) Electro-diesel Locomotive 1966  Operational

* indicates a unique survivor of its type/class.
Many of these locomotives are on static display in SteamWorks! and the Loco Shed at Sheffield Park when not in use.
For safety reasons, those undergoing repairs in the Loco Works are not accessible.
The steam crane is listed in the Wagon Stock List.

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Last updated by Richard Salmon, 22 May 2024