British Rail Eastern Region departmental locomotives

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In 1952, the Eastern Region of British Rail introduced its own series for departmental (non-revenue earning) vehicles, including locomotives. Numbers were allocated from 1 to 1000, with blocks of 100 numbers allocated to specific types of vehicle. This page only lists the locomotives (steam, diesel and electric), which took the number 1 to 100. This block was split as follows:

  • 1-30 : Great Northern section (maintained at Doncaster)
  • 31-50 : Great Eastern section (maintained at Stratford)
  • 51-100: North Eastern section (maintained at Darlington)

The Great Northern list later expanded to take numbers 31 and 32 from the Great Eastern list. Also included on this page is a former diesel locomotive that had been converted as a mobile power unit and numbered in the 9xx block used for miscellaneous vehicles.


Key: In use Withdrawn Preserved Renumbered Returned to normal traffic Scrapped


Great Northern section

Number Previous Number(s) Previous Class Converted Use Withdrawn Disposal
1 68845 J52 1952 Steam shunter 1958 Scrapped (1958)
2 (1st) 68816 J52 1952 Steam shunter 1956 Scrapped (1956)
2 (2nd) 68858 J52 1956 Steam shunter 1961 Scrapped (1961)
3 68181 Y3 1952 Steam shunter 1959 Scrapped (1959)
4 68132 Y1 1952 Steam shunter 1959 Scrapped (1959)
5 68165 Y3 1953 Steam shunter 1958 Scrapped (1958)
6 68133 Y1 1953 Steam shunter 1955 Scrapped (1955)
7 68166 Y3 1953 Steam shunter 1964 Scrapped (1964)
8 68183 Y3 1955 Steam shunter 1959 Scrapped (1959)
9 68840 J52 1958 Steam shunter 1961 Scrapped (1961)
10 68911 J50 1961 Steam shunter 1965 Scrapped (1965)
11 68914 J50 1961 Steam shunter 1965 Scrapped (1965)
12 68917 J50 1962 Steam shunter 1965 Scrapped (1965)
13 68928 J50 1962 Steam shunter 1965 Scrapped (1965)
14 68961 J50 1962 Steam shunter 1965 Scrapped (1965)
15 68971 J50 1962 Steam shunter 1965 Scrapped (1965)
16 68976 J50 1962 Steam shunter 1965 Scrapped (1965)
17 61059 B1 1963 Stationary boiler for carriage warming 1966 Scrapped (1966)
18 61181 B1 1963 Stationary boiler for carriage warming 1965 Scrapped (1966)
19 61204 B1 1963 Stationary boiler for carriage warming 1966 Scrapped (1966)
20 61205 B1 1963 Stationary boiler for carriage warming 1965 Scrapped (1966)
21 (1st) 68162 Y3 1956 Steam shunter 1960 Scrapped (1960)
21 (2nd) 61233 B1 1963 Stationary boiler for carriage warming 1966 Scrapped (1966)
22 61252 B1 1963 Stationary boiler for carriage warming 1964 Scrapped (1966)
23 61300 B1 1963 Stationary boiler for carriage warming 1965 Scrapped (1966)
24 (1st) 61323 B1 1963 Stationary boiler for carriage warming 1963 Scrapped (1964)
24 (2nd) 61375 B1 1963 Stationary boiler for carriage warming 1966 Scrapped (1966)
25 61272 B1 1965 Stationary boiler for carriage warming 1966 Scrapped (1966)
26 61138 B1 1965 Stationary boiler for carriage warming 1967 Scrapped (1968)
27 61105 B1 1965 Stationary boiler for carriage warming 1966 Scrapped (1966)
28 61194 B1 1965 Stationary boiler for carriage warming 1966 Scrapped (1966)
29 61264 B1 1965 Stationary boiler for carriage warming 1967 Preserved
30 61050 B1 1966 Stationary boiler for carriage warming 1968 Scrapped (1968)
31 (2nd) 61051 B1 1966 Stationary boiler for carriage warming 1966 Scrapped (1966)
32 (2nd) 61315 B1 1966 Stationary boiler for carriage warming 1968 Scrapped (1968)

Great Eastern section

Number Previous Number(s) Previous Class Converted Use Withdrawn Disposal
31 (1st) 68383 J66 1952 Steam shunter 1959 Scrapped (1959)
32 (1st) 68370 J66 1952 Steam shunter 1962 Scrapped (1962)
33 68129 Y4 1952 Steam shunter 1963 Scrapped (1964)
34 68088 Y7 1952 Steam shunter 1952 Preserved
35 68668 J92 1952 Steam crane tank 1952 Scrapped (1952)
36 68378 J66 1952 Steam shunter 1959 Scrapped (1959)
37 68130 Y1 1953 Steam shunter 1956 Scrapped (1956)
38 68168 Y3 1953 Steam shunter 1959 Scrapped (1959)
39 68131 Y1 1953 Steam shunter 1963 Scrapped (1963)
40 68173 Y3 1953 Steam shunter 1964 Scrapped (1964)
41 68177 Y3 1953 Steam shunter 1963 Scrapped (1963)
42 68178 Y3 1953 Steam shunter 1960 Scrapped (1960)
43 68532 J69 1959 Steam shunter 1959 Scrapped (1959)
44 68498 J69 1959 Steam shunter 1962 Scrapped (1962)
45 68543 J69 1959 Steam shunter 1962 Scrapped (1962)

North Eastern section

Number Previous Number(s) Previous Class Converted Use Withdrawn Disposal
51 68136 Y1 1952 Steam shunter 1956 Scrapped (1956)
52 11104 - 1953 Diesel shunter, West Hartlepool 1967 Scrapped (1967)
53 68152 Y1 1954 Steam shunter 1959 Scrapped (1959)
54 68153 Y1 1954 Steam shunter 1961 Preserved
55 68091 Y8 1954 Steam shunter 1956 Scrapped (1956)
56 - - New (1955) Diesel shunter, Hull 1970 Scrapped (1980)
57 68160 Y3 1956 Steam shunter 1961 Scrapped (1961)
58 69005 J72 1964 Steam shunter 1967 Scrapped (1968)
59 69023 J72 1964 Steam shunter 1966 Preserved
81 - 01 New (1958) Diesel shunter, Peterborough 1967 Transferred capital stock - D2956
82 - - New (1958) Diesel shunters 1970 Scrapped (1980)
83 - - New (1958) Diesel shunters 1970 Scrapped (1970)
84 - - New (1958) Diesel shunters 1970 Scrapped (1970)
85 - - New (1961) Diesel shunters 1970 Scrapped (1970)
86 - - New (1961) Diesel shunters 1970 Scrapped (1970)
87 - - New (1961) Diesel shunters 1970 Scrapped (1970)
88 D2612 05 1961 Diesel shunter 1967 Scrapped (1967)
89 D2615 05 1964 Diesel shunter 1967 Returned to capital stock
91 - 03 New (1958) Diesel shunters, Chesterton 1967 Transferred to capital stock - D2370
92 - 03 New (1958) Diesel shunters, Chesterton 1967 Transferred to capital stock - D2371
100 26510 EB1 1959 Electric shunting locomotive, Ilford depot 1963 Scrapped (1964)

Miscellaneous stock

Number Previous Number(s) Previous Class Converted Use Withdrawn Disposal
953 7055 / MPU2 Ex-LMS 1952 Mobile power generating unit 1964 Scrapped (1964)