List of GWR 4073 Class locomotives

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Below is a list of all 171 GWR Castle Class engines, built between August 1923 and August 1950.

Key to table
Preserved Scrapped
Numbers First Name Second Name Built Withdrawn Notes
111 Viscount Churchill Sep 1924 Jul 1953 Rebuilt from 111 The Great Bear
4000 North Star Nov 1929 May 1957 Rebuilt from Star Class 4000
4009 / 100 A1 Shooting Star Lloyds Apr 1925 May 1950 Rebuilt from Star Class 4009. Renumbered and renamed January 1936. Temporary fitted with oil firing in the 1940s.[1] First to be withdrawn.
4016 Knight of the Golden Fleece The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) Oct 1925 Sep 1951 Rebuilt from Star Class 4016. Renamed January 1938. Nameplate & crest on display at Somerset County Museum, Taunton
4032 Queen Alexandra Apr 1926 September 1951 Rebuilt from Star Class 4032
4037 Queen Philippa The South Wales Borderers Jun 1926 Sep 1962 Rebuilt from Star Class 4037. Renamed March 1937
4073 Caerphilly Castle Aug 1923 May 1960 Preserved at Swindon Steam Railway Museum
4074 Caldicot Castle Dec 1923 May 1963
4075 Cardiff Castle Jan 1924 Nov 1961
4076 Carmarthen Castle Feb 1924 Feb 1963
4077 Chepstow Castle Feb 1924 Aug 1962
4078 Pembroke Castle Feb 1924 Jul 1962
4079 Pendennis Castle Feb 1924 May 1964 Preserved at Didcot Railway Centre; under restoration
4080 Powderham Castle Mar 1924 Aug 1964
4081 Warwick Castle Mar 1924 Jan 1963
4082 Windsor Castle 7013 Bristol Castle Apr 1924 Sep 1964 Swapped name and number with 7013 Bristol Castle in February 1952
4083 Abbotsbury Castle May 1925 Dec 1961
4084 Aberystwyth Castle May 1925 Oct 1960
4085 Berkeley Castle May 1925 May 1962
4086 Builth Castle Jun 1925 Apr 1962
4087 Cardigan Castle Jun 1925 Oct 1963
4088 Dartmouth Castle Jul 1925 May 1964
4089 Donnington Castle Jul 1925 Sep 1964
4090 Dorchester Castle Jul 1925 Jun 1963
4091 Dudley Castle Jul 1925 Jan 1959 First ‘new-built’ Castle to be withdrawn
4092 Dunraven Castle Aug 1925 December 1961
4093 Dunster Castle May 1926 Sep 1964
4094 Dynevor Castle May 1926 Mar 1962
4095 Harlech Castle Jun 1926 Dec 1962
4096 Highclere Castle Jun 1926 Jan 1963
4097 Kenilworth Castle Jun 1926 May 1960
4098 Kidwelly Castle Jul 1926 Dec 1963
4099 Kilgerran Castle Aug 1926 Sep 1962
5000 Launceston Castle Sep 1926 Oct 1964
5001 Llandovery Castle Sep 1926 Feb 1963
5002 Ludlow Castle Sep 1926 Sep 1964
5003 Lulworth Castle May 1927 Aug 1962
5004 Llanstephan Castle Jun 1927 Apr 1962 Used in the 1936 movie "The Last Journey" Also appears in 1949 Ealing Studios movie 'Run for your Money'
5005 Manorbier Castle Jun 1927 Feb 1960 This is the only Castle Class to carry streamlining but this was experimental'
5006 Tregenna Castle Jun 1927 Apr 1962
5007 Rougemont Castle Jun 1927 Sep 1962
5008 Raglan Castle Jun 1927 Sep 1962
5009 Shrewsbury Castle Jun 1927 Oct 1960
5010 Restormel Castle Jul 1927 Oct 1959
5011 Tintagel Castle Jul 1927 Sep 1962
5012 Berry Pomeroy Castle Jul 1927 Apr 1962
5013 Abergavenny Castle Jun 1932 Jul 1962
5014 Goodrich Castle Jun 1932 Feb 1965
5015 Kingswear Castle Jul 1932 Apr 1963
5016 Montgomery Castle Jul 1932 Sep 1962
5017 St. Donat's Castle The Gloucestershire Regiment 28th 61st Jul 1932 Sep 1962 Renamed April 1954
5018 St Mawes Castle Jul 1932 Mar 1964
5019 Treago Castle Jul 1932 Sep 1962
5020 Trematon Castle Jul 1932 Nov 1962
5021 Whittington Castle Aug 1932 Sep 1962
5022 Wigmore Castle Aug 1932 Jun 1963
5023 Brecon Castle Apr 1934 Feb 1963
5024 Carew Castle Apr 1934 May 1962
5025 Chirk Castle Apr 1934 Nov 1963
5026 Criccieth Castle Apr 1934 Nov 1964
5027 Farleigh Castle Apr 1934 Nov 1962
5028 Llantilio Castle May 1934 May 1960
5029 Nunney Castle May 1934 Dec 1963 Preserved - Rescued from Barry in May 1976. Seen pulling "The Elgar Explorer" at Ascot Under Wychwood on 1 December 2001 [1]. At Tyseley for an intermediate overhaul as of December 2005. Overhaul completed in April 2008 and has been passed for mainline service.
5030 Shirburn Castle May 1934 Sep 1962
5031 Totnes Castle May 1934 Oct 1963
5032 Usk Castle May 1934 Sep 1962
5033 Broughton Castle May 1935 Sep 1962
5034 Corfe Castle May 1935 September 1962
5035 Coity Castle May 1935 May 1962
5036 Lyonshall Castle May 1935 Sep 1962 Briefly seen at 'Mallingford' station in the 1953 Ealing Comedy film "The Titfield Thunderbolt".
5037 Monmouth Castle May 1935 Mar 1964
5038 Morlais Castle Jun 1935 Sep 1963
5039 Rhuddlan Castle Jun 1935 Jun 1964 Temporary fitted with oil firing in the 1940s.[1]
5040 Stokesay Castle Jun 1935 Oct 1963
5041 Tiverton Castle Jul 1935 Dec 1963
5042 Winchester Castle Jul 1935 Jun 1965
5043 Barbury Castle Earl of Mount Edgcumbe Mar 1936 Dec 1963 Renamed September 1937. Preserved
5044 Beverston Castle Earl of Dunraven Mar 1936 Apr 1962 Renamed September 1937
5045 Bridgwater Castle Earl of Dudley Mar 1936 Sep 1962 Renamed September 1937
5046 Clifford Castle Earl Cawdor Apr 1936 Sep 1962 Renamed August 1937
5047 Compton Castle Earl of Dartmouth Apr 1936 Sep 1962 Renamed August 1937
5048 Cranbrook Castle Earl of Devon Apr 1936 Aug 1962 Renamed August 1937
5049 Denbigh Castle Earl of Plymouth Apr 1936 Mar 1963 Renamed August 1937
5050 Devizes Castle Earl of St Germans May 1936 Aug 1963 Renamed August 1937
5051 Drysllwyn Castle Earl Bathurst May 1936 May 1963 Renamed August 1937. Preserved at Didcot Railway Centre. Carries either name, alternately.
5052 Eastnor Castle Earl of Radnor May 1936 Sep 1962 Renamed July 1937
5053 Bishop's Castle Earl Cairns May 1936 Jul 1962 Renamed August 1937
5054 Lamphey Castle Earl of Ducie Jun 1936 Nov 1964 Renamed September 1937
5055 Lydford Castle Earl of Eldon Jun 1936 Oct 1964 Renamed August 1937
5056 Ogmore Castle Earl of Powis Jun 1936 Nov 1964 Renamed September 1937
5057 Penrice Castle Earl Waldegrave Jun 1936 Mar 1964 Renamed October 1937
5058 Newport Castle Earl of Clancarty May 1937 Mar 1963 Renamed September 1937
5059 Powis Castle Earl St Aldwyn May 1937 Jun 1962 Renamed October 1937
5060 Sarum Castle Earl of Berkeley Jun 1937 Apr 1963 Renamed October 1937
5061 Sudeley Castle Earl of Birkenhead Jun 1937 Sep 1962 Renamed October 1937
5062 Tenby Castle Earl of Shaftesbury Jun 1937 Aug 1962 Renamed November 1937
5063 Thornbury Castle Earl Baldwin Jun 1937 Feb 1965 Renamed July 1937
5064 Tretower Castle Bishop's Castle Jun 1937 Sep 1962 Renamed September 1937
5065 Upton Castle Newport Castle Jul 1937 Jan 1963 Renamed September 1937
5066 Wardour Castle Sir Felix Pole Jul 1937 Sep 1962 Renamed April 1956
5067 St Fagans Castle Jul 1937 Jul 1962
5068 Beverston Castle Jun 1938 Sep 1962
5069 Isambard Kingdom Brunel Jun 1938 Feb 1962
5070 Sir Daniel Gooch Jun 1938 Mar 1964
5071 Clifford Castle Spitfire Jun 1938 Oct 1963 Renamed September 1940
5072 Compton Castle Hurricane Jun 1938 Oct 1962 Renamed November 1940
5073 Cranbrook Castle Blenheim Jul 1938 Mar 1964 Renamed January 1941
5074 Denbigh Castle Hampden Jul 1938 May 1964 Renamed January 1941
5075 Devizes Castle Wellington Aug 1938 Sep 1962 Renamed October 1940
5076 Drysllwyn Castle Gladiator Aug 1938 Sep 1964 Renamed January 1941
5077 Eastnor Castle Fairey Battle Aug 1938 Jul 1962 Renamed October 1940
5078 Lamphey Castle Beaufort May 1939 Nov 1962 Renamed January 1941
5079 Lydford Castle Lysander May 1939 May 1960 Renamed November 1940. Temporary fitted with oil firing in the 1940s.[1]
5080 Ogmore Castle Defiant May 1939 Apr 1963 Renamed January 1941. Preserved
5081 Penrice Castle Lockheed Hudson May 1939 Oct 1963 Renamed January 1941
5082 Powis Castle Swordfish Jun 1939 Jul 1962 Renamed January 1941
5083 Bath Abbey Jun 1937 Jan 1959 Rebuilt from Star Class 4063. Temporary fitted with oil firing in the 1940s.[1]
5084 Reading Abbey Apr 1937 Jul 1962 Rebuilt from Star Class 4064
5085 Evesham Abbey Jul 1939 Feb 1964 Rebuilt from Star Class 4065
5086 Viscount Horne Dec 1937 Nov 1958 Rebuilt from Star Class 4066
5087 Tintern Abbey Nov 1940 Aug 1963 Rebuilt from Star Class 4067
5088 Llanthony Abbey Feb 1939 Sep 1962 Rebuilt from Star Class 4068
5089 Westminster Abbey Oct 1939 Sep 1964 Rebuilt from Star Class 4069
5090 Neath Abbey Apr 1939 May 1962 Rebuilt from Star Class 4070
5091 Cleeve Abbey Dec 1938 Oct 1964 Rebuilt from Star Class 4071. Temporary fitted with oil firing in the 1940s.[1]
5092 Tresco Abbey Apr 1938 Jul 1963 Rebuilt from Star Class 4072
5093 Upton Castle Jun 1939 Sep 1963
5094 Tretower Castle Jun 1939 Sep 1962
5095 Barbury Castle Jun 1939 Aug 1962
5096 Bridgwater Castle Jun 1939 Jun 1964
5097 Sarum Castle Jul 1939 Mar 1963
5098 Clifford Castle May 1946 Jun 1964
5099 Compton Castle May 1946 Feb 1963
7000 Viscount Portal May 1946 Dec 1963
7001 Denbigh Castle Sir James Milne May 1946 Sep 1963 Renamed February 1948
7002 Devizes Castle Jun 1946 Mar 1964
7003 Elmley Castle Jun 1946 Aug 1964
7004 Eastnor Castle Jun 1946 Jan 1964
7005 Lamphey Castle Sir Edward Elgar Jun 1946 Sep 1964 Renamed August 1957
7006 Lydford Castle Jun 1946 Dec 1963
7007 Ogmore Castle Great Western Jul 1946 Feb 1963 Renamed January 1948
7008 Swansea Castle May 1948 Sep 1964
7009 Athelney Castle May 1948 Mar 1963
7010 Avondale Castle Jun 1948 Mar 1964
7011 Banbury Castle Jun 1948 Feb 1965
7012 Barry Castle Jun 1948 Nov 1964
7013 Bristol Castle 4082 Windsor Castle Jul 1948 Feb 1965 Swapped name and number with 4082 Windsor Castle in February 1952
7014 Caerhays Castle Jul 1948 Feb 1965
7015 Carn Brea Castle Jul 1948 Apr 1963
7016 Chester Castle Aug 1948 Nov 1962
7017 G. J. Churchward Aug 1948 Feb 1963 Only Castle class name with full stops
7018 Drysllwyn Castle May 1949 Sep 1963
7019 Fowey Castle May 1949 Sep 1964
7020 Gloucester Castle May 1949 Sep 1963
7021 Haverfordwest Castle Jun 1949 Sep 1963
7022 Hereford Castle Jun 1949 Jun 1965
7023 Penrice Castle Jun 1949 Feb 1965
7024 Powis Castle Jun 1949 Feb 1965
7025 Sudeley Castle Aug 1949 Sep 1964
7026 Tenby Castle Aug 1949 Oct 1964
7027 Thornbury Castle Aug 1949 Dec 1963 Preserved
7028 Cadbury Castle May 1950 Dec 1963
7029 Clun Castle May 1950 Dec 1965 Last Castle to be withdrawn. Preserved
7030 Cranbrook Castle Jun 1950 Feb 1963
7031 Cromwell's Castle Jun 1950 Jul 1963
7032 Denbigh Castle Jun 1950 Sep 1964
7033 Hartlebury Castle Jul 1950 Jan 1963
7034 Ince Castle Aug 1950 Jun 1965
7035 Ogmore Castle Aug 1950 Aug 1965
7036 Taunton Castle Aug 1950 Sep 1963
7037 Swindon Aug 1950 Mar 1963

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "GWR oil - fired locomotives". The Great Western Archive. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  • Haresnape, Brian (1978). Collett and Hawksworth Locomotives—A Pictorial History. Ian Allan Ltd. ISBN 0-7110-0869-8.
  • Daniel, John. "4073 'Castle' class". The Great Western Archive. Retrieved 27 December 2008.