List of SR West Country and Battle of Britain class locomotives

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A posed side-and-front view of another large 4-6-2 steam locomotive with a tender stored in a railway station siding. This is another locomotive with flat metal side sheets.
Un-rebuilt Battle of Britain class No. 34072 257 Squadron, as preserved, pictured at Swanage, Dorset

Below are the names and numbers of the steam locomotives that comprised the Bulleid light pacifics, the West Country and Battle of Britain classes of locomotives that ran on the British Southern Railway network. They represented a publicity success for the Southern Railway in highlighting the names of resorts served by the Southern Railway. The Battle of Britain class also constituted a roving memorial to the fighter pilots who fought during the Battle of Britain, and subsequently the actions of RAF Fighter Command as a whole.

Table of locomotive details[edit]

Key to notes:

  • BoB/NA – Battle of Britain locomotive that carried no coat of arms
  • C – Complete
  • GOE – carried Giesl oblong ejector, fitted 1962 (34064); mid-1980s (34092)
  • S – ex-Scrapyard, and awaiting future restoration
  • WC/NA – West Country locomotive that carried no coat of arms

Southern Railway batch[edit]

BR No. SR No. Name[1]
Builder When built Withdrawn Rebuilt
Current location of preserved locomotives
Notes
34001 21C101 Exeter Brighton May 1945 July 1967 November 1957
34002 21C102 Salisbury Brighton June 1945 April 1967
34003 21C103 Plymouth Brighton June 1945 September 1964 September 1957
34004 21C104 Yeovil Brighton July 1945 July 1967 February 1958
34005 21C105 Barnstaple Brighton July 1945 October 1966 June 1957
34006 21C106 Bude Brighton July 1945 March 1967
34007 21C107 Wadebridge Brighton August 1945 October 1965 Mid Hants Railway C, Withdrawn pending overhaul (2016), oldest surviving light pacific.
34008 21C108 Padstow Brighton September 1945 June 1967 June 1960
34009 21C109 Lyme Regis Brighton September 1945 October 1966 July 1960
34010 21C110 Sidmouth Brighton September 1945 March 1965 February 1959 Herston Works, Swanage (Southern Locomotives Ltd.) Under restoration
34011 21C111 Tavistock Brighton October 1945 November 1963
34012 21C112 Launceston Brighton October 1945 December 1966 January 1958
34013 21C113 Okehampton Brighton October 1945 July 1967 October 1957
34014 21C114 Budleigh Salterton Brighton November 1945 March 1965 March 1958
34015 21C115 Exmouth Brighton November 1945 April 1967
34016 21C116 Bodmin Brighton November 1945 June 1964 April 1958 Carnforth C,
Undergoing Restoration to Mainline standards
34017 21C117 Ilfracombe Brighton December 1945 October 1966 November 1957
34018 21C118 Axminster Brighton December 1945 July 1967 September 1958
34019 21C119 Bideford Brighton December 1945 March 1967
34020 21C120 Seaton Brighton December 1945 September 1964
34021 21C121 Dartmoor Brighton January 1946 July 1967 December 1957
34022 21C122 Exmoor Brighton January 1946 April 1965 December 1957 WC/NA
34023 21C123 Blackmoor Vale/
Blackmore Vale
Brighton February 1946 July 1967 Bluebell Railway C, WC/NA
(as-built, Coat of Arms added in preservation), Static Display pending overhaul
34024 21C124 Tamar Valley Brighton February 1946 July 1967 February 1961 WC/NA
34025 21C125 Whimple Brighton March 1946 July 1967 November 1957 WC/NA
34026 21C126 Yes Tor Brighton March 1946 September 1966 February 1958 WC/NA
34027 21C127 Taw Valley Brighton April 1946 August 1964 September 1957 Severn Valley Railway C, WC/NA (as-built, Coat of Arms added in preservation),
Operational (Loco is air braked but won't be going mainline).
34028 21C128 Eddystone Brighton April 1946 May 1964 August 1957 Swanage Railway C, WC/NA, Under overhaul (2016)
34029 21C129 Lundy Brighton May 1946 September 1964 December 1958 WC/NA
34030 21C130 Watersmeet Brighton May 1946 September 1964 WC/NA
34031 21C131 Torrington Brighton June 1946 February 1965 December 1958
34032 21C132 Camelford Brighton June 1946 October 1966 October 1960 WC/NA
34033 21C133 Chard Brighton July 1946 December 1965 WC/NA
34034 21C134 Honiton Brighton July 1946 July 1967 August 1960
34035 21C135 Shaftesbury Brighton July 1946 June 1963 WC/NA
34036 21C136 Westward Ho Brighton July 1946 July 1967 September 1960 WC/NA
34037 21C137 Clovelly Brighton August 1946 July 1967 March 1958 WC/NA
34038 21C138 Lynton Brighton September 1946 June 1966 WC/NA
34039 21C139 Boscastle Brighton September 1946 May 1965 January 1959 Great Central Railway C, WC/NA, Under overhaul
34040 21C140 Crewkerne Brighton September 1946 July 1967 October 1960
34041 21C141 Wilton Brighton October 1946 January 1966 WC/NA
34042 21C142 Dorchester Brighton October 1946 October 1965 January 1959
34043 21C143 Combe Martin Brighton October 1946 June 1963 WC/NA. Also featured in The Titfield Thunderbolt as the Bulleid Pacific in the opening scene.
34044 21C144 Woolacombe Brighton October 1946 May 1967 May 1960 WC/NA
34045 21C145 Ottery St Mary Brighton October 1946 June 1964 October 1958 WC/NA
34046 21C146 Braunton Brighton November 1946 October 1965 February 1959 Mainline Certified,
Home base at Southall
C, WC/NA
Operational, Mainline Certified. Owned by Jeremy Hosking, operated by Locomotive Services Ltd. Currently disguised as sister 34052 Lord Dowding.
34047 21C147 Callington Brighton November 1946 June 1967 October 1958 WC/NA
34048 21C148 Crediton Brighton November 1946 March 1966 March 1959
34049 21C149 Anti-Aircraft Command Brighton December 1946 December 1963
34050 21C150 Royal Observer Corps Brighton December 1946 August 1965 August 1958
34051 21C151 Winston Churchill Brighton December 1946 September 1965 National Railway Museum C, Static exhibit at National Railway Museum Shildon after cosmetic overhaul at Mid Hants Railway.
34052 21C152 Lord Dowding Brighton December 1946 July 1967 September 1958
34053 21C153 Sir Keith Park Brighton January 1947 October 1965 November 1958 Severn Valley Railway C, Operational
34054 21C154 Lord Beaverbrook Brighton January 1947 September 1964
34055 21C155 Fighter Pilot Brighton February 1947 June 1963
34056 21C156 Croydon Brighton February 1947 May 1967 December 1960
34057 21C157 Biggin Hill Brighton March 1947 May 1967
34058 21C158 Sir Frederick Pile Brighton March 1947 October 1964 November 1960 Mid Hants Railway S
34059 21C159 Sir Archibald Sinclair Brighton April 1947 May 1966 March 1960 Bluebell Railway C, Undergoing firebox repairs.
34060 21C160 25 Squadron Brighton April 1947 July 1967 November 1960
34061 21C161 73 Squadron Brighton April 1947 August 1964
34062 21C162 17 Squadron Brighton May 1947 June 1964 April 1959
34063 21C163 229 Squadron Brighton May 1947 August 1965
34064 21C164 Fighter Command Brighton July 1947 May 1966 GOE
34065 21C165 Hurricane Brighton July 1947 April 1964
34066 21C166 Spitfire Brighton September 1947 September 1966 Locomotive involved in the Lewisham disaster, 4 December 1957.
34067 21C167 Tangmere Brighton September 1947 November 1963 Mainline Certified,
Carnforth MPD
C, Withdrawn (2016), stored at Carnforth
34068 21C168 Kenley Brighton October 1947 December 1963
34069 21C169 Hawkinge Brighton October 1947 November 1963
34070 21C170 Manston Brighton November 1947 August 1964 Swanage Railway C, Operational

British Railways batch[edit]

BR No. Name[1]
Builder When built
Withdrawn
Rebuilt
Location of preserved locomotives
Notes
34071 601 Squadron Brighton April 1948 April 1967 May 1960
34072 257 Squadron Brighton April 1948 June 1964 Herston Works, Swanage (Southern Locomotives Ltd.)
C, Under overhaul
34073 249 Squadron Brighton May 1948 June 1964 Carnforth MPD S
34074 46 Squadron Brighton May 1948 June 1963
34075 264 Squadron Brighton June 1948 April 1964
34076 41 Squadron Brighton June 1948 January 1966
34077 603 Squadron Brighton July 1948 March 1967 July 1960
34078 222 Squadron Brighton July 1948 September 1964
34079 141 Squadron Brighton July 1948 February 1966
34080 74 Squadron Brighton August 1948 September 1964
34081 92 Squadron Brighton September 1948 August 1964 Nene Valley Railway C, Operational
34082 615 Squadron Brighton September 1948 April 1966 April 1960
34083 605 Squadron Brighton October 1948 June 1964
34084 253 Squadron Brighton November 1948 October 1965
34085 501 Squadron Brighton November 1948 September 1965 June 1960
34086 219 Squadron Brighton December 1948 June 1966
34087 145 Squadron Brighton December 1948 July 1967 December 1960
34088 213 Squadron Brighton December 1948 March 1967 April 1960
34089 602 Squadron Brighton December 1948 July 1967 November 1960
34090 Sir Eustace Missenden, Southern Railway Brighton February 1949 July 1967 August 1960
34091 Weymouth Brighton September 1949 September 1964
34092 City of Wells Brighton September 1949 November 1964 East Lancashire Railway C, GOE,
Operational
34093 Saunton Brighton October 1949 July 1967 May 1960 WC/NA
34094 Mortehoe Brighton October 1949 August 1964 WC/NA
34095 Brentor Eastleigh October 1949 July 1967 January 1961 WC/NA
34096 Trevone Brighton November 1949 September 1964 April 1961 WC/NA
34097 Holsworthy Eastleigh November 1949 April 1967 March 1961 WC/NA
34098 Templecombe Brighton December 1949 June 1967 February 1961 WC/NA
34099 Lynmouth Eastleigh December 1949 November 1964
34100 Appledore Brighton December 1949 July 1967 September 1960 WC/NA
34101 Hartland Eastleigh February 1950 July 1966 September 1960 North Yorkshire Moors Railway C, WC/NA
Under overhaul
34102 Lapford Eastleigh March 1950 July 1967 WC/NA
34103 Calstock Brighton February 1950 September 1965 WC/NA
34104 Bere Alston Eastleigh April 1950 June 1967 May 1961 WC/NA
34105 Swanage Brighton March 1950 October 1964 Mid Hants Railway C, WC/NA
Under overhaul
34106 Lydford Brighton March 1950 September 1964 WC/NA
34107 Blandford Forum Brighton April 1950 September 1964
34108 Wincanton Brighton April 1950 June 1967 May 1961 WC/NA
34109 Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory Brighton May 1950 September 1964 March 1961
34110 66 Squadron Brighton January 1951 November 1963 BoB/NA

Location links[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Burridge, Frank: Nameplates of the Big Four

References[edit]

  • Creer, S & Morrison, B: The Power of the Bulleid Pacifics (Oxford Publishing Company: Oxford, 2001) ISBN 0-86093-082-3
  • Derry, Richard: The Book of the West Country and Battle of Britain Pacifics (Irwell Press, February 2002) ISBN 1-903266-23-8

External links[edit]

Preserved locomotives[edit]