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British Railway Steam Locomotive

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Note: To Obtain Consistency in the Steam System, Shed Codes used are those Registered at Nationalisation on 1st January 1948
2nd Grouping Number
1st Grouping Number
2nd Pre Grouping Number
1st Pre Grouping Number
Works/Lot Number
NameWilliam Shakespeare
Class CodeBRIT
BuilderCrewe Works (LNWR/LMS/British Railways)
1948 Shed30A Stratford
Last Shed68A Carlisle Kingmoor
Disposal detailsT.W. Ward, Inverkeithing.
DisposalCut Up
Disposal Date11/03/1968

Class Information

Introduced 1951. Designed at Derby. 7P6F

Loco 94 tons 4 cwt Driving Wheel: 6' 2"
Tend 49 tons 3 cwt BR1 4,200 gallons, 7 tons coal
52 tons 10 cwt BR1A 5,000 gallons, 7 tons coal (a)
54 tons 10 cwt BR1D 4,725 gallons, 9 tons coal (b)
Boil Press: 250lb/sq in Su
Cylinders: Valve Gear: Walschaerts (piston valves)
Two 20" x 28" (outside) TE: 32,150 lb


BR Britannia Class No. 70004 'William Shakespeare' at Carlisle Canal Shed 1963
Date Photo Taken: 09/06/1963
Date Uploaded 12/09/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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BR Standard Class Britannia 4-6-2 Pacific No. 70004 'William Shakespeare' in poor condition under repair at Carlisle Canal Shed on 9th June 1963, the penultimate Sunday before the shed closed on 17th June 1963. A far cry from when it was once immaculate working The Golden Arrow.

One of four Britannias allocated to Canal shed to replace its four withdawn Class A3 Pacifics, the loco was withdrawn from 68A Carlisle Kingmoor shed on 30th December 1968 along with eight other members of the class and was cut up by T.W. Ward, Inverkeithing on 11th March 1968.

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