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Note: To Obtain Consistency in the Steam System, Shed Codes used are those Registered at Nationalisation on 1st January 1948
Number70026 a
2nd Grouping Number
1st Grouping Number
2nd Pre Grouping Number
1st Pre Grouping Number
Works/Lot Number
NamePolar Star
Class CodeBRIT
Designation4-6-2
Built07/10/1952
BuilderCrewe Works (LNWR/LMS/British Railways)
1948 Shed86C Cardiff Canton
Last Shed 9B Stockport Edgeley
Withdrawn14/01/1967
Disposal detailsCashmores, Newport.
DisposalCut Up
Disposal Date14/04/1967

Class Information

Introduced 1951. Designed at Derby. 7P6F

Weight:
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

Images

Britannia 70026 Polar Star
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Britannia 70026 Polar Star at Carlisle Citadel station


Britannia 70026 Polar Star
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Britannia Class Pacific 70026 Polar Star after plunging down an embankment with four coaches of a a South Wales excursion at Milton, Western Region on 20 November 1955


Britannia 70026 Polar Star
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70026 Polar Star bing raised above the horizontal with the Kelbus lifting gear attached and the trailing rack chain being pulled into position. To the right background is the temporary track laid into the Ordnance Depot sidings


Britannia 70026 Polar Star
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Destined to crash one hour later with its excursion train from South Wales, Britannia Pacific 70026 Polar Star ascends Sapperton Bank on Sunday 20th November 1955


Britannia 70026 Polar Star
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Britannia Pacific 70026 Polar Star being lifted to the horizontal with the 40 ton step jacks and stirrups, showing also the motorised hydraulic pump unit


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