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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
NameEarl Haig
Class CodeBRIT
BuilderCrewe Works (LNWR/LMS/British Railways)
1948 Shed
Last Shed 9B Stockport Edgeley
Disposal detailsT.W. Ward, Beighton, Sheffield
DisposalCut Up
Disposal Date20/02/1967

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 Standard Class Britannia 4-6-2 No. 70044 at Carlisle Station 1965
Date Photo Taken: c1965
Date Uploaded 16/07/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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This picture also appears in this album : Trainspotting in the 1950s and 1960s and What We Used to Wear

British Railways Standard Class Britannia 7P6F Pacific 4-6-2 No. 70044 'Earl Haig' at Carlisle Citadel Station circa 1965. Designed by Robert Riddles and built at Crewe Works, it entered traffic on 4th June 1953. It was withdrawn from 9B Stockport Edgeley shed on 24th October 1966 and cut up by T.W. Ward, Beighton, Sheffield on 22nd February 1967.

The BR Standard Class 7, otherwise known as the Britannia Class, was a class of 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive designed by Robert Riddles for use by British Railways for mixed traffic duties. Fifty-five were constructed between 1951 and 1954. The design was a result of the 1948 locomotive exchanges undertaken in advance of further locomotive classes being constructed. Three batches were constructed at Crewe Works, before the publication of the 1955 Modernisation Plan. Two survived into preservation, the first-of-class, number 70000 Britannia, and 70013 Oliver Cromwell. Number 70000 has hauled mainline excursions and 70013, after a period of display following limited steaming, returned to mainline steam in 2008 for the first time since leaving British Railways ownership. 70000 was returned to the main line in 2011

A few trainspotter, wearing a variety of clothing watch the loco as it prepares to depart south on a special from platform 3.

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