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Grouping : Southern Railway
Configuration : 4-6-2
Common Name : Merchant Navy
Designer : Bulleid

Introduced 1941. Bulleid "Merchant Navy" design with air smoothed casing, high pressure boiler, multiple-jet blastpipe and chain driven Bulleid valve gear. (a) Modified 1951 with single blast pipe and chimney.
(b) All modified from 1956 with lower boiler pressure, Walschaerts valve gear, multiple-jet blastpipe and large diameter chimney. Air smoothed casing removed.

Weight:
Loco 94 tons 15 cwt Driving Wheel: 6' 2"
97 tons 18 cwt (b)
Tend 47 tons 0 cwt to Boil Press: 280lb/sq in Su
various 53 tons 0 cwt 250lb/sq in Su (b)
Cylinders: Valve Gear: Bulleid (piston valves)
Three 18" x 24" Walschaerts (piston valves) (b)
TE: 37,515 lb; 33,495 lb (b)


Total Locos for Class - 30

 

35001
35002
35003

35004
35005
35006

35007
35008
35009

35010
35011
35012

35013
35014
35015

35016
35017
35018

35019 a
35020
35021

35022
35023
35024

35025
35026
35027

35028
35029
35030


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Southern Railway Class MN Merchant Navy 4-6-2
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Southern Railway Class MN Merchant Navy 4-6-2 No. 35003 'Royal Mail' as rebuilt at Eastleigh Shed, in British Railways lined green livery.


Southern Railway Class MN Merchant Navy 4-6-2
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Southern Railway Class MN Merchant Navy 4-6-2 No. 35009 'Shaw Savill' as unrebuilt at Waterloo Station in early British Railways lined green livery.


Southern Railway Class MN Merchant Navy 4-6-2
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Southern Railway Class MN Merchant Navy 4-6-2 No. 35011 'General Steam Navigation' as rebuilt, at Weymouth Station in British Railways lined green livery.


Southern Railway Class MN Merchant Navy 4-6-2
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Southern Railway Class MN Merchant Navy 4-6-2 ' Bibby Line' as rebuilt in British Railways lined green livery.


Southern Railway Class MN Merchant Navy 4-6-2
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Southern Railway Class MN Merchant Navy 4-6-2 No. 35022 'Holland-America Line' as rebuilt, in early British Railways lined green livery.


Southern Railway Class MN Merchant Navy 4-6-2
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Southern Railway Class MN Merchant Navy 4-6-2 No. 35022 'Holland-America Line' as rebuilt, in early British Railways lined green livery. Official photo


Southern Railway Class MN Merchant Navy 4-6-2
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Southern Railway Class MN Merchant Navy 4-6-2 No. 35022 'Holland-America Line' as unrebuilt, in Southern Railway green livery.


SR/BR Merchant Navy Class No. 35010 at Waterloo Station 1952
Date Photo Taken: 08/1952
Date Uploaded 15/05/2013
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This picture also appears in this album : Trainspotting in the 1950s and 1960s and What We Used to Wear

A group of trainspotters watch the driver of SR/BR Class Merchant Navy No. 35010 Blue Star inspecting the boiler door at Waterloo Station in August 1952. Most of the spotters are wearing contrasting examples of classic spotters' garb of blazers, short trousers, long socks, short-sleeve shirts, gaberdine raincoat or the full school uniform, while one boy wears long trousers and a peaked cap. The loco was modified in January 1957 and withdrawn in Septermber 1966.


SR/BR Class Merchant Navy No. 35025 at Woodham Brothers, Barry 1965
Date Photo Taken: 12/08/1965
Date Uploaded 30/05/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Milburn Associates
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This picture also appears in this album : Trainspotting in the 1950s and 1960s and What We Used to Wear
This picture also appears in this album : The Story of Woodham Brothers Ltd and Barry Scrapyard

SR/BR Class Merchant Navy No. 35025 'Brocklebank Line' at Woodham Brothers scrapyard, Barry, South Wales on 12th August 1965.

A trainspotter lets off steam as his photo is taken. He wears a blazer, polo necked shirt, trousers and carries a camera.


SR/BR Bulleid MN Class 4-6-2 No. 35027 at Southampton Central Station 1964
Date Photo Taken: 10/08/1964
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

Southern Railway/BR Bulleid Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 Pacific No. 35027 'Port Line' arrives with the 'Bournemouth Belle' at at Southampton Station on 10th August 1966. Built at Eastleigh Works, it entered traffic in December 1948. Rebuilt in May 1957, it was withdrawn from 71B Bournemouth shed in September 1964. The loco is preserved and is being restored to mainline standards, by Riley and Son, Bury.

35027 Port Line was one of a batch of ten SR Merchant Navy Class steam locomotives built by the Southern Region of British Railways between 1948 and 1949.

Completed at Eastleigh Works in December 1948, she was named on 24 April 1950 in Southampton Docks. She was shedded at Bournemouth with others of the class such as Canadian Pacific. Along with the rest of the class Port Line was rebuilt by removal of the air-smoothed casing (at Eastleigh in 1957) and this rebuilding made them more like the BR Standard class engines of the time. Two years later she pulled the Royal Train from Windsor to Hamworthy Junction. Last working from Weymouth in 1966, she was withdrawn at the end of steam in 1967 and sent to Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales.

The Bournemouth Belle was a named train run by the Southern Railway from 1931 until nationalisation in 1948 (with a break for the war until 1947) and subsequently by British Railways until it was withdrawn on 9 July 1967.

The train, composed of Pullman stock, first ran on Sunday 5 July 1931. It initially ran direct from London Waterloo, leaving at 10:30, to Bournemouth Central, returning at 19:18. The service was later amended to call at Southampton, and extended from Bournemouth Central to Bournemouth West. Journey time was between two hours one minute and two hours twenty minutes, depending on direction, configuration and motive power.

two young trainspotter on the platform in short trousers and jumpers note down the locos number.


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