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BR Class Riddles British Railways Standard War Department 8 2-8-0

Built 194?-??. Designed by Robert A. Riddles.

Total Purchased by BR 733.

Introduced 194?. Designed at ???.

Number Series 90000-90732.

Built at ??? Works.

No Lot Nos. yet available.

In 1948, the newly nationalised British Railways agreed to take over from the Ministry of Supply the 733 Austerity 2-8-0 freight engines still remaining in the UK which had been designed by Riddles during the Second World War 1939-45, when he held the position (and the impressive title) of Deputy Director of Royal Engineering Equipment.

The last of these functional and free steaming engines to be constructed, originally intended for war service overseas, was numbered 90732 by BR and was the only engine in the fleet to carry a name, Vulcan, in recognition of the Vulcan Works of the North British Locomotive Company who co-operated with Riddles in the design and development of the class and subsequently built many of them.

The engine's Vulcan nameplate was carried high up on the cab side.

The first loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
The last loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.

None are preserved.

Motive Power Details

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Class Total: 733

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Last Updated : Monday 5th May 2003 13:41

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