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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
Class CodeJUBE
BuilderCrewe Works (LNWR/LMS/British Railways)
1948 Shed28A Blackpool Central (South)
Last Shed25G Farnley Junction
Disposal detailsJ.S. Parker, Broadheath, Altrincham, Cheshire
DisposalCut Up
Disposal Date31/03/1964
NotesCut up at at Broadheath Goods Yard, March 1964 by J.S. Parker, Broadheath, Altrincham, Cheshire following an accident in Jan 1964, it being beyond economic repair In 1964 at Broadheath No 3 signal box on the Arpley line. A freight train driven by Percy Gordon and Fireman Jimmy Berry of Edgeley Loco arrived at Broadheath No 3 and the signalman who was a relief man signalled to them that he wanted to temporarily cross them over to the down line to allow him to accept and pass the Up York Mail 22:40 from Liverpool Lime St. He asked them to draw forward over the crossover after which he pulled the points. Inavertantly he thought that the points were double ended and that one lever worked both the facing and trailing ends, in fact he only pulled over the trailing end and when he gave a hand signal to the train crew to set back they actually set back on the same line. The signals were not track circuited and he pulled off for the mail hauled by Jubilee 45695 Minotaur crewed by Farnley Junction men. The mail crashed in to rear of the freight train at line speed of 40 miles per hour, I think it brought down a bridge, however afterwards the loco was put in a siding and some time later broken up on site. After all this time I can't remember what happened to the crew of the mail. Jimmy Berry didn't go to the signal box and sign the book to verify that they had taken their train completely through the crossing on to the down line.The mail train had just recently stopped carrying passengers however I do know the guard was Walter Durr of Edgeley one time councillor and mayor of Stockport, but he was not injured. There is something in Back Track magazine vol.18 page 621. The mail Coaches were older wooden bodied types and just piled up on top of each other and ended up as matchwood with mail bags strewn all over the site. Breakdown gangs with cranes attended from Gorton and Edge Hill Sheds. The site was cleared and back in action in a couple of days.

Class Information

Introduced 1934. Stanier taper boilered development of "Patriot" Class. 5XP.
(a) Rebuilt 1942 with large taper boiler and double chimney. 6P.
45742 fitted with double chimney from 1940-1957.
45596 fitted with double chimney in 1961.

Loco 79 tons 11 cwt Driving Wheel: 6' 9"
82 tons 0 cwt (a) Boil Press: 225lb/sq in Su
250lb/sq in Su (a)
Cylinders: Three Valve Gear: Walschaerts (piston valves)
17" x 26" TE: 26,610 lb; 29,570 lb (a)

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