Engine 61662 Appeal

 

History

 

Date Event
1927
B17 Class designed by North British Loco Company in Glasgow.
1928
First 10 of the Class built by NBL in Glasgow for the LNER.
1930-36
52 further examples built by the LNER at Darlington Works.
1937
‘Manchester United’ locomotive built by Robert Stephenson & Company. Works Number 4124, first LNER Number 2862.
1938
‘Manchester United’ locomotive allocated to Gorton engine shed for working express trains from Manchester to London. 
1939-45
World War II, locomotive painted in plain black livery.
1946
Original Number 2862 changed to 1662 in new LNER series.
1947
No. 1662 re-allocated from Gorton to Colwick engine shed.
1948
British Railways’ created by Government Nationalisation.
1949
‘Manchester United’ final re-numbering from 1662 to 61662.
1950
61662 continuing to work from Colwick depot, Nottingham.
1951
61662 re-allocated to 30A Stratford shed in East London.
1952
Working on heavy London to Norwich express passenger trains.
1953
61662 received its’ final Works Overhaul at Doncaster.
1954
Working on heavy London to Cambridge express passenger trains.
1955
61662 rebuilt with a 100A boiler and re-classified B17/6.
1956
Working on Essex Coast Express from Liverpool Street.
1957
61661 being maintained in excellent condition at Colchester.
1958
Final year of working on top-link express passenger trains.
1959
61662 withdrawn from service in December at Stratford.
1960
Locomotive sent to Doncaster for scrapping, February 1960.