LBSCR 424 Billinton 3500 gallon

LBSCR 424 Billinton 3500 gallon


Present Location Bluebell
Designed For LBSCR
Type & Original Water Capacity Billinton 3500 gallon
Original Coal Capacity (tons) 4
Chassis Build Date 1908
Chassis Type Billinton 3 axle
Wheelbase 6ft 6in + 6ft 6in
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Tank Fitted Date 2019
Scoop Fitted Never Fitted
Allocated To 32424 LBSC H2 class 4-4-2 (being built)
First Number Unknown
Present Number 424
Other numbers ADS3202
Owner Bluebell Railway
Status Under Restoration/Overhaul
Notes Converted for departmental use in 1952 as a mobile load bank for testing diesel shunters and later Southern Region DEMUs and numbered ADS3202. For this role it had the middle wheels and tank removed and a body built on it containing the test equipment. Withdrawn from departmental service in 1984. Now being rebuilt to run with new build LBSCR H2 class Atlantic no 32424. It will be fitted with a tank carrying 3500 gallons of water and 4 tons of coal. The number carried is the number given to the tender by the Southern Railway. The tender was reported as complete apart from BR crest and varnishing in Steam Railway magazine no 536 Sept/Oct 2022. The loco is expected to steam in 2023
Date Record Last Updated 18/10/2022

As converted to Mobile Load Bank. Martin Allan 1985
As converted to Mobile Load Bank. Martin Allan 1985



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