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No. 45678 - De Robeck

45678 De Robeck at Rugeley on 2 June 1955

Outline History

December 1935:  Built at Crewe [Hawkins]
  Makers Number: 276 [Rowledge]
  Lot Number: 121 [Rowledge]
  Original LMS number: 5678 [Various]
  Allocated to Crewe (North) [Hawkins]
January 1936:  Transferred to Carlisle Upperby [Hawkins]
March 1937:  Named De Robeck [LI150]
February 1949:  Renumbered 45678 [Various]
May 1949:  Transferred to Crewe (North) [Hawkins]
February 1956:  Transferred to Bushbury [Hawkins]
March 1956:  Transferred to Crewe (North) [Hawkins]
September 1958:  Transferred to Edge Hill [Hawkins]
June 1959:  Transferred to Crewe (North) [Hawkins]
August 1959:  AWS fitted [Hawkins]
September 1959:  Transferred to Edge Hill [Hawkins - Hands states August 1959]
June 1961:  Transferred to Carlisle Upperby [Hawkins]
September 1961:  Speedometer fitted [Hawkins]
July 1962:  Transferred to Carlisle Kingmoor [Hawkins - Hands states June 1962]
August 1962:  Transferred to Stockport [Hawkins - Hands states July 1962]
October 1962? to December 1963:  Stored at Stockport [Hands]
December 1962?:  Withdrawn [Hands - but see next entry]
February 1963:  Seen in steam at Stockport Edgeley (possibly reinstated due to severe winter conditions) [Independent eye witness account]
January 1964:  Cut up at Taylor Brothers, Trafford Park, Manchester [Hands]
Hands:  What Happened to Steam - The London Midland 'Jubilees' 4-6-0s by P B Hands
Hawkins:  The Book of the Jubilee 4-6-0s ed. Chris Hawkins
Rowledge:  Engines of the LMS built 1923-51 by P. Rowledge
LI150:  Locomotives Illustrated 150: LMS Class '5XP' 4-6-0s The 'Patriots' and 'Jubilees'

Some of the above information may found in other sources as well.


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