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Date: 04/27/22 23:53
West Somerset Railway - 7828 Odney Manor at Stogumber Station
Author: Rattie

7828 Odney Manor is a Great Western Railway locomotive part of the Manor Class. It is one of nine locomotives preserved from the class of 30. Built by British Railways in 1950, and withdrawn from service in 1965 before being moved to Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales. Since 2004 it has been owned by the West Somerset Railway and based there since 1995.

Of the 297 British Railways steam locomotives sent to the Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales, 213 were rescued for the developing railway preservation movement in the 1960s and 70s. I have always thought this was an amazing achievement.


 

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Date: 04/28/22 18:30
Re: West Somerset Railway - 7828 Odney Manor at Stogumber Station
Author: cabsignaldrop

That sounded and looked great! Thanks for sharing.

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Date: 04/28/22 23:29
Re: West Somerset Railway - 7828 Odney Manor at Stogumber Station
Author: Rattie

Thank you.  



Date: 04/29/22 08:34
Re: West Somerset Railway - 7828 Odney Manor at Stogumber Station
Author: ts1457

Wonderful video - thanks for sharing!

I was surprised that such an engine was built at such a late date. Do you have any insight to why British Railways acquired the class?



Date: 04/29/22 14:47
Re: West Somerset Railway - 7828 Odney Manor at Stogumber Station
Author: 86235

ts1457 Wrote:
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> I was surprised that such an engine was built at
> such a late date. Do you have any insight to why
> British Railways acquired the class?

When the railways were nationalised all four companies had orders or plans for new locomotives. As BR had yet to develop their own standard designs the Railway Executive simply signed off the previous administrations plans.



Date: 05/02/22 08:33
Re: West Somerset Railway - 7828 Odney Manor at Stogumber Station
Author: PasadenaSub

Really nice locomotive and video.

Rich



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