MEMORIES - 83B SHED LOCOS


What do the following locomotive numbers have in common? No.D2133, No.D2134, No.D2141, No.D2182, No.D4163, No.D4164, No.Railmotor 93, No.1338, No.1442, No.1450, No.1466, No.3802, No.4079, No.4110, No.4150, No.4588,No.4612, No.4920, No.4930, No.4953, No.5521,No.5542.

Answer: They all still exist, and are recorded as having been shedded at Taunton (83B) at one time or another.

Mike Pollard has kindley provided research from a recent slide show to display on Taunton Trains. While some locomotives are known to have been based at Taunton, others may not be so familier, however transfers between sheds often took place on paper, but may not have been so obvious in the day to day operation of a locomotive, especially those which had a large operating radius from Taunton. We have compiled a list of the locomotives below together with photographs and alloation dates. It was most suprising to find that many of the locomotives still exist to day, and are either in preservation or mainline service. We would like to thanks Mike for taking the time to present this supurb information, and for those who've been kind enough to allow us to use their photos!

LOCOMOTIVE
BR No.
DATE ALLOCATED
IMAGE
NOTES
D2133
N/A
23/2/60 & 5/66 & 11/66
D2133 is now based on the West Somerset Railway and can normally be seen as the yard shunter at Minehead. It's pictured at Minehead on the 3rd October 2004. (Photo: Mike Pollard)
D2134
03134
29-02-60 to 30-12-60 & 30-10-66 to 26-07-68
D2134 also survived into preservation, The locomotive is now based at the Royal Deeside Railway in Aberdeenshire. The loco is pictured at Deenside in April 2011. (Photo: Mick Cotham)
D2141
03141
04-05-60 to 18-09-65
D2141 is currently preserved on the Pontypool and Bleanavon Railway, having spent most of it's working life in Wales. The loco awaits restoration. It's pictured here at Severn Tunnel Junction on the 25th May 1986. (Photo: Mike Pollard)
D2182
N/A
05-03-62 to 20-04-62
D2182 is preserved on the Glocuestershire and Warwickshire Railway. Having spent many years in a non descript livery, the loco now carries BR Green and is based at Winchombe. It's pictured here on the 18th May 2013. (Photo: Mike Pollard)
D4163
08933
05-05-62 to 10-07-65
D4163 (08933) still soldiers on, after British Rail the loco ended up operating for EWS in the privatised railways, and has recently been overhauled and returned to traffic for Mendip Rail. The loco is pictured at Eastleigh Works. (Photo: Carl Watson)
D4164
08934
09-05-62 to 27-02-67
D4164 (08934) still provides frontline service and is currently in use at Cardiff Tidal Docks working for GBRf shunting steel wagons ready for departing trains. The loco is pictured on the 13th June 2013. (Photo: Mike Pollard)
Railmotor No.93
N/A
Dates Unknown
Railmotor No.93 is now restored and travels the country visiting many preserved and rural lines. The unique item of rolling stock is pictured at Crowcombe Heathfield. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
1338
N/A
1943 to 1960
No.1338 is now based at Didcot Railway Centre and is pictured on the 28th October 2001 at Didcot. (Photo: Mike Pollard)
1442
N/A
28-12-63 to May 1964
14XX No.1442 is preserved at the Tiverton Museum. Sadly the locomotive no longer operates but acts as a static exhibit. The loco is seen within the museum on the 16th June 2011. (Photo: Mike Pollard)
1450
N/A
02-11-63 to 11-10-64
14Xx No.1450 is also preserved and currently tours the UK visiting various preserved lines. The loco is pictured visiting the West Somerset Railway on the 5th October 2007. (Photo: Mike Pollard)
1466
N/A
02-11-63 to December 1963
14XX No.1466 is preserved at the Didcot Railway and is pictured here at he preservation centre on the 26th October 2001. (Photo: Mike Pollard)
3802
N/A
04-05-64 to 11-10-64
2-8-0 No.3802 is preserved on the Llangollen Railway in North Wales. The loco is pictured visiting the West Somerset Railway on the 6th October 2007. (Photo: Brian Garrett)
4079
N/A
13-09-60 to 17-01-61
No.4079 'Pendennis Castle' is based at the Didcot Railway Centre. The loco is pictured at the preservation centre. (Photo: Mike Pollard)
4110
N/A
14-07-62 to 30-06-63
2-6-2 No.4110 was under restoration by the Southall Railway Group.But has now been purhased by th West Somerser Railway and resides at Minehead pending restoration. It is pictured at Minehead on the 28th August 2016 (Photo: Brian Garrett)
4150
N/A
08-10-55 to 02-11-56
2-6-2 No.4150 is currently under restoration at Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway and will again on day return to steam on the line and perhaps visit the WSR.. The loco is pictured at Bewdley on the 18th May 2013. (Photo: Mike Pollard)
4588
N/A
07-10-61 to 01-12-61
2-6-2 No.4588 operates on the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway and is pictured at Goodrington on the 28th April 1996 heading for Kingswear. (Photo: Mike Pollard)
4612
N/A
20-05-61 to 26-01-62
No.4612 is a resident of the Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway, but is pictured here operating on the West Somerset Railway approaching Crowcombe on the 17th March 2005. (Photo: Mike Pollard)
4920
N/A
11-07-53 to 26-12-58
No.4920 'Dumbleton Hall' has been stored on the South Devon Railway for many years awaiting restoration. It's pictured here on the 21st July 2007. (Photo: Mike Pollard)
4930
N/A

17-05-58 to 20-05-60 &

08-10-60 to 04-11-60

No.4930 'Hagley Hall' is currently under restoration at the Severn Valley Railway. The locomotive is seen at Cardiff Canton Open Day on the 6th July 1985. (Photo: Mike Pollard)
4953
N/A
TBC
No.4953 'Pitchford Hall' is a current resident at the Epping and Ongar Railway, but is pictured here visiting the West Somerset Railway on the 30th September 2010. (Photo: Mike Pollard)
5521
N/A
06-09-58 to 01-12-61
2-6-2 No.5521 is pictured on the West Somerset Railway at Bishops Lydeard on the 24th February 2007. (Photo: Mike Pollard)
5542
N/A
Various Dates 1934 - 1937
2-6-2 No.5542 currently based on the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway but is pictured here at Bishops Lydeard on the 14th March 2008. (Photo Mike Pollard)