Working Steam Locomotives in Preservation. Class 2 No 46521.
One of a total of 128, this Ivatt class 2 locomotive was built at Swindon in March 1953.With a length of just over 53 feet, and weighing 49 tons, the 2-6-0 Mogul produces a tractive effort of 17,410 lbs ft. The loco was allocated to the Western Region working from Oswestry & Brecon sheds on the ex Cambrian lines, serving places such as Talyllyn.
It finally moved to Machynlleth in 1963 before being withdrawn from service in October 1966, and travelled to Barry scrapyard in March 1967.
After 4 years waiting for the cutting torch, it was purchased by Charles Newton to be restored and work on the Severn Valley Railway. After restoration in green livery it became the first ex Barry loco to steam on the SVR in July 1974.
During its spell on the Severn Valley, in 1994 the Ivatt worked the Capital Envoy trains and the Santa Specials from Paddington.
Another claim to fame was when the loco starred as Blossom for the Television series Oh Doctor Beeching between 1995 & 1997.
In 2001 it moved from SVR to Great Central Railway at Loughborough to be restored by the Loughborough Standard Locomotive Group.
The Mogul was completely stripped down.
rebuilt to an impeccable standard it made its first public appearance at the winter gala in January 2012.
Of the 128 built, only 6 others from this class have survived.
46428 at East Lancs Railway,awaiting restoration
46441 at Ribble Steam Railway, static display in Maroon Livery.
46443 at Severn Valley Railway awaiting restoration
46447 at Isle of White Railway, for cosmetic restoration.
46464 at Bridge of Dun awaiting restoration.
46512 at Strathspey Railway, operational from March 2011.