Weight restrictions on many of the light railways inherited by the Southern Railway necessitated that the light A1 class locomotives remain in service despite their old age. One A1 locomotive and 14 A1X locomotives remained in service long enough to enter into British Railway stock. The Class remined in service until many of the lines they operated on were eventually closed.
The last of these was the line to Hayling Island which was scheduled for closure in November 1963. With the impending closure of the line, BR decided to withdraw the class from service. At the time of her withdrawal, No.
32636 was the oldest working steam engine in British Railways ownership. The final operational A1X with BR was No. 32678, which remained in service until August 1963.The engines were famously known as'Terriers' due to the distinctive'bark' of their exhaust beat. Starting life as LBSCR No. With grouping in 1923 the locomotives fell into southern ownership before transferring to BR ownership upon nationalisation. Please note: Any track included in the photographs is for display purposes only: NOT INCLUDED. We try our best to describe items and show accurate pictures of them. However, some manufacturing packaging and colours can vary. Packaging can sometimes be unavoidably damaged in the post. If the packaging is of importance to you please let us know in advance. Please note, we need one days notice for this, to allow for the item to be reserved and put to one side for you. This will avoid any disappointment. We have a shop in Sittingbourne Kent and are very happy to meet and greet our customers. Models come in many different designs, sizes and shapes. We ask that you give us as much information about your model as you can, including part numbers where possible, find so that we can answer your questions. With more than 27 years experience in the model retail business we aim to supply you with the greatest variety of models at extremely competitive prices. Subscribe to our newsletter and checkout our store for new and exciting items being added weekly. We will always find the cheapest quote based on the weight of your item. This item is in the category "Collectables\Model Railways & Trains\Railways & Trains\Locomotives".
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