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named "BRITISH INDIA LINE"

Bullied designed SR 4-6-2 Pacific Class MN Merchant Navy Class

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Technical detail specifications of locomotive 35018:

Boiler pressure of 35018: 250 lbf/sq.in.,

Weight of 35018: loco 97.9 tons, tender 47.8 tons,

Wheel diameter of 35018: 3' 1'', 6' 2", 3' 7",

Valve gear of 35018: Walschaerts, piston valves,

Cylinders (diameter x stroke) of 35018: 18" x 24" (3),

Tractive effort of 35018: 33490 lbf., BR Power classification of 35018: Class 8P

 

steam locomotive 35018 British India Line Merchant Navy Class Bullied 4-6-2 Pacific

Class MN MERCHANT NAVY BR 35018 BRITISH INDIA LINE is a 4-6-2 Pacific Locomotive, the most powerful express passenger locomotive built for the Southern Railway Region of British Railways. It was built at Eastleigh in 1945 with air smoothed casing but rebuilt by Jarvis, also at Eastleigh, in 1956 to the conventional form with smoke deflectors shown below. 35018 carried the number 21C18 when first built for the Southern Railway.

See also BR 35029 ELLERMAN LINES SR Bullied Merchant Navy 4-6-2 Pacific Locomotive

Rebuilt steam locomotive 35018 British India Line Merchant Navy Class Bullied 4-6-2 Pacific

Merchant Navy Class Pacific 35018 BRITISH INDIA LINE on the Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express (Mar 2019)

 

steam locomotive 35018 British India Line Merchant Navy Class Bullied 4-6-2 Pacific

 

steam locomotive 35018 British India Line Merchant Navy Class Bullied 4-6-2 Pacific, leaving Carnforth with the Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express

35018 BRITISH INDIA LINE getting a good head of steam up on leaving Carnforth for Carlisle on the next step of the Winter Cumbrian Express in March 2019.

See also BR 35029 ELLERMAN LINES SR Bullied Merchant Navy 4-6-2 Pacific Locomotive


35018 British India Line is a preserved SR Merchant Navy Class steam locomotives built by the Southern Railway at Eastleigh in 1945. 35018 British India Line was one of the first batch of twenty completed at Eastleigh Works in May 1945. 35018 was first allocated to Nine Elms shed, where it was to remain for most of its career, under both the Southern Railway and British Railways. In 1960 35018 was re-allocated to Bournemouth's 71B shed, but in the following year 35018 returned to Nine Elms 70A shed where it was to remain for the rest of its career with BR. 35018 was withdrawn from service in August 1964 and was sold onto Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales where it arrived in December of the same year. Rescued from the scrapyard in November 1979, work to restored the locomotive began in 2012 and British India Line ran under its own steam on the mainline in May 2017.

When built in 1945 no 35018 emerged in a streamlined condition with air smoothed casing, all-welded firebox, chain-driven valve gear, which was sealed in an oil bath, thermic siphons, electric lighting for both front of engine and cab (powered by a steam-powered generator) and a steam reverser. The original Merchant Navy Class engines also had a higher boiler pressure of 280psi (later reduced to 250psi during rebuild). Owing to mechanical issues with the unrebuilt merchant navy's including an accident at Crewkerne in 1953 which involved 5020 Bibby Line, it was decided to rebuild the entire class to a more conventional design. This would include the removal of the air smoothed casing which would be replaced by conventional boiler cladding and replacement of the chain-driven valve gear with three sets of Walschaerts valve gear. The unique Bullied Firth Brown wheels would remain as well as other original parts which did work but the rebuilt engines would emerge in a completely different shape to their original form.

Rebuilt 35018 Emerged from Eastleigh works in 1956 and was to become the first engine of the class to emerge in the new modified shape. Following the rebuilding of all the merchant navy class engines the success of the modification programme was also to influence the design of the future modification of 'Light Pacifics'. Despite being rebuilt in 1956 35018 was to only remain in service for eight more years until 1964 when it was withdrawn from service becoming the fifth member of the class to be retired from operation.

In 1979 35018 British India Line was purchased for preservation by Richard Heather and John Bunch, but it was not until 1980 that the engine was moved to the Mid Hants Railway where restoration to full running order was to take place. 35018 was later moved to a site in Portland in Dorset, but again following little work being undertaken on restoring the engine it was moved once again, in 2012, to the former 10A steam shed at Carnforth, Lancashire following purchase by David Smith where 35018 was restored to working order and modern mainline standards.


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