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LMS Route: Birmingham West Suburban Railway

Bournville Shed: mrb1522

Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No. 58138 is seen at the head of a line of 0-6-0s on the siding adjoining Cotteridge Park in the fifties

Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 58138 is seen at the head of a line of five engines on a siding at Bournville in the 1950s. Behind it is another 2F and behind that a 3F. The low sided MR tenders might have been loaded directly from the adjacent coal stack. Originally built by Dubs & Company of Glasgow, the engine had entered service as Midland Railway '1142' class No 1179 in 1875. The Midland rebuilt it with 18" cylinders in 1889, assigned it to power class 2 in 1905, renumbered it No 2947 in 1907, then rebuilt it again in 1915 (details not available). After the grouping, the LMS rebuilt it with a Fowler 'G6' Belpaire boiler & RE2 cab in 1926, reclassified it as 2F in 1928, then renumbered it No 22947 on their duplicate list in 1934. Saltley was its home shed in 1945-7. British Railways allotted it No 58138 in March 1948, renumbering it in December 1948. Saltley remained its home shed until it was reallocated to Bournville in February 1949, probably as a replacement for withdrawn double framed 0-6-0 No 22863. Bournville was then its home shed until February 1960, when it was reallocated back to Saltley. It was transferred from there to Toton in November 1961, then on to Coalville in January 1962. When withdrawn from service at Coalville in December 1962, it was one of the last four of its class. It is believed to have been scrapped at Derby in March 1963. Its shed mate at Bournville in the 1950s, No 58143, had a similar history in the 1960s - see 'mrb1526'.

John Dews