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LMS Route: Birmingham West Suburban Railway

Bournville Shed: mrb1566

An unidentified ex-MR 1F 0-6-0 700 class 'Kirtley' locomotive stands on one of the radial roads on 2nd March 1935

An ex-MR double framed 0-6-0, LMS No 22834, is seen inside the roundhouse at Bournville on Saturday 2nd March 1935. Originally built by the Vulcan Foundry Company of Newton-le-Willows, it entered service as Midland Railway '700' class No 1028 in 1874. The Midland rebuilt it, probably with Johnson 'B' boiler & cab, in 1889, rebuilt it again to make it power class 2 in October 1903, renumbered it No 391 in 1906, renumbered it again as No 2834 in 1907, then rebuilt it again in 1917 (details not available). After the grouping, the LMS rebuilt it with 18" cylinders in October 1925, reclassified it as 2F in 1928, then renumbered it No 22834 on the duplicate list in May 1934. Bournville was probably its home shed when its photo was taken in March 1935, and definitely was so in 1945. It was withdrawn from service in October 1947, so just missed making it into the BR period. The tender of No 22834 was preserved and coupled to preserved ex-MR 2-4-0 No 20002, itself withdrawn in July 1947. For a better lit view of the tender in this photo see image 'mrb1555'. For a photo of No 20002 in service before it was preserved and coupled to this tender see image 'mrb18'.

John Dews