List of SR West Country Class locomotives

Below are the names and numbers of the steam locomotives that comprised the Bulleid light pacifics, the SR West Country Class and Battle of Britain Class locomotives that ran on the British Southern Railway network. They represented a publicity success for the Southern Railway in highlighting the names of resorts served by the Southern Railway. The Battle of Britain Class also constituted a roving memorial to the fighter pilots who fought during the Battle of Britain, and subsequently the actions of RAF Fighter Command as a whole.

Table of locomotive details

Key to notes:

  • BoB/NA – Battle of Britain loco that carried no coat of arms
  • C – Complete
  • GOE – carried Giesl oblong ejector, fitted 1962
  • S – ex-Scrapyard, and awaiting future restoration
  • UR – Under Restoration
  • WC/NA – West Country loco that carried no coat of arms

Southern Railway batch

BR No. SR No. Name
Builder When built Withdrawn Rebuilt
34001 21C101 Exeter Brighton
34002 21C102 Salisbury Brighton
34003 21C103 Plymouth Brighton
34004 21C104 Yeovil Brighton
34005 21C105 Barnstaple Brighton
34006 21C106 Bude Brighton
34007 21C107 Wadebridge Brighton Mid Hants from April 2007 (restored) C
34008 21C108 Padstow Brighton
34009 21C109 Lyme Regis Brighton
34010 21C110 Sidmouth Brighton Herston Works, Swanage (Southern Locomotives Ltd.) UR, S
34011 21C111 Tavistock Brighton
34012 21C112 Launceston Brighton WC/NA
34013 21C113 Okehampton Brighton
34014 21C114 Budleigh Salterton Brighton
34015 21C115 Exmouth Brighton
34016 21C116 Bodmin Brighton Mid Hants Railway
34017 21C117 Ilfracombe Brighton
34018 21C118 Axminster Brighton
34019 21C119 Bideford Brighton
34020 21C120 Seaton Brighton
34021 21C121 Dartmoor Brighton
34022 21C122 Exmoor Brighton
34023 21C123 Blackmoor Vale/
Blackmore Vale
Brighton Bluebell Railway
(Not in service)
(as-built, Coat of Arms added in preservation)
34024 21C124 Tamar Valley Brighton WC/NA
34025 21C125 Whimple Brighton WC/NA
34026 21C126 Yes Tor Brighton WC/NA
34027 21C127 Taw Valley Brighton Severn Valley Railway
(under overhaul)
C, WC/NA (as-built, Coat of Arms added in preservation)
34028 21C128 Eddystone Brighton Swanage Railway
(In service)
34029 21C129 Lundy Brighton
34030 21C130 Watersmeet Brighton
34031 21C131 Torrington Brighton
34032 21C132 Camelford Brighton WC/NA
34033 21C133 Chard Brighton WC/NA
34034 21C134 Honiton Brighton WC/NA
34035 21C135 Shaftesbury Brighton WC/NA
34036 21C136 Westward Ho Brighton WC/NA
34037 21C137 Clovelly Brighton WC/NA
34038 21C138 Lynton Brighton
34039 21C139 Boscastle Brighton Great Central Railway
(undergoing overhaul)
34040 21C140 Crewkerne Brighton
34041 21C141 Wilton Brighton WC/NA
34042 21C142 Dorchester Brighton
34043 21C143 Combe Martin Brighton WC/NA
34044 21C144 Woolacombe Brighton WC/NA
34045 21C145 Ottery St Mary Brighton WC/NA
34046 21C146 Braunton Brighton Owned by West Somerset Railway Association. WC/NA . Formally returned to traffic 24 September 2008. Returned to steam with new coat of arms.
34047 21C147 Callington Brighton WC/NA
34048 21C148 Crediton Brighton
34049 21C149 Anti-Aircraft Command Brighton
34050 21C150 Royal Observer Corps Brighton
34051 21C151 Winston Churchill Brighton National Railway Museum C
34052 21C152 Lord Dowding Brighton
34053 21C153 Sir Keith Park Brighton Sellindge (Southern Locomotives Ltd.) UR
34054 21C154 Lord Beaverbrook Brighton
34055 21C155 Fighter Pilot Brighton
34056 21C156 Croydon Brighton
34057 21C157 Biggin Hill Brighton
34058 21C158 Sir Frederick Pile Brighton Avon Valley Railway
(undergoing restoration)
34059 21C159 Sir Archibald Sinclair Brighton Bluebell Railway
(nearing completion)
34060 21C160 25 Squadron Brighton
34061 21C161 73 Squadron Brighton
34062 21C162 17 Squadron Brighton
34063 21C163 229 Squadron Brighton
34064 21C164 Fighter Command Brighton GOE
34065 21C165 Hurricane Brighton This locomotive was involved in the Lewisham disaster, 4th December 1957.
34066 21C166 Spitfire Brighton
34067 21C167 Tangmere Brighton Mainline running,
home base Southall
34068 21C168 Kenley Brighton
34069 21C169 Hawkinge Brighton
34070 21C170 Manston Brighton Swanage Railway Herston Works UR

British Railways batch

BR No. Name
Builder When built
34071 601 Squadron Brighton
34072 257 Squadron Brighton Swanage Railway Herston Works
(under overhaul)
34073 249 Squadron Brighton Currently at Bury, for sale S
34074 46 Squadron Brighton
34075 264 Squadron Brighton
34076 41 Squadron Brighton
34077 603 Squadron Brighton
34078 222 Squadron Brighton
34079 141 Squadron Brighton
34080 74 Squadron Brighton
34081 92 Squadron Brighton North Norfolk Railway
(Awaiting boiler repairs)
34082 615 Squadron Brighton
34083 605 Squadron Brighton
34084 253 Squadron Brighton
34085 501 Squadron Eastleigh
34086 219 Squadron Brighton
34087 145 Squadron Eastleigh
34088 213 Squadron Brighton
34089 602 Squadron Eastleigh
34090 Sir Eustace Missenden, Southern Railway Brighton
34091 Weymouth Brighton
34092 City of Wells Brighton Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
(under overhaul)
34093 Saunton Brighton WC/NA
34094 Morthoe Brighton WC/NA
34095 Brentor Brighton WC/NA
34096 Trevone Brighton WC/NA
34097 Holsworthy Brighton WC/NA
34098 Templecombe Brighton WC/NA
34099 Lynmouth Brighton
34100 Appledore Brighton WC/NA
34101 Hartland Eastleigh North Yorkshire Moors Railway
(under overhaul)
34102 Lapford Eastleigh WC/NA
34103 Calstock Brighton WC/NA
34104 Bere Alston Eastleigh WC/NA
34105 Swanage Brighton Mid Hants Railway
(stored pending overhaul and resolution of legal dispute)
34106 Lydford Brighton March 1950 September 1964 WC/NA
34107 Blandford Forum Brighton April 1950 September 1964
34108 Wincanton Brighton April 1950 June 1967 May 1961 WC/NA
34109 Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory Brighton May 1950 September 1964 March 1961
34110 66 Squadron Brighton January 1951 November 1963 BoB/NA

Location links



  • Creer, S & Morrison, B: The Power of the Bulleid Pacifics (Oxford Publishing Company: Oxford, 2001) ISBN 0-86093-082-3
  • Derry, Richard: The Book of the West Country and Battle of Britain Pacifics (Irwell Press, February 2002) ISBN 1903266238

External links

Preserved locomotives

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