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8783
8783
  • Number: 8783
  • Class: LNER D16
  • Designer: James Holden
  • Builder: Stratford Works
  • Built: 1923
  • Configuration:4-4-0

8783 was an engine from the London and North Eastern Railway. He appeared alongside Toby in the fourth illustration of "Toby's Seaside Holiday".

Bio

No. 8783 was built in July 1923. He was around whilst Toby was working at Yarmouth Harbour as part of the London and North Eastern Railway. He was kept in immaculate condition as the dedicated Royal locos hauling the Royal trains from Kings Cross to Wolferton for Sandringham. 8783 also had a copper capped chimney. However, despite its rank, 8783 was withdrawn from service in 1958 and scrapped the following year.

Basis

8783 is based on a Holden-Designed Claud Hamilton locomotive, more specifically a D16. None survived into preservation.

Livery

8783 was painted apple green with "LNER" written on his tender in yellow.

Appearances

Railway Series

Trivia

  • In the Railway Series, 8783 has a nameplate on his splasher, however the real 8783 didn't have a name.
  • There is a project to build a new D16 Class, run by the Claud Hamilton Locomotive Group. Interestingly, they have chosen to number the engine 8783 and intend to name it "Phoenix".

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