LSWR/SR ‘0330’ Class (Saddletanks)
These where built by Beyer Peacock and Co from 1867 for the Swedish, Australian, Belgium, London and South Western Railway and several other railways including British Collieries.
A Total of 20 been supplied to the LS&WR between 1876 to 1882 for shunting duties at Nine Elms Dorchester, Exeter Guilford, Basingstoke, Northam, Saulsbury, Portsmouth, Strawberry Hill, Fratton, Eastleigh, Bournemouth and were also seen on engineer’s train including the construction of the Lyme Regis branch.
All entered Southern Railway stock at the grouping and by now some were being re-boilers and only nine received Southern Railway Livery with the last two 0332 and 0334 being withdrawn from Southern in 1933 but ended up remaining derelict at Eastleigh and not being broken up until 1949.
In 1925 Colonel Stephens bough Nº127 which left Eastleigh Works painted light green lettered EKR Nº7 and worked until 1945.
In 1932 0335 went to the K&ESR and was re-numbered No4 until being laid aside in 1946 and was broken up at Ashford in 1948 having spent 72 years in service.
In 1879 an 0-6-0ST was purchased & put to work on the Stratford Upon Avon to Broom Line, it was sold in 1890 to Rothervale Collieries Co in South Yorkshire, (Later NCB.) I believe this was the last example in Britain which was not scraped until 1959 bearing the number 0.