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Summary of B17 & B2 Classes

During the service life of the B17s, detail design changes were designated by a series of subsections as shown in the table below.

LNER B17 & B2   'Sandringham' Class 4-6-0s   -   Details as of Summer 1955

  Original Building Details

B17/1

  The first 10 locomotives, built by the North British Locomotive Company

B17/2

  33 Locomotives built by the LNER at Darlington Works

B17/3

  5 Locomotives built by the LNER with GE Tenders & Vacuum Brakes

B17/4

  14 Locomotives, built by the LNER with Group Standard Tenders

B17/4

  The last 11 of the Class, built by Robert Stephenson & Co. Ltd

B17/5

  2 Locomotives from Class B17/4 rebuilt with Streamlining

B17/6

  Locomotives from the above Classes, rebuilt with 100A Boilers

B2

  10 Locomotives, from the above Classes, rebuilt with Outside Cylinders and 100A (B1 type) boiler

The original numbers of the locomotives were in the series beginning with 2800. The change to LNER numbers was simply to replace the “28” with “16”, so that the transition to BR numbers becomes one of replacing the “28” with “616”. For example, “2808” becomes “61608”.

Service Life of Each B17 Locomotive

LNER
No.

BR
No.

Original Name (Rename(s))

Date built

Date rebuilt

Rebuilt
as

Date
withdrawn

2800

61600

Sandringham

December 1928

June 1950

B17/6

July 1958

2801

61601

Holkham

December 1928

January 1958

2802

61602

Walsingham

November 1928

October 1951

B17/6

January 1958

2803

61603

Framlingham

December 1928

October 1946

B2

September 1958

2804

61604

Elveden

December 1928

November 1951

B17/6

August 1953

2805

61605

Burnham Thorpe
(Lincolnshire Regiment from April 1938)

December 1928

January 1948

B17/6

May 1958

2806

61606

Audley End

December 1928

March 1950

B17/6

September 1958

2807

61607

Blickling

December 1928

May 1947

B2

December 1959

2808

61608

Gunton

December 1928

October 1950

B17/6

March 1960

2809

61609

Quidenham

December 1928

January 1952

B17/6

June 1958

2810

61610

Honingham Hall

August 1930

October 1953

B17/6

January 1960

2811

61611

Raynham Hall

August 1930

February 1956

B17/6

October 1959

2812

61612

Houghton Hall

October 1930

March 1950

B17/6

September 1959

2813

61613

Woodbastwick Hall

October 1930

December 1951

B17/6

December 1959

2814

61614

Castle Heddingham

October 1930

November 1946

B2

June 1959

2815

61615

Culford Hall

October 1930

April 1946

B2

February 1959

2816

61616

Fallodon

October 1930

November 1945

B2

September 1959

2817

21617

Ford Castle

November 1930

December 1946

B2

August 1958

2818

61618

Wynyard Park

November 1930

April 1958

B17/6

January 1960

2819

61619

Welbeck Abbey

November 1930

January 1953

B17/6

September 1958

2820

61620

Clumber

November 1930

December 1951

B17/6

January 1960

2821

61621

Hatfield House

November 1930

January 1955

B17/6

November 1958

2822

61622

Alnwick Castle

January 1931

October 1943

B17/6

September 1958

2823

61623

Lambton Castle

February 1931

April 1948

B17/6

July 1959

2824

61624

Lumley Castle

February 1931

March 1953

2825

61625

Raby Castle

February 1931

December 1959

2826

61626

Brancepeth Castle

March 1931

April 1955

B17/6

January 1960

2827

61627

Aske Hall

March 1931

November 1948

B17/6

July 1959

2828

61628

Harewood House

March 1931

December 1948

B17/6

September 1952

2829

61629

Naworth Castle

April 1931

September 1959

2830

61630

Thoresby Park
(Tottenham Hotspur from January 1938)

April 1931

December 1948

B17/6

August 1958

2831

61631

Serlby Hall

May 1931

October 1957

B17/6

April 1959

2832

61632

Belvoir Castle
(Royal Sovereign from September 1958)

May 1931

June 1947

B2

February 1959

2833

61633

Kimbolton Castle

May 1931

August 1948

B17/6

September 1959

2834

61634

Hinchingbrooke

June 1931

January 1957

B17/6

August 1958

2835

61635

Milton

July 1931

January 1949

B17/6

January 1959

2836

61636

Harlaxton Manor

July 1931

May 1950

B17/6

October 1959

2837

61637

Thorpe Hall

March 1933

November 1957

B17/6

September 1959

2838

61638

Melton Hall

March 1933

December 1948

B17/6

March 1958

2839

61639

Rendlesham Hall
(Norwich City from January 1938)

May 1933

January 1946

B2

May 1959

2840

61640

Somerleyton Hall

May 1933

May 1955

B17/6

November 1958

2841

61641

Gayton Hall

May 1933

February 1949

B17/6

January 1960

2842

61642

Kilverstone Hall

May 1933

January 1949

B17/6

September 1958

2843

61643

Champion Lodge

May 1935

October 1954

B17/6

July 1958

2844

61644

Earlham Hall

May 1935

March 1949

B2

February 1959

2845

61645

The Suffolk Regiment

June 1935

December 1952

B17/6

February 1959

2846

61646

Gilwell Park

August 1935

February 1951

B17/6

January 1959

2847

61647

Helmingham Hall

September 1935

February 1958

B17/6

November 1959

2848

61648

Arsenal

March 1936

October 1957

B17/6

December 1958

2849

61649

Sheffield United

March 1936

March 1954

B17/6

February 1959

2850

61650

Grimsby Town

March 1936

February 1955

B17/6

September 1958

2851

61651

Derby County

March 1936

June 1953

B17/6

August 1959

2852

61652

Darlington

April 1936

March 1948

B17/6

September 1959

2853

61653

Huddersfield town

April 1936

May 1954

B17/6

January 1960

2854

61654

Sunderland

April 1936

April 1948

B17/6

November 1959

2855

61655

Middlesborough

April 1936

July 1950

B17/6

April 1959

2856

61656

Leeds United

May 1936

November 1953

B17/6

January 1960

2857

61657

Doncaster Rovers

May 1936

October 1950

B17/6

June 1960

2858

61658

Newcastle United
(The Essex Regiment from June 1936)

May 1936

September 1950

B17/6

December 1959

2859

61659

Norwich City
(East Anglian from September 1937)

June 1936

July 1949

B17/6

March 1960

2860

61660

Hull City

June 1936

June 1960

2861

61661

Sheffield Wednesday

June 1936

August 1955

B17/6

July 1959

2862

61662

Manchester United

January 1937

March 1955

B17/6

December 1959

2863

61663

Everton

February 1937

November 1951

B17/6

February 1960

2864

61664

Liverpool

January 1937

October 1943

B17/6

June 1960

2865

61665

Leicester City

January 1937

August 1949

B17/6

April 1959

2866

61666

Nottingham Forest

February 1937

December 1947

B17/6

March 1960

2867

61667

Bradford

April 1937

June 1958

2868

61668

Bradford City

April 1937

June 1949

B17/6

August 1960

2869

61669

Barnsley

May 1937

September 1949

B17/6

September 1958

2870

61670

Manchester City
(Tottenham Hotspur from May 1937)
(City of London from September 1937)

May 1937

April 1951

B17/6

April 1960

2871

61671

Manchester City
(Royal Sovereign from April 1946)

June 1937

August 1948

B2

September 1958

2872

61672

West Ham United

July 1937

September 1950

B17/6

March 1960