WD 44


Factory  Andrew Barclay
Factory numbers  AB 359
Build  1942
Original number  WD 44
1944 WD number  WD 70044
Overseas use?  Yes, in France, Suez
Today ?  In England at Harves


There is much confusion about the identities and renumbering of WD 823 and 825. I use the "Locomotives of the Ministry of Defence"-book by IRS/ R.K. Hateley of 1992 You will find "Bicester a lot of times in these list. Bicester was the main workshop for the WD-locomotives afther the War. It often happened that a loco went to Bicester for servicing and maintenance. It could also bee put in store there awaiting it next place to go to....

This article was found in "Railway Magazine", issue November 2001, page 11. Is the loco still there? In use? Please let me know:                          ns-162(a)isonsproject.nl ( but change the (a) in @ !!)