The 21c11 - 35011 Data File

The 21c11 / 35011 Data File


21c11 was built to works order No. 1189 entered traffic on 30th December 1944

The naming ceremony for “General Steam Navigation” took place at Waterloo Station on 29th February 1945 and was carried out by Mr. Kelso, Chairman of the General Steam Navigation Company.
Details of the naming ceremony can be found in our archive section here

 

Liveries


Wartime Black – 30/12/1944 to 11/01/1947
SR Malachite Green – 11/01/1947 to 06/11/1948
BR Malachite Green (renumbered 35011 in BR Gills Sans numerals and full British Railways lettering) – 06/11/48 to 17/11/1951
BR Green (early crest) – 17/11/1951 to 04/07/1959
BR Green (late emblem, post rebuilding) 04/07/1959 to withdrawal

Note: 35011 was one of only three members of the Merchant Navy class, along with 35014 and 35023, not to receive BR Blue Livery

See our gallery pages here to view our collection of photographs of 21c11 / 35011 throughout her lifetime


Major changes (non livery) summary

 

11/01/1947 – Received Standard length smoke deflectors
06/11/1948 – Renumbered
29/09/1950 – Cab modified to wedge type
16/05/1953 – Front cylinder to buffer beam casing removed, also sliding covers for manifold valves and whistle removed
05/06/1954 – Boiler Pressure reduced from 280 to 250 psi
29/03/1956 – Plain coupling rods fitted
03/08/1957 – Tender modified / Cut Down
04/07/1959 – Re-enters service after Rebuilding

20/05/1961 – AWS and Speedometer fitted


Shed Allocations

Nine Elms -30/12/1944 to 08/02/1954
Bournemouth – 08/02/1954 to13/05/1954
Nine Elms – 13/05/1954 to 12/06/1957
Exmouth Junction – 12/06/1957 to 10/03/1960
Bournemouth – 10/03/1960 to withdrawal


Tenders

Tender Number 3121 - 30/12/1944 to 10/1965 (Modified / Cut Down 03/08/1957)
Tender Number 3129 - 10/1965 to withdrawal (originally paired with 21c18 until 07/1952, then 35029 until 10/1965)


Boilers


Boiler Number 1100 - 30/12/1944 to 11/01/1947
Boiler Number 1111 - 11/01/1947 to 06/11/1948
Boiler Number 1112 – 06/11/1948 to 29/09/1950
Boiler Number 1104 – 29/09/1950 to 29/03/1956
Boiler Number 1090 – 29/03/1956 to 04/07/1959
Boiler Number 1097 – 04/07/1957 to withdrawal and current day (see below)

Boiler 1097 history

16/06/1942 to 28/08/1947 fited new to 21c8

29/11/1947 to 27/02/1953 fitted to 21c9 / 35009 after a new steel firebox fitted.

15/05/1954 to 25/04/1959 fitted to 35024

04/07/1959 fitted to our 35011


Further details on Bulleid’s boiler design can be read here


Mileages

Total: 1,0869,128 miles
Up to rebuilding: 670,782 miles
Post Rebuilding: 398,346 miles


The 21c11 / 35011 Works Record Card


The full details of 21c11 / 35011 works visits can be read here