Thursday, 30 March 2017

LB&SCR A1/A1X Terriers: 9 Liveries in 9 Days, Day 3 - Newhaven Harbour Company

In 1898 the Newhaven Harbour Company purchased LB&SCR Terrier No. 72 "Fenchurch". Its main job was hauling fuel for the cross channel ferries to Dieppe as this had a rather unusual requirement - the fuel depot for the ferries was on the West bank of the River Ouse and fuel had to be taken to the ships which were moored on the East bank however the swing bridge for the crossing could only carry light weight locomotives. The Terrier they purchased proved ideal for the task.

The A1 version

And in April 1913 it was rebuilt as an A1X version

"Fenchurch" continued into Southern region service at the grouping in 1923 (becoming 32636) and was purchased by the Bluebell Railway in 1964 and is preserved to this day as No. 72 "Fenchurch", currently in Marsh Umber livery and externally modified to appear as an A1 Terrier.


  1. i have a feeling its going to be the 2 KESR liverys next the blue and the green!

  2. You're really outdoing yourself on these beauties, Pete. Can't wait to see some Hayling Branch jobs!!