THE FAIRFORD BRANCH LINE

LOCOMOTIVES

Below is a list of locomotives and railcars that are known to have worked on the Fairford Branch. As the line was a 'yellow' restricted route, the types of motive power that could be seen was fairly restricted, but nevertheless over the full history of the line a surprising variety of traction was used. Locomotives would normally be supplied by Oxford depot (OXF or latterly 81F), and would have to be fitted with ATC equipment, because of the lack of distant signals on the line. This list is very much work in progress, and as details of the locomotives used in the early years in particular are very vague, this will always be an incomplete listing. Any additions would be gratefully received.


Steam Locomotives
Class Type Locomotives known to have worked on the branch
MSWJR ? 2-4-0 1336
OW&WR ? 0-6-0 ?
Metro Tank 2-4-0T 3562  3568  3583  3585  3588  3589
655 0-6-0PT 1742
2251 0-6-0 2221  2236  2294
32xx Dukedog 4-4-0 9015
74xx 0-6-0PT 7404  7411  7412  7417  7436  7445
57xx 0-6-0PT 3653  3677  3750  4649  7760  9611  9640  9653  9654  9773
517 0-4-2T ?
Dean Goods 0-6-0 2579
45xx 2-6-2T 4511  4513  4578
14xx 0-4-2T 1450  1468
54xx 0-6-0PT 5413
Sir Alexander 2-2-2 1124
1076 Buffalo 0-6-0PT 1249
? 0-6-0ST 1879
3232 2-4-0 3247

Diesel Locomotives
Class Type Locomotives known to have worked on the branch
Class 08 0-6-0 ?
Class 10 0-6-0 ?
Class 22 BB hydraulic D6326  D6328  D6336  D6340  D6442  D6343  D6348  D6351  D6352  D6354  D6357 *
* Some locomotives (usually the ones that received BR blue livery) would have operated without the D prefix.

Diesel Railcars
Class Type Units known to have worked on the branch
GWR Railcar Railcar ?
Class 101 DMU 50327, 59120 & 50309
Class 117 DMU 420 (51400, 59510 & 51358)
Class 120 DMU 50679, 59271 & 50727
Class 115 DMU ?