Raveningham Hall

One of over 300 of her type built by the Great Western Railway, Raveningham Hall and her sisters were ideal for mixed traffic work, capable of hauling both passenger and freight trains across the Western Region. She can now be found at home on the West Somerset Railway.

20 Years
service
25 Miles
Per Hour
73 Years
of age
77 Tons of
engine

Great Western Railway

Workhorses of the GWR

Raveningham Hall was built by the Great Western Railway in 1944 to work a variety of freight and passenger trains across their network from London to the West. She was initially based at Old Oak Common in London and would've worked stopping passenger trains from London to places like Reading, Oxford and Birmingham.

She was retired after 20 years of service in June 1964 and was sent to Barry Scrapyard in South Wales. In 1972 Raveningham Hall left Barry for Carnforth where her first restoration commenced and in 1975 she returned to steam on the Severn Valley Railway.

In 1996 she left the SVR and changed owners. Between 2009 and 2012 she was restored to running condition and returned to steam. She is now based at the West Somerset Railway.