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BR/GWR Collett 2-6-2 Tank Class 5101 No. 4141 at Woodhams Scrapyard 1966

BR/GWR Collett 2-6-2 Tank Class 5101 No. 4141 at Woodhams Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image

BR/GWR Collett 2-6-2 Tank Class 5101 No. 4141 at Woodham Brothers scrapyard, Barry, Wales on 18th August 1966. Built at Swindon Works in August 1946, it was withdrawn from 85B Gloucester Horton Road shed in March 1963 and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros of Barry in South Wales.

The 5101 Class, or Large Prairies as they became know as, are a medium sized tank engine that was designed to operate stopping passenger services. Prairie refers to the 2-6-2 wheel arrangement that they were built with, and they were referred to as large for being bigger than the GWR 4500 and 4575 classes. Originally designed by G.J. Churchward, these, the 5101 class, were improved by Collett having an increased coal bunker capacity from 1919 onwards. The 5101 class was then developed again after this with a higher boiler pressure, and the result was the 6100 class.

4141 was rescued from Barry in 1973 and moved to Hampton Loade on the Severn Valley Railway where restoration commenced. However, before restoration was completed it was resold and it eventually steamed again on the Llangollen Railway in 1998.

After becoming a regular performer on the Great Central Railway it was returned to Llangollen for an overhaul and has now been sold to the Epping Ongar Railway.

Date Photo Taken 18/08/1966
Date Uploaded 03/09/2014
Image Owner/Copyright Howie Milburn
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Steam Loco Information for BR/GWR Collett 2-6-2 Tank Class 5101 No. 4141 at Woodhams Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image

Steam Loco Class Information for BR/GWR Collett 2-6-2 Tank Class 5101 No. 4141 at Woodhams Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image


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