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BR/GWR Collett 0-6-2 Tank Class 5600 No. 6634 at Woodhams Scrapyard 1966
BR/GWR Collett 0-6-2 Tank Class 5600 No. 6634 at Woodham Brothers scrapyard, Barry, Wales on 18th August 1966. Churchward 2-6-0 Class 4300 No. 7325 can be seen on the left. Built at Swindon Works in August 1928, it was withdrawn from 86G Pontypool Road shed in April 1964 and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros of Barry in South Wales.
The GWR 5600 Class was a class of 0-6-2T steam locomotive built between 1924 and 1928. They were designed by C.B Collett for the Great Western Railway, and were introduced into traffic in 1924. After the 1923 grouping, Swindon inherited a large and variable collection of locomotives from historic Welsh railway companies, which did not fit into their standardisation programme. GWR boiler inspectors arrived en masse and condemned many of the original locomotives. The systematic destruction of many examples of locomotives, most still in serviceable condition, followed. Of the Taff Vale Railway, many engines continued to operate up to the 1950s, but today only two locomotives survived, TVR 'O1' No.28, the last-surviving Welsh-built engine, and TVR 'O2' No.85.
Two hundred GWR 5600 class replacement locomotives were built and remained in service until withdrawn by British Railways between 1962 and 1965. Nine of the class have survived into preservation.
6634 is currently at the Severn Valley Railway under restoration. It is owned by Pete Waterman and its restoration is to be completed by the SVR.Date Photo Taken
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Steam Loco Information for BR/GWR Collett 0-6-2 Tank Class 5600 No. 6634 at Woodhams Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image
Steam Loco Class Information for BR/GWR Collett 0-6-2 Tank Class 5600 No. 6634 at Woodhams Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image
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