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BR/GWR Collett 0-6-2 Tank Class 5600 No. 5668 at Woodhams Scrapyard 1966

BR/GWR Collett 0-6-2 Tank Class 5600 No. 5668 at Woodhams Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image

BR/GWR Collett 0-6-2 Tank Class 5600 No. 5668 at Woodham Brothers scrapyard, Barry, Wales on 18th August 1966. Built at Swindon Works in June 1926, it was withdrawn from 88C Barry shed in September 1964 and sold for scrap to the local scrapyard, Woodham Brothers of Barry in South Wales.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Two hundred GWR 5600 class replacement locomotives were built and remained in service until withdrawn by British Railways between 1962 and 1965.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.

It is privately owned and currently at the Kent & East Sussex Railway awaiting Restoration. Asbestos stripped in readiness for a boiler lift

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 0-6-2 Tank Class 5600 No. 5668 at Woodhams Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image

Steam Loco Class Information for BR/GWR Collett 0-6-2 Tank Class 5600 No. 5668 at Woodhams Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image


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