5199

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5199 was one of ten locomotives built under Lot 284 (Nos.5190 – 5199) at the GWR’s Swindon Works and was completed in November 1934. Its initial allocation was to Tyseley (Birmingham) shed where it remained until January 1948.

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date ArrivedDepot
January 1948Tyseley
January 1948Leamington Spa
February 1948Tyseley
June 1948Oxley
July 1948Tyseley
October 1949Storbridge
September 1961Stafford Road
December 1962Cheltenham (stored)
February 1963Gloucester Horton Road

It was withdrawn from service in March 1963.

After withdrawal and 22 years in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry, 5199 moved to the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway at Toddington in 1985. The owners then moved it to the Llangollen Railway in 1988.

As little progress was made it was moved to MOD Long Marston where much work was done before 5199 returned to Llangollen in 1996 where restoration progressed steadily leading to its return to steam in February 2003. The locomotive has since been a regular performer at Llangollen having completed its last overhaul in November 2014.

The locomotive was sent to Tyseley in January 2018 for winter maintenance work and was steamed again there in January 2018.

Home BaseCurrent StatusOwner
Llangollen RailwayUnder maintenanceoject
5199 at Cheddleton on the Churnet Valley Railway in November 2010
5199 with 49395 at Llangollen – April 2012
5199 at Llangollen – April 2012
5199 approaching Berwymn tunnel on the Llangollen Railway – April 2016
5199 at Llangollen – April 2016

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