5552

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5552 was built at Swindon in 1928 at a cost of £3578 and allocated to Tyseley.

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date Arrived Depot
January 1948 Newton Abbott
February 1955 Penzance
March 1955 Plymouth Laira
June 1955 Truro

5552 was withdrawn in October 1960 from Truro depot by which time it 5552 had covered 900,000 miles.

It was bought from Woodham Brothers scrapyard in 1986 and taken to Bodmin. After extensive restoration, which included manufacture of many replacement parts, 5552 entered service on the Bodwin Wenford Railway in 2003 and has been a regular performer since.

In late 2012 it was withdrawn for its ten year overhaul.

In early December 2018 the Bodmin & Wenford Railway reported that the wheels had been placed back in the frames and tubes were being fitted into the boiler.

Home Base Current Status Owner
Bodmin & Wenford Railway Under overhaul Bodmin & Wenford Railway Trust
42075-Bodmin & Wenford Railway-Bodmin General-2018-5552 boiler 5552 undergoing overhaul at Bodmin on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway-2018

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