5572

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5572 was built in 1929 and was almost the last produced (two from the end).

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date Arrived Depot
January 1948 Bristol Bath Road
October 1948 Bath Spa
October 1948 Bristol Bath Road
December 1948 Wells
February 1949 Bristol Bath Road
September 1953 Cardiff Cathays
February 1958 Newton Abbott
March 1958 Plymouth Laira
September 1960 St Blazey
April 1961 Plymouth Laira

 

In its later years it moved to South Wales where, unusually for this class, it was equipped with auto-gear for working push-and-pull trains on the valley branch lines. Of the thirteen engines of this very useful class to have survived into preservation, 5572 is the only one so fitted.

It was withdrawn by BR in April 1962, being sent to Woodham Bros of Barry for breaking up. It was bought by the Society in August 1971, and sent to its Taunton depot, being partially restored there before coming to Didcot in 1977.

Having reached the end of its ten year boiler certificate, it is awaiting heavy repairs at Didcot Railway Centre.

Home Base Current Status Owner
Didcot Railway Centre Under overhaul Great Western Society
5572 in Woodham's scrapyard at Barry. The chimney in the foreground belongs to 46428 and the Jinty in the background is 47406 - October 1968.jpg 5572 in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry. The chimney in the foreground belongs to 46428 and the Jinty in the background is 47406 – October 1968
5572 with 6697 at Didcot-2011.jpg  5572 with 6697 at Didcot-2011

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