5900 Hinderton Hall

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5900 was built at Swindon in 1931. The locomotive spent most of its working life in the West Country.

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date ArrivedDepot
January 1948Westbury
March 1953Tyseley
November 1955Oxley
October 1962Old Oak Common
November 1962St Philips Marsh

It was withdrawn from Bristol in 1963 and sent to Woodham Brothers scrapyard. It was rescued by members of the Great Western Society and sent to Didcot Railway Centre in 1971 and fully restored by 1976. It saw considerable main line service (including being involved in the GWR 150 celebrations in 1985), as well as in the centre. It is currently on static display and is waiting for an overhaul.

Home BaseCurrent StatusOwner
Didcot Railway CentreOn static display awaiting overhaulGreat Western Society
5900 Hinderton Hall at Bristom Temple Meads on a train to Weymouth – November 1963
5900 Hinderton Hall at St Philips Marsh shed four months after being withdrawn from service – March 1964
5900 Hinderton Hall in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry – July 1968
5900 Hinderton Hall at Didcot – September 1977
5900 Hinderton Hall at Didcot – May 2010
5900 Hinderton Hall at Didcot Railway Centre – January 2011

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