5952 Cogan Hall

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5952 was built at Swindon in December 1935. As a mixed traffic engine it would have handled both passenger duties and freight duties. Its first shed allocation was the Penzance depot in Cornwall.

Early motive power depot allocations.

Date Arrived Depot
1935 Penzance
Laira (Plymouth)
Truro
St Blazey
1939 Cardiff Canton
1945 Old Oak Common

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date Arrived Depot
January 1948 Old Oak Common
September 1950 Southall
December 1954 Penzance
June 1955 Plymouth Laira
September 1955 Worcester
August 1959 Hereford
November 1963 Cardiff East Dock

Its last shed allocation was to Cardiff East Dock before it was withdrawn from duties in June 1964.

The engine ended up at Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales and thus survived into preservation unlike some of its other class mates. 5952 Cogan Hall left Barry in September 1981 after being purchased by the Cambrian Railway Trust. Stored at the Cambrian Railways Trust, the intention was to restore it at their Oswestry site.

After a period on the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway 5952 was moved to the Llangollen Railway in June 1988.

In 2010 it was sold to the Betton Grange Society, who are using its bogie and tender for the new-build locomotive 6880 Betton Grange. In the long term, the Society hopes to restore the engine at the Llangollen Railway.

Home Base Current Status Owner
Llangollen Railway Has donated parts for the build of 6880 Betton Grange but may be restored Betton Grange Society
5952 Cogan Hall at Llangollen - July 1989.jpg 5952 Cogan Hall at Llangollen – July 1989
5952 2011.jpg 5952 Cogan Hall at Llangollen-2011
5952 Cogan Hall at Llangollen-2016.jpg  5952 Cogan Hall at Llangollen-2016

 

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