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 ArrivedDepot
Laira (Plymouth)
St Blazey
1939Cardiff Canton
1945Old Oak Common

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date ArrivedDepot
January 1948Old Oak Common
September 1950Southall
December 1954Penzance
June 1955Plymouth Laira
September 1955Worcester
August 1959Hereford
November 1963Cardiff 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Its last shed allocation was to Cardiff East Dock before it was withdrawn from duties in June 1964.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.

In October 2019 it was reported that work had started to strip the locomotive down and catalogue the cleaned up parts before placing them in storage. It is anticipated that “serious work” on restoring the engine will start in 2020.

In April 2021 it was revealed that the locomotive would move to Tyseley in line with the move of new build 6880 Betton Grange to Tyseley from Llangollen.

Home BaseCurrent StatusOwner
TyseleyHas donated parts for the build of 6880 Betton Grange but may be restored6880 Betton Grange Society Ltd
5952 Cogan Hall in Woodhams scrapyard at Barry – August 1980
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5952 Cogan Hall at Llangollen – July 1989
5952 Cogan Hall at Llangollen – April 2011
5952 Cogan Hall at Llangollen – April 2016

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