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.
|1945||Old Oak Common|
BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.
|January 1948||Old Oak Common|
|June 1955||Plymouth Laira|
|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Its last shed allocation was to Cardiff East Dock before it was withdrawn from duties in June 1964.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 Ken Ryder who moved it to the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway.
Some time in the 1980s it was moved to Swindon as part of the display of railway artefacts prior to moving to the Llangollen Railway in 1989.
Its next move was to the Cambrian Railway Society at Oswestry.
In 2003 the locomotive was moved to Llynclys where in became part of the Cambrian Railways Trust who aim to restore it there and then use it to haul steam tourist trains.
In early 2010 the locomotive was made available for sale to any group that would be able to restore it themselves. After some negotiations the locomotive was purchased by the 6880 Betton Grange Society in February 2010. In the following month the engine was moved to Llangollen.
The Betton Grange Society planned to use the bogie and tender from Cogan Hall 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. The move to Tyseley was scheduled to take place at the end of June 2021.
|Home Base||Current Status||Owner|
|Tyseley||Has donated parts for the build of 6880 Betton Grange but may be restored||6880 Betton Grange Society Ltd|
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