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An 0-6-0T built by Hudswell Clarke in 1900 for the Port Talbot Railway as No.26 renumbered by the G.W.R. as No.813 is seen here giving Brake Van rides at Highley on the 18th of March 2017.




G.W.R. No.1338 an 0-4-0ST built in 1898 by Kitsons for the Cardiff Railway at the Didcot Railway Centre on the 13th of August 2015.




G.W.R. No.1340 an 0-4-0ST built in 1897 by the Avonside Engine Company at the Didcot Railway Centre on the 13th of August 2015.




G.W.R. 0-6-0PT No.1369 shunts back and forth at Kidderminster during the Steam Gala in September 2005

(TOPS no.98150)


'14XX' Class No.1450 0-4-2T 'Auto Tank' at Quorn on the Great Central Railway on the 27th of January 2011.

(TOPS no.98166)


'14XX' Class No.1466 0-4-2T 'Auto Tank' at Didcot Railway Centre in the 1970's (Photographer unknown)




'15XX' Class 4F 0-6-0PT No.1501 at Highley with 5MT 2-6-0 No. 42968 in September 2006 - Built at Swindon in July 1949. 1501 has survived because it was sold to the N.C.B. after withdrawal from British Railways in January 1961.

(TOPS no.98238)


'1600' Class 0-6-0PT No.1638 at Sheringham NNR in 2003 - Built by B.R. to a G.W.R. design developed from the '2021' class dating back to 1897. 1638 is now the only survivor of a one time total of 70 locomotives of this class.




Preserved G.W.R. '28XX' Class 2-8-0 No. 2818 on display at Shildon on the 13th of July 2013. This Locomotive was built at Swindon in December 1905 and withdrawn from service in October 1963.

(TOPS no.98857)


The Fireman of ex GWR '28XX' Class 2-8-0 No. 2857 has just given the single line token to the signalman at Hampton Loade SVR on 28/07/2011 during its first week back in traffic after an overhaul started in 1995.




G.W.R. '28XX' Class 2-8-0 No. 2874 in August 2002 at Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway, its home for 21 years after being rescued from Barry before moving to the West Somerset Railway in 2008 for restoration




Class 2251 0-6-0 No. 3205 rests between duties at Bridgnorth in September 2010 during the Autumn Steam Gala




G.W.R. 0-6-0PT '8750' Class, No. 3650 at the Didcot Railway Centre on the 13th of August 2015

(TOPS no.98240)


G.W.R. 4-4-0 3717 'City of Truro' now carrying its original number at Bridgnorth on September 25th 2010




G.W.R. 0-6-0PT '8750' Class No. 3738 at the Didcot Railway Centre on the 13th of August 2015




G.W.R. '28XX' Class 2-8-0 No. 3802 stands in Llangollen Station after losing a coupling rod during its previous trip along the line on 1st of August 2006




Built in 1939 at Swindon, G.W.R. '28XX' Class 2-8-0 No. 3803 on loan from the South Devon Railway for the Winter Steam Gala at Quorn G.C.R. on 27th of January 2013

(TOPS no.98822)


Preserved G.W.R.'28XX' Class 2-8-0 No. 3822 on display at the Didcot Railway Centre on the 13th of August 2015




Preserved G.W.R. '28XX' Class 2-8-0 No. 3850 works a demonstration freight train at Quorn G.C.R. on 31/01/11




Preserverd ex G.W.R. 4-6-0 'Castle' class No.4073 'Caerphilly Castle' at Swindon Steam Mueum in October 2000.




'Castle' Class No.4079 4-6-0 'Pendennis Castle' at the Didcot Railway Centre on the 13th of August 2015




The un-restored remains of 2-6-2T No.4110 at Minehead on the 21st of September 2015, now based on the W.S.R. and hopefully will soon be restored once funds are available.




'5101' Class 2-6-2T No.4141 shunts at Quorn on the G.C.R. in 2004 - Built at Swindon in 1946 and withdrawn after a short working life in 1963 spending the next 10 years a Barry before being purchased for preservation initially on the S.V.R.




G.W.R. class '5101' 2-6-2T, No.4144 with the first train of the day from Wansford to Peterborough along the Nene Valley Railway passes the site of Castor Station, on the 11th of August 2021.




Hiding under covers at Bewdley in March 2017 is 2-6-2T No.4150 now hopefully much closer to the completion of its return to steam than the beginning, restoration of which first started more than 40 years previously.




2-6-2T No.4160 approaches Watchet Station on the 24th of September 2013.




2-8-0T No.4247 prepares for departure from Toddington in June 2004




Ex-G.W.R. Class '4270' 2-8-0T No. 4270 at Toddington G.W.R.S. on the 13th of August 2015.




'4500' Class 2-6-2T No. 4566 runs round its train at Highley on the Severn Valley Railway in September 2009

(TOPS no.98488)


Recently acquired by Peak Rail '4575' 2-6-2T No.4588 waits for its overhaul in the back of the shed at Rowsley on the 5th of November 2016.




G.W.R. 0-6-0PT '8750' Class No. 4612 at Minehead on the 2nd of October 2014




No. 4920 'Dumbleton Hall' double heads with 7820 'Dinmore Manor' into Minehead in July 1998. Note the weed strewn platform, Water tower and the turntable stored by the signal box.

(TOPS no.98530)


Ex. G.W.R. 'Hall' Class 4-6-0 No. 4930 'Hagley Hall' waits for its overhaul at Bridgnorth on the 22/03/14. This locomotive was last used on the SVR in 1986 and has been on display at Swindon for part of the intervening period.

(TOPS no.98536)


Fireman's' hand can be seen tightly hanging on, as Ex. G.W.R. 'Hall' Class 4-6-0 No. 4936 'Kinlet Hall' thunders past Marholm on the return trip to Tysley from Ely on 19th July 2008 in bright summer evening sunshine.

(TOPS no.98553)


Ex. G.W.R. 'Hall' Class 4-6-0 No. 4953 'Pitchford Hall' departs from Quorn in January 2008

(TOPS no.98549)


'Hall' Class 4-6-0 No. 4965 'Rood Ashton Hall' exits Glaston tunnel between Corby and Melton Mowbray in 2004

(TOPS no.98728)


GWR 'Castle' Class No. 5029 'Nunney Castle' at Minehead on the 30th of September 2013 visiting for the WSR Autumn Gala where it would take on the identity of long scrapped 5026 'Criccieth Castle'.

(TOPS no.98743)


GWR 'Castle' Class No. 5043 'Earl of Mount Edgcumbe' passes Marholm on the 23rd of November 2013 with 'The Elge Explorer' Rail Tour from Tyseley to Ely.

(TOPS no.98751)


'Castle' Class 4-6-0 No.5051 'Earl Bathurst' at the Didcot Railway Centre on the 13th of August 2015

(TOPS no.98780)


GWR 'Castle' Class No. 5080 'Defiant' on display at the Buckingham Railway Centre on 12/07/2011.




'5101' Class 2-6-2T No.5164 at Kidderminster (Severn Valley Railway) in September 2006 - Built at Swindon in November 1930, withdrawn in April 1963 No. 5164 spent 9 years and 2 months at Barry Scrap yard.




Ex.G.W.R. '5205' Class 2-8-0T No 5224 departs Grosmont North Yorkshire Moors Railway 2006 - Built at Swindon in May 1924, 5224 is one of only three survivors of this class.




The un restored remains of G.W.R. Class '5205' 2-8-0T No. 5227 at Didcot on the 13th of August 2015.




Ex-G.W.R. Class '5205' 2-8-0T No. 5239 at Queens Park Station Paignton in July 2000

(TOPS no.98422)


Preserved '4300' 2-6-0 No.5322 at Didcot on the 13th of August 2015.

(TOPS no.98421)


Two months after its return from mainland Europe, '4575' Class 2-6-2T No.5521 is un-coupled from its train at Sheringham on the 20th of July 2009




'4575' Class 2-6-2T No.5541 at Norchard on the Dean Forest Railway in August 2002




2-6-2T No. 5542 departs from Bewdley on September 24th 2010 during the Autumn Steam Gala




'4575' Class 2-6-2T No.5553 built at Swindon in November 1928, stands at Minehead on the W.S.R. in 2007

(TOPS no.98472)


Preserved Class '4575' 2-6-2T No. 5572 on display at Didcot on the 13th of August 2015




'56XX' Class 0-6-2T No. 5619 departs from Sheringham NNR in March 2010




Almost completed restoration of '56XX' Class 0-6-2T No. 5643 at Haverthwaite July 2005. Built at Swindon in October 1925.After a lengthy restoration it was returned to steam in October 2005.




'Hall' class 4-6-0 No. 5900 'Hinderton Hall' at Didcot on the 13th of August 2015





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