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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
Great Western Railway 5697 m/e 01/1927

Locomotive Specifics
Designer C. Collett
Class 56xx
Company History GWR
Wheels 0-6-2T
Builder Swindon Works
Order Number 235
To Service During 01/1927
Withdrawal Thu 25/04/1963
Scrapping During 12/1963 at Cashmore's (Newport)
Service Life 36 yrs, 3 mths , 25 dys

Code Name From Date
  (New) m/e 01/1927
81E Didcot 4w/e 03/10/1953
81F Oxford 4w/e 05/09/1959
82B St Philips Marsh 4w/e 26/03/1960
81E Didcot 4w/e 21/05/1960
88A Radyr 4w/e 16/07/1960
   Withdrawn on 25/04/1963

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC GLO Gloucester Horton Road 4w/e 14/06/1947
ALLOC DYD Duffryn Yard m/e 30/04/1948
ALLOC CHYS Cardiff Cathays 4w/e 16/07/1949
ALLOC 81E Didcot 4w/e 03/10/1953
ALLOC 81F Oxford 4w/e 05/09/1959
ALLOC 82B St Philips Marsh 4w/e 26/03/1960
ALLOC 81E Didcot 4w/e 21/05/1960
ALLOC 88A Radyr 4w/e 16/07/1960
WDN   4w/e 04/05/1963

* Stephenson Locomotive Society data - raw and not yet cross-referenced

Date Event Details Source See Also
01/1927 To Service To service as Great Western Railway Number 5697
Built at Swindon Works
03/10/1953 Allocation Reallocated to Didcot (81E)    
05/09/1959 Allocation Reallocated to Oxford (81F)    
26/03/1960 Allocation Reallocated to St Philips Marsh (82B)    
21/05/1960 Allocation Reallocated to Didcot (81E)    
16/07/1960 Allocation Reallocated to Radyr (88A)    
25/04/1963 Withdrawn Condemned as 5697    

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