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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
GWR 5217 m/e 04/1924

Locomotive Specifics
Designer G. Churchward
Class 42xx
Company History GWR
Wheels 2-8-0T
Builder Swindon Works
Order Number 225
To Service During 04/1924
Withdrawal During 05/1963
Scrapping During 03/1964 at Cashmore's (Newport)
Service Life 39 yrs , 30 dys

Allocations
Code Name From Date
  (New) m/e 04/1924
76 Ebbw Junction (Newport) 4w/e 03/11/1945
   Withdrawn m/e 05/1963

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC NPTG Ebbw Junction (Newport) 4w/e 03/11/1945
WDN   4w/e 01/06/1963

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

Mentions ...
Report Date Title Report Source
03/11/1945 42xx first It is believed that the transfer of 4270 an 5217(SLO) to SLO marks the first time that locomotives of this class have been shedded in the London Division, at least for many years. By far the majority have remained in the South Wales area, notable exceptions being the two at St. Blazey. SLS/194602

Summary
Date Event Details Source See Also
04/1924 To Service To service as Great Western Railway Number 5217
Built at Swindon Works
   
03/11/1945 Allocation Reallocated to Ebbw Junction (Newport) (76)    
05/1963 Withdrawn Condemned as 5217    

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