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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
Great Western Railway 5605 m/e 01/1925

Locomotive Specifics
Designer C. Collett
Class 56xx
Company History GWR
Wheels 0-6-2T
Builder Swindon Works
Order Number 228
To Service During 01/1925
Withdrawal w/e Sat 21/05/1966
Service Life 41 yrs, 4 mths , 20 dys

Scrapping During 12/1966 at Cashmore's (Great Bridge)

Code Subsequent Codes Name From Date
    (New) m/e 01/1925
NPT   Ebbw Junction (Newport) 4w/e 21/05/1949
RHY   Rhymney 4w/e 31/12/1949
88D   Merthyr Tydfil 4w/e 28/01/1961
88E   Abercynon 7w/e 22/06/1964
88D   Rhymney w/e 08/11/1964
2A   Tyseley on 25/04/1965
6C   Croes Newydd w/e 11/12/1965
     Withdrawn w/e 21/05/1966

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC NPTG Ebbw Junction (Newport) 4w/e 21/05/1949
ALLOC RHY Rhymney 4w/e 31/12/1949
ALLOC 88D Merthyr Tydfil 4w/e 28/01/1961
ALLOC 88E Abercynon 3w/e 29/06/1964
ALLOC 88D Rhymney 3w/e 02/11/1964
ALLOC 2A Tyseley 4w/e 08/05/1965
ALLOC 6C Croes Newydd 5w/e 08/01/1966
WDN   w/e 21/05/1966

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

Date Event Details Source See Also
01/1925 To Service To service as Great Western Railway Number 5605
Built at Swindon Works
21/05/1949 Allocation Reallocated to Ebbw Junction (Newport) (NPT )    
31/12/1949 Allocation Reallocated to Rhymney (RHY)    
28/01/1961 Allocation Reallocated to Merthyr Tydfil (88D)    
22/06/1964 Allocation Reallocated to Abercynon (88E)    
08/11/1964 Allocation Reallocated to Rhymney (88D)    
25/04/1965 Allocation Reallocated to Tyseley (2A)    
11/12/1965 Allocation Reallocated to Croes Newydd (6C)    
21/05/1966 Withdrawn Condemned as 5605    
12/1966 Scrapped Broken up by Cashmore's: Great Bridge    

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