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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
Great Western Railway 5609 m/e 02/1925

Locomotive Specifics
Designer C. Collett
Class 56xx
Company History GWR
Wheels 0-6-2T
Builder Swindon Works
Order Number 228
To Service During 02/1925
Withdrawal Mon 19/10/1964
Service Life 39 yrs, 8 mths , 18 dys

Scrapping During 01/1965

Code Subsequent Codes Name From Date
    (New) m/e 02/1925
87D   Swansea East Dock 4w/e 05/11/1960
88D   Merthyr Tydfil 4w/e 28/12/1963
     Withdrawn on 19/10/1964

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC 87D Swansea East Dock 4w/e 05/11/1960
ALLOC 88D Merthyr Tydfil 4w/e 31/12/1963
WDN   w/e 19/10/1964

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

Date Event Details Source See Also
02/1925 To Service To service as Great Western Railway Number 5609
Built at Swindon Works
05/11/1960 Allocation Reallocated to Swansea East Dock (87D)    
28/12/1963 Allocation Reallocated to Merthyr Tydfil (88D)    
19/10/1964 Withdrawn Condemned as 5609    
01/1965 Scrapped Scrapped    

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