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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
Great Western Railway 5687 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 Mon 02/12/1963
Scrapping During 11/1964
Service Life 36 yrs, 11 mths , 1 dy

Code Name From Date
  (New) m/e 01/1927
58 Cardiff Cathays 4w/e 03/11/1945
88B Cardiff East Dock 8w/e 20/04/1957
88A Radyr 4w/e 25/01/1958
88F Treherbert 4w/e 12/06/1958
88D Merthyr Tydfil 4w/e 15/12/1962
   Withdrawn on 02/12/1963

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC CYS   4w/e 03/11/1945
ALLOC 88B Cardiff East Dock 4w/e 20/04/1957
ALLOC 88F Treherbert 4w/e 12/07/1958
ALLOC 88D Merthyr Tydfil 4w/e 15/12/1962
WDN   4w/e 30/11/1963

* 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 5687
Built at Swindon Works
03/11/1945 Allocation Reallocated to Cardiff Cathays (58)    
20/04/1957 Allocation Reallocated to Cardiff East Dock (88B)    
25/01/1958 Allocation Reallocated to Radyr (88A)    
12/06/1958 Allocation Reallocated to Treherbert (88F)    
15/12/1962 Allocation Reallocated to Merthyr Tydfil (88D)    
02/12/1963 Withdrawn Condemned as 5687    

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