GWR 4900 Class 5900 Hinderton Hall

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5900 Hinderton Hall
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In the engine shed at Didcot.
Specifications
Power type Steam
Build date March 1931
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Career
Class 4900 'Hall' Class
Retired December 1963

Hinderton Hall is a 4-6-0 GWR 4900 Class locomotive, currently preserved at Didcot Railway Centre. It was designed by Collett in 1928, built at Swindon in 1931 as the 101st of its class.

The locomotive spent most of its working life in the West Country. It was withdrawn from Bristol in 1963 and sent to Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales. It was rescued by members of the Great Western Society and sent to Didcot Railway Centre in 1971. It saw considerable main line service (including being involved in the GWR 150 celebrations in 1985), as well as in the centre. It is currently on static display and is waiting for an overhaul.