GWR 4900 Class 5967 Bickmarsh Hall

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Bickmarsh Hall
5967 Bickmarsh Hall under restoration at Northampton & Lamport Railway
5967 Bickmarsh Hall under restoration at Northampton & Lamport Railway
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Builder Great Western Railway, Swindon
Build date March 1937
Specifications
Configuration 4-6-0
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Boiler pressure 225 psi
Performance figures
Tractive effort 27,275 lbs
Career
Operator(s) Great Western Railway
Class 4900 'Hall' Class
Number(s) 5967
Official name Bickmarsh Hall
Withdrawn June 1964
Disposition preserved, undergoing restoration

The GWR 4900 Class locomotive No. 5967 Bickmarsh Hall was built at Swindon railway works, and was completed in March 1937. First allocated to Chester, in August 1950 it was allocated to Banbury, and then in March 1959 to Newton Abbott. Fitted with a boiler from a Modified Hall with 3 row superheater during its last overhaul at Swindon in 1961, it was then given its last allocation to Westbury.

Withdrawn in June 1964 it was sold to Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales, where Bickmarsh Hall stayed until it was bought by the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway. The locomotive left as the 187th departure from the scrapyard, in August 1987. Currently[when?] paired with 4000 gallon Collett tender number 2910, it is preserved at the Northampton & Lamport Railway where it is undergoing a slow restoration.

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