Kolhapur at the Great Central railway
London Midland and Scottish Railway Jubilee Class 5593 (BR number 45593) named is a preserved Kolhapur British steam locomotive.
Service [ edit ]
5593 was built in 1934 by the
North British Locomotive Company of Glasgow, Works number 24151, and part of Lot 118, to a design by William Stanier. In May 1936 it was named Kolhapur after Kolhapur, a princely state in western India.
Initially built with a low degree
superheat domeless boiler, 5593 received a domed boiler in April 1937.
5593 hauled the train carrying
Winston Churchill from Liverpool on his return from talks with President Roosevelt in 1942.
After nationalisation in January 1948 it was renumbered 45593 by
British Railways in December of that year. It was allocated to various sheds during the 1950s and 1960s, including Longsight, Carlisle Upperby, Willesden, Aston, Burton, Patricroft and Newton Heath.
On 23 March 1965 5593 was transferred to
Leeds Holbeck and was kept there in good condition to work railtours over the Settle-Carlisle Railway. The locomotive was also given a yellow cabside warning stripe to indicate that it was barred from the electrified West Coast Main Line south of Crewe where it was out-of-gauge. Kolhapur was withdrawn in October 1967.
Preservation [ edit ]
LMS Jubilee no 5593 Kolhapur standing outside the Steamport site entrance at Windsor Road, Southport.
45593 was bought in good condition January 1968 by the then
Standard Gauge Steam Trust. It was restored during the 1980s to LMS crimson lake livery. In 1994 it temporarily assumed the identity and special livery of scrapped sister and class pioneer 5552 for the silver jubilee of the Silver Jubilee preserved Great Central Railway. 45593 was repainted into BR green in 1995.
Kolhapur appeared at the York Railfest along with Castle 7029 Clun Castle. It returned to Tyseley for the Tyseley 100 celebrations. For this, it was going to be repainted into LMS crimson lake livery but this was never applied.
45593 is currently
Tyseley Locomotive Works.
out of service at
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