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BR/GWR Collett 4-6-2 Class Castle No. 5080 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966

 BR/GWR Collett 4-6-2 Class Castle No. 5080 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image

BR/GWR C. B. Collett 4-6-2 Class 4073 Castle No. 5080 'Defiant' at Woodham Brothers scrapyard, Barry, Wales on 18th August 1966. Built at Swindon Works in May 1939, it was withdrawn from 87F Llanelly shed in April 1963, working to the last on express trains.

It was originally built as 'Ogmore Castle', being one of the many popular GWR Castle Class. Its first shed allocation was Old Oak Common. After transfer to Cardiff (Canton), the engine was renamed Defiant in January 1941, commemorating one of the many types of aircraft which had taken part in the Battle of Britain. The name Ogmore Castle later rotated through sister engines 5056, 7007 and 7035. After the arrival of Britannia class Pacifics on the Western Region of British Railways, in 1959 it was moved to Carmarthen, staying there until its final move to Llanelli in May 1961. After it was withdrawn, it was acquired by Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales in October 1963.

It was sold to the Standard Gauge Steam Trust (since renamed Tyseley Locomotive Works), initially for spare parts for the 7029 Clun Castle, and left as the 62nd departure from Barry in August 1974. Its restoration was completed in June 1988, and it ran for a number of years - - http://www.tyseleylocoworks.co.uk/tlw/5080.htm

After its boiler certificate expired, it was sent to be displayed at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, where it presently remains.
Two schoolboy trainspotters in their school uniforms of peaked school cap, shirt, tie, pullover, short trousers and knee socks can be seen. One looks up at the cab where a classmate is at the controls in the locos cab. By 1966, school caps and shorts were no longer worn by the vast majority of boys, only public and grammar schools hanging on to them.

Date Photo Taken 18/08/1966
Date Uploaded 30/06/2014
Image Owner/Copyright Howie Milburn
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