GWR 5600 Class 5619
|GWRGreat Western Railway 5600 Class 5619|
5619 at the Spring Steam Gala in 2019
|Built By||GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon Works|
|Power class||GWRGreat Western Railway: D, BRBritish Rail or British Railways: 5MTThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.|
|Axle load class||GWRGreat Western Railway: Red|
|Designed By||Charles CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941|
|Type||GWRGreat Western Railway 5600|
|1964||Withdrawn from traffic|
|1973||Left BarryWoodham Brothers Scrapyard, Barry, South Wales. The source of many locomotives now in preservation.|
|1981||Restored to traffic|
|Tractive effort||25,800 lb|
|Pressure||200 lb/sq in|
A brief description of the 5600 Class is included in GWR 5600 class 6634. The class was not used on the Severn Valley Branch in service north of Bewdley due to its 'Red' axle weight classification, although one was allowed to work a coal train to Alveley Colliery by mistake. The class was however used on trains for Stourport Power Station.
5619 in service
5619 was built at Swindon in March 1925 to lot number 228 at a cost of £3,988 including £906 for boiler. It was withdrawn from BarryWoodham Brothers Scrapyard, Barry, South Wales. The source of many locomotives now in preservation. shed in June 1964 with a total mileage of 778,263 and sold to Barry Scrapyard on 18 August. 
5619 in preservation
5619 left BarryWoodham Brothers Scrapyard, Barry, South Wales. The source of many locomotives now in preservation. in May 1973, the 40th locomotive to do so.. It was purchased in 1973 by Telford Development Corporation and transported to Horsehay and is under the care of the Telford Horsehay Steam Trust. It steamed again in 1981 and has visited many preserved railways.
5619 on the SVRSevern Valley Railway
In 1987 SVRSevern Valley Railway locomotives 7819 Hinton Manor, 75069 and 46443 provided the motive power for BRBritish Rail or British Railways’s Cardigan Bay Express summer season. GWR 5700 Class 7760 and 5619 spent summer at the SVRSevern Valley Railway as cover for their absence, participating in the Summer Steam Gala before departing in August and September respectively.
5619 also appeared at the 2019 Spring Steam Gala.
- Steam Locomotives visiting the SVR for galas
- Steam Locomotives hired by the SVR
- Classes of locomotives used on the Severn Valley Branch in commercial service
- Booth, A., 'CEGB, Stourport Power Station', Railways in Worcestershire (Retrieved 20 November 2020)
- Telford Steam Railway
- Railuk.info Barry Scrapyard Search Results