GWR Pannier 5786

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5786 in LT Livery in March 2015

GWRGreat Western Railway CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941 5700 class 0-6-0PT No 5786, ex-London Transport L92, is a former SVRSevern Valley Railway resident.

5786 is a sister locomotive to SVRSevern Valley Railway-based 5764 and 7714. 5786 began life with the GWRGreat Western Railway and later BRBritish Rail or British Railways(W), before (like 5764) being transferred to London Transport in 1958.

In 1969 the locomotive was purchased in working order by the Worcester Locomotive Society and moved to the SVRSevern Valley Railway, where it was steamed and restored to GWRGreat Western Railway livery. In May 1970 it travelled in steam to the Birmingham Railway Museum at Tyseley for a festival of transport, and although it returned to the SVRSevern Valley Railway, it never worked there again.

Shortly thereafter the Worcester Locomotive Society moved their locomotives to the Bulmers Railway Centre at Hereford. When the Centre closed, 5786 found a new home at the South Devon Railway.

5786 has since returned to the SVRSevern Valley Railway for two Gala visits, in spring 2010 (in BRBritish Rail or British Railways livery) and spring 2015 (in London Transport livery as L92).

See also

Former Residents

Sources

South Devon Railway
Entry on Geograph

Links

'5786' on the SDR web site
Geograph (locomotive history)