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GWR Pannier 1501

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1501 in preservation: Add 1501 Pannier Tank Association (charity)
In Autumn 1970 all three 1500 class locomotives were acquired from Coventry Colliery for use on the SVR. 1501 was initially moved from Coventry to Tyseley for wheel turning, before a further move to Bewdley, both moves being by rail behind a diesel. During the latter move, excessive speed caused damage to one of 1501’s axle boxes. The other two NCB locos (1502 and 1509) were used as a source of parts for restoring 1501; the remains were then scrapped.
In service on the SVR, 1501 has proved a powerful locomotive for its size, acquiring the nickname “the raging bull”. The locomotive is owned by the [[15xx Pannier Tank Trust]].It is supported by the ‘1501 Pannier Tank Association’, Registered Charity No. 1134477. The charity's aims are to "provide support and financial assistance for the preservation of steam locomotive 1501."<ref>http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/ The Charity Commission register of charities</ref>
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