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__NOTOC__{{Infobox steam loco|image = 193 Shropshire Bridgnorth Yard.jpg|caption = WD 193 in Bridgnorth Yard in 1972 (David Cooke)|construc = Hunslet Engine Company|wheels = 0-6-0ST|status = Out of service|locono = WD 193|othernos = Works Number 3793|designed = Hunslet Engine Company|locotype = '''WD Austerity'''|built = 1953|years1 = 1971|events1 = Arrived on SVR|years2 = 1981|events3 = Left the SVR on loan|years3 = 1984|events2 = Sold by the SVR|length = 30ft 4"|weight = 48t 5cwt|power = 23.870 lb|pressure = 170 lb/sq in}}WD 193 'Shropshire' was resident on the SVR between 1971 and 1981. The War Department Austerity 0-6-0ST was the standard World War II shunting engine, designed by the Hunslet Engine Company in Leeds and built between 1942 and 1946 to the requirements of the Ministry of Supply. A number of these engines were also built by sub-contractors, an example of which is temporary SVR resident [[WD 71516 Welsh Guardsman]]. 75 were taken into LNER stock as J94 class and on nationalisation were given a 4F classification. The design continued to be built into the 1950s for industrial users, including the National Coal Board.
[[File:193 Shropshire Bridgnorth Yard.jpg|thumb|200px|right|==WD 193 in Bridgnorth Yard service==This locomotive was built by Hunslet in 1972 1953 as Works Number 3793 and formed part of a further batch ordered for WD (David CookeArmy)]][[File:use, for which it was allocated the number WD 193. WD 193 was initially put into store at Bicester in July 1953, but by 1955 it had moved to the WD-operated Shropshire Hampton Loade& Montgomeryshire Light Railway based at Kinnerley, where it saw intermittent use.jpg|thumb|200px|right| On 20 March 1960 WD 193 passes Hampton Loade signal box worked a special last train over the S & M organised by the Stephenson Locomotive Society, before moving to the Arncott workshops at Bicester in 1972 (David Cooke)]]June 1960. During the 1960s 193 was kept at the Long Marston Depot, mainly in store.<ref name=SB5>SVR Stock Book Fifth Edition</ref>
==WD 193 in preservation==After being declared surplus to requirements by the MOD, WD 193 'Shropshire' was resident bought in June 1971 for use on the SVR between . Following a re-paint into a dark green livery while still at Long Marston, 193 was moved to the SVR, arriving on 7 August 1971 and 1981.<ref name=SB5/> The locomotive was in almost good mechanical order but was initially beset by priming due to the grease used to preserve the boiler. The opportunity was taken to equip the locomotive for steam heating so that it could be used on winter services.<ref>SVR News 21</ref>
The War Department Austerity 0-6-0ST was the standard World War 2 shunting engine, designed by With the Hunslet Engine Company in Leeds and built SVR only operating between 1942 Bridgnorth and 1946 to Hampton Loade, WD 193 initially saw regular service, with 5 carriages being a typical load. On the requirements weekend of the Ministry of Supply. A number of these engines were also built by sub23-contractors. The design continued to be built into the 1950s for industrial users24 December 1973, including WD 193 hauled the National Coal BoardSVR's first [[Christmas services|"Santa Claus" specials]]; reduced to 3 carriages and using steam heating. This locomotive was built by Hunslets The first Boxing Day service also took place in 1953 as Works Number 3793that year.<ref>SVR News 29, and formed part of a further batch ordered for WD (Army) use31, who allocated the number WD 193.32</ref>
Following the opening to Bewdley in 1974, WD 193 193’s limited water capacity became a factor. It was initially put into store, but later moved to used mainly on the WDHampton Loade "shuttles" and lightly loaded mid-operated Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway based at Kinnerleyweek trains, where serving as a standby locomotive for full line services between Bridgnorth and Bewdley.<ref>SVR News 34</ref> In winter 1974-75 it saw intermittent use. On 20 March 1960 WD 193 worked a special last train over was kept serviceable for works trains and for the S & M organised by the Stephenson Locomotive SocietyChristmas services, before moving to the Arncott workshops at Bicester in June 1960which it again worked single-handed. During the 1960s 193 winter a new point was kept installed at the Long Marston Depotsouthern end of Bridgnorth yard, mainly in store.on which WD 193 was promptly derailed on the first day of the 1975 season!<ref>SVR News 35</ref>
After being declared surplus to requirements by the MOD, In 1977 WD 193 was bought in June 1971 for use on the SVR. Following a re-paint repainted into a dark green crimson lake livery while still at Long Marston, 193 . The locomotive was moved to also given the name 'Shropshire'.<ref>SVR Stock Book Seventh Edition</ref>===Mileage on the SVR===Mileages for 193 as reported in August of that year. WD 193 thereafter saw regular useSVR News 152 “SVR Steam Locomotive Mileages 1969-1989” were as follows:{| class="wikitable"|-! <b>Year</b> !! style="text-align:right;" | <b>Mileage</b> !! Notes|-| 1967-1970 || style="text-align:right;" | 1,021 || Note 1|-| 1971 || style="text-align:right;" | 88 |||-| 1972 || style="text-align:right;" | 701 |||-| 1973 || style="text-align:right;" | 900 |||-| 1974 || style="text-align:right;" | 1,830 ||||-| 1975 || style="text-align:right;" | 1,905 |||-| 1976 || style="text-align:right;" | 960 |||-| 1977 || style="text-align:right;" | 950 |||-| 1978 || style="text-align:right;" | 770 |||-| 1979 || style="text-align:right;" | 1935 || Note 2|-| 1980 || style="text-align:right;" | 435 |||-| 1981 || style="text-align:right;" | 160 |||-| <b>Total</b> || style="text-align:right;" | 11, recording mileage in every year of the 1970s. In the early 1970s the locomotive hauled all the Santa services single handed.655 |||-|}
In 1977 WD 193 was repainted into a crimson lake liveryNote 1: Also reported in SVR News 58 "Steam Locomotive Mileages for the Decade", although SVR News and Stock Books confirm that the locomotive only arrived in 1971. The locomotive was also given the name 'Shropshire'<br>Note 2: Originally reported in SVR News 58 as 335 miles.
===Move from the SVR===In 1981 WD 193 was lent to the 6000 Locomotive Association who were based at the Bulmers Railway Centre at Hereford. The locomotive traveled there in steam on 30 January 1981 in convoy with [[4930|4930 Hagley Hall ]] and ‘Black 5’ LMS 5000 which were setting off on main line duties. <ref>SVR News 59</ref> The move to Hereford eventually became permanent, with the SVR Board announcing in late 1983 that WD 193 was being sold.
{{As of|2016|}}, From 1999 WD 193 is was based at the Ribble Steam Railway in Preston.<ref>[httphttps://www.ribblesteam.org.uk/exhibits/locomotivesteam/hunslet-3793-check1953-list shropshire/ Ribble Steam Railway web site]</ref>
==Gallery==
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File:193 Shropshire Hampton Loade.jpg|WD 193 passes Hampton Loade signal box in 1972 (David Cooke)
File:WD 193 Shropshire Bridgnorth 1972.jpg|WD 193 takes water at Bridgnorth in 1972 (David Cooke)
File:WD 193 Shropshire Eardington bank 1972.jpg|WD 193 storms Eardington bank with a down passenger service in 1972 (David Cooke)
==References==
<references/>
SVR News<br>
Severn Valley Railway Stock Book, seventh edition.
==Links==
*[httphttps://www.ribblesteam.org.uk/exhibits/steam/37-hunslet-3793-1953-shropshire / Ribble Steam Railway page for WD 193] Retrieved 26 February 201529 July 2018.*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunslet_Austerity_0-6-0ST Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0ST on Wikipedia] {{FormerSteamNavbox}}[[Category:Featured articles]]
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