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The Battlefield Line has announced that GWR ‘Small Prairie’ No. 5526 will be visiting them for their Winter Warmer Gala.
The visit of 5526 will be for one weekend only between the 4th and 5th January 2020.
The visit of 5526 is thanks to the South Devon Railway, where 5526 is based.
What do you think of this visiting locomotive? Let us know in the comments below!
More Information on 5526
5526, a 2-6-2T, is a GWR 4575 Class Locomotive. Built in May 1928 at Swindon Works, first stabled at St Blazy and ending up at Westbury shed.
5526 was withdrawn in June 1962.
Brought by Barry, spending 23 years rusting away at their scrapyard.
Rescued in 1985, 5526’s new owners moved her to Swindon where restoration commenced.
5526 Ltd, based at Buckfastleigh, where 5526 was moved to and restoration was finished. The South Devon Railway has been 5526’s home ever since.
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