Great Western Railway 4-6-0 No. 4953 'Pitchford Hall'
Ongar, Essex, UK
Location: Epping Ongar Railway
Status: Operational
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Posted: Sep 8, 2021 @ 11:09:04 by Russell Newman
The ex GWR Hall Class 4-6-0 No. 4953 "Pitchford Hall" will visit Severn Valley Railway for their Autumn Steam Gala from the 16th to 19th of September 2021 as a replacement for No. 6233 "Duchess of Sutherland" at the event.
Posted: Apr 11, 2020 @ 05:04:44 by Russell Newman
The GWR Hall Class 4-6-0 No. 4953 "Pitchford Hall" has been put up for sale by her current owner and will remain at the Epping Ongar Railway for the time being till a buyer comes along.
Posted: Jan 9, 2020 @ 13:01:07 by Russell Newman
No. 4953 "Pitchford Hall" has been added as the second visiting locomotive at the Great Central Railway for their Winter Steam Gala from the 24th to 26th of January 2020. This will be the first Gala visit of 4953 "Pitchford Hall" since completion of her overhaul last year.
Posted: Oct 20, 2019 @ 09:10:25 by Russell Newman
When her running in trials at the Great Central Railway are completed No. 4953 "Pitchford Hall" will return home to the Epping Ongar Railway to haul Santa Specials over the Christmas season. But in 2020 the locomotive will be leaving the Epping Ongar Railway as 4953 will be going on long term loan to another preserved railway.
Posted: Oct 2, 2019 @ 14:10:51 by Russell Newman
The overhaul of ex Great Western Railway Hall Class 4-6-0 No. 4953 "Pitchford Hall" has now been completed and the locomotive has been moved to the Great Central Railway for running in trials starting from next week. The locomotive has also been painted in BR Lined Black livery for the first time in preservation.
Posted: Aug 28, 2016 @ 07:08:55 by Russell Newman
4953 is currently being overhauled for the Epping Ongar Railway which is be completed in 2017.