Great Western Railway 2-8-0T No. 5227
Didcot, Berkshire, UK
Location: Didcot Railway Centre
Status: Stored
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Posted: Mar 11, 2018 @ 13:03:01 by Russell Newman
No. 5227 is soon to be dismantled for New build projects as its Swindon No. 4 boiler is to be used in the construction of the New 38XX County Class 4-4-0 No. 3840 "County of Montgomery" launched this year and to be built at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. Along with other parts and patterns used in the construction of No. 2999 "Lady of Legend". As for the remains of 5227 they be used for the construction of a propose County 4-4-2T.
Posted: Jun 10, 2010 @ 15:06:27 by Steve Frost
Part of the Barry 10 group of locos bought for a propsal for a Welsh Railway Centre which never got going.

Latest plans are for this one to go to the Great Western Society at Didcot where it may be displayed as a scrapyard hulk to illustrate what many of the Didcot engines were like before restoration. At some future time parts could be used to recreate a class 3800 4-4-0, a lost class of engine.

Posted: Oct 24, 2008 @ 14:10:48 by Steve Frost
In store in ex scrapyard condition at the former steam shed at Barry. One of the 'Barry Ten' stored locos from the failed attempt to establish a South Wales railway musem. The ten is now reduced to seven locos, so perhaps it is part of the 'Barry Seven'?