Great Western Railway 2-6-2T No. 5521
Swindon, Wiltshire, UK
Location: Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Status: Operational
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Posted: Aug 19, 2021 @ 05:08:40 by Russell Newman
After its visit to the Swindon & Cricklade Railway ex GWR Prairie 2-6-2T No. 5521 / London Transport No. L150 will relocate to the Epping Ongar Railway at Ongar in Essex where the locomotive will stay on loan term loan to them. And the locomotive will take part in their London Transport Gala Weekend, being held from the 8th to the 10th of October 2021.
Posted: Aug 6, 2021 @ 13:08:11 by Russell Newman
During its visit to the Swindon & Cricklade Railway ex GWR Prairie 2-6-2T No. 5521 / London Transport No. L150 will be tempary turned out masquerading as Midland & South Western Joint Railway No. 60 as part of a number of events marking the 60th anniversary of the closure of the Swindon & Cricklade line. The locomotive will remain at the Swindon & Cricklade Railway until mid September.
Posted: Aug 3, 2021 @ 05:08:11 by Russell Newman
The overhaul on former GWR Prairie 2-6-2T No. 5521 is now completed and the locomotive has been turned out in its London Transport maroon livery as London Transport No. L150. No. 5521 now L150 is now back in service and has gone to the Swindon & Cricklade Railway for testing and running in and will also be taking part in their Anniversary Gala weekend in September 2021.
Posted: Jul 21, 2019 @ 05:07:27 by Russell Newman
No. 5521 is currently located at the Flour Mill Works at Bream in Gloucestershire where the locomotive is being overhauled.
Posted: Feb 11, 2018 @ 05:02:31 by Russell Newman
GWR Prairie 2-6-2T No. 5521 is currently being overhauled at the Flour Mill Works at Bream, Gloucestershire.
Posted: Oct 21, 2016 @ 13:10:45 by Russell Newman
5521 has been withdrawn from service for overhaul and has returned to the Flour Mill where it will take place at.
Posted: Jul 30, 2016 @ 14:07:49 by Russell Newman
5521 has gone on loan for the summer season to the Midland Railway Centre at Butterly in Derbyshire.
Posted: Jul 2, 2013 @ 13:07:45 by Steve Frost
I've reluctantly moved Marcin Wojtuszkiewicz's photo of the loco running in Poland to the album and the latest primary photo is of it painted in unauthentic London Transport colours as part of the 150th year of the Underground celebrations. You can still see it in action in Poland by looking at the video.

The loco was on a visit to the Epping and Ongar Railway, the latest UK preserved railway using steam locos. Hopefully it will be repainted at some time and we can have a Great Western loco that is the right colour.


Posted: May 10, 2008 @ 13:05:33 by Marcin Wojtuszkiewicz
"it has been cleared to work on the Polish main line" actually it's a branchline Wroclaw Glowny - Jelcz Laskowice, but she's doing great job there, pulling 3 commuter trains a day, ofor one week each month
Posted: Jan 14, 2008 @ 08:01:06 by Laura Phelps
My dad restored this engine, he's Bill Parker's foreman Geoff Phelps, i would like to see more pictures of my father on this website. I miss him. if he see's this then i would just like to say: i love you dad and i miss you so much Laura
Posted: Nov 26, 2007 @ 13:11:34 by Steve Frost
This engine is breaking new ground for the Great Western as it has been cleared to work on the Polish main line. Having appeared at Wolsztyn (see photograph) it continues its Eastern European Tour. It has hauled the Venice Simplon Orient Express in Hungary, starting from Budapest and running for 20 Km to Kelenfold. Not bad for a GWR suburban tank engine!