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5212 1960-08-28 Westbury

5212 1960-08-28 Westbury

GWR 42XX class 2-8-0T No 5212 at Westbury on August 28, 1960.

Peter Kerslake says "I suspect that 5212 seen here at Westbury in 1960 may be on a "Running In" turn following overhaul at nearby Swindon Works as it looks to be in new colours and was a Welsh based locomotive a few years earlier than the date of this view, being shedded at Severn Tunnel Junction in the mid 'fifties.
One of the batch of ten in the "5205" series, 5212 was built at Swindon in 1923 with sixty more following in 1924, but as freight work declined in the post first war years a number of later examples were placed in store to be rebuilt as 2-8-2's, but 5212 is seen here in its original condition, not being one of such rebuilds."

Photo: Rail Archive Stephenson