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The Nene Valley Railway (NVR) has announced that Great Western Railway (GWR) 5101 Class No.4144 has arrived at their heritage line on loan.
With thanks to the Great Western Society (GWS) based at Didcot Railway Centre, 4144 can be seen at the NVR hauling a variety of trains and taking part in experience courses. This includes:
One of 10 surviving engines, 4144 is owned by the GWS who maintain a large fleet of GWR at Didcot Railway Centre. Using the 2-6-2T wheel arrangement, the class would be allocated to suburban passenger services and banking duties for heavy trains over steep sections of line.
Spending only nine years at Barry Scrapyard in Wales, 4144 was restored for use on preserved railways in 1997. The tank’s latest overhaul was completed in May 2015, with the locomotive’s current livery being British Railways Unlined Green with “British Railways” on the tanks.
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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