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GWR 2-6-2T Prairie tank 5553

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GWR 2-6-2T Prairie tank 5553 photographed at Minehead during the Spring 2011 steam gala. Withdrawn in 1962 5553 spent 28 years rotting in Barry scrapyard until it was rescued in 1990 and restored in Birmingham. The engine is a member of the 4575 Class of "Small Prairies", designed by Collett and built at Swindon 1928.
Photo D Clarke.