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    Shropshire Steam Locomotive

    by grayfo Written Feb 17, 2015

    Austerity 0-6-0ST Class

    HE Hunslet 3793

    The Austerity 0-6-0ST is a steam locomotive designed for shunting, with the class becoming the standard British shunting locomotive during the Second World War, production continued until 1964 at various locomotive manufacturers.

    The Shropshire was built by Hunslet (makers number 3793) in 1953 for WD (Army) use, but by 1955 was based on the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway at Kinnerley. During the 1960's it was kept at Long Marston (mainly in store). The locomotive was purchased by the Severn Valley Railway and moved there in 1971 repainting green. It was named 'Shropshire' in 1977 and repainted in crimson lake livery. After various other owners the Shropshire, can now be found at the Ribble Steam Railway Museum where it has remained since April 1999, work has recently began on its restoration with the cab, tanks, boiler and various items of pipework being removed. It is planned to use the boiler from classmate "Respite" to bring the locomotive back to life.

    Ribble Steam Railway, Chain Caul Rd, Preston PR2 2PD

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