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Class 4500 steam locomotive 4561 was built at Swindon Works in 1924

Technical detail specifications of locomotive 4561: Boiler pressure of 4561: 200 lbf/sq.in., Weight of 4561: 57.9 tons, Wheel diameter of 4561: 3' 2'', 4' 7", 3' 2", Valve gear of 4561: Stephenson piston valves, Cylinders of 4561 (diameter x stroke): 17" x 24" (O), Tractive effort of 4561: 21250 lbf., Power classification of 4561: Class C 4MT

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GWR 2-6-2T 4561 tank engine Minehead station, West Somerset Railway, England

4500 Class GWR 2-6-2T tank locomotive 4561 photographed at Minehead station at the 'seaside' end of the West Somerset Railway in 1998. Here 4561 is in British Railways black livery, but tank engines were often painted in green too (see pictures below).

The photograph was kindly sent to me by Christopher Waller whose father had taken the photograph in 1998.

4561 initially worked suburban services to Leamington Spa and Stratford-on-Avon.

After a spell in South Wales 4561 moved to the south-west working many lines in Devon and Cornwall.

It was rescued in 1975 from Woodham Bothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales and, after much work and several years, it was restored to full working order

See also

BR 4566 Locomotive Ex GWR/BR 4500 Class 2-6-2T tank engine

BR 5521 Locomotive Ex GWR/BR 4500 Class 2-6-2T tank engine

BR 5542 Locomotive Ex GWR/BR 4500 Class 2-6-2T tank engine

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