The Llangollen Railway Great Western Locomotive Group (LRGWLG) is dedicated to the restoration and future care of ex-GWR 4575 class prairie tank no. 5532, and ex-GWR 28xx class no. 2859 (Now Sold).

 

5532 was bought as a barry wreck in 1987 as an ideally sized locomotive for regular use on the Llangollen Railway, with enough power to haul any load required of it at 25mph, whilst carrying the minimum amount of coal and water required to complete a round trip trip from Llangollen to Corwen.

 

The restoration of 5532 has been progressing well for over 25 years, and with most of the components required to complete the restoration aquired including many new parts, the time has now come where fundraising for the boiler is now the main priority.

 

The LRGWLG also owned ex-GWR 28xx 2-8-0 freight locomotive no. 2859, now being restored away from Llangollen by the new owner Paul Walley. Paul keeps in touch with LRGWLG and sends updates on 2859 restoration, now well underway.

5532 arrives at Clifton Down in 1954

5532 arrives at Clifton Down in 1954

5532 leaves Barry in 1981

5532 leaves Barry in 1981

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5532 arrives at Clifton Down in 1954

For a time, 5532 was based at Bristol Bath Road, where it work the many suburban and branch lines around Bristol.