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This locomotive was built in Swindon in 1950 by British Railways as a continuation of a design introduced by the GWR in 1938. This class of loco is ideal for preserved railways and can handle trains of up to nine coaches.  Following restoration in 1995 the loco was in use continuously on the West Somerset Railway until 2004 covering nearly 80,000 miles.
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Heavy Freight Locomotives 2-8-0s


3850 was restored at Minehead and Tyseley and entered service with the WSR in 2006 where it proved to be a reliable and economical performer.  Short visits were  made to the Great Central and Gloucestershire Warwickshire between service on the WSR – the loco was withdrawn for heavy overhaul at the end of September 2015.
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Being heavily committed to running and overhauling existing engines 7820 and 3850, the decision was taken to transfer 2874 into a separate trust that could independently fund and manage the engines restoration. This move was completed in 2016 and locomotive 2874 became the property of the 2874 Trust.
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