5619 Toddington 7 August 1993

56xx 0-6-2T 5619 stands in Toddington Yard, on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, on 7 August 1993. It is clearly out of use, with a binliner wrapped around the chimney. Built at Swindon Works in 1925, like the majority of its class, it spent its working life in South Wales, finally being withdrawn from Barry shed in 1964. Unsurprisingly it then made the short journey to Barry scrapyard, where it resided until 1973. It has appeared at a number of preserved railways in recent years, but in BR livery, rather than the GWR colour scheme seen here.