SP0786 : Great Western Railway 2-8-0 steam locomotive no. 2885 at Birmingham Moor Street Station

taken 8 years ago, near to Birmingham, Great Britain

Great Western Railway 2-8-0 steam locomotive no. 2885 at Birmingham Moor Street Station
Great Western Railway 2-8-0 steam locomotive no. 2885 at Birmingham Moor Street Station
The locomotive was one of a class built for heavy freight duties at the Great Western Railway's works at Swindon, Wiltshire. It was built in 1938 and after being withdrawn from service it was subsequently rescued from a scrapyard in Barry, South Wales. It has undergone a cosmetic restoration at Tyseley Locomotive Works. For some years it was on display at a disused platform at Moor Street Station. The locomotive was put up for sale in 2011 by its owners. It has been reported that the loco has now been removed from the station and dismantled, but I am not sure if this is correct.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 February, 2011   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 1 February, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 074 867 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.7069N 1:53.5396W
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