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Cogan Hall


Unrestored ex GWR Hall Class 5962, Cogan Hall, has recently been moved to the Llangollen railway where it will contribute parts to the new built project 6880 Betton Grange.

Built in 1935, 5962 has been a preservation project for over 29 years, as long as it ran in mainline service. Withdrawn in 1964 it spent the next 17 years in the Barry scrapyard before being rescued. After 1981 it moved around the railways but no work was ever undertaken and this year bought for £40,000 by the Betton Grange Society as a donor engine.  It is still considered as a long term restoration project as much of it will survive into the future.

Cogan Hall


Unrestored ex GWR Hall Class 5962, Cogan Hall, has recently been moved to the Llangollen railway where it will contribute parts to the new built project 6880 Betton Grange.

Built in 1935, 5962 has been a preservation project for over 29 years, as long as it ran in mainline service. Withdrawn in 1964 it spent the next 17 years in the Barry scrapyard before being rescued. After 1981 it moved around the railways but no work was ever undertaken and this year bought for £40,000 by the Betton Grange Society as a donor engine.  It is still considered as a long term restoration project as much of it will survive into the future.

comments (7)

Maybe one day it will happen. good treatment Les
Les Auld: But don't hold your breath Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Apr 2010, 08:18
Nicely taken & presented Les: I look forward to the construction of the Grange with great interest.

This is unrelated but take a look at this link http://www.a1steam.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=586:gesley-p2-study-announced&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=123

Imagine seeing one of these thrashing along on the main line one day!
Les Auld: I saw this in one of the steam comics Chris, it would be a splendid sight to see a P2 it action, perhaps racing the A1. Bit big for most heritage lines though. The Grange should be good when it is finished, they were good engines. Thanks for the comemnt.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Apr 2010, 10:22
That's a heck of money for such a lump. If they are going to continue to use it as a donor, surely it will make itys own restoration even more difficult? Your presentation adds to the feeling of dereliction.
Les Auld: Cheaper than building from new I think Alan, the restoration is more a hope than a fact I suspect. Thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 29 Apr 2010, 11:09
Well presented
Les Auld: Thanks Vintage, appreciate the comment.
They do wonders on restoration..but it must cost an awful lot..A nice aged feel to this Les.
Les Auld: An arm and two legs to get it working then another arm and a leg to keep it running Ron, thanks for the comment.
The processing adds to the sense of sadness at the state of this engine Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, it will of course arise from the ashes one day.
When I saw the other version of this on Flickr I realised that there seems to be an old Ruston Bucyrus excavator on the left hand side, that takes me back to the years I worked in the quarrying industry.
Les Auld: I did see something there but I could not get any further past the gate. Thanks for the comment.

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