The design for this locomotive class dates from the 1930s but the Great Western Railway never actually built any. However in the 1990s the West Someserset Railway purchased a Large Prairie tank engine, 5193, in an unrestored condition. The decision was taken not to restore the Praire but rebuild it as 9351, the Locomotive that never was. Although this caused much controversy in the Heritage movement at the time, 9351 has proven to be an excellent performer well suited to the West Somerset Railway's needs.
She is seen here on an early morning short freight at Williton.
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