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Ex Great Western 0-6-0 Pannier Tank Locomotive No 5786
Ex London Transport 0-6-0 Pannier Tank Locomotive L 92
96-T.jpg (2985 bytes) L.92 backs onto the coaching stock at Totnes Riverside for one of the return trips to Buckfastleigh during the WLS Members Day celebrations held on 7th October 2017
95-T.jpg (3063 bytes) L.92 approaches Staverton on a return trips to Buckfastleigh during the WLS Members Day celebrations held on 7th October 2017
94-T.jpg (3065 bytes) L.92 shunts an autocoach in the yard at Buckfastleigh between turns during the WLS Members Day celebrations held on 7th October 2017
93-T.jpg (2575 bytes) After many years stored in an outbuilding in Welshpool the original WLS Headboard surfaced during 2017 and has already appeared on locomotives ar Boness in Scotland, on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway and now at the South Devon Railway
92-T.jpg (4030 bytes) L.92 in the Railway Press

Clipping from Railway Herald 9th August 2017

91-T.jpg (2981 bytes) Back in steam.  L92 moves under her own power for the first time following boiler repairs.

L.92 shunts gingerly around the yard in Buckfastleigh on 2nd August 2017 in typical Dartmoor summer weather.   Saves having a wash I suppose

Photograph courtesy of Dave Withey

90-T.jpg (3015 bytes) During a washout while out-based at Chinnor a number of defective firebox stays were noted.  L92 was subsequently returned to Buckfastleigh where further investigation confirmed a boiler lift would be required to rectify the problems.

Boiler lift in Progress 6th February 2017

89-T.jpg (7837 bytes) Another view of L.92 on a demonstration freight leaving Bewdley on the Severn valley Railway
88-T.jpg (2988 bytes) L.92 on a demonstration freight on the Severn valley Railway
87-T.jpg (2999 bytes) L92 running round its train at Totnes
86-T.jpg (3981 bytes) Brass plate declaring ownership of 5788 / L92
85-T.jpg (3050 bytes) ...... and L.92 starts the long journey back to the South Devon Railway
84-T.jpg (3144 bytes) Job Done.  L.92 's visit to SVR ends, road exit for SDR onto Hollybush Road, Bridgnorth.
To view more excellent photographs or make contact with Jack Boskett please visit his web site using the following link: http://www.jackboskett.co.uk/
83-T.jpg (2993 bytes) Following the Spring Gala L.92 was used on a photo charter along the SVR.

One of a series of photographs provided by Jack Boskett

82-T.jpg (4844 bytes) Following the Spring Gala L.92 was used on a photo charter along the SVR.

One of a series of photographs provided by Jack Boskett

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Following the Spring Gala L.92 was used on a photo charter along the SVR.

One of a series of photographs provided by Jack Boskett

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Following the Spring Gala L.92 was used on a photo charter along the SVR.

One of a series of photographs provided by Jack Boskett

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Following the Spring Gala L.92 was used on a photo charter along the SVR.

One of a series of photographs provided by Jack Boskett

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Following the Spring Gala L.92 was used on a photo charter along the SVR.

One of a series of photographs provided by Jack Boskett

77-T.jpg (3028 bytes) L.92 passes the rifle range, the days work nearly done
76-T.jpg (5911 bytes) L.92, being coaled in Bridgnorth yard at 15-26hrs in readiness for next duty southbound.
75-T.jpg (3120 bytes) L.92 coasts into Highley Stn. with single line token ready to exchange at 18-44hrs.
74-T.jpg (3008 bytes) L.92 coasts through Eardington Halt ( SVR ) at 12-33 with Sunday's 12-27hrs 3 LMS coach local, Bridgnorth to Hampton Loade.
73-T.jpg (3025 bytes) L.92 scurries away from Bridgnorth heading south with the "Local"
72-T.jpg (3008 bytes) 1450 leads L.92 south towards Bewdley 20th March 2015
71-T.jpg (2966 bytes) L.92 crosses Victoria Bridge
70-T.jpg (3069 bytes) L.92 enters Kidderminster Station 21st March 2015
69-T.jpg (3064 bytes) L.92 at Bewdley 21st March 2015
68-T.jpg (2953 bytes) L.92 prepares to leave Bridgnorth 21st March 2015
67-T.jpg (2988 bytes) L.92 leaving Highley 20th March 2015
66-T.jpg (3042 bytes) 1450 leads L.92 south towards Bewdley 20th March 2015
65-T.jpg (3085 bytes) L.92 resting at Highley 20th March 2015
64-T.jpg (3014 bytes) L.92 rests at Highley between turns during the Severn Valley Railway Spring Gala 22nd March 2015
63-T.jpg (3009 bytes) L.92 on arrival at the Severn Valley Railway for their Spring Gala 2015
62-T.jpg (3061 bytes) L.92  in Heavy rain at Totnes with the 2013 WLS Members Day Special to celebrate 20 Years at the South Devon Railway
61-T.jpg (3065 bytes) L.92 in even heavier rain at Totnes with the 2013 WLS Members Day Special to celebrate 20 Years at the South Devon Railway
60-T.jpg (3063 bytes) L.92 simmers in Heavy rain at Buckfastleigh with the 2013 WLS Members Day Special to celebrate 20 Years at the South Devon Railway
59-T.jpg (3061 bytes) L.92 works a train into Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway
58-T.jpg (3070 bytes) L.92 works a train towards Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway
57-T.jpg (3070 bytes) L.92 works a train towards Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway
56-T.jpg (2985 bytes) L.92 works a train towards Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway
55-T.jpg (2882 bytes) L.92 works a train towards Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway
54-T.jpg (3024 bytes) L.92 works a train towards Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway
53-T.jpg (3025 bytes) L.92 in Buckfastleigh yard
52-T.jpg (3049 bytes) L.92 in Buckfastleigh yard
51-T.jpg (3020 bytes) L.92 in Buckfastleigh yard
50-T.jpg (3049 bytes) L.92 in Buckfastleigh yard
49-T.jpg (3063 bytes) L.92 in Buckfastleigh yard
48-T.jpg (3016 bytes) L.92 on  a demonstration freight train
47-T.jpg (3055 bytes) L.92 on  a demonstration freight train
46-T.jpg (3067 bytes) L.92 works a train towards Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway
T-Red-Duck-2013.jpg (3865 bytes) L.92 as "Red Duck" rests in Buckfastleigh yard between turns during "Thomas" Weekend, May 2013
44-T.jpg (3065 bytes) Amanda checks 5786 at Buckfastleigh during the WLS Members day activities on the SDR 24th September 2011
43-T.jpg (2981 bytes) 5786 leaving Buckfastleigh on the brake vans during the WLS Members day activities on the SDR 24th September 2011
42-T.jpg (3056 bytes) 5786 on the brake vans along the line during the WLS Members day activities on the SDR 24th September 2011
41-T.jpg (3025 bytes) 5786 on the brake vans at Totnes Riverside forming part of the WLS Members day activities on the SDR 24th September 2011
40-T.jpg (3015 bytes) 5786 on the brake vans at Totnes Riverside forming part of the WLS Members day activities on the SDR 24th September 2011
39-T.jpg (3018 bytes) 5786 (as 5766) at Chinnor 31st July 2011. 

We can't remember the last time 5786 had an identity crisis

5786-38-T.jpg (3051 bytes) 5786 at Shackerstone on the Battlefield Line October 2010.  5786 remained on the line throughout the Santa Specials before returning south early in 2011

Photograph courtesy of Richard Moreton

5786-50-3-T.jpg (3029 bytes) 5786 at Caddaford Curve 17th July 2010.
5786-50-2-T.jpg (3827 bytes) 5786 running round the 50th Anniversary Special Train at Buckfastleigh on 17th July 2010 in preparation for the fourth and final run down the line that day
5786-50-1-T.jpg (3455 bytes) 5786 at Totnes on 17th July 2010 running round the 50th Anniversary Special Train
5786-Severn-Valley-9-T.jpg (2529 bytes) 5786 waits to go home.  Kidderminster 7th March 2010
5786-Severn-Valley-3-T.jpg (3038 bytes) 5764 and 5786 at Sterns in the gloom that lasted almost all day on 6th March 2010
5786-Severn-Valley-2-T.jpg (3054 bytes) 5786 leads 5764 out of Bridgnorth 6th March 2010
5786-Severn-Valley-1-T.jpg (3007 bytes) 5786 gleams at Bewdley 6th March 2010 - note the tin of Brasso!
5786-Severn-Valley-0-T.jpg (3058 bytes) 5764 and 5786 prepared for a days work.   Bewdley 6th March 2010
5786-Severn-Valley-034-T.jpg (3058 bytes) 5786 at Highley

Photograph courtesy of Etienne Labar from Belgium

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5786 approaches Highley through the mist

Photograph courtesy of Etienne Labar from Belgium

5786-Severn-Valley-8-T.jpg (2863 bytes) 5786 crosses Borle Viaduct in the sun 5th March 2010

Photograph courtesy of Ralph Ward

5786-Severn-Valley-6-T.jpg (3028 bytes) 5786 in the sun at Highley.  5th March 2010

Photograph courtesy of Richard Moreton

5786-Severn-Valley-7-T.jpg (2920 bytes) 5786 in the mist.  5th March 2010

Photograph courtesy of Richard Moreton

5786-Severn-Valley-4-T.jpg (2723 bytes) 5786 in the sun at Sterns.  5th March 2010

Photograph courtesy of Richard Moreton

5786-Severn-Valley-5-T.jpg (3009 bytes) 5786 in the sun at Arley.  5th March 2010

Photograph courtesy of Richard Moreton

Duck-2009-T.jpg (3110 bytes) 5786 as Duck for Thomas the Tank Engine Weekend - May 2009
To view more excellent photographs and details of future photographic charters please visit the following web site: Don Bishop's Steam Recreations
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Late in the day 5786 heads its two Collett coaches past Woodville on the approach to Totnes

Photograph courtesy of Don Bishop ARPS

T-5786-Luscombe.jpg (3035 bytes) On 22nd April we changed to a two coach passenger set and here 5786 heads the train through the woods at Luscombe

Photograph courtesy of Don Bishop ARPS

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5786 heading a classic branch goods round the curve at Caddaford on 21st April 2009

Photograph courtesy of Don Bishop ARPS

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5786 running through Buckfastleigh station with a goods on 21st April 2009

Photograph courtesy of Don Bishop ARPS

During April 2009 Don Bishop organised two photographic charters using 5786, freshly painted in BR Black.   First on a period goods train and then as a local passenger working
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5786 departs Buckfastleigh on the 10:40 to Totnes Riverside, 5th April 2009

Photograph courtesy of Chris Pate

T-5786-in-BR-Black-2.jpg (3046 bytes) 5786 in BR Black for the first time in over 50 years ............. and turned at the same time!

Photograph courtesy of Chris Pate

T-5786-in-BR-Black-1.jpg (3058 bytes) Andy shunts a freshly painted 5786 around the yard at Buckfastleigh, 5th April 2009

Photograph courtesy of Chris Pate

T-APMW-SR-2539.jpg (3047 bytes) 5786 at Swanage, The Swanage Railway, March 2008

Photograph courtesy of Andrew P.M. Wright

T-APMW-SR-2793.jpg (3023 bytes) 5786 at Corfe Castle on The Swanage Railway, March 2008

Photograph courtesy of Andrew P.M. Wright

5785-and-Giles-T.jpg (3019 bytes) 5786 and Driver Giles at Buckfastleigh 5th May 2007
5786-out-to-play.jpg (2947 bytes) 5786 out to play Summer 2006
5786-052006T.jpg (3030 bytes) 5786 waits patiently for departure time from Buckfastleigh on 1st May 2006
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Duck heads for the sidings after delivering another load of "Ankle Biting Rug Rats" to the fat Controller at Buckfastleigh on 2nd May 2004.

In reality this pays far better than pandering to your average "Rivet Counting Railway Enthusiast"

5786WSR02.jpg (7157 bytes) 5786 at Minehead during the West Somerset Railway Spring Gala

28th-30th March 2003.  Photograph courtesy of Rob Carter

5786WSR11.jpg (7019 bytes) 5786 at Minehead during the West Somerset Railway Spring Gala

28th-30th March 2003.  Photograph courtesy of Rob Carter

200110044-thumbnail.jpg (7025 bytes) Freshly overhauled, 5786 on running in duties as Buckfastleigh station pilot.

Saturday 20th October 2001.

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Freshly overhauled, 5786 on running in duties as Buckfastleigh station pilot.

Saturday 20th October 2001.

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Freshly overhauled, 5786 on running in duties as Buckfastleigh station pilot.

Saturday 20th October 2001.

T-R1781.JPG (3045 bytes) Oh Dear - Not so attractive at the start of a major overhaul - Buckfastleigh 7th April 1996
200110039-thumbnail.jpg (7068 bytes) Freshly overhauled, 5786 on running in duties as Buckfastleigh station pilot.

Saturday 20th October 2001.

5786-Hereford-Thumbnail.jpg (7025 bytes) 5786 at Bulmers Railway Centre, Hereford.

Photograph courtesy of A.T. Dowding.

Technical Data
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Great Western Railway 5786
London Transport L.92
British Railways 5786
Built Swindon Works - Completed 1930
Designer C.B. Collett
Lot No. 260-1330 (5786-5899)
Weight 47 tons 10 cwt
Wheelbase 4 Feet 71/2 Inches
Boiler Pressure 200 lb per square inch
Cylinders 2 off inside cylinders 17 inches x 24 inches
Valve Gear Stephenson Slide valve
Tractive Effort 22,515 lb
Power Classification GWR - C  Br - 4F
Route Availability Blue
Water Capacity 1200 Gallons
Coal Capacity 3 tons 6 cwt
Class 35 Hymek                                  South Devon Railway                               

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