Southall pan­nier Sale will ben­e­fit Sad­dle tankS

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Southall’s GWR Preser­va­tion Group has sold its pan­nier tank No. 9682 to an as-yet undis­closed buyer.

As de­tailed last is­sue, the BR-built ‘8750’ 0-6-0PT had been placed on the mar­ket in a dis­man­tled state, hav­ing last steamed in 2010 at the Chin­nor & Princes Ris­bor­ough Rail­way.

The sale in­cludes the GWRPG’s ‘Toad’ brake van, and the pro­ceeds will as­sist with the over­hauls of the group’s two re­main­ing steam lo­co­mo­tives – RSH 0-4-0ST Birken­head, on loan to the Else­car Her­itage Rail­way, and Peck­ett 0-4-0ST William Mur­doch at the Hel­ston Rail­way.

It is yet to be con­firmed when No. 9682 will move to its new home. GWRPG Di­rec­tor Mike Gor­ringe said: “Get­ting it out in­volves cross­ing West Coast Rail­way Com­pany’s tracks, and they’ve got a lot of trains run­ning over Christ­mas, but it’s un­der dis­cus­sion.”

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