• IMPORTANT NOTE: There are now no steam train services on 22nd & 25th November. . . .
  • Santa Express Christmas Eve trains are now FULL. We have extended the capacity on other trains so book yours now! . . . . .
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: There are now no steam train services on 22nd & 25th November. . . .
  • Santa Express Christmas Eve trains are now FULL. We have extended the capacity on other trains so book yours now! . . . . .
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: There are now no steam train services on 22nd & 25th November. . . .
  • Santa Express Christmas Eve trains are now FULL. We have extended the capacity on other trains so book yours now! . . . . .
  • 5
  • 5239 GOLIATH
  • Built August 1924 in Swindon

    Withdrawn British Railways 1963

    This class of locomotive was designed for use on heavy coal trains in the Welsh valleys, although two of the class were allocated to St Blazey in Cornwall for china clay traffic. 5239 was based at Neath for all of its working life being withdrawn from there in 1963 and sent to Barry scrap yard.

    Rescued by the Dart Valley Railway, it arrived at Newton Abbot in June 1973 where most of the restoration work was carried out. In June 1976 it was transferred to Paignton for completion, entering traffic in 1978.

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  • 2
  • C B Collett
  • 4' 7½"
  • 3' 2"
  • 40' 9"
  • 82 tons, 2 cwt
  • 1,800 gallons
  • (2) 19" x 30"
  • 200psi
  • 4 tons