Offering an EX-SHOP DISPLAY Class 4575 Prairie Tank 00 gauge example by “Bachmann Model Railways” . This Class 4575 Prairie Tank NO. 5513 is ready to run on any Layout. This locomotive comes complete with all paperwork and packaging!
The Great Western Railway (GWR) 4575 Class is a class of 2-6-2T steam locomotives.They were designed as small mixed traffic branch locomotives, mainly used on branch lines. They were a development of Churchward’s 4500 Class with larger side tanks and increased water capacity. A total of 100 were built numbered 4575–4599 and 5500–5574.
A number were fitted with auto apparatus in 1953 to enable them to run push-pull trains on South Wales lines with auto trailers.They often are referred to as Small Prairie Class tank locomotives. Three of the class still exist, two of them survivors from Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. All of them have run in preservation but none are presently operational.