GWR 6959 Class 6998 Burton Agnes Hall

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Burton Agnes Hall

Burton Agnes Hall is a GWR 6959 Class, also known as Modified Hall Class Great Western Railway steam train.

Despite GWR no longer existing after the nationalisation of the railways in 1948 to form British Rail, Burton Agnes Hall was built to GWR specifications at Swindon in January 1949. Initially allocated to Cardiff, she was finally withdrawn by British Rail in 1966.

The locomotive is notable in that it hauled the Western Region's last ever steam-hauled train. The locomotive was acquired by the Great Western Society in 1966, and moved to the Didcot Railway Centre in 1967.

Since 1996 the locomotive has been a stationary exhibit only and is awaiting overhaul.

Current location

<googlemap lat="51.611381" lon="-1.242507" zoom="17"> 51.610979, -1.242806, Didcot Railway Centre </googlemap>

Preserved GWR Modified Hall Class locomotives

6960 Raveningham Hall   |  6984 Owsden Hall   |  6989 Wightwick Hall   |  6990 Witherslack Hall
6998 Burton Agnes Hall   |  7903 Foremarke Hall   |  7927 Willington Hall