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No. 5820 "Big Jim"
USATC S160 Class
Power Type : Steam
Designer : Maj. J. W. Marsh
Builder : Lima Locomotive Works
Build date : 1945
Configuration : 2-8-0
Built as works number 8758 by the Lima company of America in 1945, No. 5820 was shipped to Britain and then almost immediately to France to help with the World War II war effort. After the war had ended, it went to Polish Railways where it was numbered Tr203.474 and allocated to Katowice shed.
During the 1970s, Polish steam was in decline while the British preservation movement was growing. No. 5820 was brought to Haworth in November 1977 and became known as 'Big Jim'. It reverted to its USATC number the following summer and starred in 'Yanks'.
No. 5820 was withdrawn from service in 1992. After a heavy overhaul, the locomotive returned to service in early 2014 in inauthentic BR unlined black livery as No. 95820 before reverting to its more authentic guise as USATC Grey No. 5820. Boiler ticket expires in 2023.
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