USATC S160 No.5197 (as preserved)

Part of the collection


Livery- Black (satin) with U.S.A. on tender

Manufacturer- Lima Locomotive Works – Ohio – 1945

Repatriation date- 1995

Current location- Churnet Valley Railway

Date of model- 2022 to present

Tooling variations –

  • Standard lamp irons
  • Straight strap smokebox door
  • PKP air pump
  • Front running plate mounted sandboxes
  • Straight running boards
  • Left hand drive with screw reverser and ‘Ajax’ pattern firehole door
  • Cab rear shutters fitted
  • Tender with lockers and extra air tanks
  • Ejector fitted to left hand side of smokebox
  • Alternate piston valve covers fitted

To watch our video illustrating these tooling variations, click on the play button in the image gallery.

SKU926010 : DCC Ready
926510 : DCC Sound Fitted
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SKU: 926010-Base Category:


No.5197 was completed in 1945 and exported directly to China in 1946 for use by the Chinese State Railways. The engine became part of the KD6 class and was numbered KD6.463. It worked around Fushun in the Chinese coal fields until withdrawal in the early 1990s. In 1995 the engine was saved from scrapping by Derek Foster and brought to the UK for restoration.

After overhaul on the Llangollen Railway, it returned to traffic in 1998. Subsequently purchased by Greg Wilson, it moved to the Churnet Valley Railway to join his other S160 No.6046. The engine has visited many preserved lines on visits away from its home at the CVR, where it can be seen in operation today.

Each model features factory-fitted speakers in the smokebox and tender, dual LED firebox glow with dynamic fire draw effect, a large twin flywheel motor, detachable loco and tender connections, pickups on all driving and tender wheels alongside a tender mounted 21-pin DCC decoder socket. DCC Sound versions will be fitted with an ESU LokSound5 decoder and our own sound project.

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