United States of America Transportation Corp. Class S160 2-8-O No. 582O

Built in 1945 by Lima in the USA for service in Europe during WW2, 5820 arrived in the UK in 1977 and is now part of the operational fleet.

No. 5820 was built in 1945 by Lima of Ohio in the U.S.A for the US Army to aid the war effort in Europe, being shipped directly to Poland. After the war the locomotive was taken into stock by Poland State Railways and re-numbered TR203-474. The engine remained in Poland until withdrawal for preservation by the Polish Railway Museum in Warsaw.

Purchased by the Railway, 5820 finally arrived at Haworth in November 1977 and entered service on the Worth Valley in the following year still carrying the Polish livery. During this time the engine was re-liveried to USATC grey and chosen to appear in the feature film “Yanks”, filmed on location in Keighley.

Following withdrawal at the expiration of its boiler certificate, the engine was laid aside until a lengthy restoration was undertaken. After a thorough overall the engine returned to service in February 2014, temporarily painted in British Railways unlined black, fictitiously numbered 95820. For the Easter holiday 5820 regained its number and authentic USATC grey livery and is regularly seen working trains along the branch.