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BR/GWR Churchward 2-8-0 Class 2800 No. 2874 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966

BR/GWR Churchward 2-8-0 Class 2800 No. 2874 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image

BR/GWR Churchward 2-8-0 Class 2800 No. 2874 at Woodham Brothers scrapyard, Barry, Wales on 18th August 1966. Collett 2-6-2 Class 5101 Tank No. 5199 can be seen on the right. Built at Swindon Works in November 1918, it was withdrawn from 87A Neath Court Sart shed in May 1963.

The class was designed by G.J. Churchward for heavy freight work. They were the first 2-8-0 class in Great Britain. The prototype, originally numbered 97 but later renumbered 2800, appeared in 1903. Construction of the production series commenced in 1905 and continued until 1919. The 2884 Class which appeared in 19381942 was developed from the 2800 class and is sometimes classified with it. The only serious problem met with in traffic was with the sealing of the internal steam pipes. Beginning in 1934 most of the class had them replaced with the outside kind. The 2884s differed from the original engines in a number of respects, the most obvious being that a more modern Collett side window cab was provided and that they were built with outside steam pipes.

2874 was salvaged from Woodhams in 1987. It is currently unrestored, but the owners, Dinmore Manor Locomotive Ltd on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway plan to start restoration in 2014

Date Photo Taken 18/08/1966
Date Uploaded 12/09/2014
Image Owner/Copyright Howie Milburn
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Steam Loco Information for BR/GWR Churchward 2-8-0 Class 2800 No. 2874 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image

Steam Loco Class Information for BR/GWR Churchward 2-8-0 Class 2800 No. 2874 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image


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