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GWR Class 9400 0-6-0 Pannier Tank

Built 1947-55, Designed by Frederick W. Hawksworth.

Total Number Built 210 - Total to BR 210

Introduced 1947. Hawksworth taper boiler pannier tank design for heavy shunting duties. The first ten (the only ones built by Swindon Works, the rest being built by contractors) were superheated. Classification 4F.

(a) 9410-9489 Introduced 1949. Locomotives with non-superheated boilers.

Further to a request for more 5700 Class pannier tanks in 1947, the General Manager of the Great Western Railway, Sir James Milne, insisted that a more modern looking locomotive should be constructed. This resulted in Hawksworth producing the 9400 Class with the No. 10 taper boiler.

The engines were not so easy to operate whilst shunting as the controls were not as accessible as in the 5700 Class. They were also heavier than the 5700' and had to be restricted over some routes. However, inspite of their disadvantages, British Railways built a total of 210, the last ones appearing as late as 1956 which gave them very short lives.

Only the first ten were built at Swindon under the GWR in 1947, the others being constructed by various contractors.

Some locos were based at Bromsgrove Shed for banking duties on The Lickey Incline. Loco No. 9401 was loaned to the Eastern Region for trials in 1957. Based at Stratford shed it was used in Temple Mills Marshalling Yards, London.

Number Series 3400-3409, 8400-8499, 9400-9499.

9400-9409 Built at GWR/BR Swindon Works.
8480-8499, 9410-9489 Built by Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns Ltd.
3400-3409, 8450-8479, 9490-9499 Built by Yorkshire Engineering Co. Ltd.
8400-8499 Built by W.G.Bagnall Ltd.

9400-9409 Lot No. 365 1947
9410-9459 Lot No. 382 1950-51
9460-9489 Lot No. 383 1951-53
9490-9499 Lot No. 387 1954-55
8400-8449 Lot No. 384 1949-54
8450-8479 Lot No. 385 1949-52
8480-8499 Lot No. 386 1952
3400-3409 Lot No. 387 1955-56

Many of these engines were withdrawm with less than ten years of service.

Withdrawals began in March 1959 when 8417 of Tysley shed was condemmed. The last 19 locos were withdrawn June 1965 from Bath Green Park (2), Bristol Barrow Road (3), Cardiff Radyr (3), Old Oak Common (6), Southall (4), Worcester (1).

Two 9400 Class locos 9400 and 9466 are preserved.

Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 55 tons 7 cwt
Driving Wheel: 4' 7?"
Boil Press: 200lb/sq in NS; 200lb/sq in NS (a)
Cylinders: Two 17?" x 24" (inside)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (slide valves)
TE: 22,515 lb
Number Series

Class Total: 210

3400 a
3401 a
3402 a
3403 a
3404 a
3405 a
3406 a
3407 a
3408 a
3409 a
8400 a
8401 a
8402 a
8403 a
8404 a
8405 a
8406 a
8407 a
8408 a
8409 a
8410 a
8411 a
8412 a
8413 a
8414 a
8415 a
8416 a
8417 a
8418 a
8419 a
8420 a
8421 a
8422 a
8423 a
8424 a
8425 a
8426 a
8427 a
8428 a
8429 a
8430 a
8431 a
8432 a
8433 a
8434 a
8435 a
8436 a
8437 a
8438 a
8439 a
8440 a
8441 a
8442 a
8443 a
8444 a
8445 a
8446 a
8447 a
8448 a
8449 a
8450 a
8451 a
8452 a
8453 a
8454 a
8455 a
8456 a
8457 a
8458 a
8459 a
8460 a
8461 a
8462 a
8463 a
8464 a
8465 a
8466 a
8467 a
8468 a
8469 a
8470 a
8471 a
8472 a
8473 a
8474 a
8475 a
8476 a
8477 a
8478 a
8479 a
8480 a
8481 a
8482 a
8483 a
8484 a
8485 a
8486 a
8487 a
8488 a
8489 a
8490 a
8491 a
8492 a
8493 a
8494 a
8495 a
8496 a
8497 a
8498 a
8499 a
9400
9401
9402
9403
9404
9405
9406
9407
9408
9409
9410 a
9411 a
9412 a
9413 a
9414 a
9415 a
9416 a
9417 a
9418 a
9419 a
9420 a
9421 a
9422 a
9423 a
9424 a
9425 a
9426 a
9427 a
9428 a
9429 a
9430 a
9431 a
9432 a
9433 a
9434 a
9435 a
9436 a
9437 a
9438 a
9439 a
9440 a
9441 a
9442 a
9443 a
9444 a
9445 a
9446 a
9447 a
9448 a
9449 a
9450 a
9451 a
9452 a
9453 a
9454 a
9455 a
9456 a
9457 a
9458 a
9459 a
9460 a
9461 a
9462 a
9463 a
9464 a
9465 a
9466 a
9467 a
9468 a
9469 a
9470 a
9471 a
9472 a
9473 a
9474 a
9475 a
9476 a
9477 a
9478 a
9479 a
9480 a
9481 a
9482 a
9483 a
9484 a
9485 a
9486 a
9487 a
9488 a
9489 a
9490 a
9491 a
9492 a
9493 a
9494 a
9495 a
9496 a
9497 a
9498 a
9499 a

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