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British Railway Steam Locomotive

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Note: To Obtain Consistency in the Steam System, Shed Codes used are those Registered at Nationalisation on 1st January 1948
Number 3853 a
2nd Grouping Number
1st Grouping Numbergwr 3853
2nd Pre Grouping Number
1st Pre Grouping Number
Works/Lot Number
Class Code2800
BuilderSwindon Works (GWR/British Railways)
1948 Shed81A Old Oak Common
Last Shed86E Severn Tunnel Junction
Disposal detailsBirds, Risca, Newport
DisposalCut Up
Disposal Date31/12/1964

Class Information

Introduced 1903. Churchward GWR design. Earlier locos subsequently fitted with new boilers & superheaters.
(a) Introduced 1938. Collett locos with side-window cabs & detail alterations.
(b) Were converted for oil burning in 1947 (4800 number series) but reconverted to coal burning and rebumbered back in original series.
(c) - Details as for both (a) and (b) above.

Loco 75 tons 10 cwt Driving Wheel: 4' 7?"
76 tons 5 cwt (a)
Tend 40 tons 0 cwt Boil Press: 225lb/sq in Su
Cylinders: Valve Gear: Stephenson (piston valves)
Two 18?" x 30" (outside) TE: 35,380 lb

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