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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 4568
2nd Grouping Number
1st Grouping Numbergwr 4568
2nd Pre Grouping Number
1st Pre Grouping Number
Works/Lot Number
Class Code4500
DesignerChurchward
Designation2-6-2T
Built31/10/1924
BuilderSwindon Works (GWR/British Railways)
1948 Shed83E St. Blazey
Last Shed83G Penzance
Withdrawn28/02/1959
Disposal detailsSwindon Works (B.R.)
DisposalCut Up
Disposal Date31/05/1959

Class Information

Introduced 1906. Churchward development of 4400 Class with larger wheels
and increased boiler pressure. Earlier locos subsequently fitted with
superheaters.

Weight:
Loco 57 tons 0 cwt Driving Wheel: 4' 7?"
Boil Press: 200lb/sq in Su
Cylinders: Valve Gear: Stephenson (piston valves)
Two 17" x 24" (outside) TE: 21,250 lb

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