British Railway Steam Locomotive
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|Number|| 435 |
|2nd Grouping Number|| |
|1st Grouping Number||gwr 435|
|2nd Pre Grouping Number|| |
|1st Pre Grouping Number|| |
|Builder||Robert Stephenson and Company|
|1948 Shed||86A Newport Ebbw Junction|
|Last Shed||86A Newport Ebbw Junction|
Built 1915-21. Designed by Dunbar.
Total Number Built 6 - Total to BR 6.
Introduced August 1915. Dunbar design for Brecon & Merthyr Railway. Similar to the Rhymney Railway P Class.
All except 436 reboilered by Great Western Railway with taper boiler from 1926.
(a) 436 Reboilered by GWR with ex-Rhymney Railway parallel boiler.
Number Series 1372-1375, 1668, 1670 (B&M Nos. 45-50).
Locos 1372-1375, 1668, 1670 were renumbered by GWR/BR to 431-436 respectively in the period May 1947 to April 1950.
Built at Robert Stephenson & Co. Ltd. Works.
1372-1374 (431-433) Lot No. E97 1915 - Works Numbers 3645-3647.
1375, 1668, 1670 (434-436) Lot No. E112 1921 - Works Numbers 3798-3800.
The first loco withdrawn was 433 (1374) in February 1951 from Cardiff Radyr shed. This was followed by 432 in May 1951 from Newport Ebbw Junction shed, 434 in September 1952 from Cardiff Radyr shed and 431 in October 1951 from Newport Ebbw Junction shed.
The last two locos in the class 435 and 436, were withdrawn together in February 1954 from Newport Ebbw Junction shed.
None are preserved.
Motive Power Details
(a) Reboilered by GWR with ex-Rhymney Railway boiler.
Weight: Loco 59 tons 5 cwt
Driving Wheel: 5' 0"
Boil Press: 175lb/sq in Su ; 175lb/sq in NS (a)
Cylinders: Two 18" x 26" (inside)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (slide valves)
TE: 20,885 lb
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