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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 5031
2nd Grouping Number
1st Grouping Numbergwr 5031
2nd Pre Grouping Number
1st Pre Grouping Number
Works/Lot Number
NameTotnes Castle
Class Code4073
BuilderSwindon Works (GWR/British Railways)
1948 Shed84A Wolverhampton Stafford Rd
Last Shed84A Wolverhampton Stafford Rd
Disposal detailsCohens, Morriston, Swansea
DisposalCut Up
Disposal Date31/05/1964

Class Information

Introduced 1923. Collett "Castle" design developed from "Star" 400 Class.
(a) Developed from "Star" Class (No. 111 rebuilt from 4-6-2).
(b) Introduced 1946. Existing & new locos fitted with 3-row superheaters
(c) Introduced 1947. Existing & new locos fitted with 4-row superheaters.
(d) Fitted with double chimney from 1956.
(e) Temp. converted to oil burning in 1947 - all reconverted back to coal.
(f) = (c)(d); (g) = (a)(e); (h) = (b)(e); (i) = (a)(c)(d); (j) = (b)(d)

Loco 79 tons 17 cwt Driving Wheel: 6' 8?"
Tend 46 tons 14 cwt Boil Press: 225lb/sq in Su
Cylinders: Valve Gear: Inside Walschaerts with rocking
Four 16" x 26" TE: 31,625 lb shaft (piston valves)

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