British Railway Steam Locomotive
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|Number|| 6106 |
|2nd Grouping Number|| |
|1st Grouping Number||gwr 6106|
|2nd Pre Grouping Number|| |
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|Builder||Swindon Works (GWR)|
|1948 Shed||81B Slough|
|Last Shed||81F Oxford (GWR)|
|Disposal details||See Notes Below|
Built 1931-35, Designed by Charles B. Collett.
Total Number Built 70 - Total to BR 70
Introduced 1931. Development of 5100 Class with increased boiler pressure and tractive effort for use in London suburban area. Classification 4MT.
Number Series 6100-6169.
Built by at Great Western Railway Swindon Works.
6100-6129 Lot No. 269 1931
6130-6146 Lot No. 278 1932
6147-6159 Lot No. 278 1933
6160-6169 Lot No. 291 1935
The majority of the class were employed on local suburban services in and out of Paddington station and were mainly allocated to Old Oak Common, Oxford, Reading, Slough and Southalll sheds. After the suburban services were dieselised, they could be found across the whole of the Western Region of British Railways.
The first locomotive to be withdrawn was the doyen of the class 6100 itself in September 1958 from Reading shed. The class survived until December 1965 when the last twelve locos were withdrawn: 6106, 6111, 6126, 6134-36, 6145, 6156 from Oxford shed; 6141, 6160 from Gloucester shed; 6147, 6165 from Worcester shed.
One loco, No. 6106 is preserved.
Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 78 tons 9 cwt
Driving Wheel: 5' 8"
Boil Press: 225lb/sq in Su
Cylinders: Two 18" x 30" (outside)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (piston valves)
TE: 27,340 lb
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