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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 7005 c
2nd Grouping Number
1st Grouping Numbergwr 7005
2nd Pre Grouping Number
1st Pre Grouping Number
Works/Lot Number
NameLamphey Castle
NameSir Edward Elgar (1957)
Class Code4073
BuilderSwindon Works (GWR/British Railways)
1948 Shed85A Worcester
Last Shed85A Worcester
Disposal detailsCohens, Morriston, Swansea
DisposalCut Up
Disposal Date31/01/1965

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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