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Note: To Obtain Consistency in the Steam System, Shed Codes used are those Registered at Nationalisation on 1st January 1948
Number34011
2nd Grouping Number
1st Grouping Numbersr 111
2nd Pre Grouping Number
1st Pre Grouping Number
Works/Lot Number
NameTavistock
Class CodeWCBB
DesignerBulleid
Designation4-6-2
Built31/10/1945
Builder
1948 Shed72A Exmouth Junction
Last Shed72A Exmouth Junction
Withdrawn30/11/1963
Disposal detailsEastleigh Works (B.R.)
DisposalCut Up
Disposal Date30/04/1964
NotesRenumbered May 1948

Class Information

Introduced 1945. Bulleid 'West Country' and 'Battle of Britain' lightweight development of his 'Merchant Navy' Class with air smoothed casing, high boiler pressure, multiple-jet blastpipe and chain-driven Bulleid valve gear.

Locod originally built for use on the Eastern Section were given 'Battle of Britain' names, While locos originally built for use in the West of England were given 'West Country' names.

Although separately called 'West Country' and 'Battle of Britain' Classes, there were no design differences, the locomotives being identical, apart for their names.

(a) Temporarily converted for oil burning in 1947, then reconverted back.

(b) Rebuilt from 1957 with lower boiler pressure, Walschaerts valve gear, multiple-jet blastpipe and large diameter chimney. Air smoothing removed.

(c) 34036 = both (a) and (b)

(e) 34064 Fitted with Geisl oblong ejector in 1962.

Weight:
Loco 86 tons 0 cwt, 90 tons 1 cwt (b) Driving Wheel: 6' 2"
Tend 40 tons 10 cwt to Boil Press: 280lb/sq in Su then reduced
50 tons 0 cwt (various) to 250lb/sq in Su; 250lb/sq in Su (b)
Cylinders: Valve Gear: Bulleid (piston valves)
Walschaerts (piston valves)(b)
Three 16 3/8" x 24" TE: 31,050 lb, reduced to 27,515 lb; 27,515 lb (b)

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