Steam Loco Class Information
|Grouping : Great Western Railway|
|Configuration : 4-6-0|
|Common Name : Manor|
|Designer : Collett|
Introduced 1936. Collett "Manor" design for use on secondary lines, incorporating some parts from withdrawn Class 4300 locos.
Loco 68 tons 18 cwt Driving Wheel: 5' 8"
Tend 40 tons 0 cwt Boil Press: 225lb/sq in Su
Cylinders: Valve Gear: Stephenson (piston valves)
Two 18" x 30" (outside) TE: 27,340 lb
Images for Loco Class 7800
GWR Class 7800 4-6-0 Manor No. 7809
|Image Owner/Copyright: Unknown|
No. 7809 Childrey Manor in British Railways green livery.
GWR/BR Collett Class Manor 4-6-0 No. 7827 at Kingswear 2015
|Date Photo Taken: 18/04/2015|
Date Uploaded 05/09/2015
Image Owner/Copyright: Phil Watkins
GWR/BR Collett Class Manor 4-6-0 No. 7827 'Lydham Manor' leaves Kingswear for Paignton on the Dartmouth Steam Railway at 15:20 on Saturday 18 April 2015.
The Great Western Railway (GWR) 7800 Class or Manor Class was a class of 4-6-0 steam locomotive. They were designed as a lighter version of the GWR Grange Class, giving them a wider Route Availability. Like the 'Granges', the 'Manors' used parts from the GWR 4300 Class Moguls but just on the first batch of twenty. Twenty were built between 1938 and 1939, with British Railways adding a further 10 in 1950. They were named after Manors in the area covered by the Great Western Railway. Nine are preserved.
7827 'Lydham Manor' is preserved and is currently based on the Dartmouth Steam Railway.
The locomotive was built in December 1950. Its first shed allocation was at Chester. In March 1959 its shed allocation was moved to Oswestry. It Conducted improved draughting tests in February 1954. In May 1965 it received its last shed allocation at Shrewsbury. 7827 was withdrawn in October 1965 and acquired by Woodham's, Barry in May 1966. 7827 was sold to Dart Valley Railway and left the scrapyard as the 5th departure from Barry in June 1970. 7827 was restored in 1973.
It carried the Great Western Livery which it would never have carried while in mainline service, as it was built two years after the end of the Great Western Raiwlay (GWR). In 2011 Lydham Manor was re-introduced at the Churston Heritage Festival carrying British Rail all-black livery and bearing the temporary nameplates Torquay Manor for the festival. The locomotive's current boiler certificate expires in 2015.
Lydham Manor has been on loan to other heritage railways/centres including, Didcot Railway Centre, South Devon Railway and the West Somerset Railway in recent years.
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