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GWR Collett "57xx" Class 0-6-0PT


Class Types
GWR Class 5700

General
Designer Collett
Introduced 1929
Big Four Great Western Railway
Description (1957) Collett's standard 0-6-0PT's with 4' 7½" wheels. The 863 engines of this type, constructed between 1929 and 1949, constitute the largest class in the country. There are a few detailed variations, but all are in the main of one uniform design. The principal deviations from the standard are found in engines 9700-9711, which are fitted with condensing apparatus for working through the Metropolitan line tunnels in the London area. The design of the cab also underwent a change with the later-built ones. Nos. 6700-6779 were fitted with steam brakes only and confined to shunting duties, mainly in the South Wales division. The other engines, although their principal function is shunting and short-haul freight trains, are vacuum fitted and are frequently to be found working passenger trains. The order of construction of the various batches was: 5700-5799, 6700-6749, 7700-7799, 9700 (first numbered 8700) 8701-8799, 8700, 9701-9799, 3700-3799, 3600-3699, 4600-4699, 9600-9661, 6750-6759, 9662-9682, 6760-6779. Withdrawal of the older engines commenced in 1956, the first constructed, No. 5700, and No. 5762 being taken out of service in that year.
Wheels 0-6-0PT
Number Built as 5700 863
First in Service 01/1929
Last in Service 11/1966
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Armstrong Whitworth 25
Beyer Peacock Ltd. 25
Kerr Stuart 25
North British Locomotive Company, Glasgow 100
Swindon Works 613
W.G. Bagnall 50
Yorkshire Engine Company 25
Orders
BuilderOrder #DateSize
Swindon Works 258 1928 30
North British Locomotive Company, Glasgow (Hyde Park) / Swindon Works L852 1928 25
North British Locomotive Company, Glasgow (Queens Park) / Swindon Works L853 1928 25
Swindon Works 260 1929 20
North British Locomotive Company, Glasgow (Queens Park) / Swindon Works n/a 1929 25
Armstrong Whitworth / Swindon Works n/a 1930 25
W.G. Bagnall / Swindon Works n/a 1930 25
W.G. Bagnall / Swindon Works n/a 1930 25
Kerr Stuart / Swindon Works n/a 1930 25
North British Locomotive Company, Glasgow (Queens Park) / Swindon Works n/a 1930 25
Yorkshire Engine Company / Swindon Works n/a 1930 25
Beyer Peacock Ltd. / Swindon Works n/a 1931 25
Swindon Works 282 1933 60
Swindon Works 285 1934 50
Swindon Works 293 1935 25
Swindon Works 299 1935 50
Swindon Works 306 1937 50
Swindon Works 314 1938 50
Swindon Works 325 1939 50
Swindon Works 330 1940 50
Swindon Works 336 1942 26
Swindon Works 352 1943 61
Swindon Works 355 1945 20
Swindon Works 356 1945 10
Swindon Works 362 1946 20
Swindon Works 370 1947 11
Swindon Works 374 1948 10
Swindon Works 378 1949 10
Swindon Works 379 1949 10

Illustration
Copyright: Gerald Robinson
Power
Variant Introduced 1929

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