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GWR Churchward "28xx" Class 2-8-0


Class Types
GWR Class 2800

General
Designer Churchward
Introduced 1903
Big Four Great Western Railway
Description (1957) Churchward 2-8-0 2-cylinder freight engines, built 1903-19, and perpetuated by Collett with slight modifications (No. 2884 onwards) from 1938-1942. Between 1946 and 1949 several of the class were converted to oil burners and during this period were renumbered temporarily in the 4800's, reverting to their original numbers on reconversion to coal burning.
Wheels 2-8-0
Number Built as 2800 167
First in Service 06/1903
Last in Service 11/1965
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Swindon Works 167
Orders
BuilderOrder #DateSize
Swindon Works 139 1903 1
Swindon Works 153 1905 10
Swindon Works 155 1905 10
Swindon Works 160 1907 10
Swindon Works 181 1911 5
Swindon Works 186 1912 10
Swindon Works 190 1912 10
Swindon Works 210 1918 28
Swindon Works 321 1938 20
Swindon Works 328 1939 20
Swindon Works 334 1940 10
Swindon Works 341 1941 10
Swindon Works 346 1942 23

Illustration
Copyright: Gerald Robinson
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Boiler & Firebox