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GWR Churchward "4500" Class 2-6-2T


Class Types
GWR Class 4500

General
Designer George Churchward
Introduced 1906
Big Four Great Western Railway
Description (1957) Churchward and Collett 2-6-2T's, with 4' 7½" wheels, built between 1906 and 1929. They were built for working branch lines and for general cross-country work. Nos. 4575 onwards are of a modified design with increased water capacity, and most of these are still in traffic, but many of the earlier engines have been withdrawn.
Wheels 2-6-2T
Number Built as 4500 75
First in Service 10/1906
Last in Service 09/1964
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Swindon Works 55
Wolverhampton Works (Stafford Road) 20
Orders
BuilderSponsorOrder #DateSize
Swindon Works  174 1909 10
Swindon Works  191 1913 10
Swindon Works  201 1914 15
Swindon Works  226 1924 20

Illustration
Copyright: Gerald Robinson
Power
Variant Introduced 1906

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