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GWR Collett "5101" Class 2-6-2T


Class Types
GWR Class 5101

General
Designer Charles Collett
Introduced 1929
Big Four Great Western Railway
Description (1957) Churchward 2-6-2T's with 5' 8" wheels, built 1903-6, and per by Collett between 1929 and 1949. There were originally forty engines of the earlier series, at first numbered 3100 and 3111-3149, but later altered to 5100 and 5111-5149. The prototype was constructed in 1903. Of these, ten were reconstructedin 1938-9 with 5' 6" wheels and renumbered 8100-8109. All except 5148 of the remainder have since been scrapped. Some of the later locomotives (4100-4179, 5101-5110 and 5150-5199) have recently been withdrawn.
Wheels 2-6-2T
Number Built as 5101 140
First in Service 11/1929
Last in Service 18/11/1965
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Swindon Works 140
Orders
BuilderSponsorOrder #DateSize
Swindon Works  257 1929 20
Swindon Works  259 1930 30
Swindon Works  284 1933 10
Swindon Works  292 1935 20
Swindon Works  313 1937 10
Swindon Works  323 1939 10
Swindon Works  335 1946 10
Swindon Works  361 1946 10
Swindon Works  369 1948 20

Illustration
Copyright: O. & P. Williams (on behalf of T. E. Williams)
Power
Variant Introduced 1929

Wheels

Dimensions

Boiler & Firebox