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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
Great Western Railway 3609 m/e 05/1902

Locomotive Specifics
Designer W. Dean
Class 36xx
Company History GWR
Wheels 2-4-2T
Builder Swindon Works
Order Number 134
Works Number 1874
Fittings (as built)
Boiler Diagram D0
Engine Brakes Steam
Water Pickup Steam, two way
To Service During 05/1902
Withdrawal During 03/1932
Service Life 29 yrs, 9 mths , 30 dys

Disposal

Allocations
Code Subsequent Codes Name From Date
    (New) m/e 05/1902
     Withdrawn m/e 03/1932

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date

* Stephenson Locomotive Society data - raw and not yet cross-referenced
Modifications
Date Modified Modification
06/1915 Diagram D3 boiler fitted
01/1923 Diagram D2 boiler fitted
01/1923 Superheated boiler fitted
03/1926 Diagram D3 boiler fitted


Mentions ...
Report Date Title Report Source
31/08/1921 Chester G.W.R. sheds in 1921 The recent demise of Chester (West) shed as a loco. depot adds a touch of nostalgic interest to an August, 1921, allocation list of the depot in its Great Western heyday. This list was carefully compiled for two interested schoolboy visitors, by one of the clerks, with the help of the fitter's labourer who had been furnished as the boys' guide. It was probably quite reasonably accurate at its date. Supplementary notes added at the time were : 4309 was the 'pick' of the passenger engines, 3510 a poor steamer so restricted to station pilot duty (Chester General), 2883 just received from the Factory-we were shown the uncompleted receipt for it; no.1 had also just been through the Factory, and was 'all green', with blacked-over chimney-cap. Engines at Chester : (Passenger and Mixed Traffic) 4-4-0 'City': 3709 Quebec, 3711 City of Birmingham, 3719 City of Exeter; 'Flower': 4146 Sydney; 2-6-0 43xx : 4309, 4337, 4341, 4365, 4374, 4381, 4395, 4398, 5315, 5318, 5322, 5336, 5368, 5369, 5370, 5371, 5385, 5386; 2-4-0 'Stella': 3202; ditto (r/b. from 2-4-0T): 3507, 3508, 3510, 3511, 3518, 3519; 0-6-0 'Dean goods': 2419, 2423, 2431, 2438, 2452, 2477; 2-4-2T: 3609; 2-6-2T: 4517, 4528; 2-4-0T: 1; 0-6-0T '2721 class': 2733(s/t), 2778(p/t); 0-4-2T '517' : 1475. (Freight): 2-8-0: 2810, 2818, 2842, 2862, 2864, 2867, 2883; 2-6-0 'Aberdare': 2628, 2653, 2654, 2678; 0-6-0 D/F. 'Beyer': 357; 'Standard Goods': 512, 601, 701. 4' 7½' 'Coal' : 934, 942; 0-6-0T '655 class': 655, 1741, 1745; '850 Class': 857, 987(s/t); '1501 class': 654, 1501(s/t), 1548(s/t). '1854 class': 1863. Total engines: 68 (16 tank.) Two additional engines were also noted during the visit both bearing CHR shed mark : 2-4-0 3505 and 0-6-0 D/F. 'Standard Goods' 403. At that time, 'Dean Goods' 2452 was a war veteran; in the 1939 war Nos. 2419/23/38/77 were requisitioned; the first three were lost, and 2477 was one of the engines sent to China as an U.N.R.R.A. contribution, after return from war service. F.H. SLS/196009

Summary
Date Event Details Source See Also
05/1902 To Service To service as Great Western Railway Number 3609
Built at Swindon Works, Works Number 1874
   
06/1915 Modification Diagram D3 boiler fitted    
01/1923 Modification Diagram D2 boiler fitted    
01/1923 Modification Modification: Superheated boiler fitted    
03/1926 Modification Diagram D3 boiler fitted    
03/1932 Withdrawn Condemned as 3609    

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