Wednesday, 4 September 2013

GWR 2800 Class Steam Locomotive

The Great Western Railway (GWR) 2800 Class 2-8-0 steam locomotive was designed by G. J. Churchward for heavy freight work. The prototype was built in 1903, and the class entered production in 1905. Locomotives of this class were the first in Great Britain to have a 2-8-0 wheel arrangement. This particular locomotive, No. 2807, was completed in October 1905 at Swindon as part of the first production batch of the class. She was withdrawn from service in March 1963, and was rescued from a scrapyard in June 1981 and restored. She is seen here on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway at Winchcombe station in September 2012.

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