Bristol and Exeter Railway 0-6-0 locomotives

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The Bristol and Exeter Railway 0-6-0 locomotives include three different types of broad gauge and standard gauge 0-6-0 steam locomotives designed for working freight trains. On 1 January 1876 the Bristol and Exeter Railway was amalgamated with the Great Western Railway, after which the locomotives were given new numbers.

Broad gauge locomotives[edit]

16 inch[edit]

B&ER 0-6-0
Specifications
Power type Steam
Designer Daniel Gooch
Builder Stothert and Slaughter
Configuration 0-6-0
Gauge 7 ft 0¼ in
Driver diameter 5 ft 0 in
Wheelbase 15 ft 6 in
Cylinder size 16 in dia × 24 in stroke
Career

Twelve goods locomotives, similar to the GWR Pyracmon Class, built by the Stothert and Slaughter in 1849 and 1853. The last one was withdrawn in 1885.

  • 21 (1849–1884) GWR No. 2065
  • 22 (1849–1883) GWR No. 2066
  • 23 (1849–1885) GWR No. 2067
  • 24 (1849–1884) GWR No. 2068
  • 25 (1849–1884) GWR No. 2069
  • 26 (1849–1887) GWR No. 2070
  • 27 (1849–1883) GWR No. 2071
  • 28 (1849–1876) GWR No. 2072
  • 35 (1853–1876) GWR No. 2073
  • 36 (1853–1877) GWR No. 2074
  • 37 (1853–1884) GWR No. 2075
  • 38 (1853–1880) GWR No. 2076

17 inch[edit]

B&ER 0-6-0
Specifications
Power type Steam
Designer James Pearson
Builder Stothert and Slaughter
and Rothwell and Company
Configuration 0-6-0
Gauge 7 ft 0¼ in
Driver diameter 5 ft 0 in
Wheelbase 15 ft 6 in
Cylinder size 17 in dia × 24 in stroke
Career

Four locomotives built in 1856 by Stothert and Slaughter and two more in 1860 by Rothwell and Company. The last one survived until 1890.

  • 53 (1856–1885) GWR No. 2059
  • 54 (1856–1888) GWR No. 2060
  • 55 (1856–1884) GWR No. 2061
  • 56 (1856–1890) GWR No. 2062
  • 59 (1860–1887) GWR No. 2063
  • 60 (1860–1884) GWR No. 2064

Standard gauge locomotives[edit]

Worcester Engine Company[edit]

These 0-6-0 locomotives were built by the Worcester Engine Company in 1867. Five of these six were converted to run on the broad gauge and then reconverted later to standard gauge.

  • 77
  • 78
  • 79
  • 80
  • 81
  • 82

Sharp Stewart[edit]

Ten 0-6-0 locomotives built by Sharp Stewart and Company in 1875.

  • 116
  • 117
  • 118
  • 119
  • 120
  • 121
  • 122
  • 123
  • 124
  • 125

See also[edit]

  • GWR Swindon Class – 14 locomotives bought by the Bristol and Exeter Railway in 1872

References[edit]

  • The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway, Part 2: Broad Gauge. The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society. ISBN 0-901115-32-0. 
  • MacDermot, E T (1931). History of the Great Western Railway, volume II 1863-1921. London: Great Western Railway. 
  • Waters, Laurence (1999). The Great Western Broad Gauge. Hersham: Ian Allan Publishing. ISBN 978-0-906867-90-7.