GWR 108 Class

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GWR 108 Class
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer George Armstrong
Builder GWR Wolverhampton works
Build date 1866-1867
Total produced 2
Specifications
Configuration 2-4-0
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 5 ft 0 in (1.52 m)
Fuel type coal
Cylinders two
Career
Operator(s) GWR

Locomotives no. 108 and 109 were a pair of Great Western Railway 2-4-0 steam locomotives built under the aegis of George Armstrong at Wolverhampton Works, probably in 1866-7, as replacements for locomotives of the same numbers inherited from the absorbed Birkenhead Railway.

Design[edit]

They had 5 ft 0 in (1.52 m) diameter driving wheels and, unlike other GWR 2-4-0s, only had inside frames. They were nominally rebuilds but only the wheels of the original locomotives seem to have been used.

Use[edit]

They worked in the Chester area and were withdrawn in 1887.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tabor 1956, pp. D25-D26.

Source[edit]

  • Tabor, F. J. (February 1956). White, D. E., ed. The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway, part four: Six-wheeled Tender Engines. Kenilworth: RCTS.