GWR 2600 Class

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GWR 2600 'Aberdare' Class
2-6-0 GWR Aberdare Official Photo.jpg
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer William Dean
Build date 1900–1907
Total produced 80
Specifications
Configuration 2-6-0
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Leading wheel
diameter
2 ft 8 in (0.81 m)
Driver diameter 4 ft 7.5 in (1.410 m)
Boiler pressure 200 psi (1.38 MPa)
Cylinders 2
Cylinder size 18 in × 26 in (460 mm × 660 mm)

The Great Western Railway (GWR) 2600 Class or Aberdare Class was a class of 2-6-0 steam locomotive built between 1900 and 1907. They were a freight version of the 3300 and 4120 classes designed for hauling coal trains between Aberdare and Swindon.

Numbering[edit]

The class began in 1900 with a prototype, No. 33, renumbered 2600 in 1912. The rest were numbered 2601-2680 and were built between 1901 and 1907.

British Railways[edit]

British Railways (BR) inherited nos. 2612/20/3/43/51/5/6/62/5/7/9/80 in 1948.[1] By 31 August 1948, only four were left: nos. 2620, 2651, 2655, 2667.[2]

Withdrawal[edit]

They were withdrawn from 1934 onwards. Some were reprieved due to the Second World War, but all were withdrawn by 1949 and none has survived to be preserved.

References[edit]

  1. ^ le Fleming, H.M. (October 1954). White, D.E., ed. The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway, part seven: Dean's Larger Tender Engines. Kenilworth: RCTS. p. G43. ISBN 0-901115-18-5. OCLC 655235293. 
  2. ^ British Railways Locomotives 1948, Part 1, pp. 11, 17, Ian Allan, London, 1948

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