GWR 3501 class

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3501 Class
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer William Dean
Builder Great Western Railway
Build date 1885
Total produced 10
Rebuild date 1890-1891
Number rebuilt 5
Specifications
Configuration 2-4-0T (as built)
2-4-0 (after rebuild)
Gauge 7 ft (2,134 mm)
Leading wheel
diameter
3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Driver diameter 5 ft 1 in (1,549 mm)
Wheelbase 17 ft 0 in (5.18 m)
Cylinder size 17 in × 26 in (432 mm × 660 mm)
Career
Operator(s) Great Western Railway
Class 3501 Class
Number in class 10
Withdrawn 1892
Disposition All converted to 3201 Class

The GWR 3501 Class were ten broad gauge 2-4-0 locomotives built by the Great Western Railway.

They were built in 1885 as 2-4-0T tank locomotives, but five were rebuilt in 1890 as 2-4-0 tender locomotives for working express trains between Exeter and Plymouth. They comprised the first ten locomotives of Lot 64, the remainder of which comprised ten similar locomotive Nos. 3511 to 3520 built to the standard gauge. In 1892 the broad gauge was abandoned and the locomotives were all converted to standard gauge tender locomotives, becoming a part of the 3201 Class.

2-4-0T locomotives[edit]

  • 3501 (1885 - 1890)
  • 3502 (1885 - 1890)
  • 3503 (1885 - 1892)
  • 3504 (1885 - 1892)
  • 3505 (1885 - 1890)
  • 3506 (1885 - 1892)
  • 3507 (1885 - 1891)
  • 3508 (1885 - 1890)
  • 3509 (1885 - 1892)
  • 3510 (1885 - 1892)

2-4-0 locomotives[edit]

  • 3501 (1890 - 1892)
  • 3502 (1890 - 1892)
  • 3505 (1890 - 1892)
  • 3507 (1891 - 1892)
  • 3508 (1890 - 1892)

References[edit]

  • The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway, Part 2: Broad Gauge. The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society. ISBN 0-906867-90-8. 
  • Russell, J.H. (1975). A Pictorial Record of Great Western Engines, Volume 1. Oxford: Oxford Publishing Company. ISBN 0-86093-398-9. 
  • Waters, Laurence (1999). The Great Western Broad Gauge. Hersham: Ian Allan Publishing. ISBN 0-906867-90-8.