GWR 360 Class

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GWR 360 Class
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Joseph Armstrong
Builder GWR Swindon works
Build date 1866
Total produced 12
Specifications
Configuration 0-6-0
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Fuel type coal
Cylinders two
Career
Operator(s) GWR

The GWR 360 Class was a small series (12 examples) of 0-6-0 freight steam locomotives designed for the Great Western Railway by Joseph Armstrong and built at Swindon Works in 1866.

Numbering[edit]

They were numbered 360-369, 1015 and 1001.

Design[edit]

As built, they had slightly smaller boilers than the similar and much more numerous 388 Class which went into production later the same year. Their coupled wheelbase was also two inches shorter than that of the 388s.

Use[edit]

To start with they worked between Birmingham and Chester, though later they were seen in South Wales, at Didcot and in the Birmingham-Stourbridge area. They were withdrawn between 1918 and 1933, the last (No.363) having accumulated in its 70 years an impressive 1,384,645 miles.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tabor 1956, pp. D56-D57.

Sources[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.