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
 • Whyte 2-4-0
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Driver dia. 5 ft 0 in (1.524 m)
Fuel type Coal
Cylinders two
Operators 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.


They had 5 ft 0 in (1.524 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.


They worked in the Chester area and were withdrawn in 1887.[1]


  1. ^ Tabor 1956, pp. D25-D26.


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