GWR 1101 Class

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GWR 1101 Class
Swansea Danygraig Depot Collett GWR 0-4-0 Dock Tank geograph-2591752-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
No. 1105 at Danygraig Depot 1946
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Charles Collett
Builder Avonside Engine Company
Order number GWR lot 246
Serial number 1987–1992
Build date 1926
Total produced 6
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte 0-4-0T
 • UIC B nt2
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Driver dia. 3 ft 9 12 in (1.156 m)
Wheelbase 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Length 25 ft 5 12 in (7.76 m) over buffers
Width 8 ft 8 in (2.642 m)
Height 11 ft 10 in (3.607 m)
Axle load 19 long tons 8 cwt (43,500 lb or 19.7 t)
(21.7 short tons) full
Loco weight 38 long tons 4 cwt (85,600 lb or 38.8 t)
(42.8 short tons) full
Fuel type Coal
Water cap 1,000 imp gal (4,500 l; 1,200 US gal)
Firebox:
 • Firegrate area
12.5 sq ft (1.16 m2)
Boiler pressure 170 lbf/in2 (1.17 MPa)
Heating surface 864 sq ft (80.3 m2)
 • Tubes 788 sq ft (73.2 m2)
 • Firebox 76 sq ft (7.1 m2)
Cylinders Two, outside
Cylinder size 16 in × 24 in (406 mm × 610 mm)
Performance figures
Tractive effort 19,510 lbf (86.8 kN)
Career
Operators GWR » BR
Power class GWR: B
Numbers 1101–1106
Axle load class GWR: Red
Withdrawn 1959–1960
Disposition All scrapped

The GWR 1101 Class was a class of 0-4-0T side tank steam locomotives built by the Avonside Engine Company to the order of the Great Western Railway in 1926 for dock shunting.

British Railways[edit]

They passed into British Railways ownership in 1948 and were numbered 1101–1106.

Withdrawal[edit]

All were withdrawn between 1959 and 1960 with all of them being scrapped with none being preserved.

Model[edit]

A 7 14 in (184 mm) gauge GWR 1101 class loco

Sources[edit]

  • Ian Allan ABC of British Railways Locomotives, winter 1957/8 edition, part 1, page 24
  • Whitehurst, Brian (1973). Great Western engines, names, numbers, types, classes: 1940 to preservation. Oxford: Oxford Publishing Company. pp. 17, 102, 142. ISBN 0-902888-21-8. OCLC 815661. 

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