GWR 2201 Class

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GWR 2201 Class
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Joseph Armstrong
Builder GWR
Build date 1881 to 1882
Total produced 20
 • Whyte 2-4-0
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Driver dia. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Fuel type Coal
Cylinders two inside
Cylinder size 17 in × 24 in (432 mm × 610 mm)

The GWR 2201 Class was a class of 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge 2-4-0 steam locomotives built at Swindon Works under the aegis of William Dean for express passenger service on the Great Western Railway.[1] Built in 1881-2, they were numbered 2201-2220.


They were, in essentials, a continuation of Joseph Armstrong's 806 Class of 1873. They differed from the originals in having a cab and a domeless boiler from the start.[2]


The 2201s were widely distributed over the GWR system. Members of the class were in use on the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway around 1910.[3] They were all withdrawn by the end of 1921.


  1. ^ MacDermot E.T. History of the Great Western Railway, volume 2, 1863-1921, Ian Allan 1964 (reprinted 1982), page 289, ISBN 0-7110-0412-9
  2. ^ Tabor 1956, pp. D32-D35.
  3. ^ The Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway (2)


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