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) standard gauge
Fuel type Coal
Cylinders two
Career
Operators 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 (51 mm) 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 They were withdrawn between 1918 and 1933, the last (No.363) having accumulated in its 70 years an impressive 1,384,645 miles (2,228,370 km).[1]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.