GWR Bogie Class
The Great Western Railway (GWR) Bogie Class 4-4-0ST were broad gauge steam locomotives for passenger train work. The first two locomotives of this class were introduced into service in August/September 1849, with the remainder following between June 1854 and March 1855. All were withdrawn between October 1871 and December 1880.
Corsair and Brigand
|Type and origin|
|Builder||Great Western Railway (2)
R and W Hawthorn (13)
|Build date||1849 (GWR-built)
1854-1855 (R and W Hawthorn built)
|Gauge||7 ft 1⁄4 in (2,140 mm)|
|3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)|
|Driver diameter||6 ft 0 in (1,829 mm) (GWR built)
5 ft 9 in (1,753 mm) (R and W Hawthorn built)
|Wheelbase||18 ft 2 in (5.54 m) (GWR built)
18 ft 0 in (5.49 m) (R and W Hawthorn built)
|Cylinder size||17 in × 24 in (432 mm × 610 mm)|
|Operator(s)||Great Western Railway|
|Number in class||15|
The first two locomotives were built at Swindon railway works in 1849 for working trains on the steep and tightly-curve South Devon Railway which at that time was operated by locomotives from the Great Western Railway. The frames only ran from the front of the flangeless forward driving wheels to the rear buffer beam. The bogie swivelled in a ball-and-socket joint, riveted to a gussett under the boiler barrel. The operation of South Devon Railway had been contracted by that company to Messrs Evans and Geach from 1851 – using new 4-4-0STs designed by Daniel Gooch – and so the Bogie Class found use on other parts of the Great Western network. In 1855 addiitonal locomotives were built for the GWR by R and W Hawthorn.
|Build date||Retire date||Name||Builder||Named for||Other notes|
|1849||1873||Brigand||GWR||Brigand||After it was withdrawn, this locomotive was sold to Edwards & Suter but found its way back to Swindon Works in 1878 where it was broken up.|
|1849||1873||Corsair||GWR||Corsair||On withdrawal it was sold to the Cilely Colliery at Tonyrefail.|
|1854||1873||Juvenal||Hawthorn||Juvenal||The locomotive was sold to Dobson, Brown & Adams in 1874.|
|1854||1873||Sappho||Hawthorn||Sappho||After withdrawal, Sappho was sold to the Staveley Coal and Iron Company.|
|1854||1873||Theocritus||Hawthorn||Theocritus||Theocritus was sold to the Staveley Coal and Iron Company in 1874.|
- Reed, P. J. T. (February 1953). White, D. E., ed. The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway, Part 2: Broad Gauge. Kenilworth: RCTS. pp. B21–B23. ISBN 0-901115-32-0.
- Brewer, John. "Broad Gauge 4-4-0 Tanks". Broadsheet (Broad Gauge Society) (17): 3.