BP&GV 4 Kidwelly and 5 Cwm Mawr

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Burry Port and Gwendraeth Valley Railway
4 Kidwelly & 5 Cwm Mawr
GWR 2194 & 2195
Swindon Works diminutive 0-6-0 saddle-tank in scrapping-shed geograph-2578873-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
2194 being scrapped at Swindon Works
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Eager
Builder Avonside Engine Company
Serial number 1463, 1491
Build date May 1903, April 1905
Total produced 2
Configuration 0-6-0ST
UIC class C n2t
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Driver dia. 3 ft 6 in (1.067 m)
Wheelbase 11 ft (3.35 m)
Axle load 11.4 long tons (11.6 t; 12.8 short tons)
Loco weight 31.35 long tons (31.85 t; 35.11 short tons)
Fuel type Coal
Water cap 745 imp gal (3,390 L; 895 US gal)
 • Firegrate area
9.27 sq ft (0.861 m2)
Boiler pressure 150 lbf/in2 (1.0 MPa)
Heating surface 561.0 sq ft (52.12 m2)
 • Tubes 506.4 sq ft (47.05 m2)
 • Firebox 54.6 sq ft (5.07 m2)
Cylinders Two, outside
Cylinder size 15 in × 20 in (381 mm × 508 mm)
Valve gear Stephenson
Train brakes
Performance figures
Tractive effort 13,660 lbf (60.76 kN)
Power class GWR: Ungrouped
  • BP&GV 4, 5
  • GWR, BR 2194–5
Axle load class GWR: Uncoloured
Withdrawn January – February 1953
Disposition Both scrapped
Dimensions following rebuilding in 1922–26

The Burry Port and Gwendraeth Valley Railway (BP&GV) numbers 4 Kidwelly and 5 Cwm Mawr were small 0-6-0ST steam locomotives, originally built by the Avonside Engine Company in May 1903 and April 1905 respectively.

They belonged to a series of seven 0-6-0ST locomotives numbered 1–7 built between 1900 and 1907 for the BP&GV to replace older locomotives; five were built by Avonside and two by Chapman & Furneaux, each of the seven being different from the others.[1] The differences between nos. 4 and 5 were comparatively small: no. 5 had an extended smokebox, and was fitted with the vacuum brake.[2]

They both passed to the Great Western Railway (GWR) in July 1922, which assigned them to Diagram A114 and renumbered them 2194 Kidwelly and 2195 Cwm Mawr. They were sent to Swindon for overhaul in July 1923 and November 1922, but did not return to traffic until February 1926. The rebuilds were shown on Diagram B22; virtually new boilers (GWR code YF) were provided, and the bunkers were extended. They were then sent to Weymouth, to work along the quayside lines, for which a warning bell was also fitted. No. 2195 Cwm Mawr was withdrawn in March 1939; it was reinstated, without its name, in December 1939, and then worked at Bristol and Swindon. No. 2194 Kidwelly left Weymouth in 1940, and then mostly worked at Taunton.[2] Both passed to the Western Region of British Railways in 1948 but they were withdrawn in 1953 and neither was preserved.


Name Avonside
Works No.
4 Kidwelly 1463 May 1903 2194 Feb 1953
5 Cwm Mawr 1491 Apr 1905 2195 Jan 1953


Kits are available, in both 4 mm and 7 mm scales, from Agenoria Models.

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  1. ^ Davies, F.K.; Firth, J.M.; Lucking, J.H.; Thomas, R.E.; Allcock, N.J.; Sterndale, A.C.; Barrie, D.S.M.; Reed, P.J.T.; Mountford, E.R. (April 1966). White, D.E., ed. The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway, part ten: Absorbed Engines, 1922-1947. RCTS. p. K214. ISBN 0-901115-20-7. 
  2. ^ a b Davies et al. 1966, p. K215
  • Casserley, H. C. & Johnston, Stuart W. (1966). Locomotives at the Grouping 4: Great Western Railway. Shepperton, Middlesex: Ian Allan Limited. p. 127. 
  • Whitehurst, Brian (1973). Great Western engines, names, numbers, types, classes: 1940 to preservation. Oxford: Oxford Publishing Company. p. 7. ISBN 0-902888-21-8. OCLC 815661. 

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