Ex GWR/BR 2800 Class 2-8-0 heavy freight engine
Heritage & Preserved Steam Locomotive Engines
Photographs below of ex GWR 2818 were taken at Shildon NRM. Ex GWR/BR 2-8-0 heavy freight locomotive 2818 built in Swindon 1905 to a design by J. G. Churchward. The yellow letters of GREAT WESTERN on the side of the tender of 2818
Technical details of locomotive 2818: Boiler pressure of 2818: 225 lbf/sq.in., Weight of 2818: loco 75.5 tons, tender 43.15 tons, Wheel diameter of 2818: 3' 2'', 4' 71/2", Valve gear of 2818: Stephenson piston valves, Cylinders of 2818 (diameter x stroke): 181/2" x 30" (O), Tractive effort of 2818: 35380 lbf, Power classification of 2818: Class E 8F
Above/below: Ex GWR Churchward 2-8-0 freight engine 2818 at York NRM
The 2800/28XX Classes were amongst the most powerful heavy freight steam locomotives built by the Great Western Railway.
The number plate of 2818 and the driving cab of GWR 2-8-0 freight locomotive 2818 - somewhat exposed to the weather and elements! - it must have been quite rough working as the driver or fireman on the footplate in the winter!
GWR 2800 Class 2818
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Built 2818 Dec 1905 Oct 1963 Museum of the Great Western Railway Static Display Museum of the Great Western Railway Hugh llewelyn 2818 Preserved straight from service and previously part of the National Collection but not in running condition and not expected to steam again. Retains inside steam pipes and straight frames. In August 2017 the National Railway Museum transferred ownership of 2818 to STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway. The locomotive moved here on 21 August 2018.
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