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Technical details of locomotive 2861:

 

Boiler pressure of 2861: 225 lbf/sq.in.

Weight of 2861: loco 75.5 tons, tender 43.15 tons

Wheel diameter of 2861: 3' 2'', 4' 71/2"

Valve gear of 2861: Stephenson piston valves

Cylinders of 2861 (diameter x stroke): 181/2" x 30"(O)

Tractive effort of 2861: 35380 lbf, Power classification of 2861: Class E 8F

Ex GWR 2-8-0 freight locomotive 2861, one of the survivors of the Churchward 2800 class. 2861 was built at Swindon in 1918.

Pictures of 2861 needed

BUT, see also

BR 2861 Locomotive Ex GWR/BR 2800 Class 2-8-0 heavy freight engine

BR 2818 Locomotive Ex GWR/BR 2800 Class 2-8-0 heavy freight engine

 

GWR steam locomotive 2861

This is what ex GWR 2861 looks like!

GWR steam locomotive 2861

 

GWR steam locomotive 2861

and when 2861 is n action!

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GWR 2800 Class 2861
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer George Jackson Churchward
Builder GWR Swindon Works
Build date 1903, 19051919
Total produced 84
Specifications
Configuration:

Whyte 2-8-0
Gauge 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Leading dia. 3 ft 2 in (0.965 m)
Driver dia. 4 ft 7 1⁄2 in (1.410 m)
Minimum curve 7 chains (460 ft; 140 m) normal,
6 chains (400 ft; 120 m) slow
Length 63 ft 2 1⁄4 in (19.26 m)
Width 8 ft 11 in (2.718 m)
Height 12 ft 11 1⁄4 in (3.943 m)
Axle load 17 long tons 5 cwt (38,600 lb or 17.5 t)
(17.5 t; 19.3 short tons) full
Adhesive weight 67 long tons 10 cwt (151,200 lb or 68.6 t)
(68.6 t; 75.6 short tons) full
Loco weight 75 long tons 10 cwt (169,100 lb or 76.7 t)
(76.7 t; 84.6 short tons) full
Fuel type Coal
Water cap 3,500 imp gal (16,000 l; 4,200 US gal)
Firebox:
Firegrate area 27.07 sq ft (2.515 m2)
Boiler pressure 225 lbf/in2 (1.55 MPa)
Heating surface:
Tubes 1,686.60 sq ft (156.690 m2)
Firebox 154.78 sq ft (14.380 m2)
Superheater:

Type 4-element or 6-element
Heating area 4-element: 191.8 sq ft (17.82 m2),
6-element: 253.38 sq ft (23.540 m2)
Cylinders Two, outside
Cylinder size 18.5 in 30 in (470 mm 762 mm)
Performance figures
Tractive effort 35,380 lbf (157.4 kN)
Career
Operators GWR BR
Power class GWR: E
BR: 8F
Numbers 28002883 2861
Axle load class GWR: Blue
Withdrawn 19581965
Disposition Six preserved, One parts donor, remainder scrapped
The Great Western Railway (GWR) 2800 Class is a class of steam locomotive.

History
The class was designed by G.J. Churchward for heavy freight work. They were the first 2-8-0 'Consolidation' class in Great Britain.

The prototype, originally numbered 97 but later renumbered 2800, appeared in 1903. Construction of the production series commenced in 1905 and continued until 1919. The 2884 Class which appeared in 19381942 was developed from the 2800 class and is sometimes classified with it.

Prototype
No.97 undertook two years of trials before going into production. Initial results suggested that only the front end needed further development. Initially the boiler pressure of the 2-8-0 was set at 200 lbf/in2 (1.4 MPa) with 18-inch (457 mm) diameter cylinders. Tractive effort started out at 29,775 lbf (132.45 kN) but was increased substantially in the production engines by enlarging the cylinder diameter to 18 1⁄2 in (470 mm) and raising the steam pressure to 225 lbf/in2 (1.55 MPa). The 8 1⁄2 in (216 mm) piston valves were enlarged to 10 in (254 mm).

Production
The most visible difference between No.97 and the first of the 1905 production batch was the higher pitch of the boiler (8 ft 2 in or 2.49 m opposed to 7 ft 8 1⁄2 in or 2.35 m). At first the prototype was given a 4,000-imperial-gallon (18,000 l; 4,800 US gal) tender but almost without exception the 2800s were harnessed to the 3,500-imperial-gallon (16,000 l; 4,200 US gal) variety throughout their working lives. Superheating was incorporated into the class from 1909 with No.2808 the first to be retro-fitted. Other modifications centred on improving the weight distribution, altering smokebox lengths and fitting larger diameter chimneys. The 84 2800s built by Churchward remained the GWR's principal long haul freight engines throughout the 1920s and 1930s. The only serious problem met with in traffic was with the sealing of the internal steam pipes. Beginning in 1934 most of the class had them replaced with the outside kind.

Oil firing
Between 1945 and 1947, coal shortages caused GWR to experiment with oil fired 2800 locomotives and 12 of the 2800 class were converted. They were renumbered into the 4800 series, which necessitated re-numbering the entire 4800 class autotanks into the 1400 series, and reclassified as 1400 class. The experiment, encouraged by the government was abandoned in 1948 once the extra maintenance costs were calculated and the bill had arrived for the imported oil.


 


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See Also * Class 01 * Class 02 * Class 03 * Class 04 * Class 08 * Class 09 * Class 10 * Class 11 * Class 14 * Class 20 * Class 24 * Class 25 * Class 26 * Class 27 * Class 31 * Class 33 * Class 37 * Class 40 * Class 43 * Class 44 * Class 45 * Class 47 * Class 50 * Class 52 * Class 55 * Class 56 * Class 57 * Class 60 * Class 66 * Class 67 * Class 68 * Class 70 * Class 71 * Class 73 * Class 76 * Class 77 * Class 86 * Class 87 * Class 90 * Class 91 * Class 92 * Class 101 * Class 108 * Class 114 * Class 117 * Class 121 * Class 127 * Class 141 * Class 142 * Class 144 * Class 150 * Class 153 * Class 155 * Class 156 * Class 158 * Class 159 * Class 165 * Class 166 * Class 170 * Class 175 * Class 180 * Class 185 * Class 220 * Class 221 * Class 222 * Class 252 * Class 313 * Class 315 * Class 317 * Class 319 * Class 320 * Class 321 * Class 322 * Class 323 * Class 325 * Class 332 * Class 333 * Class 334 * Class 350 * Class 357 * Class 360 * Class 365 * Class 373 * Class 375 * Class 376 * Class 377 * Class 378 * Class 379 * Class 380 * Class 387 * Class 390 * Class 395 * Class 414 * Class 423 * Class 442 * Class 444 * Class 450 * Class 455 * Class 458 * Class 460 * Class 465 * Class 466 * Class 507/508 * Class 3000 *

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