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2884 class, Collett development of the Churchwood 2800 class, GWR steam locomotive 3845 2-8-0 freight locomotive built in Swindon 1942 to an improved design by Collett.

Technical detail specifications of steam locomotive GWR steam locomotive 3845:

Boiler pressure of GWR steam locomotive 3845: 225 lbf/sq.in.,

Weight of GWR steam locomotive 3845: loco 76.25 tons, tender 43.15 tons, Wheel diameter of GWR steam locomotive 3845: 3' 2'', 4' 7",

Valve gear of GWR steam locomotive 3845: Stephenson piston valves,

Cylinders of GWR steam locomotive 3845 (diameter x stroke): 18" x 30" (O),

Tractive effort of GWR steam locomotive 3845: 35380 lbf., Power classification of GWR steam locomotive 3845: Class E 8F

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BR 3845 Locomotive Ex GWR/BR Collett 2884 Class 2-8-0 heavy freight engine

BR 3822 Locomotive Ex GWR/BR Collett 2884 Class 2-8-0 heavy freight engine

BR 3850 Locomotive Ex GWR/BR Collett 2884 Class 2-8-0 heavy freight engine

GWR steam locomotive 3845

3845 looks like these 2884 steam locomotives!

GWR steam locomotive 3845

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GWR 2884 Class
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GWR 2884 Class
3845
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Charles Collett
Builder GWR Swindon Works
Build date 19381942
Total produced 83
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 13 ft 0 in (3.962 m)
Axle load 17 long tons 0 cwt (38,100 lb or 17.3 t)
(19.0 short tons) full
Adhesive weight 67 long tons 0 cwt (150,100 lb or 68.1 t)
(75.0 short tons) full
Loco weight 76 long tons 5 cwt (170,800 lb or 77.5 t)
(85.4 short tons) full
Tender weight 40 long tons 0 cwt (89,600 lb or 40.6 t)
(44.8 short tons) full
Fuel type Coal
Water cap 3,500 imperial gallons (16,000 l; 4,200 US gal)
Firebox:
Firegrate area 27.07 sq ft (2.515 m2)
Boiler pressure 225 psi (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 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)
Valve gear Stephenson
Valve type piston valves
Performance figures
Tractive effort 35,380 lbf (157.4 kN)
Career
Operators GWR BR
Class 2884
Power class GWR: E
BR: 8F
Numbers 28843866
Axle load class GWR: Blue
Withdrawn 19621965
Disposition Nine preserved, remainder scrapped
The Great Western Railway (GWR) 2884 Class is a class of 2-8-0 steam locomotive.

History
They were designed for heavy freight work and were a development of the earlier 2800 Class. The 2884s differed from the original engines in a number of respects, the most obvious being that a more modern Collett side window cab was provided and that they were built with outside steam pipes.

Production
83 of the 2884 class were built between 1938 and 1941. Those built during the war did not have the side window to the cab, and the side window on the others was plated over. This was to reduce glare, as a precaution against enemy air attacks. GWR 2884 class 3845 The windows were reinstated after the war.

The locomotives were so popular with the ex-Great Western crews that the British Railways Western Region operating authorities wanted more of the class built after nationalisation in 1948; however, this request was turned down in favour of BR Standard Class 9Fs.

Oil firing
Between 1945 and 1947, coal shortages caused GWR to experiment with oil fired 2800 locomotives. Eight of the 2884 class were converted and renumbered from 4850. 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.


1948 Locomotive Exchange Trials
The year 1948 also saw one of the 2884 class emerged remarkably successfully from the 1948 Locomotive Exchange Trials against more modern engines including the LMS 8F and the WD Austerity 2-8-0 and WD Austerity 2-10-0. It took the appearance in 1954 of the British Railways BR standard class 9F 2-10-0 to displace the 2800s from their main role of mineral haulage. Nevertheless, there was still work for them right up to the end of steam on the Western region in 1965. Six decades of service testify to the fundamental excellence of Churchward's original conception.


3845 Apr 1942 Jun 1964 TBC Stored At a private site in the West Midlands awaiting restoration.


 

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