GWR 2884 Class 3802

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GWRGreat Western Railway 2884 Class 3802
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3802 at Bewdley, August 2010
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon Works
Configuration 2-8-0
Power class 8FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.-9FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
Status In Service
Loco Number 3802
History
Built 1938
Designed By Charles CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941
Type GWRGreat Western Railway 2884
1965 Withdrawn
1984 Left Woodham's, BarryWoodham Brothers Scrapyard, Barry, South Wales. The source of many locomotives now in preservation.
2005 First steamed in preservation
Technical
Length 63ft 2¼"
Weight 76t 5cwt
Tractive effort 35,380 lb
Pressure 225 lb/sq in

Steam Locomotives

3802 spent summer 2010 on hire to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society. It is a GWRGreat Western Railway CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941 2884 Class locomotive, designed for heavy freight work and classified 8FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic. by BRBritish Rail or British Railways, and is a development of the ChurchwardGeorge Jackson Churchward, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1902-1922 2800 class of which of SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society-resident 2857 is a member. The 2884 class has detail differences, such as a side window cab and outside steam pipes as built.

3802 in service

3802 was built in 1938 at the GWRGreat Western Railway’s Swindon Works.[1] The locomotive was withdrawn from Bristol Barrow Road depot in August 1965 and reached Barry Scrapyard in October.

3802 in preservation

3802 was purchased from BarryWoodham Brothers Scrapyard, Barry, South Wales. The source of many locomotives now in preservation. in September 1984. It is preserved at the Llangollen Railway.[2]

3802 at the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

In Summer 2010 the locomotive fleet was ‘one short’ for the summer peak service, resulting in the hire of 3802 from Llangollen, utilising 7822 'Foxcote Manor's tender to save transport costs.

See also

Steam Locomotives hired by the SVR

References

  1. Preserved British Steam
  2. Llangollen Railway

Links

GWR 2884 class on Wikipedia