GWR 5700 Class 7760

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GWRGreat Western Railway 5700 Class 7760
Built By North British Locomotive Company
Configuration 0-6-0PT
Power class 4FThe 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(W)
Loco Number 7760
History
Built 1930
Designed By Charles CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941
Type GWRGreat Western Railway 5700
1961 Sold by BRBritish Rail or British Railways to LT and renumbered L90
1971 Entered preservation
Technical
Length 31ft 2"
Weight 47t 10cwt
Tractive effort 22,515 lb
Pressure 200 lb/sq in

Steam Locomotives

7760 is a GWRGreat Western Railway CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941 5700 class 0-6-0PT ‘pannier tank’, of which there are two examples resident on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society (5764 and 7714). The GWRGreat Western Railway 5700 class was the most numerous class of engine designed and built by the Great Western Railway; more than 860 were built between 1929 and 1950. Pannier tanks could be found at work all over the former GWRGreat Western Railway system and although designed primarily for shunting duties, they were regularly used on local freight and passenger workings. British Railways Western Region 'BRBritish Rail or British Railways(W)' rated the class as 4FThe 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.,[1], although elsewhere the class was rated 3FThe 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..[2]

7760 in service

GWRGreat Western Railway / BRBritish Rail or British Railways

7760 was built by the North British Locomotive Company in 1930.

It started its period of operation under BRBritish Rail or British Railways ownership in 1948 based at Old Oak Common where it stayed until it moved to Oxford in September 1949. It stayed here until it was withdrawn from service in December 1961.

London Underground

BRBritish Rail or British Railways sold a number of pannier tanks, including 7760, to London Transport who used them mainly to run PWPermanent Way and engineering trains on their Metropolitan Lines, operating from their Neasden Depot and also from Lillie Bridge, Kensington. 7760 was renumbered L90 (replacing No. 7711 which was scrapped), and then sold to preservation in 1971.

7760 in preservation

7760 was sold to 7029 Clun Castle Ltd in 1971 in full working order, and is based at Tyseley. It has been loaned to various heritage railways.

7760 at the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

In 1987 SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society locomotives 7819 Hinton Manor, 75069 and 46443 provided the motive power for BRBritish Rail or British Railways’s Cardigan Bay Express summer season. 7760 from Tyseley and 0-6-2T 5619 from the Telford Steam RailwayTelford Horsehay Steam Trust Limited, a Charitable heritage railway located at Horsehay, Telford with proposals for running heritage trains into the Ironbridge Gorge and onto the former GWR Severn Valley branch. spent summer at the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society as cover for their absence, participating in the Summer Steam Gala before departing in August and September respectively.

7760 on the main line

7760 was certified for mainline operation in 2000.

See also

Steam Locomotives visiting the SVR for galas
Severn Valley Railway Timeline 1980-1989
Steam Locomotives hired by the SVR

References

  1. Midlands Division (Ex WR) & Gloucester District - Locomotive Route Availability (Branch Lines)- June 1963 Retrieved 7 January 2017
  2. Classic British Steam Locomotives (ISBN 1-86147-138-6), Wikipedia etc

Links

GWR 5700 Class on Wikipedia