Gwr 3100 Class

Gwr 3100 Class

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Great Western Railway 3100 Class was a class of 2-6-2T side tank steam locomotive. This was developed from one of George Jackson Churchward's pioneer designs; the experimental No 99. The basic design was so sound that derivatives were built until the end of the company's life in 1948 and even beyond. No 99 was produced in 1903 and given an extended trial over the next two years. Fitted with the standard number 2 boiler running at 200 p.s.i., flat topped tanks and driving wheels of 5 feet 8 inches diameter, this was the genesis of 289 similar locos that were to follow. Thirty nine more examples were built to this initial design. This production batch differed from the prototype only in that the tank tops were sloping to aid visibility and the cab sides were incorporated into the tanks. The running numbers of this batch were 3111 to 3149 and the prototype was logically renumbered 3100.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135734636
  • 9786135734638