Gwr 455 Class

Gwr 455 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 GWR 455 Class, also called the "Metropolitan" or "Metro" Tanks, was a series of 140 2-4-0T tank locomotives built for the Great Western Railway, originally for their London suburban services, including running on the underground section of the Metropolitan Railway, the source of their nickname. Later on the class was seen on many other parts of the GWR system. 60 "Metro" Tanks were built, from 1868 onwards, during the lifetime of their designer, Joseph Armstrong, and his successor William Dean regarded the class so highly that he would add a further 80, the final 20 examples appearing as late as 1899. The first two batches had inside frames on all axles, but subsequently the leading wheels had outside axleboxes. The original 20 engines had a shorter coupled wheelbase than all the others, 8'0" rather than 8'3." Nos. 455-470 were partially rebuilt with longer wheelbases when first reboilered, in the 1880s, though not between the coupled wheels.
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135924397
  • 9786135924398