Data

Here you will find technical details about the Great Western Railway 28XX class, of which No. 2807 is a member. There is also data specifically about No. 2807, such as shed allocation, and details of boilers and tenders.


Specification as No. 2807 Can Be Seen Today

Weight - loco: 75 1/2 tons

Weight - tender: 40 tons

Tractive Effort: 35,380 lbs.

Power Classification: E / 8F

Valve Gear: Stephenson

Route Availability: Blue

Tender capacity: 6 tons of coal
  3,500 gallons of water

Overall length: 63 ft 2 1/2 inches

Cylinders: 2 @ 18 1/2" diameter x 30" stroke

Driving wheel size: 4 ft 7 1/2 inches

Pony wheel size: 3 ft 2 inches

Tender wheel size: (6 wheels) 4 ft 1 1/2 inches

Boiler Type: G.W.R. No. 1

Boiler Pressure: 225 lb/sq.inch

Boiler tubes: 176 @ 2 inch tubes of 15 ft 2 1/2 inches long

14 @ 5 1/8 inch flues each holding 6 x 1" tubes



Specification Differences as Originally Built

Weight - tender: 36 tons 15 cwt.

Tractive Effort: 33,495 lbs.

Tender capacity: 3,000 gallons of water

Cylinders: 2 @ 18" diameter x 30" stroke



Shed Allocations (Summarised)

1905 Westbourne Park
1907 Old Oak Common
1909 Severn Tunnel Junction, Old Oak Common
1911 Aberdare
1913 Bristol, Aberdare
1915 Newport, Aberdare, Cardiff (Canton), Croes Newydd
1916 Aberdare, Newport
1917  Pontypool Road
1919 Chester
1920 Bristol
1924  Tyseley
1928 Newton Abbot
1930 St. Philips Marsh
1933 Llanelly
1940 Stafford Road
1941 Cardiff (Canton)
1946 Hereford
1951  Worcester
1957 Chester
1958 Newport (Ebbw), Newton Abbot
1960 Severn Tunnel Junction
1963 Withdrawn



Boilers Fitted to No. 2807

17/07/1909 2811
16/05/1911 28??
10/03/1913 28??
13/10/1915 167
05/01/1917 167
03/02/1920 2801
11/09/1922 2859
11/09/1924 2855
03/02/1928  4022
06/03/1930 2994
09/05/1933 2994
12/12/1936 4476
02/06/1940 4476
10/06/1943 4933
01/08/1946 2895
02/02/1949 2859
20/03/1951 8271
30/07/1952 4903
29/03/1955  8284
23/09/1957 2817
18/11/1960 8270


History of Boiler No. 8270

Completed at Swindon, September 1942. Cost £1562

11/1942 2-8-0 No. 3864
09/1945 2-8-0 No. 3850
05/1949 4-6-0 No. 6848  Toddington Grange
02/1952 4-6-0 No. 6819  Highnam Grange
01/1958 4-6-0 No. 5988  Bostock Hall
11/1960 2-8-0 No. 2807

Yes, our boiler was once fitted to "Toddington Grange"!

A pleasant surprise since Toddington is where no. 2807 can now be found.



Tenders Fitted to No. 2807

10/1905 No. 1618  (3000 Gallon)
??/19??  No. 1620  (3000 Gallon)
09/1924 No. 2091  (3500 Gallon)
10/1929 No. 1803  (3500 Gallon)
03/1930 No. 2352  (3500 Gallon)
05/1933 No. 1819  (3500 Gallon)
12/1936  No. 2148  (3500 Gallon)
08/1937 No. 2363  (3500 Gallon)
06/1939 No. 2090  (3500 Gallon)
06/1940 No. 2040  (3500 Gallon)
06/1943  No. 2324  (3500 Gallon)
12/1944 No. 2368  (3500 Gallon)
08/1946 No. 1737  (3500 Gallon)
09/1948  No. 2127  (3500 Gallon)
02/1949 No. 1975  (3500 Gallon)
03/1951 No. 2123  (3500 Gallon)
07/1952 No. 2124  (3500 Gallon)
06/1954  No. 1924  (3500 Gallon)
03/1955 No. 1980  (3500 Gallon)
06/1957 No. 1866  (3500 Gallon)
09/1957 No. 1811  (3500 Gallon)
10/1959  No. 2367  (3500 Gallon)
11/1960 No. 2203  (3500 Gallon)

No. 2807 entered Barry with tender no. 2203. This tender was subsequently sold as a separate item, and it is believed that it was broken up for spares.



Cotswold Steam Preservation Ltd. were fortunate to be able to purchase the last Churchward 3500 gallon tender, no. 2065, from Woodham's.

History of Churchward 3500 Gallon Tender No. 2065

06/1919 2-6-0  No. 5370
02/1931  2-6-0  No. 8340
02/1933  2-6-0  No. 8308
10/1934 2-6-0  No. 6332
09/1936  2-6-0  No. 5323
02/1940 2-6-0  No. 6378
02/1941  2-6-0  No. 6303
11/1944  2-6-0  No. 6351
05/1946 2-6-0  No. 5338
06/1947 2-8-0  No. 2865
06/1950 2-8-0  No. 2800
06/1952 2-6-0  No. 6388
09/1958 2-8-0  No. 2859
??/1961 2-8-0  No. 2834
06/1963 4-6-0  No. 7815  Fritwell Manor
12/1963 2-8-0  No. 3802



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