Ex GWR/BR 5101
Class 2-6-2T Large Prairie tank engine
Heritage & Preserved Steam Locomotive Engines
Collett Class 5101 development of the Churchward Great Western Railway (GWR) 3100 Class GWR locomotives, 2-6-2T tank locomotive 4144. Engine 4144 was built at Swindon Works 1946 and looking very nice in green livery and polished copper chimney rim.
Below ex BR/GWR locomotive 4144 Photographed in green livery at the Didcot Railway Centre (Great Western Society). The GWR 5101 Class were medium-sized tank engines used for suburban and local passenger services all over the Great Western Railway system (Western Region under nationalised British Railways). 4144 ended its operational life on being allocated to the major locomotive shed (88E) at Severn Tunnel Junction, helping with piloting and banking duties through both the Severn Tunnel and the associated goods yard. Steam locomotive 4144 was withdrawn in 1965 but, fortunately, rescued from the Woodham Brothers scrapyard and now restored to full working order.
Technical detail specifications of locomotive 4144: Boiler pressure of 4144: 200 lbf/sq.in., Weight of 4144: 78.45 tons, Wheel diameter of 4144: 3' 2'', 5' 8", 3' 8", Valve gear of 4144: Stephenson piston valves, Cylinders of 4144 (diameter x stroke): 18" x 30" (O), Tractive effort of 4144: 24300 lbf., Power classification of 4144: Class D 4MT
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