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Great Western Railway class 3600
Great Britain | 1900 | 31 produced
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Instead of purchasing another series of the now obsolete "Metro Tanks", William Dean had a 2-4-2T tank locomotive built in 1900 with the number 11. With a driving wheel diameter of 5 ft 2 in (1,575 mm), it was ideal for fast suburban traffic. There were also water scoops in both directions to replenish water supplies.

In 1902 and 1903, 20 and ten more of the now known as class 3600 locomotives were built. About half each were deployed in the London area and the Birmingham area. Although they could be used in a variety of tasks and performed these tasks well, it was recognized that there were already suitable locomotives for all of their tasks. Their withdrawals took place between 1930 and 1934.

General
Built1900-1903
ManufacturerSwindon
Axle config2-4-2 (Columbia) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Wheelbase24 ft
Fixed wheelbase8 ft 6 in
Water capacity2,222 us gal
Fuel capacity6,720 lbs (coal)
Power
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power775 hp (578 kW)
Optimal speed29 mph
Starting effort17,116 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter62 in
Boiler pressure180 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 17 x 24 in
Boiler
Grate area21.4 sq ft
Firebox area124.9 sq ft
Tube heating area1,437.1 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,562 sq ft
Total heating area1,562 sq ft
Calculated Values
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passenger
William Dean
last changed: 02/2024
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