A '28xx' class heavy freight locomotive, built in 1905. This locomotive is owned by Cotswold Steam Preservation Limited and, after a 29 year restoration, is one of the GWR's resident locomotives.
She has been withdrawn for a 10-year overhaul and we hope to see her back in traffic in a few years.
- Wheel arrangement: 2-8-0
- Origin: Great Western Railway, designed by G J Churchward as the first-ever 2-8-0 class to run in the UK
- Introduced: 1903
- Working weight: 116 tons (locomotive 76 tons, tender 40 tons)
- Driving wheels: 4' 7½"
- Tractive effort: 35,380lbs
- Water capacity: 3,500 gallons
- Purpose: Heavy, long-distance freight. These engines could be found throughout the Great Western Railway system. Altogether, 167 were built. No 2807 is the oldest GWR locomotive surviving in private hands. It was withdrawn in 1963 and was rescued from Barry scrapyard in 1981. It was returned to steam in 2010.