A '28xx' class heavy freight locomotive, built 1918. This locomotive is owned by The 2874 Trust Limited and it is slowly being restored from 'Barry Scrapyard' condition.
- 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 galls
- Purpose: Heavy, long-distance freight. These engines could be found throughout the Great Western Railway system. Altogether, 167 were built. No 2874 is one of the few remaining GWR locomotives with inside steam pipes. It was withdrawn in 1963 and was rescued from Barry scrapyard in 1987.