SP0838 : Train from Cheltenham to Broadway, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway

taken 1 year ago, near to Broadway, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Train from Cheltenham to Broadway, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway
Train from Cheltenham to Broadway, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway
The 14.05 train from Cheltenham Racecourse station arrives on time at the newly-opened Broadway station. It will return part of the way to the racecourse at 15.20 (the steam locomotive 2807 will hand over the train to a diesel locomotive at Toddington).

The details of the locomotive seen here:

2807 - '28xx' class heavy freight locomotive, built 1905. This locomotive is owned by Cotswold Steam 2807 Steam LocomotivePreservation Limited and, after a 29 year restoration, is one of the GWR's resident locomotives.

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' 7"
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 It was withdrawn in 1963 and was rescued from Barry scrapyard in 1981.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 LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 27 August, 2018   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 28 August, 2018
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Sport, Leisure  Business, Retail, Services  Railways  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 086 380 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:2.4454N 1:52.5268W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 088 382
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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