1369 GWR 0-6-0PT

1369 GWR 0-6-0PT

1369 GWR 0-6-0PT

1369 GWR 0-6-0PT

1369 GWR 0-6-0PT

1369 GWR 0-6-0PT

About

The 1366 class of GWR locomotives was designed by C. B. Collett. They were built to replace ageing Cornwall Mineral Railway locomotives used for shunting around dock yards.

They kept many of the features of the older locomotives including the Allan straight link valve gear. There were six engines of the 1366 class, numbered 1366 – 1371. 1369 is the sole survivor. 

1369 was completed at Swindon in February 1934 and cost £1979 plus £438 for her boiler. For much of her life, she worked at Swindon works, where she was used for shunting the extensive works facilities. In 1960, she was transferred to British Railways Southern Region stock to work the Weymouth Quay branch in Dorset.

Whilst at Weymouth, the 1366 class locomotives there were fitted with brass bells for use when traversing the tramway-style branch. 1369 still sports its bell, although it is not the original, but a replica recently manufactured. (The original was purchased at auction for £900 around 2004 by the South Devon Railway Association and reunited with the engine. In March 2014, thieves stole the bell and it has never been recovered – Crime Number JA 14266, if anyone ever comes across it).

In 1962, with replacement at Weymouth Docks by diesels imminent, three class members (1367, 1368 and 1369) were transferred to Wadebridge shed to work the Wenford Bridge china clay branch in Cornwall, replacing the former LSWR Adams well tanks of 1898 vintage. 1369 and her sisters remained in service there until 1964 when, once again, diesels ousted them from their duties.

Despite its size, 1369 is an excellent performer.

Specifications

  • Power -|- Steam
  • Designer -|- Charles Collett
  • Builder -|- GWR - Swindon Works
  • Build Date -|- February 1934
  • Cost -|- £1979 plus £438 for the boiler
  • Class -|- 1366
  • Total of Class Produced -|- 6
  • Configuration -|- 0-6-0PT
  • Gauge -|- Standard Gauge - 4ft 8 12 in (1,435mm)
  • Driving Wheel Dia. -|- 3ft 8in (1,118mm)
  • Wheelbase -|- 11ft (3.353m)
  • Length -|- 26ft 214 in (7.982m) over buffers
  • Width -|- 8ft 6in (2.591m)
  • Height -|- 11ft 1158 in (3.648m)
  • Axle Load -|- 13 long tons (29,100 lbs or 13,200kg)
  • Weight -|- 35 long tons 15 cwt (80,100 lbs or 36,300kg)
  • Water Cap. -|- 830 gal (3,800 L or 1,000 US gal)
  • Fuel type -|- Coal
  • Firegrate Area -|- 10.7 sq ft (0.99 sq m)
  • Boiler Pressure -|- 165 psi (1.14 MPa)
  • Heating Surface
  • Tubes -|- 715 sq ft (66.4 sq m)
  • Firebox -|- 73 sq ft (6.8 sq m)
  • Superheater -|- None
  • Cylinders -|- Two, outside
  • Cylinder Size -|- 16 in x 20 in (406mm x 508mm)
  • Valve Gear -|- Allan
  • Valve Type -|- Slide valves
  • Tractive Effort - 16,320 lbf (72.6kN)

Current Status

  • Status -|- In Service
  • Location -|- Buckfastleigh
  • Livery -|- GWR Roundel Plain Green
  • Boiler Ticket -|- 2029

Pictures

If you have any images of any of our locomotives, at any time or any place and don’t mind letting us use them, then please get in touch with us.

1369 with 4612 in late 2019
An archive picture of 1369 at Buckfastleigh - Simon Hicks

1369 in the News

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The Station, Dartbridge Road, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0DZ
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