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Collett Grange Class 4-6-0

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  1. neildimmer

    neildimmer Part of the furniture

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    The Great Western Railway (GWR) 6800 Class or Grange Class was a mixed traffic class of 4-6-0 steam locomotive, built to replace the GWR 4300 Class 2-6-0. There were 80 in the class, all built at the Swindon works, using some reconditioned parts from withdrawn 4300 Class locomotives
    The GWR locomotive standardisation policy pursued by G.J. Churchward envisaged a range of locomotive classes which would be suitable for the majority of duties, and yet which would share a small number of standard components. Amongst the designs suggested in 1901 was a 4-6-0 with 5-foot-8-inch (1.727 m) diameter driving wheels, and the Standard No. 1 boiler. Although planned in 1901, none were built during Churchward’s lifetime. C.B. Collett, (Churchward’s successor at Swindon Works) rather introduced the Hall class with 6-foot (1.829 m) diameter driving wheels.
    The 4300 Class of 2-6-0 tender locomotives had been introduced on the GWR for mixed traffic duties in 1911, and by 1932 there were 342 in service. However, by the mid 1930s some of the earlier examples were in need of attention and the class as a whole was struggling with some of the duties expected of them. Collett therefore revived the Churchward proposal, but modified the design to include a cab and controls to the current style. Between 1936 and 1939, one hundred 4300 Class were taken out of service and replaced by new 4-6-0 locomotives, eighty of which were of the 6800 (or Grange) class, whilst the remaining 20 were of the 7800 (or Manor) class. It had been intended to replace all of the 4300 Class in this way, but the Second World War stopped the programme
    The Granges were effectively a smaller-wheeled version of the GWR Hall Class.
    The wheels, valve motion and tenders were taken from the withdrawn engines, reconditioned and then used in the construction of the 100 new locomotives; the components from one old locomotive were spread amongst more than one of the new engines. The cylinders of the Granges were of the same size as those used on the 4300 Class, but the old cylinders could not be re-used because the cylinders and valves shared a common casting, and the new design called for the separation between cylinder and valve centre lines to be increased by 2

    1⁄2 inches (64 mm). This was done in order to make the cylinders level with the axles, but still allow the use of the old valve motion parts.
    The locomotives were built in two batches to a single order (Lot No. 308): Nos. 6800-6859 were built between August 1936 and December 1937, and Nos. 6860-6879 appeared between February and May 1939. They were all named after Granges in the area covered by the GWR. Further construction of the class was cancelled due to the outbreak of war. They were originally fitted with Churchward 3,500 imp gal (16,000 l; 4,200 US gal) tenders taken from withdrawn members of the 4300 Class. However, after the second world war several were fitted with newer 3,500 imp gal (16,000 l; 4,200 US gal) and 4,000 imp gal (18,000 l; 4,800 US gal) types
    The entire class was withdrawn from service between 1960 and 1965 and no examples were preserved







    6800 Arlington Grange Ebbw Jct 2nd August 1964





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    6802 Bampton Grange St Brides 8th August 1959







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    6805 Broughton Grange Newton Abbot 28th July 1957







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    6811 Cranbourne Grange Pole 4th July 1955 Collett



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    6812 Chesford Grange Reading coaling stage 10th January 1964



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    6812 Chesford Grange St Fagans C1957



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    6814 Enborne Grange St Brides 8th August 1959


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    6815 Fulford Grange +1028 County of Warwick Exeter c1958



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    6816 Frankton Grange Swindon ex works
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    6817 Gwenddwr Grange Swindon ex works condition
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    6818 Hardwick Grange Ely, Cardiff 12th June 1957



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    6819 Hoghnam Grange Banbury


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    Next collection of Colletts Grange class are the batch built in 1937 6820-6859,

    featured in Pt 2 are 6840-6859

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    6846 Toddington Grange
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    6847 Tidmarsh Grange Tyseley Shed 22nd May 1949

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    6849 Walton Grange
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    6855 Saighton Grange
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    6856 Stowe Grange Bristol Temple Meads


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    6856 Stowe Grange Gaer Jct 11th March 1959



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    6859 Yiewsley Grange





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    Next collection of Colletts Grange class are the batch built in 1939 6860-6869





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    6860 Aberporth Grange


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    6861 Crynant Grange Birmingham Small Heath 18th July 1963

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    6861 Crynant Grange 'running in' turn at Bristol 28th June 1958



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    6863 Dolhywel Grange Swindon 26th February 1939


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    6864 Dymock Grange Shrewsbury

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    6865 Hopton Grange


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    6866 Morfa Grange

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    6867 Peterston Grange


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    6868 Penrhos Grange Stafford Road shed 11th September 1960


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    6869 Resolven Grange double heads a Castle class Newton Abbott 28th July 1951



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    6869 Resolven Grange



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    Final collection of Colletts Grange class features more built in 1939 6870-6879

    6871 Bourton Grange minus all name & number plates


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    6871 Bourton Grange Shrewsbury c1961


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    6872 Crawley Grange


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    6874 Haughton Grange Severn Tunnel Jct 26th June 1956


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    6874 Haughton Grange


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    6879 Overton Grange+92243


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    6877 Llanfair Grange Reading 1964

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    6874 Kingsland Grange

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    6874 Caradoc Grange Bristol Bath Rd 1960

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