34105 - SR West Country Class 'Swanage'

34105 - SR West Country Class 'Swanage'

Status: Under Overhaul

Like fellow classmate 'Wadebridge', 'Swanage' retained its air smoothed outer casing throughout its working life and was not rebuilt like 'Bodmin'. She also retains her original innovative design features such as air smoothed casing and steam reverser. Note 'Swanage' has retained a high sided tender with raves up to roof level to stop coal from falling over the side.

'Swanage' has now been moved into Ropley Shed for overhaul along with Standard 4 No. 75079, sharing the same road.

Detail

Built
1950 
Built at
Brighton Works 
Classification
7 mixed traffic 
Designer
O.V.S Bulleid 
Entered service
March 1950 
Region
Southern 
Shed allocation
Bournemouth Shed (from new), Eastleigh Shed 14 September 1964 
Mileage
623,405 
Total built of class
110 
Withdrawn
October 1964 

Specifications

Cylinders
Cylinder size
16.375" x 24" 
Driving wheel diameter
6' 2" 
Fire grate
38.25 sq ft 
Total length
67' 4.75" 
Tractive effort
31000 ibs at 85% boiler pressure 
Valve gear
Chain Driven 
Wheel arrangement
4-6-2 
Working order weight
128 tons 

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