GWR 1840 Churchward 3500 gallon

GWR 1840 Churchward 3500 gallon

GWR  1840 Churchward 3500 gallon
GWR 1840 Churchward 3500 gallon


Present Location Bluebell
Designed For GWR
Type & Original Water Capacity Churchward 3500 gallon
Original Coal Capacity (tons) 7
Chassis Type Churchward 3 axle
Wheelbase 7ft 6in + 7ft 6in
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Current Water Capacity (gallons) 3500
Current Coal Capacity (tons) 7
Allocated To 9017 GWR Dukedog class 4-4-0
First Number 2331
Present Number 1840
Owner Bluebell Railway
Status Awaiting Restoration/Overhaul
Notes Purchased direct from BR in 1963 to replace Collett 3500 gallon tender no. 1805 (q.v.) which was then in use with GWR Dukedog 4-4-0 no. 9017. This tender has carried the number 1840 for many years. An article in Bluebell News in May 1964 identifies it as no. 2331 and this is repeated on the current official Bluebell Railway website. Based on the contemporary reference in May 1964 its original identity is assumed to be 2331. Further documentary evidence of this number would be helpful. Not known if tank has been replaced since preservation.
Photo by Mike Haddon
Photo Date 25/04/2009
Date Record Last Updated 18/08/2020



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