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87xx Class

The 8750 Class, or 87xx class, were first built in 1933, using an updated design which included an improved cab with a higher roof, rectangular windows and grills (as opposed to the round windows, or “spectacles”, of the initial design), and sliding shutters and hinged doors for more protection from the elements. The new style cab was derived from the sister 54xx class, the first of which were built in 1931. Vacuum brakes, steam heating, and ATC were fitted as standard (except for Nos. 6750–79, built between 1946 and 1950, which were fitted with steam brakes and three link couplings only). The locomotive weight increased to 49 long tons 0 cwt (109,800 lb or 49.8 t), and the axle load increased to 17 long tons 0 cwt (38,100 lb or 17.3 t).

8791 at Swindon when freshly built in 1934
Locomotive NumberBuild Date (Batch)Location BuiltNotes
8791??Swindon Works, GWR
8791 pauses at Frongoch on an up train on the 9th May 1957