Locomotive Class

Class 2721

Class 2721 Class: Class 2721
Type: Steam
Designer: William Dean
Weight: 47 tons
Purpose: Shunting & Light Mixed Traffic

Information: Eighty members of the 2721 class were built between 1897 and 1901 at the Great Western Railway Locomotive Works in Swindon.

Details: These open cab tank locomotives were originally built as a saddle tank design. Subsequent rebuilds included provision of a Belpaire firebox necessitating replacement of the tanks in Pannier side tank fashion. This rebuilt design of the 2721 class is generally considered the predecessor of the more numerous and successful 57XX class, the second most numerous of steam locomotives in Britain.
The class was generally employed for branch-line passenger and mixed goods traffic through-out the Great Western Railway.
As 57XX construction kept pace with demand, withdrawal of the 2721 class commenced in 1945. By 1950 the class was extinct.

John Faulkner

Class 2721 Releases (16)

MODEL NO. LIVERY
Class 2721 0-6-0PT Locomotive
Released: 2008 2009
2764 G.W.R. Green
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Released: 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
2744 G.W.R. Green
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Released: 1985 1986 1987 1988
2747 G.W.R. Black
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive 2783 G.W.R. Green
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Released: 1996 1997 1998
2776 G.W.R. Green
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Released: 1999
2783 G.W.R. Green
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Released: 2000
2730 G.W.R. Green
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Released: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
2788 G.W.R. Green
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Released: 2001 2005 2006
2771 G.W.R. Green
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Released: 2002 2004
2759 G.W.R. Green
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Released: 2003
2799 G.W.R. Green
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Released: 2006 2007 2009 2010
2738 G.W.R. Green
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Released: 2011r
2765 G.W.R. Green
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Released: 2003 2004
2761 G.W.R. Green
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Released: 2006 2007
2728 G.W.R. Green
Red 0-6-0PT Locomotive
Released: 1993
No.5 Private Owner Steam Locomotive

Class 2721 Images (16)

Class 2721 0-6-0PT Locomotive
Class 2721 0-6-0PT Locomotive 2764

Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive 2744

Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive 2747

Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive 2783

Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive 2776

Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive 2783

Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive 2730

Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive 2788

Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive 2771

Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive 2759

Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive 2799

Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive 2738

Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive 2765

Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive 2761

Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Class 2721 Pannier Tank Locomotive 2728

Red 0-6-0PT Locomotive
Red 0-6-0PT Locomotive No.5


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