Steam Locomotives

Steam Locomotives

Great Western Pannier tanks were the staple motive power of the Severn and Wye route, with their notable ability to haul heavy loads up steep gradients and on tight curves. In 2020, the DFR is home to two of these capable locomotives, numbers 9681 and 9682. As well as these, the line hosts a range of locomotives, most notably our flagship Small Prairie no. 5541 which can often be seen hauling passenger services.

 

Operational
Ex-GWR Small Prairie no. 5541

Class: ‘4575’
Built: 1928
Wheel Arrangement: 2-6-2T
Weight: 62t
Tractive Effort: 21,250 lb/f
Owner: Dean Forest Locomotive Group

Austerity no. WD152 ‘Rennes’

Class: Austerity
Built: 1944 (RSH)
Wheel Arrangement: 0-6-0ST
Weight: 49t
Tractive Effort: 23,870 lb/f
Owner: Privately Owned

Under Overhaul 
BR(W) Pannier no. 9681

Class: ‘8750’
Built: 1949
Wheel Arrangement: 0-6-0PT
Weight: 50t
Tractive Effort: 22,515 lb/f
Owner: Dean Forest Locomotive Group

Peckett works no. 2147 ‘Uskmouth No. 1’

Class: R4
Built: 1952
Wheel Arrangement: 0-4-0ST
Weight: 23t
Tractive Effort: 12,072 lb/f
Owner: Privately Owned, under care of Dean Forest Railway Society

a group of people standing next to a train

Hunslet works no. 2413 ‘Gunby’

Class: ‘50550’
Built: 1941
Wheel Arrangement: 0-6-0ST
Weight: 49t
Tractive Effort: 26,280 lb/f
Owner: Privately Owned

Awaiting Overhaul
BR(W) Pannier no. 9682

Class: ‘8750’
Built: 1949
Wheel Arrangement: 0-6-0PT
Weight: 50t
Tractive Effort: 22,515 lb/f
Owner: Dean Forest Locomotive Group

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Austerity no. 3806 ‘Wilbert’

Class: Austerity
Built: 1953 (Hunslet)
Wheel Arrangement: 0-6-0ST
Weight: 49t
Tractive Effort: 23,870 lb/f
Owner: DFR

Austerity no. 3823 ‘Warrior’

Class: Austerity
Built: 1954 (Hunslet)
Wheel Arrangement: 0-6-0ST
Weight: 49t
Tractive Effort: 23,870 lb/f
Owner: DFR

a steam train on a track with smoke coming out of it
Andrew Barclay works no. 2221

Class: n/a
Built: 1946
Wheel Arrangement: 0-4-0ST
Weight:
Tractive Effort:
Owner: Privately Owned

a train on a steel track

Austerity no. 65

Class: Austerity
Built: 1964 (Hunslet)
Wheel Arrangement: 0-6-0ST
Weight: 49t
Tractive Effort: 23,870 lb/f
Owner: Privately Owned

Hunslet works no. 2411 ‘Gloria’

Class: ‘50550’
Built: 1941
Wheel Arrangement: 0-6-0ST
Weight: 49t
Tractive Effort: 26,280 lb/f
Owner: Privately Owned