Great Western Railway Power And Weight Classification

(Locomotive Classification System)

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What is Great Western Railway Power and Weight Classification?

From 1920, the cab side of Great Western Railway (GWR) steam locomotives bore a letter on a coloured disc, which enabled staff to quickly assess the capabilities of locomotives without the need to check tables of data. The letter showed the power classification, and the coloured disc showed the weight restriction. This system continued after the GWR became the Western Region of British Railways.

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Great Western Railway Power ClassificationGreat Western Railway Weight Classification

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