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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 37 - Winter 1978 / 9

GWR 72XX Class 2-8-2T No. 7200

7200 Fund Appeal

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J R Fairman - Waiting at Barry to be rescued

Originally built at Swindon in July 1930 as a 2-8-0T, under Lot 266, the need for the class was reduced by the falling coal traffic in South Wales after the Depression. The improved coal capacity when rebuilt as 2-8-2T's, 6 tons compared with 3 tons, led to 54 of the 2-8-0T's being rebuilt and our 7200 was the first done; in August 1934. The usefulness of the rebuilds was virtually as good as a tender 2-8-0. 7200 was withdrawn from Llanelly shed in July 1963 and has languished in Woodhams scrapyard since November of that year.

Further information about the 7200 Appeal can be obtained from Chris Taylor, Dusty Miller, Frank Boait and other Loco Committee members. (Quainton News No.35, page 7)

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GWR - Newly rebuilt in 1934

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1978 and so does not reflect events in the 36+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

7200 Fund Appeal - Quainton News No. 37 - Winter 1978 / 9

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