Churchward design by GWR Directors instructions.
A huge success as a publicity exercise but not successful operationally as its weight limited it to the Paddington-Bristol line and the PWD limited it to 65 mph. When costly repairs became due in 1924 Collett took the oportunity to rebuild it as a 4-6-0 Castle class locomotive.
|BR #||GWR #||Great Western Railway #||Name||Built||Wdrn||1950 shed||Last shed||Notes||Photos|
|111||32||The Great Bear||Feb 1908||PDN - Paddington||Re-built as Castle 111|
Number of locomotives logged in this class is 1.
Number of locomotives with photos available in this class: 1.