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{{Infobox GWR steam loco
 
{{Infobox GWR steam loco
|image      = GWR_Class_5700_No_7714_(8062211853).jpg
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|image      = 7714_20170326.jpg
|caption    = 7714 at Bewdley
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|caption    = 7714 near Bewdley Tunnel (March 2017)
 
|construc  = Kerr Stuart & Co., Stoke
 
|construc  = Kerr Stuart & Co., Stoke
 
|wheels    = 0-6-0PT
 
|wheels    = 0-6-0PT
|rating    = 4F by BR(W)
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|rating    = GWR: C, BR(W): 4F
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|axleload  = GWR: Blue (Yellow from 1950)
 
|status    = In Service
 
|status    = In Service
 
|locono    = 7714
 
|locono    = 7714
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|length    = 31ft 2"
 
|length    = 31ft 2"
 
|weight    = 47t 10cwt
 
|weight    = 47t 10cwt
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|power      = 22,515 lb
7714 is a GWR Collett 5700 class 0-6-0PT ‘pannier tank’,  one of two examples on the SVR (the other being [[GWR Pannier 5764 | 5764]]). The 5700 class was the most numerous class of engine designed and built by the Great Western Railway; more than 860 were built between 1929 and 1950. Pannier tanks could be found at work all over the former GWR system and although designed primarily for shunting duties, they were regularly used on local freight and passenger workings.  British Railways Western Region 'BR(W)' rated the class as 4F,<ref>[http://www.michaelclemensrailways.co.uk/?atk=559 Midlands Division (Ex WR) & Gloucester District - Locomotive Route Availability (Branch Lines)- June 1963] Retrieved 7 January 2017</ref>, although elsewhere the class was rated 3F.<ref>Classic British Steam Locomotives (ISBN 1-86147-138-6), Wikipedia etc</ref>
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|pressure  = 200 lb/sq in}}
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7714 is a GWR Collett 5700 class 0-6-0PT ‘pannier tank’,  one of two examples on the SVR (the other being [[GWR Pannier 5764 | 5764]]). The 5700 class was the most numerous class of engine designed and built by the Great Western Railway; more than 860 were built between 1929 and 1950. Pannier tanks could be found at work all over the former GWR system and although designed primarily for shunting duties, they were regularly used on local freight and passenger workings.  British Railways Western Region 'BR(W)' rated the class as 4F,<ref>[http://www.michaelclemensrailways.co.uk/?atk=559 Midlands Division (Ex WR) & Gloucester District - Locomotive Route Availability (Branch Lines)- June 1963] Retrieved 7 January 2017</ref> although elsewhere the class was rated 3F.<ref>Classic British Steam Locomotives (ISBN 1-86147-138-6), Wikipedia etc</ref>
  
  
 
==7714 in service==
 
==7714 in service==
7714 was built for the GWR by Kerr Stuart & Co. of Stoke, Works No 4449 of 1930. The visible rivets on the water tanks are a sign of its non-Swindon origin. The locomotive entered service at Tyseley the same year, and worked at various sheds until withdrawn by BR in January 1959, having run an estimated 520,259 miles in service.<ref name =StockBook">SVR Stock Book 9th edition</ref>
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The batch from 7700-7724 were built in 1930 by Kerr Stuart & Co. of Stoke with vacuum brakes and steam heating, and fitted with riveted tanks and polished brass safety valve covers. The visible rivets on the water tanks are a sign of its non-Swindon origin. 7714 was works no 4449 of 1930 and entered service at Tyseley the same year. ATC was added a few years after delivery. It worked at various sheds until withdrawn by BR in January 1959, having run an estimated 520,259 miles in service.<ref name =StockBook">SVR Stock Book 9th edition</ref>
  
7714 was sold to the National Coal Board for use at their Penallta Colliery near Rhymney in South Wales. Initially used daily, the long wheelbase proved unsuitable for the tight curves in the track there so it mostly acted as a spare engine.<ref name =StockBook" />
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7714 was sold to the National Coal Board for use at their Penallta Colliery near Rhymney in South Wales, moving the following July. Initially used daily, the long wheelbase proved unsuitable for the tight curves in the track there so it mostly acted as a spare engine.<ref name =StockBook" />
  
 
==7714 in preservation==
 
==7714 in preservation==
7714 came to the SVR in 1973 following a successful bid by the [[Severn Valley Railway Association | SVRA]] Kidderminster Branch.  
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7714 came to the SVR on 29 March 1973 following a successful bid by the [[Severn Valley Railway Association | SVRA]] Kidderminster Branch's [[SVR Pannier Tank Fund|Pannier Tank Fund]] which had already acquired 5764 (L95) two years earlier.  
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File:S3609_7714_David_Cooke.jpg | 7714 after arrival from Barry in 1973 (David Cooke)
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File:S3609_7714_David_Cooke.jpg | 7714 after arrival from Penallta Colliery in 1973 (David Cooke)
 
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A lengthy restoration followed; the locomotive was not first steamed until 1992. The locomotive was then regularly used on winter services and also saw service at the South Devon Railway in 1995 and the East Somerset Railway in 1996.<ref name =StockBook" />
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As with other ex-NCB locomotives it was in a very worn condition. After the boiler was lifted from the frames at Bridgnorth, both were transported to Bewdley. A lengthy restoration then followed, although little work took place until late 1977 while the Fund concentrated its efforts on paying off loans.<ref>SVR News 46, ''The Saga of the Pannier Tanks'', John Hill</ref> In 1979 an [[:Category:SVR fundraising lotteries|SVRA raffle]] was held to raise funds for the restoration.<ref>SVR News 52</ref> In spring 1985 another [[:Category:SVR fundraising lotteries|SVRA raffle]] was held to raise funds for contract work on the motion and the boiler. A total of around £5,600 nett was raised in this raffle.<ref>SVR News 75, 77</ref> In Spring 1989 “The Final Frontier” [[:Category:SVR fundraising lotteries| raffle organised by the SVRA Kidderminster Branch]] was held to raise money for the boiler, realising just over £6,000 after expenses.<ref>SVR News 91, 93</ref>
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The locomotive was first steamed in 1992 and then regularly used on winter services; it also saw service at the South Devon Railway in 1995 and the East Somerset Railway in 1996.<ref name =StockBook" />
  
 
In mid-1999 the locomotive was repainted into GWR green livery. Shortly afterwards it suffered an issue with the driving stub-axle working loose. This was sent away for repair at the British Steel workshops near Redcar.  The repair was successful with the axle reinstalled by the winter. Around this time the boiler also received an overhaul at Crewe Heritage Centre, with a return to service in summer 2000.<ref>SVR News 130-133</ref>
 
In mid-1999 the locomotive was repainted into GWR green livery. Shortly afterwards it suffered an issue with the driving stub-axle working loose. This was sent away for repair at the British Steel workshops near Redcar.  The repair was successful with the axle reinstalled by the winter. Around this time the boiler also received an overhaul at Crewe Heritage Centre, with a return to service in summer 2000.<ref>SVR News 130-133</ref>
  
After working in each of the years 1992 to 2009, 7714 was withdrawn from service in August 2009 with a boiler issue.<ref>SVR News 167</ref>  The locomotive then spent a period on display in [[The Engine House]], before being moved to Bridgnorth in April 2012 for overhaul.<ref>SVR News 179</ref> It is thought the damage to the right hand half of the cylinder casting occurred during its NCB ownership. The riveting of the boiler barrel had been completed by January 2016, with the boiler passing its out of frames steam test in August 2016.<ref>[http://forum.svra.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=508&start=150 SVR Forum]</ref> The locomotive was painted in BR black at Bridgnorth during October 2016,<ref>[http://www.svrlive.com/copy-of-news-140916-1-813-repaint SVR Live 'Ex-GWR 0-6-0PT No. 7714']</ref> with the overhaul being completed in November 2016.<ref Name = "MtL">SVR Meet the Locomotives page</ref>
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File:GWR_Class_5700_No_7714_(8062211853).jpg| 7714 at Bewdley (Aug 2008)
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In Spring 2006 an [[:Category:SVR fundraising lotteries|SVRA raffle]] was held to help raise funds for a new crank axle, further movement of the crank since the earlier repair having led to restrictions in train loadings. The raffle raised around £12,000 net of costs etc.<ref>SVR News 153, 155</ref>  After working in each of the years 1992 to 2009, 7714 was withdrawn from service in August 2009 with a boiler issue.<ref>SVR News 167</ref>  The locomotive then spent a period on display in [[The Engine House]], before being moved to Bridgnorth in April 2012 for overhaul.<ref>SVR News 179</ref> It is thought the damage to the right hand half of the cylinder casting occurred during its NCB ownership. In 2014 a second [[:Category:SVR fundraising lotteries|SVRA raffle]] 'The Prized Pannier' raised around £20,000 gross towards the overhaul costs.<ref>SVR News 189</ref> The riveting of the boiler barrel had been completed by January 2016, with the boiler passing its out of frames steam test in August 2016.<ref>[https://forum.svr-online.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=508&start=150 SVR Forum]</ref> The locomotive was painted in BR black at Bridgnorth during October 2016,<ref>[http://www.svrlive.com/copy-of-news-140916-1-813-repaint SVR Live 'Ex-GWR 0-6-0PT No. 7714']</ref> with the overhaul being completed in November 2016.<ref Name = "MtL">SVR Meet the Locomotives page</ref>
  
The locomotive is now owned by the [[SVR Pannier Tank Fund]], who also own [[GWR Pannier 5764]].
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During 2019, 7714 recorded 9,254 miles, the highest mileage of any of the fleet in the year. At the end of that year, 7714 had recorded a total of 85,063 miles in preservation on the SVR. The reported total may include mileage on hire to other railways.<ref>SVR News 210, SVR-based Steam Locomotive Mileage 2017-2019, Duncan Ballard</ref> The locomotive is now owned by the [[SVR Pannier Tank Fund]], who also own [[GWR Pannier 5764]].
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
[[Steam Locomotives]]
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*[[SVR-based locomotives visiting other events]]
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*[[Locomotives used on the Severn Valley Branch in commercial service|Classes of locomotives used on the Severn Valley Branch in commercial service]]
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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==Links==
 
==Links==
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GWR_5700_Class GWR 5700 Class on Wikipedia]<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GWR_5700_Class GWR 5700 Class on Wikipedia]
[http://www.svr.co.uk/MeetTheLoco.aspx?id=20 SVR Meet the Locomotives]  
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Latest revision as of 03:18, 20 November 2020

GWRGreat Western Railway Pannier 7714
7714 20170326.jpg
7714 near Bewdley Tunnel (March 2017)
Built By Kerr Stuart & Co., Stoke
Configuration 0-6-0PT
Power class GWRGreat Western Railway: C, BRBritish Rail or British Railways(W): 4FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
Axle load class GWRGreat Western Railway: Blue (Yellow from 1950)
Status In Service
Loco Number 7714
History
Built 1930
Designed By Charles CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941
Type GWRGreat Western Railway 5700
1973 Arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway
2009 Withdrawn for overhaul
2016 Return to service
Technical
Length 31ft 2"
Weight 47t 10cwt
Tractive effort 22,515 lb
Pressure 200 lb/sq in

Steam Locomotives

7714 is a GWRGreat Western Railway CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941 5700 class 0-6-0PT ‘pannier tank’, one of two examples on the SVRSevern Valley Railway (the other being 5764). The 5700 class was the most numerous class of engine designed and built by the Great Western Railway; more than 860 were built between 1929 and 1950. Pannier tanks could be found at work all over the former GWRGreat Western Railway system and although designed primarily for shunting duties, they were regularly used on local freight and passenger workings. British Railways Western Region 'BRBritish Rail or British Railways(W)' rated the class as 4FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.,[1] although elsewhere the class was rated 3FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic..[2]


7714 in service

The batch from 7700-7724 were built in 1930 by Kerr Stuart & Co. of Stoke with vacuum brakes and steam heating, and fitted with riveted tanks and polished brass safety valve covers. The visible rivets on the water tanks are a sign of its non-Swindon origin. 7714 was works no 4449 of 1930 and entered service at Tyseley the same year. ATCAutomatic Train Control, a form of limited cab signalling developed by the GWR in 1906, superseded by BR's Automatic Warning System was added a few years after delivery. It worked at various sheds until withdrawn by BRBritish Rail or British Railways in January 1959, having run an estimated 520,259 miles in service.[3]

7714 was sold to the National Coal Board for use at their Penallta Colliery near Rhymney in South Wales, moving the following July. Initially used daily, the long wheelbase proved unsuitable for the tight curves in the track there so it mostly acted as a spare engine.[3]

7714 in preservation

7714 came to the SVRSevern Valley Railway on 29 March 1973 following a successful bid by the SVRA Kidderminster Branch's Pannier Tank Fund which had already acquired 5764 (L95) two years earlier.

As with other ex-NCBNational Coal Board locomotives it was in a very worn condition. After the boiler was lifted from the frames at Bridgnorth, both were transported to Bewdley. A lengthy restoration then followed, although little work took place until late 1977 while the Fund concentrated its efforts on paying off loans.[4] In 1979 an SVRA raffle was held to raise funds for the restoration.[5] In spring 1985 another SVRA raffle was held to raise funds for contract work on the motion and the boiler. A total of around £5,600 nett was raised in this raffle.[6] In Spring 1989 “The Final Frontier” raffle organised by the SVRA Kidderminster Branch was held to raise money for the boiler, realising just over £6,000 after expenses.[7]

The locomotive was first steamed in 1992 and then regularly used on winter services; it also saw service at the South Devon Railway in 1995 and the East Somerset Railway in 1996.[3]

In mid-1999 the locomotive was repainted into GWRGreat Western Railway green livery. Shortly afterwards it suffered an issue with the driving stub-axle working loose. This was sent away for repair at the British Steel workshops near Redcar. The repair was successful with the axle reinstalled by the winter. Around this time the boiler also received an overhaul at Crewe Heritage Centre, with a return to service in summer 2000.[8]

In Spring 2006 an SVRA raffle was held to help raise funds for a new crank axle, further movement of the crank since the earlier repair having led to restrictions in train loadings. The raffle raised around £12,000 net of costs etc.[9] After working in each of the years 1992 to 2009, 7714 was withdrawn from service in August 2009 with a boiler issue.[10] The locomotive then spent a period on display in The Engine House, before being moved to Bridgnorth in April 2012 for overhaul.[11] It is thought the damage to the right hand half of the cylinder casting occurred during its NCBNational Coal Board ownership. In 2014 a second SVRA raffle 'The Prized Pannier' raised around £20,000 gross towards the overhaul costs.[12] The riveting of the boiler barrel had been completed by January 2016, with the boiler passing its out of frames steam test in August 2016.[13] The locomotive was painted in BRBritish Rail or British Railways black at Bridgnorth during October 2016,[14] with the overhaul being completed in November 2016.[15]

During 2019, 7714 recorded 9,254 miles, the highest mileage of any of the fleet in the year. At the end of that year, 7714 had recorded a total of 85,063 miles in preservation on the SVRSevern Valley Railway. The reported total may include mileage on hire to other railways.[16] The locomotive is now owned by the SVR Pannier Tank Fund, who also own GWR Pannier 5764.

See also

References

  1. Midlands Division (Ex WR) & Gloucester District - Locomotive Route Availability (Branch Lines)- June 1963 Retrieved 7 January 2017
  2. Classic British Steam Locomotives (ISBN 1-86147-138-6), Wikipedia etc
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book 9th edition
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 46, The Saga of the Pannier Tanks, John Hill
  5. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 52
  6. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 75, 77
  7. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 91, 93
  8. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 130-133
  9. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 153, 155
  10. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 167
  11. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 179
  12. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 189
  13. SVR Forum
  14. SVR Live 'Ex-GWR 0-6-0PT No. 7714'
  15. SVRSevern Valley Railway Meet the Locomotives page
  16. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 210, SVRSevern Valley Railway-based Steam Locomotive Mileage 2017-2019, Duncan Ballard

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