A brand new 00 gauge example especially developed by “Bachmann Model Railways” as part of their latest super series. This Class 8750 Pannier Tank no. 6757 is being offered in Great Western Railways Green livery. The locomotive is DCC ready and complete with all paperwork and packaging!
The Great Western Railway (GWR) 8750 or 57xx is a class of 0-6-0 Pannier Tank steam locomotive, built between 1929 and 1950. In total 863 were built, making them the most prolific class of the GWR, and one of the most numerous classes of British steam locomotive.
Although officially designated by GWR as “light goods and shunting engines”, they were also used for passenger working on branch, suburban, and shorter mainline journeys. They were distributed across most of the GWR network and, after nationalisation of the railways in 1948, across the British Railways Western Region and also other regions.
The 8570s were not as glamorous as the GWR Castles and Kings, but became just as much of an icon of the GWR. Aa result of the 1955 modernisation plan, the 5700 Class was withdrawn from BR service between 1956 and 1966. Nineteen withdrawn locomotives were sold to London Transport and industry, of which ten were later preserved, along with six that were retrieved from scrapyards.
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