0-6-0PT Class 2721 GWR Profile and Models

0-6-0PT Class 2721 GWR

2752 at Southall circa 1925. ©John Law

The GWR 2721 Class was a class of 0-6-0ST steam locomotives. They were designed by William Dean and built at the Swindon Works of the Great Western Railway between 1897 and 1901. They were not a new design, being a straightforward development of the 120-strong 1854 Class dating back to 1890. The biggest change was the fitting of a Belpaire firebox necessitating a pair of pannier tanks, as the square-topped firebox is not compatible with a curved saddle tank. Forty-three of them survived into British Railways (BR) ownership in 1948, by which time all had been rebuilt with pannier tanks.

(Information provided via Wikipedia)

Type of Locomotive



GWR Swindon Works

Build Date

1897 to 1901

Total Built


Tractive Effort


Wheel Configuration


Operated By

Great Western Railway
British Railways

Main Duties

Passenger services

In Service Until


Surviving Examples



Products awaiting categorisation

Scale Brand Image Construction Type DCC Capability Product Code Product Title Livery
OO Gauge (1:76 Scale) Martin Finney No image available Requires assembly Not set L7
GWR 1854/2721 0-60-PT Steam locomotive kit Awaiting Categorisation
O Gauge (1:43 Scale) Vulcan Engineering kits No image available RTR/RTUse/Pre-assembled Not set VLK2021
GWR Class 2721 Pannier tank - whitemetal kit Awaiting Categorisation