GWR 7800 Class 7808 Cookham Manor
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7808 Cookham Manor is a Great Western Railway 7800 'Manor' Class steam locomotive. It was built in 1938 at Swindon Works, withdrawn from service in December 1965 and purchased directly from British Railways for preservation by John Mynors, a member of the Great Western Society, in 1965-66. Cookham Manor was the only locomotive in the 'Manor' Class to have been bought directly from BR. Initially it was stored at Ashchurch, until moving to Didcot in August 1970.
|7808 Cookham Manor|
It was said to be considered highly by the crews that operated her, and unusually for her class, the locomotive was fitted with a larger 4,000-imperial-gallon (18,000 L; 4,800 US gal) water tender.
The locomotive saw considerable main line use whilst in preservation, but it is currently in static preservation status awaiting a major overhaul at Didcot Railway Centre.
The locomotive cost £3,986 excluding the tender when it was built in 1938, and had travelled 913,744 miles (1,470,528 km) on 28 December 1963.
The allocations of Cookham Manor during its service for the GWR and British Railways.
|March 1938||Old Oak Common|
|Dec 1953||Bristol (St Philips Marsh)|
|June 1959||Newton Abbot|
- Nabarro, Gerald (1979). Steam Nostalgia: Locomotive and Railway Preservation in Great Britain. Routledge. p. 31.
- Walters, Laurence (1989). Didcot: Junction & Railway Centre. Railway World Special. Ian Allan Ltd. p. 52.