Barry Railway Class F

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Barry Railway Class F
Specifications
Power type Steam
Designer J. H. Hosgood
Builder
Build date 1890–1905
Total produced 28
Configuration 0-6-0ST
UIC classification C n2t
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 4 ft 4 in (1.321 m)
Wheelbase 14 ft 5 in (4.394 m)
Locomotive weight 56 tons 5 cwt (126,000 lb or 57.2 t)
Fuel type Coal
Fuel capacity 1 ton 10 cwt (3,400 lb or 1.5 t)
Boiler pressure 160 psi (1.10 MPa)
Cylinders Two inside
Cylinder size 18 in × 26 in (457 mm × 660 mm)
Tractive effort 20,825 lbf (92.63 kN)
Career
Operator(s)
Class BR: F
Withdrawn 1926–1936
Disposition All scrapped

Barry Railway Class F were 0-6-0ST steam saddle tank engines of the Barry Railway in South Wales. They were designed by J. H. Hosgood and built by a number of British companies.

Shunting at the Docks[edit]

The purpose of this locomotive was to carry out heavy shunting duties at Barry Docks. They were, in effect, a saddle tank version of the “A” class, a locomotive which had carried out shunting duties at the docks up to this point. 28 engines of the “F” class were manufactured, making it the second largest class of locomotive used on the Barry Railway, outnumbered only by the “B1” class. They were fitted with a reversing lever, far quicker for changing direction during shunting duties than the customary screw type reverser. They were all shedded at Barry and occasionally, in addition to their main shunting duties, they worked goods and coal traffic on the main line.

Withdrawal[edit]

The locomotives passed to the Great Western Railway in 1922 but were withdrawn between 1926 and 1936. However so useful were the engines, that many of them were sold on, details of which are listed below. None survived into British Railways ownership and none have been preserved.

Numbering[edit]

Year Quantity Manufacturer Serial Numbers Barry Numbers GWR Numbers Notes
1890 3 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 3607–3609 47–49 710–712
1892 2 Vulcan Foundry 1346–1347 64–65 714–715
1894-1895 3 Sharp Stewart 4050–4502 70–72 716–718
1900 8 Sharp Stewart 4593–4600 37, 52, 99–104 708, 713, 719–724
1905 6 North British Locomotive Company 16628–16633 127–132 725–726, 807, 729, 742, 747
1905 6 Hudswell Clarke 712–717 133–138 754, 776–780

Disposals[edit]

Barry Numbers GWR Numbers Date of Sale Purchaser Company Numbers Scrapped Notes
37 708 March 1933 Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co Ltd, Bargoed Colliery 708 October 1947
48 711 August 1934 Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co Ltd, Bargoed Colliery 711 July 1960
49 712 March 1933 Coltness Iron Co Ltd, New Mains Colliery 11 1959 scrapped by EG Steel Ltd, Hamilton
52 713 July 1936 RH Longbotham, Northwood for John Bowes & Partners Ltd 8 September 1946 scrapped by DS Bowran, Gateshead
64 714 September 1934 DS Bowran, Gateshead for Backworth Coal Co Ltd 9 1956 boiler, tanks and wheels used to rebuild 719
65 715 August 1932 Ocean Coal Co Ltd, Deep Navigation Colliery, Treharris 715 September 1950
71 717 November 1934 RH Longbotham, Northwood for John Bowes & Partners Ltd 9 withdrawn December 1963
72 718 January 1935 Ashington Coal Co Ltd 22 June 1962
99 719 November 1934 DS Bowran, Gateshead for Wallsend & Hebburn Coal Co Ltd, Rising Sun Colliery  ? September 1962 rebuilt with boiler, tanks and wheels off No. 714
100 720 November 1936 Partridge Jones & John Paton Ltd, Talywain Ironworks, Abersychan 720 February 1961
101 721 May 1935 Ocean Coal Co Ltd, Treorchy Colliery 721 between August 1953 and April 1954
102 722 March 1936 Robert Frazer & Sons Ltd for Cowpen Coal Ltd, Cambois Colliery 13 August 1958 scrapped by Willoughby, Ashington
103 723 January 1935 Ashington Coal Co Ltd 23 October 1960
104 724 May 1933 Robert Frazer & Sons Ltd for Hartley Main Collieries Ltd 24 April 1960 scrapped by Ellis, Gateshead
127 725 November 1934 RH Longbotham, Northwood for John Bowes & Partners Ltd 10 February 1950 scrapped by Marple & Gillot Ltd, Gateshead
128 726 February 1933 RR Paton Ltd for Amalgamated Anthracite Collieries Ltd, Gwauncaegurwen Colliery 726 1957
130 729 September 1932 Robert Frazer & Sons Ltd for Hartley Main Collieries Ltd 22 withdrawn December 1963 withdrawn at Hazelrigg Colliery
131 742 August 1932 Ocean Coal Co Ltd, Treorchy Colliery 742 November 1962
132 747 May 1933 Robert Frazer & Sons Ltd for Hartley Main Collieries Ltd 25  ?
133 754 January 1937 Powell Duffryn Associated Collieries Ltd, Bargoed Colliery 754 July 1960 scrapped as side tank
134 776 February 1933 Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co Ltd, Aberaman Colliery 776 April 1960
138 780 May 1936 Burnyeats Brown & Co Ltd, Nine Mile Point Colliery 780 June 1964

References[edit]

  • Barrie, D. S. M. (1983). The Barry Railway (reprint with addenda and amendments). Oakwood Press. p. 198. ISBN 0853612366. 
  • Davies, F. K.; Firth, J. M.; Lucking, J. H.; Thomas, R. E.; Allcock, N. J.; Sterndale, A. C.; Barrie, D. S. M.; Reed, P. J. T.; Mountford, E. R. (April 1966). White, D. E., ed. The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway, part ten: Absorbed Engines, 1922–1947. RCTS. pp. K39–K42. 
  • Miller, Brian J. (1984). Rails to Prosperity – The Barry & After 1884–1984. Regional Publications (Bristol) Ltd. pp. 14–15. ISBN 0906570174. 
  • Mountford, Eric R. (1987). The Barry Railway – Diagrams and Photographs of Locomotives, Coaches and Wagons. Headington: Oakwood Press. p. 14. ISBN 0853613559. 
  • Russell, J. H. (1978). Great Western Absorbed Engines. Oxford Publishing Company. pp. 36–37. ISBN 0902888749. 


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