Barry Railway Class J

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Barry Railway Class J
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Builder Hudswell Clarke (3)
Sharp, Stewart & Co. (8)
Build date 1897–1899
Total produced 11
Specifications
Configuration 2-4-2T
UIC classification 1B1 n2t
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 5 ft 7.5 in (1.715 m)
Trailing wheel
diameter
3 ft 6 in (1.067 m)
Locomotive weight 60 long tons 18 cwt (136,400 lb or 61.9 t)
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 160 psi (1.10 MPa)
Cylinders Two
Cylinder size 17 12 in × 26 in (440 mm × 660 mm)
Performance figures
Tractive effort 15,925 lbf (70.84 kN)
Career
Operator(s)
Withdrawn 1926–1930
Disposition All scrapped

Barry Railway Class J were 2-4-2T steam tank locomotives of the Barry Railway in South Wales. They were designed by J. F. Hosgood, built by both Hudswell Clarke and Sharp, Stewart and Company and were introduced in 1897. Their main use was on the Barry to Cardiff suburban service and had a reputation for always being smartly turned out. They were all shedded at Barry. The locomotives passed to the Great Western Railway in 1922. None survived into British Railways ownership and none have been preserved.

Numbering[edit]

Year Quantity Manufacturer Serial Numbers Barry Numbers GWR Numbers Notes
1897 3 Hudswell Clarke 473–475 86–88 1311–1313
1898 3 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 4367–4369 89–91 1314–1316
1899 5 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 4497–4501 94–98 1317–1321

References[edit]

  • The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway - Part 10, Absorbed Engines 1922-47, Reed, PJT et al, The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society (1966), p K44
  • The Barry Railway (reprint with addenda and amendments), Barrie, DSM, Oakwood Press (1983), pp 200–202 ISBN 0853612366
  • Rails to Prosperity - The Barry & After 1884-1984, Miller, Brian J, Regional Publications (Bristol) Ltd (1984), pp 17–18 ISBN 0906570174
  • The Barry Railway - Diagrams and Photographs of Locomotives, Coaches and Wagons, Mountford Eric, R, Oakwood Press Headington (1987), p17 ISBN 0853613559
  • The Vale of Glamorgan Railway, Chapman, Colin, Oakwood Press Usk (1998), ISBN 0853615233
  • Great Western Absorbed Engines, Russell, JH, Oxford Publishing Company (1978), pp 42–43 SBN: 902888749
  • Locomotives and Train Working in the Latter Part of the Nineteenth Century - Volume Four, Ahrons, E.L., W Heffer & Sons Ltd (1953), pp110–119

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