Caledonian Railway 300 Class

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Caledonian Railway 300 class
57653 294 Class at Carlisle.jpg
57653 at Carlisle in British Railways days
Specifications
Power type Steam
Designer William Pickersgill
Build date 1918–1920
Total produced 43
Configuration 0-6-0
UIC classification C
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 5 ft 0 in (1.524 m)
Locomotive weight 49.25 long tons (50.04 t)
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 170 lbf/in2 (1.17 MPa)
Cylinders Two, inside
Cylinder size 18.5 in × 26 in (470 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gear Stephenson
Tractive effort 21,437 lbf (95.4 kN)
Career
Railroad(s) CR, LMS, BR
Class CR: 300
Power class LMS/BR: 3F
Number in class 1 January 1923: 43;
1 January 1948: 29
Number CR: 294–324, 280–281, 670–679;
LMS: 17650–17692;
BR: 57650–57692
Withdrawn 1934–1963
Disposition All scrapped

The Caledonian Railway 300 Class were freight 0-6-0 tender engines introduced in 1918 and designed by William Pickersgill. Forty-three were built between 1918 and 1920. They were numbered 294–324, 280, 281, 670–679 by the Caledonian Railway.

Ownership changes[edit]

In 1923, they all passed to the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, and were classified 3F, and renumbered 17650–17692. On nationalisation in 1948, the twenty-three survivors passed into British Railways stock, and were renumbered by adding 40000 to their LMS numbers.

Numbering table[edit]

CR nos. Quantity LMS nos. BR nos.
(Note 1)
294-324 31 17650-17680 57650-57680
280-281 2 17681-17682 57681-57682
670-679 10 17683-17692 57683-57692
Note 1

Not all the BR numbers were actually applied because some engines had been withdrawn before 1948. They were withdrawn between 1934–1963, and all were scrapped.

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