GER Class 127
|GER Class 127|
|Designer||Thomas William Worsdell and/or James Holden|
|UIC classification||C n2v|
|Gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Driver diameter||4 ft 10 in (1.473 m)|
|Cylinders||Two, inside, compound|
|18 in × 24 in (457 mm × 610 mm)|
|26 in × 24 in (660 mm × 610 mm)|
|Operator(s)||Great Eastern Railway|
|Number(s)||127, 935 from 1890|
|Disposition||Rebuilt as Class N31 in 1895, withdrawn and scrapped in 1913|
The GER Class 127 was a class of a solitary experimental 0-6-0 compound steam locomotive built by the Great Eastern Railway at its Stratford Works in 1888. It was rebuilt as a simple locomotive in 1895, and withdrawn in 1913.
The locomotive, numbered 127, emerged from Stratford Works in 1888, having been built to a 'Departmental and Personal' account (DP203) rather than the normal 'letter' account, indicating its experimental status.
It was designed using the two-cylinder Worsdell/Von Borries compound system, and therefore its initial design may have been by Thomas William Worsdell, before he left the Great Eastern Railway for the Locomotive Superintendency of the North Eastern Railway in 1885.
The locomotive had a 18-inch (457 mm) diameter high-pressure cylinder, and a 26-inch (660 mm) diameter low-pressure cylinder; both had a 24-inch (610 mm) stroke. This arrangement was the same as that used on the Class G16 passenger 4-4-0 locomotives.
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