Highland Railway Drummond 0-6-0 Class

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Highland Railway K class
Corkerhill Locomotive Depot, Glasgow ex-Highland Railway 0-6-0 geograph-2804486-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
No. 57695 at Corkerhill Locomotive Depot, Glasgow 15 August 1948.
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Peter Drummond
Builder Dübs & Co. (10)
North British Locomotive Co. (2)
Serial number Dübs: 3842–3847, 4240–4243
NBL: 17896–17897
Build date 1900 (6), 1902 (4), 1907 (2)
Total produced 12
Specifications
Configuration 0-6-0
UIC classification C n2
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 5 ft 0 in (1.524 m)
Locomotive weight 43.0 long tons (43.7 t)
Boiler Same as class C
Boiler pressure 175 psi (1.21 MPa)
Firegrate area 20.5 sq ft (1.90 m2)
Cylinders Two (inside)
Cylinder size 18 14 in × 26 in (464 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gear Stephenson
Performance figures
Tractive effort 21,469 lbf (95.50 kN)
Career
Operator(s) Highland Railway
London, Midland & Scottish
British Railways
Class HR: K
Power class LMS/BR: 3F
Withdrawn 1936–1952
Disposition All scrapped

The Highland Railway K class were the only class of 0-6-0 tender locomotives built for the Highland Railway. They were introduced in 1900, to the design of Peter Drummond. The class were known as 'Barneys'.

They were fairly standard for British practice of the time, inside cylinders with 5 ft 0 in (1.524 m) diameter driving wheels and a general Drummond family appearance.

The first six (nos. 134 to 139) were built by Dübs and Company in 1900. These had inside bearing double bogie tenders, rather like the watercart designs brother Dugald was supplying on the London and South Western Railway. These were later transferred to C and U class (Ben) locomotives.

Four more (nos. 18 to 21) were supplied by Dübs in 1902. These omitted the watercart tenders but had another Drummond family speciality – cross water tubes in the firebox. No 21 is recorded as retaining this boiler in unmodified form until 1934.

A final pair (nos. 36 and 55) were built by the North British Locomotive Company in 1907.

All passed into LMS ownership in 1923. The first was withdrawn in 1936, but seven survived into British Railways ownership. The last was withdrawn in 1952.

Table of locomotives
HR No. Manufacturer Serial No. Built LMS No. BR No. Withdrawn Notes
134 Dübs & Co. 3842 February 1900 17693 57693 June 1949 Withdrawn before BR number applied
135 Dübs & Co. 3843 February 1900 17694 57694 February 1950 Withdrawn before BR number applied
136 Dübs & Co. 3844 February 1900 17695 57695 January 1952
137 Dübs & Co. 3845 February 1900 17696 March 1946
138 Dübs & Co. 3846 February 1900 17697 57697 February 1951
139 Dübs & Co. 3847 February 1900 17698 57698 December 1951
18 Dübs & Co. 4240 August 1902 17699 57699 February 1949 Withdrawn before BR number applied
19 Dübs & Co. 4241 August 1902 17700 December 1946
20 Dübs & Co. 4242 August 1902 17701 February 1936
21 Dübs & Co. 4243 August 1902 17702 57702 November 1949 Withdrawn before BR number applied
36 North British Locomotive Co. 17896 July 1907 17703 July 1947
55 North British Locomotive Co. 17897 July 1907 17704 December 1946

References[edit]

  • Baxter, Bertram (1984). Baxter, David, ed. British Locomotive Catalogue 1825–1923, Volume 4: Scottish and remaining English Companies in the LMS Group. Ashbourne, Derbyshire: Moorland Publishing Company. p. 200. 
  • Haresnape, Brian; Rowledge, Peter (1982). Drummond Locomotives, a pictorial history. Shepperton, Surrey: Ian Allan Limited. pp. 102, 107–108. ISBN 0-7110-1206-7. 
  • Longworth, Hugh (2005) British Railways Steam Locomotives 1948-1968
  • Vallance, H. A. (1938) The Highland Railway