L&YR Class 23

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L&YR Class 23
LYR Aspinall Class 23 O-6-0ST 51524 at Fleetwood in 1958.jpg
L&YR Aspinall Class 23 0-6-0ST 51524 in operation at Fleetwood Docks in August 1958
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer William Barton Wright
Build date 1877
Specifications
Configuration 0-6-0ST
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 4 ft 6 in (1.37 m)
Wheelbase 15 ft (4.6 m)
Length 31 ft 2 14 in (9.506 m)
Height 12 ft 2 14 in (3.715 m)
Axle load 15 long tons 3 cwt (33,900 lb or 15.4 t)
Locomotive weight 43 long tons 17 cwt (98,200 lb or 44.6 t)
Fuel type coal
Water capacity 932 imp gal (4,240 l)
Firegrate area 19 14 sq ft (1.79 m2)
Heating surface:
– Tubes
945 sq ft (87.8 m2)
– Firebox 97 sq ft (9.0 m2)
Cylinders Two, inside
Cylinder size 17 12 in × 26 in (440 mm × 660 mm)
Career
Class L&YR: 23

The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (L&YR) Class 23 is a class of 0-6-0ST steam locomotive. Their main use was for shunting and for short-trip freight working.

Construction[edit]

The Class 23 0-6-0ST locomotives were rebuilt at Horwich Works by Aspinall between 1891 and 1900, using the frames, wheels etc. from earlier Barton Wright 0-6-0 tender engines, built 1876-1887. 230 were so converted.[1]

Ownership changes[edit]

EX-L&YR 0-6-0 saddle-tank No. 11429 at Low Moor Locomotive Depot 25 May 1947

The class was long-lived. The first loco was withdrawn in 1926 by the London Midland and Scottish Railway, but the last survived in use until 1964 with British Railways London Midland Region. 101 were in service at Nationalisation, 20 still in service in 1961.[1]

Preservation[edit]

One locomotive, L&YR 752 (LMS 11456), is now preserved, having been sold to the NCB for continued operation and as of October 2012 is nearing the end of an overhaul to bring it back to working order by its owners, The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust, a Registered Charity reg no 1002627.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Casserley, H.C.; Asher, L.L. (1961) [1955]. "LMS Group 51304—51530". Locomotives of British Railways. Spring Books. pp. 72, 327. 
  2. ^ http://www.lyrtrust.org.uk