LB&SCR C1 class

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LB&SCR C1 class
LB&SCR C1 class.jpg
C1 class No.422 c. 1890
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer William Stroudley
Builder LBSCR Brighton Works
Build date 1882 (6), 1884 (3), 1887 (3)
Configuration 0-6-0
UIC classification Cn
Driver diameter 60 in (1.524 m)
Wheelbase 15 ft 3 in (4.65 m)
Length 48 ft 7 in (14.81 m)
Locomotive weight 40.35 long tons (41.0 t)
Fuel type Coal
Fuel capacity 6.5 long tons (6.6 t)
Water capacity 2,520 imp gal (11,500 l)
Boiler pressure 150 psi (1.03 MPa)
Firegrate area 20.9 sq ft (1.94 m2)
Heating surface:
– Tubes
1,312 sq ft (121.9 m2)
– Firebox 101 sq ft (9.4 m2)
Cylinders Two, inside
Cylinder size 18 14 in × 26 in (460 mm × 660 mm)
Performance figures
Tractive effort 18,400 lbf (81.85 kN)
Operator(s) LB&SCR
Class C1
Withdrawn 1907–1925
Disposition All scrapped

The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) C1 class was a type of 0-6-0 freight steam locomotive designed by William Stroudley.

Construction and use[edit]

The twelve locomotives in the class were built by Brighton Works between 1882 and 1887, based upon Stroudley's disappointing C class 0-6-0 design of 1873–74, but incorporating a larger boiler. However, the new locomotives were not as successful as Stroudley's designs for passenger locomotives and no further examples were built. Their comparatively short lives were spent hauling freight trains on the LB&SCR. Most of the members of the class were withdrawn between 1907 and 1911, but two examples survived until 1920 and 1924 respectively. One locomotive (number 428) was sold to the Stratford-on-Avon & Midland Junction Railway, and survived until June 1925. [1]

Locomotive Summary[edit]


  1. ^ Locomotives Illustrated issue 159, page 44