LCDR A class

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LCDR A class
LCDR A1 and A2 classes
Specifications
Power type Steam
Designer William Kirtley
Build date 1884
Total produced A, 18; A1, 12; A2, 6
Configuration 0-4-4T
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter A, 5 ft 3 in (1.600 m)
A1, 5 ft 6 in (1.676 m)
A2, 5 ft 6 in (1.676 m)
Locomotive weight 51 long tons (51.8 t)
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 150 psi (1.03 MPa)
Cylinders Two,
Stephenson valve gear
Cylinder size 18 in × 26 in (457 mm × 660 mm)
Tractive effort A, 17,049 lbf (75.8 kN)
A1, 16,274 lbf (72.4 kN)
A2, 16,274 lbf (72.4 kN)
Career
Operator(s) LCDR · SECR · SR
Class A, A1, A2
Number in class 1 January 1923:
A, 17; A1, 12; A2, 6
Withdrawn 1915-1926
Disposition All scrapped

The LCDR A class was a class of 0-4-4T steam locomotives of the London, Chatham and Dover Railway. The class was designed by William Kirtley and introduced in 1884. The A1 and A2 classes were similar, but had larger driving wheels.[1] The difference between the A1 and A2 classes is unclear.

Numbering[edit]

LCDR nos. Class Notes
524-529 A
534-539 A2
560-571 A No. 570 withdrawn 1915
622-633 A1

Ownership changes[edit]

All the A, A1 and A2 class locomotives passed to the South Eastern and Chatham Railway in 1899. Number 570 was withdrawn in 1915 but the remaining locomotives passed to the Southern Railway in 1923. All had been withdrawn by 1926.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Casserley, H.C. and Johnston, S.W., Locomotives at the Grouping 1, Southern Railway, page 9, Ian Allan, 1974, ISBN 0711005524