LCDR T class

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LCDR T class
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer William Kirtley
Builder LCDR Longhedge Works
Build date 1879–1893
Total produced 10
Specifications
Configuration 0-6-0T
UIC classification C n2t
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 4 ft 6 in (1.372 m)
Axle load 14 long tons 5 cwt (31,900 lb or 14.5 t)
Locomotive weight 40 long tons 15 cwt (91,300 lb or 41.4 t)
Fuel type Coal
Fuel capacity 1 long ton 5 cwt (2,800 lb or 1.3 t)
Water capacity 830 imperial gallons (3,800 l; 1,000 US gal)
Boiler pressure
  • New: 150 psi (1.03 MPa)
  • Later: 160 psi (1.10 MPa)
Firegrate area 15 sq ft (1.4 m2)
Cylinders Two, inside
Cylinder size
  • New: 17 in × 24 in (432 mm × 610 mm)
  • Later: 17 12 in × 24 in (444 mm × 610 mm)
Valve gear Stephenson
Performance figures
Tractive effort 18,509 lbf (82.3 kN)
Career
Operator(s)
Class T
Number(s)
  • LCDR: 141–150
  • SECR: 600–609
  • SR: A600–A609 → 1600–1609
Withdrawn 1932–1951
Disposition All scrapped

The LCDR T class was a class of 0-6-0T steam locomotives of the London, Chatham and Dover Railway. The class was designed by William Kirtley and introduced in 1879.[1][2]

Numbering[edit]

Source: semgonline[3]

LCDR no. SECR no. SR no. BR no.
141 600 1600
142 601 1601
143 602 1602 31602
144 603 1603 31603
145 604 1604 31604
146 605 1605
147 606 1606
148 607 500 S D500 S
149 608 1608
150 609 1609
Notes
  1. Sources differ as to whether 1603 or 1604 entered BR ownership
  2. Number 607 was transferred to the Service Department and numbered 500 S.

Ownership changes[edit]

The locomotives passed to the South Eastern and Chatham Railway in 1899. All 10 (SECR nos. 600-609) survived into Southern Railway ownership in 1923. Three survived into British Railways (BR) ownership in 1948. They had all been withdrawn by 1951.

Withdrawal[edit]

Seven locomotives had been withdrawn by 1948. The remaining 3 were withdrawn as follows:[4]

  • D500 S in November 1949 from Meldon Quarry
  • 31603 in November 1950 from Reading South shed (shed code 70E)
  • 31602 in July 1951 from Reading South shed (shed code 70E)

None is preserved.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradley 1960, pp. 37–39.
  2. ^ Casserley & Johnston 1974, pp. 44–45.
  3. ^ "Kirtley T Class 0-6-0T". Semgonline.com. 2011-05-09. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  4. ^ "Rail UK British Railway Steam Locomotive". Railuk.info. 1949-11-30. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  • Bradley, D. L. (1960). The Locomotives of the London, Chatham and Dover Railway. RCTS. 
  • Casserley, H. C. & Johnston, S. W. (1974). Locomotives at the Grouping 1, Southern Railway. Ian Allan Ltd. pp. 44–45. ISBN 0-7110-0552-4.