LD&ECR Class C

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LD&ECR class C
LNER Class G3
Specifications
Power type Steam
Designer Kitson & Co.
Builder Kitson & Co.
Serial number 3658–61, 3867–68
Build date 1897–98
Total produced 4
Configuration 0-4-4T
UIC classification B2′ n2t
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 4 ft 6 in (1.372 m)
Trailing wheel
diameter
3 ft 0 in (0.914 m)
Length 30 ft 0.75 in (9.163 m)
Locomotive weight 50 tons 0 cwt (112,000 lb or 50.8 t)
Fuel type Coal
Fuel capacity 2 tons 0 cwt (4,500 lb or 2 t)
Water capacity 1,300 imp gal (5,900 l; 1,600 US gal)
Boiler pressure 160 lbf/in2 (1.10 MPa)
Heating surface:
– Total
961 sq ft (89.3 m2)
Cylinders Two, inside
Cylinder size 17 in × 24 in (432 mm × 610 mm)
Tractive effort 14,292 lbf (63.57 kN)
Career
Operator(s)
Class
  • LD&ECR: C
  • LNER: G3
Number(s)
  • LD&ECR: 13–18
  • GCR: 1169, 1148B–1152B
  • (1169 → 1169B in 1917)
  • LNER: 6407–6402
Withdrawn 1931–1935
Disposition All scrapped

The LD&ECR class C (LNER Class G3) was a class of 0-4-4T steam locomotives of the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway.

Six were built in 1897–98.[1] They were the LD&ECR's only true passenger locomotive. They normally ran between Chesterfield Market Place and Lincoln and occasionally to the Midland Railway station in Sheffield. In later years five moved to the Sheffield area, with one transferring to Ardsley

All were scapped between 1931 and 1935.[2]

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  • Baxter, Bertram (1988). Baxter, David, ed. British Locomotive Catalogue 1825–1923, Volume 5B: Great Northern Railway and Great Central Railway. Ashbourne, Derbyshire: Moorland Publishing Company. p. 170. ISBN 0-903485-86-9. 
  • Dow, George (1965). Great Central, Volume Three: Fay Sets the Pace, 1900-1922. Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0263-0. 

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