LSWR B4 class
|LSWR B4 Class|
Preserved Normandy on the Bluebell Railway.
|Builder||LSWR Nine Elms|
|Build date||1891 (10), 1893 (10), 1908 (5)|
|Gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Driver diameter||45.75 in (1.162 m)|
|Length||24 ft 10½ in|
|Height||12 ft (3.66 m)|
|Locomotive weight||32.9 long tons (33.4 t)|
|Fuel capacity||0.5 long tons (510 kg)|
|Water capacity||600 imp gal (2,700 l)|
|Boiler pressure||140 psi (0.97 MPa)|
|Firegrate area||10.75 sq ft (0.999 m2)|
|Cylinder size||16×22 in (406×559 mm)|
|Tractive effort||14,650 lbf (65.17 kN)|
|Railroad(s)||London and South Western Railway
BR: 0F, later 1F
The London and South Western Railway's built twenty to a design by their Locomotive Superintendent William Adams at its Nine Elms Works during the 1891–1893 period. They were designed for shunting in locations with sharp curvature, and were used in places such as Southampton Docks (which the LSWR purchased in November 1892), the Poole Quay Line, and the Hamworthy Freight Branch.
Adams' successor, Dugald Drummond, designed and built a similar class of five in 1905, designating them the K14 class. However Drummond's successor considered them so similar, that they were merged in to the B4 class.
||81, 95–100, 102, 103, 176|
||82–84, 746, 747||746/747 renumbered 101/147 in 1922|
Many locomotives were used by Southampton Docks, who had a tradition of giving their locomotives names rather than numbers. Consequently, twelve locomotives received names while in dock service:
Two survive: no. 96 (BR no. 30096) Normandy is at the end of its boiler certificate and is on static display awaiting overhaul at the Bluebell Railway in Sussex, while no. 102 (BR no. 30102) Granville is on display at the Bressingham Steam Museum near Diss, Norfolk