LSWR T6 class

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LSWR T6 class
Specifications
Power type Steam
Designer William Adams
Builder LSWR Nine Elms Works
Build date 1895–1896
Total produced 10
Configuration 4-4-0
UIC classification 2'Bn
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Leading wheel
diameter
3 ft 9 34 in (1.162 m)
Driver diameter 7 ft 1 in (2.159 m)
Length 54 ft 5 38 in (16.60 m)
Height 13 ft 2 34 in (4.03 m)
Axle load 16.20 long tons (16.46 t)
Weight on drivers 31.70 long tons (32.21 t)
Locomotive weight 50.125 long tons (50.929 t)
Tender weight 36.20 long tons (36.78 t)
Fuel type Coal
Fuel capacity 3.00 long tons (3.05 t)
Water capacity 3,300 imperial gallons (15,000 l; 4,000 US gal)
Boiler pressure 175 psi (1.21 MPa)
Cylinders Two, outside
Cylinder size 19 in × 26 in (483 mm × 660 mm)
Tractive effort 16,426 lbf (73.1 kN)
Career
Railroad(s) LSWR · Southern Railway
Class T6
Power class SR: I
Withdrawn 1933–1943
Disposition All scrapped

The LSWR T6 class was a class of express passenger 4-4-0 steam locomotives designed for the London and South Western Railway by William Adams. Ten were constructed at Nine Elms Locomotive Works between 1885–1886.

The class were numbered 677–686, and were a development of the X2 class, based on experience gained with the locomotives in traffic. The boiler was based on that used in the T3 class, and shared the main dimensions.[1]

Table of locomotive orders
Year Order Quantity LSWR Numbers Notes
1895 T6 10 677–686

All passed to the Southern Railway at the grouping in 1923. Withdrawals started in 1933, and by the end of 1937 only two remained. No. 684 went in 1940, and the last, 681 was retired in April 1943. All were scrapped.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Russell (1991) p. 185
  • Russell, J. H. (1991). A Pictorial Record of Southern Locomotives. OPC-Haynes. pp. 185–186.