NER Class C

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NER Class C
Specifications
Power type Steam
Designer T.W. Worsdell
Builder NER Gateshead and Darlington
Build date 1886-1894
Total produced 171
Rebuild date 1901-1913 (Class C compounds converted to Class C1)
Configuration 0-6-0
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Driver diameter 5 ft 1 14 in (1.556 m)
Boiler pressure 160 psi (1.1 MPa)
Cylinders 2 (compound)
High-pressure
cylinder size
18 in × 24 in (460 mm × 610 mm)
Low-pressure
cylinder size
26 in × 24 in (660 mm × 610 mm)
Valve gear Joy (slide valves)
Tractive effort 16,952 lbf (75.41 kN)
Career
Railroad(s) NER
Class C
Number in class 171
Retired 1901-1913
Disposition no Class Cs preserved, 1 Class C1 preserved.

The NER Class C was a class of 171 two-cylinder steam locomotives of the 0-6-0 wheel arrangement built between 1886 and 1894 for the North Eastern Railway. These engines were designed to fill NER's need for goods engines; however, issues with reliability and fuel consumption led to all 171 being rebuilt to the simpler Class C1 type between 1901 and 1913.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The T.W.Worsdell J21 (NER Class C) 0-6-0 Locomotives". The London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15 July 2013.