SECR F1 class

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SECR F1 class
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Harry Wainwright
Builder Ashford Works
Rebuild date 1903–1919
Number rebuilt 76
Specifications
Configuration 4-4-0
UIC classification 2′B
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 7 ft 0 in (2.134 m)
Locomotive weight 45.1 long tons (45.8 t)
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 170 psi (1.17 MPa)
Cylinders Two, inside
Cylinder size 18 in × 26 in (457 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gear Stephenson
Performance figures
Tractive effort 14,491 lbf (64.5 kN)
Career
Operator(s)
Class SECR/SR: F1
Number in class 1 January 1923: 75
Nicknames Jumbo
Withdrawn 1920–1949
Disposition All scrapped

The SECR F1 class was a class of 4-4-0 steam locomotives of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway. The class was rebuilt from older Stirling F class locomotives by Harry Wainwright between 1903 and 1919.[1]

Numbering[edit]

Seventy-six locomotives were rebuilt and 75 survived into Southern Railway (SR) ownership on 1 January 1923 with random numbers between 2 and 250. Nine locomotives survived into British Railways (BR) ownership in 1948.[2] Numbers of these nine were:

SECR no. SR no. BR no.
2 1002 31002
28 1028 31028
31 1031 31031
42 1042 31042
78 1078 31078
105 1105 31105
151 1151 31151
215 1215 31215
231 1231 31231

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • In August 1926, a F1 class locomotive overran buffers at London Bridge and crashed into a brewery.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Casserley, H.C. and Johnston, S.W., Locomotives at the Grouping 1, Southern Railway, page 25, Ian Allan, 1974, ISBN 0711005524
  2. ^ "Rail UK Steam Loco Class Information". Railuk.info. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  3. ^ Trevena, Arthur (1980). Trains in Trouble. Vol. 1. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 34. ISBN 0-906899-01-X.