SER F class

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SER F class
Specifications
Power type Steam
Designer James Stirling
Build date 1883–1898
Total produced 88
Configuration 4-4-0
UIC classification 2′B n2
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 7 ft 0 in (2.134 m)
Locomotive weight 42.5 long tons (43.2 t)
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 160 lbf/in2 (1.10 MPa)
Cylinders Two,
Cylinder size 19 in × 26 in (483 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gear Stephenson
Tractive effort 15,195 lbf (67.6 kN)
Career
Operator(s)
Class F
Number in class 1 January 1923: 12
Withdrawn 1925–1930
Disposition All scrapped

The SER F class was a class of 4-4-0 steam locomotives of the South Eastern Railway. The class was designed by James Stirling and introduced in 1883.[1]

Rebuilding[edit]

The locomotives passed to the South Eastern and Chatham Railway in 1899 and 76 were rebuilt by Harry Wainwright to Class F1 between 1903 and 1919.

Numbering[edit]

Twelve unrebuilt locomotives survived into Southern Railway ownership on 1 January 1923 with random numbers between 22 and 241. All had been withdrawn by 1930.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 21 March 1898, F class locomotive No. 205 was hauling a passenger train which was in a rear-end collision with another at St Johns. London due to a signalman's error. Three prople were killed and twenty were injured.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Casserley, H.C. and Johnston, S.W., Locomotives at the Grouping 1, Southern Railway, page 24, Ian Allan, 1974, ISBN 0-7110-0552-4
  2. ^ Trevena, Arthur (1981). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 2. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 10. ISBN 0-906899-03-6.