Taff Vale Railway H class

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Taff Vale Railway H class
Specifications
Power type Steam
Designer Tom Hurry Riches
Builder Kitson & Co.
Build date 1884
Total produced 3
Configuration 0-6-0T
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 5 ft 3 in (1.600 m)
Locomotive weight 44.75 long tons (45.47 t)
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 140 psi (0.97 MPa)
Cylinders Two, inside
Cylinder size 17 in × 26 in (432 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gear Stephenson (sliding valve)
Tractive effort 15,040 lbf (66.9 kN)
Career
Railroad(s) Taff Vale Railway
Great Western Railway;
British Railways
Withdrawn 1951-1953
Disposition All scrapped

The Taff Vale Railway H class was a class of 3 0-6-0T steam tank locomotives designed by Tom Hurry Riches, built by Kitson & Co. and introduced to the Taff Vale Railway in 1884. They were primarily used on the Pwllyrhebog Colliery Incline, and had special tapered boilers for this purpose.[1]

Numbering[edit]

Year Quantity Builder Serial Numbers TVR Numbers GWR numbers Notes
1884 3 Kitson & Co. 2697, 2698, 2699 141, 142, 143 792, 793, 794

Withdrawal and disposal[edit]

Both entered British Railways service in 1948 - the first locomotive was retired in 1951, the second in 1952, and the final locomotive in 1953. All 3 were scrapped having been withdrawn from the Treherbert shed.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] RailUK.info, last updated on 27 October 2002