Taff Vale Railway O2 class

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Taff Vale Railway O2 class
"Taff Vale" 0-6-0 at Oxenhope... - geograph.org.uk - 794584.jpg
Taff Vale 85 at Oxenhope, 27 January 2008
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Tom Hurry Riches
Builder Neilson, Reid & Co.
Total produced 9
Specifications
Configuration 0-6-2T
UIC classification C1 n2t
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 4 ft 6 12 in (1.384 m)
Locomotive weight 61 long tons 10 cwt (137,800 lb or 62.5 t)
Boiler pressure 160 psi (1.10 MPa)
Cylinders Two, inside
Cylinder size 17.5 in × 26 in (444 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gear Stephenson
Performance figures
Tractive effort 19,870 kN (4,466,953.70 lbf)
Career
Operator(s) TVR » GWR
Withdrawn 1926–1928
Preserved One: TVR 85
Disposition One preserved, remainder scrapped

The Taff Vale Railway O2 class was a class of 0-6-2T steam tank locomotives designed by Tom Hurry Riches and introduced to the Taff Vale Railway in 1899.

Numbering[edit]

Year Quantity Builder Serial Numbers TVR Numbers GWR numbers Notes
1899 9 Neilson, Reid & Co. 5406 (or 5409 ?), 5408, 5410–5416 82, 85, 84, 32, 83, 81, 31, 66, 44 423, 426, 425, 413, 424, 421, 412, 419, 415

Withdrawal and disposal[edit]

All were withdrawn from traffic between 1926 and 1928. One locomotive, GWR 426 (TVR 85) was sold to the National Coal Board and used at their Philadelphia Colliery, numbered 52. It was subsequently saved for preservation, and is based at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. It was restored to original Taff Vale condition in 2000 and ran on a regular basis until 2009 when it's boiler ticket expired. It is now undergoing another overhaul to operational condition.

References[edit]

  • Casserley, H. C. & Johnston, Stuart W. (1966). Locomotives at the Grouping 4: Great Western Railway. Shepperton, Middlesex: Ian Allan Limited. p. 78. 
  • Butcher, Alan C. (ed.). Railways Restored (1988/89 ed.). Weybridge, Surrey: Ian Allan Limited. pp. 85–86. ISBN 0-7110-1762-X.