Taff Vale Railway O3 class

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Taff Vale Railway O3 class
Specifications
Power type Steam
Designer Tom Hurry Riches
Builder Kitson & Co.
Build date 1904
Total produced 2
Configuration 0-6-2T
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 4 ft 6 in (1.372 m)
Locomotive weight 63.00 long tons (64.01 t)
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 160 psi (1.10 MPa)
Cylinders Two, inside
Cylinder size 17 in × 26 in (432 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gear Stephenson (sliding valve)
Tractive effort 19,870 lbf (88.4 kN)
Career
Railroad(s) Taff Vale Railway
Great Western Railway;
British Railways
Withdrawn 1948
Disposition All scrapped

The Taff Vale Railway O3 class was a class of 2 0-6-2T steam tank locomotives designed by Tom Hurry Riches, built by Kitson & Co. and introduced to the Taff Vale Railway in 1904. They were rebuilt with new boilers by the Great Western Railway (GWR) in 1930.

Numbering[edit]

Year Quantity Builder Serial Numbers TVR Numbers GWR numbers Notes
1904 2 Kitson & Co. 4235, 4236 18, 19 410, 411

Withdrawal and disposal[edit]

Both entered British Railways service in 1948, but neither lasted more than 3 months before being retired and scrapped. Both were withdrawn from the Cardiff Canton shed.

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