Barry Railway Class D were 0-8-0T steam tender engines of the Barry Railway in South Wales. They were built to a standard Sharp, Stewart and Company design modified by John Waddington Mann, the Chief Mechanical Engineer for the Swedish & Norwegian Railway. In fact, 20 of these locomotives were ordered by this railway. However the company ran into severe financial difficulty with the result that only one and a half locomotives were paid for by the S&N.
Two of the locomotives, S&N 25 and 26, never reached overseas but were retained by Sharp, Stewart. They were later sold to the Barry Railway in October 1889 and became numbers 35 and 36. Two other locomotives, S&N 5 and 8, were seized by bailiffs in December 1891. There then followed a long drawn out legal dispute between Sharp, Stewart and Swedish & Norwegian Railway. It was not until May 1895 that the Supreme Court in Sweden found in favour of Sharp, Stewart and the engines in question were returned to the manufacturers. In late 1896, they were offered to the Barry Railway who took delivery of them in March and April 1897. The two locomotives were numbered 92 and 93.
On arrival, the locomotives did very little main line duty but were confined to pulling heavy coal trains from Cadoxton Yard to Barry Docks. However, in 1909, 92 and 93 were assigned to haul mineral trains from the coal pits on the Rhymney branch of the Brecon and Merthyr to Cadoxton Yard and were mechanically modified for the purpose.
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