Barry Railway Class G

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Barry Railway Class G
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer J. F. Hosgood
Builder Vulcan Foundry (2)
Sharp, Stewart & Co. (2)
Build date 1892 and 1895
Total produced 4
 • Whyte 0-4-4T
 • UIC B2′ n2t
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Driver dia. 5 ft 7 12 in (1.715 m)
Trailing dia. 3 ft 0 in (0.914 m)
Wheelbase 22 ft 5 in (6.833 m)
Loco weight 56 long tons 1 cwt (125,600 lb or 56.9 t) (62.8 short tons)
Fuel type Coal
Cylinders Two inside
Cylinder size 17 12 in × 26 in (444 mm × 660 mm)
Performance figures
Tractive effort 15,925 lbf (70.84 kN)
Class BR: G
  • BR: 66–69
  • GWR: 2–4, 9
Delivered 1892 and 1895
Withdrawn 1925–1929
Disposition All scrapped

Barry Railway Class G were 0-4-4T steam tank locomotives of the Barry Railway in South Wales. They were designed by J. F. Hosgood, built by both Vulcan Foundry and Sharp Stewart and were introduced in 1892. Initially used for the Barry to Cardiff suburban service, they were transferred to passenger duties on the main line between Barry and Porth as well as the service between Pontypridd Graig and Cardiff Clarence Road, once the ‘J’ class had displaced them on the Barry to Cardiff run. The company insisted that their passenger locomotives should be smartly turned out and the ‘G’ class was no exception. The locomotives passed to the Great Western Railway in 1922. None survived into British Railways ownership and none have been preserved.[1]


Year Quantity Manufacturer Serial Numbers Barry Numbers GWR Numbers Notes
1892 2 Vulcan Foundry 1348–1349 66–67 2, 3 67 didn't have a copper capped chimney (all other class members did) and it had splashers on the trailing wheels
1895 2 Sharp Stewart 4053–4054 68–69 4, 9


  1. ^ Davies et al. 1966, p. K42.
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  • Mountford, Eric R. (1987). The Barry Railway – Diagrams and Photographs of Locomotives, Coaches and Wagons. Headington: Oakwood Press. p. 15. ISBN 0853613559. 
  • Russell, J. H. (1978). Great Western Absorbed Engines. Oxford Publishing Company. p. 34. ISBN 0902888749. 
  • "(includes information on the class, one black and white photo of no.66 and scale drawings)". Model Railway Constructor. Ian Allan. March 1950.