Barry Railway Class J

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Barry Railway Class J
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Builder Hudswell Clarke (3)
Sharp, Stewart & Co. (8)
Build date 1897–1899
Total produced 11
 • Whyte 2-4-2T
 • UIC 1B1 n2t
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Driver dia. 5 ft 7.5 in (1.715 m)
Trailing dia. 3 ft 6 in (1.067 m)
Loco weight 60 long tons 18 cwt (136,400 lb or 61.9 t)
(68.2 short tons)
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 160 psi (1.10 MPa)
Cylinders Two
Cylinder size 17 12 in × 26 in (444 mm × 660 mm)
Performance figures
Tractive effort 15,925 lbf (70.84 kN)
Withdrawn 1926–1930
Disposition All scrapped

Barry Railway Class J were 2-4-2T steam tank locomotives of the Barry Railway in South Wales. They were designed by J. F. Hosgood, built by both Hudswell Clarke and Sharp, Stewart and Company and were introduced in 1897. Their main use was on the Barry to Cardiff suburban service and had a reputation for always being smartly turned out. They were all shedded at Barry. The locomotives passed to the Great Western Railway in 1922. None survived into British Railways ownership and none have been preserved.


Year Quantity Manufacturer Serial numbers Barry numbers GWR numbers Notes
1897 3 Hudswell Clarke 473–475 86–88 1311–1313
1898 3 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 4367–4369 89–91 1314–1316
1899 5 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 4497–4501 94–98 1317–1321


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