Caledonian Railway 294 and 711 Classes

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Caledonian Railway 294 and 711 Classes
Bo'ness condemned locomotives geograph-2804289-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
711 class No. 57472 at Bo'ness 4 October 1961
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Dugald Drummond
Build date 1883-1897
Total produced 244
Specifications
Configuration 0-6-0
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 5 ft 0 in (1.52 m)
Locomotive weight 41.3 long tons (42.0 t)
Boiler pressure 150 psi (1,000 kPa)
Cylinders Two, inside
Cylinder size 18 in × 26 in (457 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gear Stephenson
Performance figures
Tractive effort 17,901 lbf (79.63 kN)
Career
Operator(s) CR • LMS
Class CR: 294 and 711
Power class LMS: 2F
Withdrawn 1946-1962

The Caledonian Railway 294 and 711 Classes (nicknamed "Jumbo") were 0-6-0 steam locomotives designed by Dugald Drummond for the Caledonian Railway (CR) and introduced in 1883. After Drummond's retirement, construction of the class continued under Smellie, Lambie and McIntosh.[1] [2]

Ownership changes[edit]

All 244 locomotives survived to be absorbed by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) in 1923 and 238 survived into British Railways (BR) ownership in 1948.

Numbering[edit]

294 class No. 57361 at Polmadie Depot 15 August 1948
294 Class
CR nos. LMS nos. BR nos.
Various 17230-17392 57230-57392
711 Class
CR nos. LMS nos. BR nos.
Various 17393-17473 57393-57473

The BR number series are not continuous because some locomotives were withdrawn before 1948.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Casserley, H.C. and Johnston, S.W., Locomotives at the Grouping, No.3, London Midland and Scottish, Ian Allan, 1966, pp 176-177
  2. ^ http://www.railuk.info/steam/getsteamclass.php?item=2F-E