Cambrian Railways Jones Class 89 0-6-0

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Cambrian Railways Class 89
GWR Class 15
Cambrian Railways Jones class 855.jpg
Cambrian Railways Jones class 855 in her final years of operation.
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Herbert Jones
Builder Beyer, Peacock and Company (9);
Robert Stephenson and Company (7)
Build date 1903–1919
Total produced 16
Specifications
Configuration 0-6-0
UIC class C
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Driver dia. 5 ft 1 in (1.549 m)
Loco weight 38 long tons (43 short tons; 39 t)
Tender weight 48.30 long tons (54.10 short tons; 49.08 t)
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 160 psi (1.10 MPa)
Cylinders Two, inside
Cylinder size 18 in × 26 in (457 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gear Stephenson
Performance figures
Tractive effort 18,625 lbf (82.8 kN)
Career
Class 89/15
Power class BR:unknown

The Cambrian Railways Class 89s were an 0-6-0 tender locomotive introduced by Jones in 1903 for general use over their system, upon grouping they became Great Western Railway class 15 and were reboilered from 1924 onwards with Swindon parts.

Building[edit]

Built at Beyer, Peacock and Company (BP) and Robert Stephenson and Company (RS) Locomotive Works.

Cambrian nos. GWR Nos. Maker and order no. Year built Serial nos.
15 844 BP 0981 1918 5944
29 849 BP 0981 1918 5945
31 855 BP 0981 1919 5946
38 864 BP 9683 1908 5031
42, 54 873-874 BP 0981 1919 5947-48
89–91 887-889 RS E3 1903 3089-91
92, 93 891-892 RS E3 1903 3092-93
99–102 893-896 BP 9683 1908 5029-30, 5032-33

Nos. 99–102 were numbered 15, 31, 42, 54 until October 1908.[1]

Withdrawal[edit]

The first loco withdrawn by the GWR was 888 in May 1922. The first locos withdrawn by BR were 864 and 887 in November 1952 from Machynlleth and Oswestry sheds respectively. The last three locos in the class, 849 Machynlleth, 855, 895 Oswestry, were withdrawn in October 1954. None are preserved.

Models[edit]

A Javelin Cambrian Jones Class 89 in 7mm scale.

A 7mm scale model is produced by Javelin Models.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davies et al. 1966, p. K71.
  • Davies, F.K.; Firth, J.M.; Lucking, J.H.; Thomas, R.E.; Allcock, N.J.; Sterndale, A.C.; Barrie, D.S.M.; Reed, P.J.T.; Mountford, E.R. (April 1966). White, D.E., ed. The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway, part ten: Absorbed Engines, 1922-1947. RCTS. ISBN 0-901115-20-7.