An early sketch of Hibernia
Hibernia was a steam locomotive designed by Richard Roberts and built by Sharp, Roberts and Company in 1834 for the Dublin and Kingstown Railway (D&KR). The locomotive had vertical cylinders driving via bell cranks.
Hibernia pulled the first train on the D&KR on 9 October 1834, which consisted of eight carriages. While this was the first trial to traverse the length of the line from Westland Row to Salthill the locomotive Vauxhall had done a shorter trial run with a small train from Dublin to the Martello Tower at Williamstown which is now park of Blackrock Park.
The engine was expected to be able to haul a train of 60 to 80 tons in weight at 20 miles per hour (32 km/h).
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