Indian locomotive class WW

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Indian WW
Vulcan Foundry works photo of NWR no. 301.
Vulcan Foundry works photo of NWR no. 301.
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Builder Vulcan Foundry
Serial number 4791–4794
Build date 1940–1942
Total produced 4
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte 0-6-2T
 • UIC C1′h2t
Gauge 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm)
Driver dia. 4 ft 3 in (1,295 mm)
Axle load 16.5 long tons (16.8 t; 18.5 short tons)
Loco weight 65.85 long tons (66.91 t; 73.75 short tons)
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 210 psi (1.45 MPa)
Cylinders Two, outside
Cylinder size 16 in × 22 in (406 mm × 559 mm)
Valve gear Walschaerts
Performance figures
Tractive effort 19,710 lbf (87.67 kN)
Career
Operators Indian Railways
Number in class 4
Numbers 15010–15013
[1][2]

The Indian locomotive class WW was a class of 0-6-2T tank locomotives used on broad gauge lines in India.[1][3][4] The four members of the class were built by Vulcan Foundry in Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England, and completed in 1942.[2]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hughes 1996, p. 23.
  2. ^ a b "Indian Railways 5 ft. 6 in. Gauge 1952 0-6-2T (WW) brochure" (PDF). Vulcan Foundry. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Hughes 1976, p. 21.
  4. ^ Marshall 2009, pp. 147–148.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Hughes, Hugh (1976). Steam in India. Truro, Cornwall: D. Bradford Barton Ltd. ISBN 0851532586. 
  • Hughes, Hugh (1996). Indian Locomotives: Part 4 – 1941–1990. Harrow, Middlesex: The Continental Railway Circle. ISBN 0-9521655-1-1. 
  • Marshall, Lawrence G (2009). Indian Broad Gauge Steam Remembered. East Harling, Norfolk: Taverner Publications. ISBN 9781901470154. 

External links[edit]

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