LT&SR 49 Class

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LT&SR 49 class
Specifications
Power type Steam
Build date 1898
Total produced 2
Configuration 0-6-0
UIC classification C n2
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 4 ft (1.219200 m)
Locomotive weight 38.20 long tons (38.81 t)
Boiler pressure 150 psi (1.03 MPa)
Cylinders Two
Cylinder size 18 mm × 24 mm (1 in × 1 in)
Valve gear Stephenson
Tractive effort 18,026 lbf (80.2 kN)
Career
Operator(s)
Class LT&SR: 49
Power class MR/LMS: 2F
Number(s) LTSR: 49–50;
MR: 2898–2899
Withdrawn 1933, 1936
Disposition Both scrapped

The LT&SR 49 class was a class of 0-6-0 steam locomotives. They were the only tender engines used by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway. They were originally ordered by the Ottoman Railway in Turkey, however that order was cancelled after they had been built and instead they were sold to the LT&SR in 1898. The LT&SR numbered them 49 and 50.

Both passed to the Midland Railway when it merged the LT&SR in 1912. The Midland renumbered them 2898–2899 and gave them the power classification 2F. The Midland fitted them with Belpaire firebox boilers, plus some standard fittings. Both passed into LMS ownership in 1923, and they initially retained their numbers.

In 1935, number 2899 was renumbered with the addition of 20000 to 22899; 2898 having been withdrawn in 1933. Number 22899 was withdrawn in 1936. Neither was preserved.

References[edit]

  • Casserley, H.C; S.W. Johnston (1966, 1974). Locomotives at the Grouping 3: London, Midland and Scottish Railway. Shepperton, Surrey: Ian Allan Limited. p. 51. ISBN 0-7110-0554-0. 
  • Bob Essery The London, Tilbury and Southend Railway and its Locomotives, OPC (2001) ISBN 0-86093-561-2
  • Bob Essery and David Jenkinson An Illustrated History of LMS locomotives. Volume 4. Absorbed Pre-Group Classes Midland Division ISBN 0-947971-16-5