MGWR Class B

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B class
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Edward Cusack
Builder North British
Build date 1904
Total produced 6
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte 0-6-0
Gauge 5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm)
Driver dia. 5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm)
Career
Operators Midland Great Western Railway
Great Southern Railways
CIÉ
Number in class 4
Numbers MGWR 143-146
GSR 646-649
Locale Ireland
Withdrawn 1930-1939

The Midland Great Western Railway (MGWR) B Class 0-6-0 was a class of 4 locomotives built at North British Locomotive Company in 1904. In 1925 they were allocated Great Southern Railways (GSR) Class 646 / Inchicore Class J2.[1][2]

MGWR No. Name Built GSR No. Withdrawn
143 Canada 1904 646 1933
144 Australia 1904 647 1930
145 India 1904 648 1939
146 Africa 1904 649 1939

The MGWR Class B was an attempt at a more powerful 0-6-0 locomotive than the existing Class L. Like the Class A 4-4-0 which they shared some components they were weight restricted to the Dublin-Galway on the MGWR. They were rebuilt 1916/17 with superheating. On scrapping some of their tenders were givin to Class A locomotives.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shepherd, Ernie (1994). The Midland Great Western Railway of Ireland - An illustrated History. Midland Publishing Limited. pp. 89, 130. ISBN 1-85780-008-7.
  2. ^ a b Clements, Jeremy; McMahon, Michael (2008). Locomotives of the GSR. Colourpoint Books. p. 207. ISBN 9781906578268.