SLNCR Leitrim class

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SLNCR Leitrim class
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
BuilderBeyer, Peacock[1]
Build date1882, 1895, 1899 [1]
Total produced5
 • Whyte0-6-4T
 • UICC2′ n2t
Gauge5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm)
Driver dia.4 ft 9 in (1.448 m)[2]
Fuel typeCoal
CylindersTwo, inside
Cylinder size16 12 in × 20 in (419 mm × 508 mm)[2]
Train heatingSteam
Loco brakeSteam
ClassSLNCR: Leitrim
NumbersSLNCR: none
Official name
  • Fermanagh,
  • Leitrim,
  • Lurganboy,
  • Hazelwood,
  • Lissadell
DispositionAll scrapped

The Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway Leitrim Class was a class of five 0-6-4T locomotives built by Beyer, Peacock and Company between 1882 and 1889 for the SLNCR.


In 1879 Beyer, Peacock and Company supplied the South Australian Railways K class, which was built to the Irish gauge and designed to run on lightweight track. As a result, and after the disappointment of the Pioneer class, the SL&NCR ordered an enlarged version of this design which became the SLNCR Leitrim class.[3][4]

Beyer, Peacock delivered the first two of this class Fermanagh and Leitrim, in 1882. They proved to be reliable and the SL&NCR obtained further examples from Beyer, Peacock: Lurganboy in 1895; Lissadell and Hazelwood in 1899.[5] The SL&NCR started withdrawing the class from service in 1947 and one of the class survived until the closure of the line in 1957.[4] "Lissadell" was sold in working order to Hammond Lane Foundry in 1954 and survived until broken up at Manorhamilton in 1957.[6]


A 1:43 scale (O gauge, both 4′ 8″ and 5′ 3″) brass kit is available from Studio Scale Models.[7]


  1. ^ a b Sprinks 1970, p. 89.
  2. ^ a b Rowledge 1993, p. 118.
  3. ^ Sprinks 1970, p. 74.
  4. ^ a b Sprinks 1970, p. 77.
  5. ^ Rowlege, p. 118.
  6. ^ Five Foot Three No.38 Winter 1991/92
  7. ^ "Loco Kits and Accessories". Studio Scale Models. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  • Rowledge, J. W. P. (1993). Irish Steam Locomotive Register. Stockport, Merseyside: Irish Traction Group. ISBN 0-947773-33-9.
  • Sprinks, N. W. (1970). Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway. Billericay: Irish Railway Record Society (London Area).

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