Taff Vale Railway O3 class

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Taff Vale Railway O3 class
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Tom Hurry Riches
Builder Kitson & Co.
Build date 1904
Total produced 2
Configuration 0-6-2T
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Driver dia. 4 ft 6 in (1.372 m)
Loco weight 63.00 long tons (64.01 t; 70.56 short tons)
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 160 psi (1.10 MPa)
Cylinders Two, inside
Cylinder size 17 in × 26 in (432 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gear Stephenson
Valve type Slide valve
Performance figures
Tractive effort 19,870 lbf (88.4 kN)
Operators Taff Vale Railway
Great Western Railway;
British Railways
Withdrawn 1948
Disposition All scrapped

The Taff Vale Railway O3 class was a class of 2 0-6-2T steam tank locomotives designed by Tom Hurry Riches, built by Kitson & Co. and introduced to the Taff Vale Railway in 1904. They were rebuilt with new boilers by the Great Western Railway (GWR) in 1930.


Year Quantity Builder Serial Numbers TVR Numbers GWR numbers Notes
1904 2 Kitson & Co. 4235, 4236 18, 19 410, 411

Withdrawal and disposal[edit]

Both entered British Railways service in 1948, but neither lasted more than 3 months before being retired and scrapped. Both were withdrawn from the Cardiff Canton shed.

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