Jersey Eastern 0-4-2 Locomotives in Great_Britain


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Caesarea (Locobase 20290)

Data from "The Railways of the Channel Islands--The Jersey Eastern Railway, Ltd", Locomotive Magazine, Volume 20 (14 March 1914) pp. 83. Works numbers were 1832-1833 in 1872.

Unlike the Jersey Railways Company, the Jersey Eastern always operated as a standard-gauge railway. The main line opened from St Helier (also the starting point for the JRC) to Grouville and ultimately to Gorey Pier in May 1891. At that point, the outer point, which lay at the base of Mont Orgueil Castle, was 6 3/8 miles (10 km) from St Helier.

Also unlike the JRC, the JER's motive power put its coupled axles first. Delivered with Naylor safety valves, Caesarea and sister Calvados received the more common Ramsbottom valve design in 1899.


Class Carteret (Locobase 20292)

Data from "The Railways of the Channel Islands--The Jersey Eastern Railway, Ltd", Locomotive Magazine, Volume 20 (14 March 1914) pp. 83. Works numbers were 1832-1833 in 1872.

The last of the four Kitson locomotives essentially repeated most of the specs of the first two (Locobase 20290) while adopting the larger boiler diameter and tank capacity of the third (Locobase 20291).

Carteret's name celebrated the French port that lay 14 miles (23 km) from Gorey Point and could be reached by steamer in 80 minutes.


Class Mont Orgueil (Locobase 20291)

Data from "The Railways of the Channel Islands--The Jersey Eastern Railway, Ltd", Locomotive Magazine, Volume 20 (14 March 1914) pp. 83. Works numbers were 1832-1833 in 1872.

The third locomotive delivered to the Jersey Eastern was fourteen years newer and slightly larger than the first two (Locobase 20290). Named for the famous castle at the end of the line, the Mont Orgueil had a new boiler and firebox.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

ClassCaesareaCarteretMont Orgueil
Locobase ID20290 20292 20291
RailroadJersey EasternJersey EasternJersey Eastern
CountryGreat BritainGreat BritainGreat Britain
Whyte0-4-2T0-4-2T0-4-2T
Number in Class211
Road Numbers
GaugeStdStdStd
Number Built211
BuilderKitson & CoKitson & CoKitson & Co
Year187218981886
Valve GearStephensonStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)6 / 1.836 / 1.836 / 1.83
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)12.33 / 3.7612.33 / 3.7612.33 / 3.76
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.49 0.49 0.49
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)12.33 / 3.7612.33 / 3.7612.33 / 3.76
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)53,760 / 24,38556,000 / 25,40156,000 / 25,401
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)53,760 / 24,38556,000 / 25,40156,000 / 25,401
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)643 / 2.44684 / 2.59684 / 2.44
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)48 / 121948 / 121948 / 1219
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)140 / 9.70140 / 9.70140 / 9.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)13" x 20" / 330x50813" x 20" / 330x50813" x 20" / 330x508
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)8380 / 3801.118380 / 3801.118380 / 3801.11
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)100 - 1.75" / 44100 - 1.75" / 44106 - 1.75" / 44
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 9.83 / 3 9.92 / 3.0210 / 3.05
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)51.60 / 4.7951.20 / 4.7650.20 / 4.66
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 8.74 / 0.81 8.78 / 0.82 9.88 / 0.92
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)504 / 46.82505 / 46.92537 / 49.89
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)504 / 46.82505 / 46.92537 / 49.89
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume164.04164.36174.78
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation122412291383
Same as above plus superheater percentage122412291383
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area722471687028
Power L1277827742872
Power MT

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