Liverpool, Crosby & Southport 0-4-2 Locomotives in Great_Britain

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 8577)

Data from Vulcan Foundry website -- [], accessed 14 July 2007. Boiler pressure is an estimate. Works numbers were 318-320 in 1848.

The drawing doesn't have much more than the data shown on the drawing, which notes it was identical to the Scottish Central locomotives shown in Locobase 8575. Unlike most 0-4-2s, these were described as "goods engines". They had long, slender boilers with widely set drivers.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

Locobase ID8577
RailroadLiverpool, Crosby & Southport
CountryGreat Britain
Number in Class3
Road Numbers
Number Built3
BuilderVulcan Foundry
Valve Gear
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 7.17 / 2.19
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)13 / 3.96
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.55
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)
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)55 / 1397
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)100 / 6.90
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)16" x 18" / 406x457
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)7121 / 3230.04
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)14 / 1.30
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)953 / 88.57
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)953 / 88.57
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume227.51
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1400
Same as above plus superheater percentage1400
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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