Lintz Green Colliery 0-4-2 Locomotives in Great_Britain

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Lintz (Locobase 8183)

Data from Colin E Mountford & LG Charlton,"Lintz" (Industrial Railway Record #15 (September 1967), pp 95-99, archived on [] (last accessed 9 February 2007). Works number was 258 in 1873.

The Lintz Green Colliery itself (near Consett in County Durham) opened up in 1855 and its pits were served by stationary engines. In 1871, George Henry Gooch took control. Among his actions was to open subsidiary "drifts". The West Lintz or Brass Thill Drift was served by a 2'-gauge railway whose first motive power example was this tiny saddle tank. A coke- (rather than coal-) burner, the Lintz had a self-centering radial axle that used a heart-shaped cam to keep it in line.Both its rail gauge and its wheel arrangement appeared rarely in Black, Hawthorn's production list.

The 2-mile(3.2 km) line's profile was not for the timid. Half the distance rose at a 2% rate while much of the rest featured adverse gradients (i.e. the direction in which a loaded train traveled) of 1 in 65 (1.5%), 1 in 82 & 1 in 84 (about 1.2%). An average train consisted of 20 full wagons weighing a total of 22 1/2 long tons (25.2 short tons).

The great depression of the middle 1870s led to the closure ("laying in") of the West Lintz Drift in 1878 and the idling of the Lintz and an 0-4-0ST. It's not clear what happened to the Lintz. It may have ended its days as a stationary boiler.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID8183
RailroadLintz Green Colliery
CountryGreat Britain
Number in Class1
Road Numbers
Number Built1
BuilderBlack, Hawthorn
Valve Gear
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 3.25 / 0.99
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) 7.42 / 2.26
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.44
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m) 7.42 / 2.26
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)16,800 / 7620
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)16,800 / 7620
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)16,800 / 7620
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)168 / 0.64
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)14 / 7
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)24 / 610
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)6" x 12" / 152x305
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)1989 / 902.20
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 8.45
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)54 - 1.5" / 38
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)17 / 1.58
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)3 / 0.28
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)142 / 13.20
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)142 / 13.20
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume361.60
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation390
Same as above plus superheater percentage390
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area2210
Power L13006
Power MT788.94

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