London, Brighton & South Coast 0-4-4 Locomotives in Great_Britain


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class D bogies (Locobase 10119)

Data from "The Locomotive History of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway," The Locomotive & Railway Carriage & Wagon Review, Vol IV (July 1899), p. 106.

Robert John Billinton introduced this maid-of-all-passenger-work (up to a point) wheel arrangement to the LB & SCR. Because of the popularity of the 0-4-4T layout for the repeated stop-and-start nature of commuter work, it surprised some observers that this was the only such class the LB & SCR would produce. Brighton turned out the class from 1892 to 1896.

They were a solid success, serving branch and main lines for decades. 26 survived to be taken into British Railways under the 1948 Nationalization.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassD bogies
Locobase ID10119
RailroadLondon, Brighton & South Coast
CountryGreat Britain
Whyte0-4-4T
Number in Class37
Road Numbers363-398
GaugeStd
Number Built37
BuilderBrighton
Year1891
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)15.25 / 4.65
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)21.25 / 6.48
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.72
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)21.25 / 6.48
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)37,296 / 16,917
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)70,560 / 32,006
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)108,528 / 49,228
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)108,528 / 49,228
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1700 / 6.44
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 2.80 / 3
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)59 / 29.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)66 / 1676
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)18" x 26" / 457x660
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)17,359 / 7873.92
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.06
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)242 - 1.625" / 41
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)10.73 / 3.27
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)97 / 9.01
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)17.08 / 1.59
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1203 / 111.80
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1203 / 111.80
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume157.10
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2733
Same as above plus superheater percentage2733
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area15,520
Power L13880
Power MT242.46

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