Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast 0-4-4 Locomotives in Great_Britain

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class C / G3 (Locobase 5904)

Data from Richard Marsden's LNER site -- [] (Jan 2004).

In the 10 years between their purchase by the LD & EC and that railway's absorption into the Great Central Railway, these were the passenger locomotives on the line and operated primarily between Lincoln and Chesterfield.

Neither the GCR nor the LNER, when the latter was created in the 1923 Grouping made substantial changes to the class. By this time all but one were operating in the Sheffield area. The sixth was in Ardsley and was withdrawn first in 1931, followed by the other 5 over the next four years.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassC / G3
Locobase ID5904
RailroadLancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast
CountryGreat Britain
Number in Class6
Road Numbers
Number Built6
BuilderKitson & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)22.25 / 6.78
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase
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)1560 / 5.91
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 2.20 / 2
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)
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)17" x 24" / 432x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)14,292 / 6482.75
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)174 - 1.75" / 44
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)94.30 / 8.76
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)16.30 / 1.51
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)961 / 89.31
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)961 / 89.31
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume152.42
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2608
Same as above plus superheater percentage2608
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area15,088
Power L13999
Power MT

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