Joicey and Company Colliery 0-6-0 Locomotives in Great_Britain

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 20243)

Data from "Colliery Tank Locomotives," The Engineer, Volume 61, No 3 (15 January 1886), p. 45. See also Colin E Mountford, "Running an Edwardian Railway", reproduced from Industrial Railway Record No 124 (March 1991), at [], last accessed 7 August 2017.

James Joicey and Company was the ultimate corporate form of J. and G. Joicey and Company, which was formed in 1828 to exploit coalfields in Tanfield Moor near Newcastle. Although the Engineer description reported that this engine "was designed to work the traffic on a heavy gradient from a colliery near Newcastle-on-Tyne [sic]". Thus, although the report does not specifically say, it seems likely that this relatively large saddle tank, produced at Joicey's Forth Banks West Foundry, served one or more of the many collieries the company then owned.

Its three sets of drivers were set outside of the plate frame and had prominent lozenge-shaped counterweights centered on the hub and not touching the wheels' rims. At the time, the colliery used four-ton "chaldron" waggons, which it would replace with 10 ton wooden hopper waggons after the turn of the century.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID20243
RailroadJoicey and Company Colliery
CountryGreat Britain
Number in Class
Road Numbers
Number Built
BuilderJoicey and Company
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)12 / 3.05
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)12 / 3.05
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)12 / 3.05
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg) / 20,829
Engine Weight (lbs / kg) / 20,829
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg) / 20,829
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML) / 2.73
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) / 1
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)45 / 914
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)150 / 9.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)16.5" x 22" / 305x457
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)16,970 / 7697.47
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm) / 44
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) / 2.57
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)75
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 1.30
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)886
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)886
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume162.73
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation195
Same as above plus superheater percentage195
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area11,250
Power L12606
Power MT

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