Wyvenhoe & Brightlingsea 0-6-0 Locomotives in Great_Britain

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Resolut (Locobase 16134)

Data from "Locomotives of the Great Eastern Railway," The Locomotive Magazine, Vol XVII (15 April 1911), p. 75. Hudswell work number was 184.

The two seaside towns in the railways name lay 5 miles (8 km) apart on the North Essex coast of England. It opened on 17 April 1866 and had been served by the Great Eastern. The W&B's management decided to strike out on their own in 1876 and purchased this little saddle tank as their motive power. Three years later, having struck out in the American baseball sense, the W&B returned to the GER's fold.

Compared to the rest of the power on the GER, this mite was "suitable for only the very lightest of work", says the LM report. So it was withdrawn from service in March 1888 and its machinery used as a stationary engine.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID16134
RailroadWyvenhoe & Brightlingsea
CountryGreat Britain
Number in Class1
Road Numbers1
Number Built1
BuilderHudswell, Clarke
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)12 / 3.66
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)12 / 3.66
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)12 / 3.66
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)22,736 / 10,313
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)58,940 / 26,735
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)58,940 / 26,735
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)58,940 / 26,735
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)818 / 3.10
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)33 / 16.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)39 / 991
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)120 / 8.30
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)13" x 20" / 330x508
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)8840 / 4009.76
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 6.67
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)81 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)10 / 3.05
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)46 / 4.27
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 7.20 / 0.67
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)461 / 42.83
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)461 / 42.83
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume150.04
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation864
Same as above plus superheater percentage864
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area5520
Power L11754
Power MT196.82

All material Copyright © SteamLocomotive.com
Wes Barris