Liverpool, Southport & Preston Junction 0-6-2 Locomotives in Great_Britain

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 3 (Locobase 20661)

Data from "The West Lancashire Railway and Locomotives", Locomotive Magazine, Volume XXIV [24] (15 May 1918 and 15 July 1918), pp. 81, 116. Works numbers were 3070-3071 in 1887.

The 7 1/2 mile (12.1 km) LS&PJ linked the West Lancashire Railway, leaving Southport and running south to Hillhouse Junction and Altcar to meet the Cheshire Lines metals heading north from Liverpool. Good trains coming up the Cheshire lines could take a curve at Meols Cop and head directly to Preston without passing through Southport.

These radial tanks had drivers that were, said LM, "of an unusually large size."

From its 1887 opening, LM reported, it "cannot be said that the alliance with the LS&PJ Ry brought any further measure of prosperity to the WLR the interest of economy reduction of the train service became necessary."

Both the LS&PJ and the WLR were sold to the Lancashire & Yorkshire on 1 July 1897. The L&Y rebuilt the pair with smaller, 61" (1,549 mm) drivers of a standard type. A standard "renewal" boiler had a firebox offering 18.8 sq ft (1.75 sq m) of grate area. The bigger boiler presented an additional 103 sq ft (9.57 sq m) composed of 1,070 sq ft (93,82 sq m) in the tubes, 94 sq ft (8.73 sq m)in the firebox or 1,164 sq ft (108.14 sq m) evaporative heating surface area.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID20661
RailroadLiverpool, Southport & Preston Junction
CountryGreat Britain
Number in Class2
Road Numbers3-4/1363-1364
Number Built2
BuilderKitson & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)13.67 / 4.17
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)19.50 / 5.94
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.70
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)19.50 / 5.94
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)91,280 / 41,404
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)114,240 / 51,818
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)114,240 / 51,818
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1680 / 6.36
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 2.80 / 3
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)51 / 25.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)66 / 1676
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)150 / 10.30
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)17.5" x 26" / 445x660
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)15,382 / 6977.17
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.93
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)194 - 1.75" / 44
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)10.92 / 3.33
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)90 / 8.36
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)18 / 1.67
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1061 / 98.57
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1061 / 98.57
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume146.59
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2700
Same as above plus superheater percentage2700
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area13,500
Power L13444
Power MT249.54

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