Barry Railway 0-8-0 Locomotives in Great_Britain

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class D/1387 (Locobase 20956)

Data from "Barry Ry ," The Locomotive Magazine, Volume XXIX [29] , No 366 (15 February 1923), p. 39; and No 368 (14 April 1923), p.108. Works numbers were 3446-3447 in 1888 (33-34), 3365 in 1886 (92) and 3394 in 1887 (93).

LM's two installments on the Barry Railway explain that Glasgow builder Sharp, Stewart had contracted with the Swedish & Norwegian Railway for 20 0-8-0 goods engines designed by John Waddington Mann. Mann had served as locomotive superintendent of the Eastern and Midland, but in 1886, had signed on as Chief Mechanical Engineer of the S&NR.

Unfortunately for the railway, it went into liquidation and Sharp, Stewart found buyers in the Baden State Railway, Palatinate Railway, and the Barry. LM's report confirms Locobase's suspicion that the Barry quartet were the first eight-coupled tender engines "to run on any railway in this country [England]."

Outliers as tender engines in a tank engine-predominant railway, these engines attracted Barry's interest because of their short wheelbases and short tenders. Yet once they entered service, their fuel and water capacities fell short of those of the railway's tank locomotives. So the Barry asked Sharp, Stewart to build some 0-8-2s, which are the subject of Locobase 10488.

All four Ds served the Barry well enough to remain on the books when the Great Western absorbed the Barry in 1921. But they weren't really suited to

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID20956
RailroadBarry Railway
CountryGreat Britain
Number in Class4
Road Numbers35-36, 92-93/1387-1390
Number Built4
BuilderSharp, Stewart
Valve GearAllan
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)15.42 / 4.70
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)15.42 / 4.70
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)109,536 / 49,685
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)109,536 / 49,685
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)56,560 / 25,655
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)166,096 / 75,340
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2160 / 8.18
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)46 / 23
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)51 / 1295
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)150 / 10.30
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)20" x 26" / 508x660
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)26,000 / 11793.42
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.21
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)192 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)12.87 / 3.92
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)115 / 10.68
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)22.75 / 2.11
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1410 / 130.99
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1410 / 130.99
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume149.15
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3413
Same as above plus superheater percentage3413
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area17,250
Power L12677
Power MT215.52

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