Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton 2-2-2 Locomotives in Great_Britain

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 41 (Locobase 16049)

Data from "Passenger Engines, Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway", The Locomotive (15 December 1910), p. 272. Works numbers were 558-559 in 1856.

These were the last Jenny Lind single-wheelers(see Locobase 664 for a detailed description of this design) built for any railway. The 51 bore the name Will Shakespere.

They ran for nearly 30 years essentially as built before being scrapped in 1880-1883.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID16049
RailroadOxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton
CountryGreat Britain
Number in Class2
Road Numbers41, 51
Number Built2
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)14.67 / 4.47
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)24,640 / 11,177
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)24,640 / 11,177
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)60,620 / 27,497
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)41 / 20.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)76 / 1930
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)120 / 8.30
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)15" x 22" / 381x559
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)6643 / 3013.22
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.71
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)162 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)10.50 / 3.20
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)82.80 / 7.69
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)974 / 90.49
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)974 / 90.49
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume216.46
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation
Same as above plus superheater percentage
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area9936
Power L14689
Power MT419.54

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