Wirral Railway 2-4-0 Locomotives in Great_Britain

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 3 (Locobase 6473)

Data from [] (accessed 8 April 2005). The Wirral Railway covered about 13 miles from the port of Birkenhead inland near Liverpool. This little pair of tanks was delivered around the same time the Wirral tok iover the Seacombe, Hoylake & Deeside. They were the line's only 2-4-0Ts and were retired well before the others in 1913-1914.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID6473
RailroadWirral Railway
CountryGreat Britain
Number in Class2
Road Numbers3-4
Number Built2
BuilderBeyer, Peacock
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)59,360 / 26,925
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)75,936 / 34,444
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)75,936 / 34,444
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)984 / 3.73
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 1.70 / 2
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)49 / 24.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)60.50 / 1537
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)140 / 9.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)15" x 20" / 381x508
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)8851 / 4014.75
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 6.71
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)67 / 6.23
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)13 / 1.21
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)918 / 85.32
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)918 / 85.32
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume224.42
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1820
Same as above plus superheater percentage1820
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area9380
Power L14324
Power MT321.19

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