Garstang & Knotts End 2-6-0 Locomotives in Great_Britain

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Blackpool (Locobase 20441)

Data from "The Knott End Railway", The Locomotive Magazine, Vol XXI (15 December 1915), p. 275. See also "Goods & Not So Goods", Appendix Two - Selected Pre Grouping and Joint Companies-Garsatang [sic] & Knott End Railway", available on line at [], last accessed 16 September 2018.

A year after Manning Wardle supplied this Lancashire short line with a rather mundane 0-6-0T, the builder supplied what would be the only 2-6-0T to run on a British railway. Moreover, its valve gear was a Walschaert variant used on only few locomotives. It was a bulky, frankly unattractive locomotive. Its long side tanks rode high on the boiler in casings pierced at the running board level by long slots, presumably to improve access to the machinery. The leading truck rolled in a truck sited ahead of the smokebox and the cab had large portholes in the weatherboard.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID20441
RailroadGarstang & Knotts End
CountryGreat Britain
Number in Class1
Road Numbers
Number Built1
BuilderManning Wardle
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)12.50 / 3.20
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)20.75 / 3.20
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.60
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)20.75 / 3.20
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)58,912 / 26,722
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)58,912 / 26,722
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1200 / 4.55
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)45 / 1143
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)16" x 22" / 406x559
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)17,021 / 7720.60
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)14.50 / 1.35
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)902 / 83.80
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)902 / 83.80
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume176.18
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2320
Same as above plus superheater percentage2320
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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