Glasgow & South Western 2-6-0 Locomotives in Great_Britain


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 371 (Locobase 15888)

Data from "2-6-0 Goods Locomotive, G & SW Ry,", Locomotive Magazine, Vol XV (15 January 1910), p 9.

This engine was built as a Mogul, but reflected work put into the updated 0-6-0s that Inchicore had begun turning out in 1907. But this engine was fitted with a Belpaire firebox and an extended firebox. The firebox sat low and between the last two driven axles.


Class Austrian Goods (Locobase 3655)

Data from Ahrons (1927) and "2-6-0 Superheater Locomotive", Railway Magazine, Volume 37 (December 2015), p. 480. See also "G&SWR 403 Class" in Wikipedia at [], last accessed 9 April 2017 (Wikipedia cites for information used below from Smith, David L. Locomotives of the Glasgow and South Western Railway. Newton Abbot: David & Charles , 1976.); and "Glasgow & South Western Railway-Peter Drummond's Engines" in Steamindex's website at [], last accessed 9 April 2017.

Said by Ahrons to have been very similar to the Caledonian Moguls delivered a couple of years earlier. Built to the specs of Peter Drummond of the G&SW, these had a higher boiler pressure than the Caledonians and were the only Moguls on a British railway with inside cylinders.

Both Wikipedia (citing Smith) and Steamindex say that the nickname "Austrian Goods" came from the rumor that the material used by North British had originally been intended to fill an Austrian order that the onset of World War One annulled. "However, "Wikipedia notes, "this rumour was unfounded as the design was entirely Drummond's and there is no evidence of any Austrian contract."

Steamindex describes them as "very economical engines, and it is recorded that one, at any rate, ran the Long Road Goods from Glasgow, College Goods, to Midland Yard, Carlise, almost 127.8 miles [207 km] on one tank of water!"

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

Class371Austrian Goods
Locobase ID15888 3655
RailroadGlasgow & South WesternGlasgow & South Western
CountryGreat BritainGreat Britain
Whyte2-6-02-6-0
Number in Class2011
Road Numbers371403-410, 116-117, 121/
GaugeStdStd
Number Built11
BuilderInchicoreNorth British
Year19091915
Valve GearStephensonJoy
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)16 / 4.8817.08 / 5.21
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)21.75 / 6.6323.58 / 7.19
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.74 0.72
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)121,744 / 55,222
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)123,984 / 56,238138,880 / 62,995
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)78,400 / 35,562102,928 / 46,687
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)202,384 / 91,800241,808 / 109,682
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)4000 / 15.154764 / 18.05
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 6.60 / 6
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)68 / 34
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)61.75 / 156860 / 1524
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)19" x 26" / 483x66019.5" x 26" / 495x660
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)20,672 / 9376.6725,211 / 11435.53
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.83
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)293 - 1.625" / 41
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)11.58 / 3.53
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)138.50 / 12.87147 / 13.66
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)24.85 / 2.3126.25 / 2.44
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1585 / 147.251491 / 138.52
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)211 / 19.60
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1585 / 147.251702 / 158.12
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume185.77165.90
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation39764725
Same as above plus superheater percentage39765292
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area22,16029,635
Power L143958262
Power MT448.84

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