Cork, Bandon & South Coast 0-6-2 Locomotives in Ireland

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 19 (Locobase 10176)

Data from "American Engines for Ireland," The Locomotive Magazine, Volume VI [6] (February 1901), p. 40; and DeGolyer, Volume 23, p. 77. Works numbers were 18027-18028 in August 1900.

This pair of radial saddle-tank engines were the first American locomotives to be exported to Ireland. A 27 July note from Kenneth Rushton in the specifications outlined some "Hereafter" notes to refine the design:

"Make front driving springs one plate heavier,

Make driving brake shoes longer and higher,

Make bottom plate of tank heavier,

Ejector and injector pipes fastened with flanges,

Two heavy water gauges attached to boiler with flanges.:

The railway for which they were produced had begun construction in 1845 and required some impressive engineering feats before its line would reach Cork. The Ballinhassig tunnel was about 1/2 mile (0.8 km) long and the Chetwynd Viaduct consisted of four 110-ft (33.53 m) spans standing on masonry piers that rose 91 feet (27.74 m). Ultimately, the line connected Cork in the southeast with Clonakilty and Courtmacsherry, Baltimore, and Bantry in the southwest.

The line ultimately was absorbed by the Great Southern in 1924 and was closed to traffic on 31 March 1961.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID10176
RailroadCork, Bandon & South Coast
Number in Class2
Road Numbers19-20
Number Built2
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)10.42 / 3.18
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)15.83 / 4.82
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.66
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)15.83 / 4.82
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)91,840 / 41,658
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)103,264 / 46,840
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)103,264 / 46,840
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1600 / 6.06
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)51 / 25.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)56 / 1422
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)18" x 24" / 457x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)18,885 / 8566.10
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.86
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)170 - 1.75" / 44
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)13.58 / 4.14
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)85.10 / 7.91
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)18.80 / 1.75
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1135 / 105.45
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1135 / 105.45
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume160.57
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3008
Same as above plus superheater percentage3008
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area13,616
Power L13297
Power MT237.43

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