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Mr. J. Ramsbottom

1858 — DX Goods
1863 — 4ft Shunter
1870 — Special Tank

Mr. F.W. Webb

1873 — 17in Coal Engine
1880 — 18in Goods
1881 — Special DX
1881 — Coal Tanks
1893 — ‘A’ class
1894 — Crane Tank
1896 — Dock Tank
1901 — ‘B’ class
1903 — 1400 Class

Mr. G. Whale

1904 — ‘C’ class
1904 — ‘E’ class
1906 — ‘D’ class
1906 — ‘F’ class
1906 — ‘G’ class
1912 — ‘G1’ class
1906 — 19in Express Goods

Mr. C.J. Bowen Cooke

1911 — 1185 class

Capt. H.P.M. Beames

1923 — 380 class

Ex GCR

1919 — ‘MM’ class
 

‘E’ class

Vital Statistics

 
Official Name ‘E’ class
Nickname ?
Water & Coal Storage Wooden framed Tender
Water Capacity 2000 gallon
Coal Capacity 5 tons
Wheel Arrangement 2-8-0
Driven Wheels Eight 4ft 5½in wheels
Carrying Wheels Two 3ft 0in wheels
Wheelbase 6ft 4in - 5ft 9in + 5ft 9in + 5ft 9in
Total Wheelbase 23ft 7in
Boiler 4ft 2in diameter; 15ft 6in long
Boiler Pressure 200 psi
Grate Area 20.5 sq.ft.
Tubes ?
Total Heating Area 1,687 sq.ft.
High Pressure
Cylinders
Two outside 15in diameter; 24in stroke
Low Pressure
Cylinders
Two inside 20½in diameter; 24in stroke
Weight 56 tons 10 cwt
Designer Mr. G. Whale
Number in Class 26
Lifetime 1904–1962

The inelegant overhang and concentrated weight at the front end of the ‘B’s Explain '‘B’ Class 0-8-0 Locomotive class' was justifiably disliked by Mr. Webb’s successor, Mr. George Whale Explain 'Whale, George (1842—1910)'. In 1904 he experimented by converting a ‘B’ into a 2-8-0 by adding a pony truck Explain 'Pony Truck' (a pair of carrying wheels mounted in a swivelling frame) at the front. This was considerably more satisfactory both in visual and engineering terms.

A further twenty-five were converted, the running benefiting with a bogie present to lead the long wheelbase into curves.

View the Genealogy of the 0-8-0 Design.

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