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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
 

‘F’ class

Vital Statistics

 
Official Name ‘F’ class
Nickname ?
Water & Coal Storage Tender
Water Capacity 3000 gallon
Coal Capacity 5 tons
Wheel Arrangement 2-8-0
Driven Wheels Eight 4ft 5½in wheels
3rd pair flangeless
Carrying Wheels Two 3ft 0in wheels
Wheelbase 6ft 4in - 5ft 9in + 5ft 9in + 5ft 9in
Total Wheelbase 23ft 7in
Boiler 5ft 2in diameter; 15ft 6in long
Boiler Pressure 175 psi
Grate Area 23.6 sq.ft.
Tubes 276
Total Heating Area 2,043.2 sq.ft.
High Pressure
Cylinders
Two outside 15in diameter; 24in stroke
Low Pressure
Cylinders
Two inside 20½in diameter; 24in stroke
Weight in full working order 62 tons 10 cwt
Designer Mr. G. Whale
Number in Class 11
Lifetime 1906—1962

A further ten ‘B’ class Explain '‘B’ Class 0-8-0 Locomotive class' locomotives were similarly converted into 2-8-0’s but were given bigger boilers Explain 'Boiler', the same diameter as the passenger ‘Precursor’ Explain 'Precursor 4-4-0 Locomotive Class (2)' and ‘Experiment class Explain 'Experiment 4-6-0 Locomotive Class (2)' engines.

Two ‘E’ class Explain '‘E’ 0-8-0 Locomotive class' were also given the bigger boiler, finally totalling eleven ‘F’ class. With two 15in high pressure and two 20½in low pressure cylinders, this made a powerful, flexible and economic design.

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

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