Steam Locos of a Leisurely Era 1866 – London Chatham & Dover Railway – 0-4-2Ts

Steam Locos of a Leisurely Era

1866 – London Chatham & Dover Railway – 0-4-2T

A class of fourteen engines built by Neilson & Co. in 1866 during the superintendency of W.Martley.  The design, however, was by Archibald Sturrock of the Great Northern, which line had also twenty similar locomotives.  Both railways’ engines were built for working the through services between the two lines from Hatfield to Herne Hill via the Metropolitan Railway.

The LCDR engines were numbered 81-94, and for some reason, possibly on account of their having been built in Glasgow, were given Scottish names, Iona, Staffa, Clyde, Spey, and so on.  These, however, were all later removed.  The engines gave good service for many years, and some lasted to be absorbed into SECR stock at the 1899 amalgamation with the South Eastern.  They had 459 added to their numbers and they were scrapped during the early 1900s.  They were built with ‘haystack’ fireboxes, but were rebuilt with flat topped boilers in later years.

Driving wheels – 5’ 6”,  Trailing wheels – 4’ 0”,  Cylinders – 17”x 24”,  Weight – 41 tons 10 cwt. Pic – No.83  Jura as originally built

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One response to “Steam Locos of a Leisurely Era 1866 – London Chatham & Dover Railway – 0-4-2Ts

  1. Like your LCDR item in steam locos of a leisurely era.I’ m writing a local history of the railways in North Kent and was wondering g if you would consider letting me use any LCDR or SER images for illustration? Would be prepared to pay a small sum if that helps.

    Rob Poole – Gravesend Railway Enthusiasts Society

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