Steam Locos of a Leisurely Era 1873 – Stirling 4-4-0 Glasgow & South Western Railway

Steam Locos of a Leisurely Era

1873 – Stirling 4-4-0

 Glasgow & South Western Railway

 Illustration: 14236 as running in 1928

A class pf 22 engines built by James Stirling between 1873 and 1877.  They had the domeless boilers and round cabs typical; of the Stirling family.  Several were scrapped in 1895-6, but sixteen of them were rebuilt by Manson in 1899-1901 with new cabs, and closed-in splashers, fourteen of them with domeless boilers and two domed.  In this form they gave many further years of useful service and lasted into LMS days.  The rebuilt engines were given Nos. 191-206, altered to 469-84 in 1919, and allocated LMS Nos. 14228-43 at the amalgamation, although one or two were scrapped without receiving their new numbers.  The last of them survived until 1930.

Dimensions as finally running:

Driving wheels – 7’ 1”,  Bogie wheels – 3’ 7”,  Cylinders – 18”x 26”,  Pressure – 150 lb.,  Tractive effort – 12586 lb.,  Weight – 40 tons,  LMS classification – 1P.

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