Steam Locos of a Leisurely Era
1877 Sacre 4-4-0
Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway
Illustration: No.442 in MSLR days.
Charles Sacre’s design for express work over the hilly road between Manchester and Sheffield. 27 engines were constructed between1877 and 1880, Numbered 4, 128, 129, and 423-46. They had outside frames to the driving wheels, but the bogie was inside framed, and had no connection with the slotted outside frame which was carried forward to the front of the engine. They lasted well and were little altered during their existence, apart from such differences as the replacement of the original stove-pipe chimney by one of more decorative design. In later Great Central days they were placed on the duplicate list by the addition of ‘B’ to their number. Twelve of them survived to be taken over by the LNER at the grouping, and a few received new numbers, 6460 (late 128B), 6463 (443B), 6464 (442B), 6465 (439B), 6466 (430B), 6467 (428B) and 6468 (425B). The last survivor was No.6464, scrapped in 1930.
Driving wheels – 6’ 3”, Bogie wheels – 3’ 3”, Cylinders – 17”x 26”, Pressure – 140 lb., Weight – 41 tons, GCR Classification – 6B, LNER Classification – D12
No.440 of the GCR. From LNER Encyclpedia Photo – Malcolm Peirson