Steam Locos of a Leisurely Era 1883 Aspinall 4-4-0 Great Southern & Western Railway, Ireland

Steam Locos of a Leisurely Era

1883 Aspinall 4-4-0

Great Southern & Western Railway, IrelandNo.12 as running in 1932. The unusual type of smokebox will be noted.

Mr. (later Sir) John Aspinall’s express class for the Great Southern & Western of Ireland.  Twenty of the original design were built between 1883 and 1890, and another fifteen with rather larger dimensions came out more or less concurrently, between 1885 and 1895.  Aspinall only served three years in Ireland, and in 1886 came over to the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, so that most of these engines were built during the superintendency of his successor, H.A.Ivatt.

Like most Irish classes, they were long lived, and after being displaced for express work were relegated to slower light cross-country services.  Many of the, latterly received Belpaire boilers and superheaters and the majority lasted until the later 1950s, when dieselisation almost entirely displaced steam on the C.I.E.

The numbers of the smaller class were 1, 3, 4, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 20, 52-9, 97 and 98, and the larger ones 60-5, 85-9, and 93-6.  In 1894, No.93 was rebuilt as a 2-cylinder compound, but it was later re-converted.

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Smaller Class – Driving wheels – 6’ 7”,  Cylinders – 17”x 22”,  Boiler pressure – 160 lb.,  Tractive effort – 10920 lb.,  Weight – 39 tons,  Classification D17

 Larger Class – Driving wheels – 6’ 7”,  Cylinders – 18”x 24”,  Boiler pressure – 160 lb.,  Tractive effort – 13390 lb.,  Weight – 41 tons,  Classification D14

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