Steam Locomotives of a More Leisurely Era 1907 – Robinson 0-8-4T Great Central Railway

Steam Locomotives of a More Leisurely Era

1907 – Robinson 0-8-4T

Great Central Railway

One of the two new booster-fitted engines as running 1n 1934One of the two new booster-fitted engines as running in 1934.

Four heavy 3-cylinder 0-8-4Ts constructed by Robinson in 1907 for shunting in the Wath marshalling yard.  Numbered 1170-3, they became LNER 6170-3 at the grouping.  In 1937, No. 6171 was rebuilt with a superheater and provided with a booster driving the near bogie, in which form it became the most powerful tank engine in the country.  Gresley built two additional locomotives similar to 6171 in 1932, numbered 2798 and 2799.  In 1946 the six engines became Nos. 9900-5, and passed into BR hands as 69900-5.  The boosters were removed in 1943 and with the advent of diesels which took over the engines’ duties they became redundant and were broken up between 1954 and 1957.69902

Without booster – Driving wheels – 4’ 8”,  Bogie wheels – 3’ 7”,  Cylinders (3) – 18”x 26”,  Pressure – 180 lb. (originally 200lb),  Tractive effort – 34523 lb.,  Weight – 99 tons 6 cwt.,  GCR classification – 8H,  LNER classification – S1,  BR classification – 7F

With booster – Driving wheels – 4’ 8”,  Bogie wheels – 3’ 2”,  Cylinders (3) – 18”x 26” (plus 2 booster cylinders),  Pressure – 180 lb.,  Tractive effort – 46896 lb.,  Weight – 104 tons 5 cwt.,  GCR classification –,  LNER classification – S1/2,  BR classification –

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One response to “Steam Locomotives of a More Leisurely Era 1907 – Robinson 0-8-4T Great Central Railway

  1. That’s a very impressive beast. Wow!

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