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Mr. J. Ramsbottom

1858 — DX Goods
1863 — 4ft Shunter
1870 — Special Tank

Mr. F.W. Webb

1873 — 17in Coal Engine
1880 — 18in Goods
1881 — Special DX
1881 — Coal Tanks
1893 — ‘A’ class
1894 — Crane Tank
1896 — Dock Tank
1901 — ‘B’ class
1903 — 1400 Class

Mr. G. Whale

1904 — ‘C’ class
1904 — ‘E’ class
1906 — ‘D’ class
1906 — ‘F’ class
1906 — ‘G’ class
1912 — ‘G1’ class
1906 — 19in Express Goods

Mr. C.J. Bowen Cooke

1911 — 1185 class

Capt. H.P.M. Beames

1923 — 380 class


1919 — ‘MM’ class

‘C’ and ‘C1’ class

Vital Statistics

Official Name ‘C’ and ‘C1’ class
Nickname ?
Water & Coal Storage Wooden-framed Tender
Water Capacity 2,500 gallon
Coal Capacity 5 tons
Wheel Arrangement 0-8-0
Driven Wheels Eight 4ft 5½in wheels
3rd pair flangeless
Non-Driven Wheels none
Boiler Pressure 175 psi
Grate Area 20.5 sq.ft.
Tubes 210
Total Heating Area 1,489 sq.ft.
Cylinders ‘C’ Two inside 19½in diameter; 24in stroke
‘C1’ Two inside 18½in diameter; 24in stroke
Weight ? tons ? cwt
Designer Mr. G. Whale
Number in Class ‘C’ — 15;
‘C1’ — 34
Lifetime 1904—1962

In 1904 Mr. Whale Explain 'Whale, George (1842—1910)' began decimating the compounds by converting the ‘A’ class Explain '‘A’ 0-8-0 Locomotive Class' into two-cylinder simples by replacing the drive with two 19½in x 24in cylinders Explain 'Cylinder' and new motion  Explain 'Motion' but few other changes.

Sixteen had been converted by March 1906 when it was realised larger boilers Explain 'Boiler' were needed (becoming the ‘D’ class Explain '‘D’ 0-8-0 Locomotive class'). However a number of ‘A’ class boilers were now unused so the ‘C1’ version (34 engines) were rebuilt with smaller 18½in x 24in cylinders.

Originally the ‘C’ class had sandboxes Explain 'Sand Box' at the front only; later boxes at the rear were usually added. Some were lined but some wore plain black livery.

View the Genealogy of the 0-8-0 Design.

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