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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

‘D’ class

Vital Statistics

Official Name ‘D’ class
Nickname ?
Water & Coal Storage Mixed Wooden (Webb) and steel (Whale) 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
Wheelbase 5ft 9in + 5ft 9in + 5ft 9in
Total Wheelbase 17ft 3in
Boiler 5ft 2in diameter; 15ft 6in long
Boiler Pressure 175 psi
Grate Area 23.6 sq.ft.
Tubes 288
Total Heating Area 2043.25 sq.ft.
Cylinders Two inside 19½in diameter; 24in stroke
Weight 56 tons 5 cwt
Designer Mr. G. Whale
Number in Class 63
Lifetime 1906—1962

After the ‘C’ class Explain '‘C’ Class 0-8-0 Locomotive class' were found to be under-boilered, Mr. Whale Explain 'Whale, George (1842—1910)' fitted the large boiler used on the ‘F’ class  Explain '‘F’ Class 2-8-0 Locomotive class' to ‘A’ class conversions, a total of 63 engines. They became very popular with enginemen, having great hauling power.

Features such as Whales long tapered stock buffers were added but some still retained the flush profile ‘A’ class Explain '‘A’ 0-8-0 Locomotive Class' leading crank pin Explain 'Crank Pin', originally needed to fit behind the ‘A’ class slide bars.

Distinguishing points are the large single sandbox Explain 'Sand Box' (per side), flush with the front of the smokebox Explain 'Smoke Box' and the bare flat plates below the smokebox door, devoid of projections to cover piston rods. Later sandboxes were added below the cab. Some appeared in LNWR lined black but some were unlined at various stages.

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

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