Return to Home Page
Home Contact Us Member’s Area Can you help us? Can we help you? Glossary Site Map Search
London and North Western Railway Society
Goods Engines of LNWR
The Locomotive Classes

You are here: Home  >  Goods Locos  >  Locomotive Classes

About the Society
Brief LNWR History
Map of the LNWR
Why Goods?
Handling Goods
Long Distance
Good Design
Loco Classes
Photo Gallery
Webb Site
Search Glossary
Site News Links

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

‘F’ class

Vital Statistics

Official Name ‘F’ class
Nickname ?
Water & Coal Storage Tender
Water Capacity 3000 gallon
Coal Capacity 5 tons
Wheel Arrangement 2-8-0
Driven Wheels Eight 4ft 5½in wheels
3rd pair flangeless
Carrying Wheels Two 3ft 0in wheels
Wheelbase 6ft 4in - 5ft 9in + 5ft 9in + 5ft 9in
Total Wheelbase 23ft 7in
Boiler 5ft 2in diameter; 15ft 6in long
Boiler Pressure 175 psi
Grate Area 23.6 sq.ft.
Tubes 276
Total Heating Area 2,043.2 sq.ft.
High Pressure
Two outside 15in diameter; 24in stroke
Low Pressure
Two inside 20½in diameter; 24in stroke
Weight in full working order 62 tons 10 cwt
Designer Mr. G. Whale
Number in Class 11
Lifetime 1906—1962

A further ten ‘B’ class Explain '‘B’ Class 0-8-0 Locomotive class' locomotives were similarly converted into 2-8-0’s but were given bigger boilers Explain 'Boiler', the same diameter as the passenger ‘Precursor’ Explain 'Precursor 4-4-0 Locomotive Class (2)' and ‘Experiment class Explain 'Experiment 4-6-0 Locomotive Class (2)' engines.

Two ‘E’ class Explain '‘E’ 0-8-0 Locomotive class' were also given the bigger boiler, finally totalling eleven ‘F’ class. With two 15in high pressure and two 20½in low pressure cylinders, this made a powerful, flexible and economic design.

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

© 2001-5 LNWR Society   Updated: 06-Sep-03 Privacy Notice
Technical   Please pass your comments on this Webb site to Webb Master. Terms of Use