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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

DX Goods

Vital Statistics

Official Name  
Nickname DX Goods
Water & Coal Storage Tender
Water Capacity 2,000 gallon
Coal Capacity ?
Wheel Arrangement 0-6-0
Driven Wheels Six 5ft 2in Spoked
Carrying Wheels none
Wheelbase 7ft 3in + 8ft 3in
Boiler 4ft 2in diameter; 10ft 6in long
Boiler Pressure 150 psi
Grate Area 17.1 sq.ft.
Tubes 198
Total Heating Area 1,074 sq.ft.
Cylinders Two inside 17in diameter; 24in stroke
Weight in full working order 29 tons
Designer Mr. J. Ramsbottom
Number in Class 943
Lifetime September 1858—?

The DX 0-6-0s were designed by John Ramsbottom and no less than 943 were built in 1858—72 including 86 for the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Explain 'Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway (LYR)'. This was a remarkable instance of standardisation at a time when most railways had many different classes, each class with only few engines.

As originally built, the DXs naturally included all the usual Ramsbottom features: his own design of chimney Explain 'Chimney' top, safety valves Explain 'Safety Valve', and screw reverse Explain 'Screw Reverse', horizontal smokebox Explain 'Smoke Box' door, slotted splashers Explain 'Splasher', wooden buffer beams Explain 'Buffer Beam', wooden brake blocks  Explain 'Brake Blocks' on the tender Explain 'Tender' and no brakes on the engine.

In 1862 it was decided that goods engines would no longer be named and in 1863 all the name plates were removed. They were replaced by number plates in the same style and showing the date of building, as on the original unnamed engines.

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