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C Class 0-4-2
CLASS  C    0-4-2 ST

Introduced: 1873 Number in Class: 16

C Class Register

As originally built 0-4-0 ST

Class C with added trailing truck

Locomotive Specifications

  1.   Dubs & Co., Glasgow, Scotland (5)
  2.   Neilson & Co., Glasgow, Scotland (11)

Engine Weight:    
15.7 tons
Tender Weight:     Total Weight:    15.7 tons Adhesive Weight:    
14.2 tons
Length over Buffers:    
21' 2 3/4"
Total Wheelbase:    13' 0" Engine Wheelbase:    13' 0" Coupled Wheelbase:    
6' 0"
Tender Wheelbase:     Driver Wheel Dia.:    30" Cylinders HP:    
Two - 9" x 18"
Cylinders LP:    
Grate Area:    7.3 sq ft Evaporative Area:    
392 sq ft
Superheated Area:     Working Pressure:    
120 psig
Tractive Effort:    5198 lbs f Coal Capacity:    0.45 tons Oil Capacity:     Water Capacity:    
300 gals

Remarks:     The C-class of locomotive was built for construction work on the pioneer lines. Later they were used to run regular mixed-train services when the various sections were opened for traffic. Originally built as 0-4-0 ST, this class of locomotive was found to oscillate badly at speeds above 15 mph. so a small Bissel trailing truck was added prior to 1880. Later, these engines were found shunting at coal mines or sawmills, and some private railways have used this class.

Preserved Locomotives
  West Coast Railway Preservation Spciety,    Westport -     C1,     Dubs #803/1874   Being Restored
  Silver Stream Railway,    Wellington -     C 132,     Dubs #885/1875   Operating