Number in Class: 16
As originally built 0-4-0 ST
Class C with added trailing truck
2. Neilson & Co., Glasgow, Scotland (11)
|Tender Weight:||Total Weight: 15.7 tons||Adhesive Weight:
|Length over Buffers:
21' 2 3/4"
|Total Wheelbase: 13' 0"||Engine Wheelbase: 13' 0"||Coupled Wheelbase:
|Tender Wheelbase:||Driver Wheel Dia.: 30"||Cylinders HP:
Two - 9½" x 18"
|Grate Area: 7.3 sq ft||Evaporative Area:
392 sq ft
|Superheated Area:||Working Pressure:
|Tractive Effort: 5198 lbs f||Coal Capacity: 0.45 tons||Oil Capacity:||Water Capacity:
|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.|
Silver Stream Railway, Wellington - C 132, Dubs #885/1875 Operating