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J Class 2-6-0
CLASS  J    2-6-0


Introduced:    1874 Number in Class:    32

J Class Register




Locomotive Specifications

Builders:
  1.  Avonside Engine Co., Bristol, England (6)
  2.  Neilson & Co., Glasgow, Scotland (5)
  3.  Vulcan Foundry Ltd., Newton-le-Willows, England (12)
  4.  Robert Stephenson & Co Newcastle-on-Tyne, England (5)
  5.  Dubs & Co., Glasgow, Scotland (4)

Engine Weight:    21.0 tons Tender Weight:    
17.0 tons
Total Weight:    38.0 tons Adhesive Weight:    
17.5 tons
Length over Buffers:    
41' 0"
Total Wheelbase:    
33' 5"
Engine Wheelbase:    
15' 10"
Coupled Wheelbase:    
9' 0"
Tender Wheelbase:    10' 0" Driver Wheel Dia.:    42" Cylinders HP:    
Two - 14" x 20"
Cylinders LP:    
Grate Area:    12.0 sq ft Evaporative Area:    
683 sq ft
Superheated Area:     Working Pressure:    
130 psig
Tractive Effort:    9707 lbs f Coal Capacity:    3.0 tons Oil Capacity:     Water Capacity:    
1150 gals

Remarks:     These locomotives were the first tender engines for service with the NZR. They were intended for heavy goods traffic on the Canterbury Plains, although they went on to express work between Auckland and Rotorua, as well as duties in Napier. Four were converted into Wa Class 2-6-2 tank locos, and several others were given tender cabs to make them suitable for shunting duties.



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