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Nc Class
CLASS  Nc    2-6-2

Introduced: 1901 Number in Class: 2

Nc Class Register

Locomotive Specifications

  Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, USA

Engine Weight:    
39.7 tons
Tender Weight:    23.8 tons Total Weight:    63.5 tons Adhesive Weight:    
27.7 tons
Length over Buffers:    
54' 10"
Total Wheelbase:    44' 7" Engine Wheelbase:    21' 1" Coupled Wheelbase:    
9' 0"
Tender Wheelbase:    
12' 6"
Driver Wheel Dia.:    49" Cylinders HP:    
Two - 10" x 20"
Cylinders LP:    
Two - 17" x 20"
Grate Area:    25.0 sq ft Evaporative Area:    
1091 sq ft
Superheated Area:     Working Pressure:    
180 psig
Tractive Effort:    
9760 lbs f
Coal Capacity:    4.5 tons Oil Capacity:     Water Capacity:    
1500 gals

Remarks:     In 1901, the Wellington & Manawatu Railway Company ordered another Vauclain compound from Baldwin. Built to the requirements for passenger service between Paekakariki and Longburn, it had a wide firebox and was the largest "Prairie" type locomotive yet seen in New Zealand. A second locomotive of this type was obtained in 1904, this time with an all-steel cab in place of the wooden one. Both locomotives were economical with coal demands and were noted for their easy running and smooth riding qualities. With the Government takeover of the line, these two engines became Class 'Nc' with numbers 461 and 462.
Ex Wellington & Manawatu Railway Co. #5 (2nd) & #18