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P Class 2-8-0
CLASS  P    2-8-0

Introduced: 1885 Number in Class: 10

P Class Register

Locomotive Specifications

  Nasmyth, Wilson & Co. Ltd., Manchester, England

Engine Weight:    32.5 tons Tender Weight:    
20.0 tons
Total Weight:    52.5 tons Adhesive Weight:    
27.7 tons
Length over Buffers:    
50' 6"
Total Wheelbase:    
42' 1"
Engine Wheelbase:    20' 1" Coupled Wheelbase:    
12' 11"
Tender Wheelbase:    
12' 6"
Driver Wheel Dia.:    41" Cylinders HP:    
Two - 15" x 20"
Cylinders LP:    
Grate Area:    15.8 sq ft Evaporative Area:    
858 sq ft
Superheated Area:     Working Pressure:    
130 psig
Tractive Effort:    
11415 lbs f
Coal Capacity:    2.2 tons Oil Capacity:     Water Capacity:    
1300 gals

Remarks:    The second batch of locomotives ordered from Naysmith, Wilson in 1883 consisted of ten 2-8-0 freight engines. Like the previous "V" class, they were overweight and had to be considerably modified. They were rather odd looking engines with the cylinders set forward from a rather stubby boiler and beyond them projected the main frames and the leading pony truck. Generally they were good performing locomotives, well suited to the 20 m.p.h. freight haulage and on level track could stagger along with loads of up to 1000 tons.

Preserved Locomotives
  Preserved Project Steam,    Dunedin -     P 25,     Naysmith, Wilson #281/1885   Restoring
  Preserved Project Steam,    Dunedin -     P 107,     Naysmith, Wilson #278/1885   Restoring