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Steam Railcars with Split Car Body[Inhalt]
Glasgow & South Western Steam Rail Motor No. 1
Great Britain | 1904 | only one produced
Locomotive Magazine, October 1904

When steam railcars appeared in Great Britain in large numbers at the beginning of the century, James Manson of G&SWR also followed the trend and had one steam railcar built in 1904. The vehicle consisted of a small, four-coupled tank locomotive and a conventional passenger car, which had only one bogie at the rear end. In theory the locomotive could have been detached from the wagon and used independently, however its water supplies were carried under the floor of the wagon.

The railcar was built in G&SWR's own workshops in Kilmarnock and was used on the nearby route between Mauchline and Catrine, which was only about three miles long. Two identical vehicles were ordered the following year. The use of the railcars ended in 1916 and in 1922 they were sold to the scrap dealer.

General
Built1904-1905
ManufacturerKilmarnock
Axle config0-4-0+4T 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats50
Dimensions and Weights
Length60 ft 8 in
Fixed wheelbase8 ft
Water capacity600 us gal
Power
Power Plant
Driver diameter42 in
Boiler pressure180 psi
Cylinderstwo, 9 x 15 in
Boiler
Grate area8 sq ft
Firebox area40 sq ft
Tube heating area400 sq ft
Evaporative heating area440 sq ft
Total heating area440 sq ft
Calculated Values
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last changed: 07/2022
Lancashire & Yorkshire Hughes steam railmotors
Great Britain | 1906 | 4 produced
General
Built1906-1911
ManufacturerHorwich, Newton Heath
Axle config0-4-0+4T 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length69 ft 5 in
Service weight106,400 lbs
Adhesive weight73,248 lbs
Axle load36,624 lbs
Water capacity661 us gal
Fuel capacity1,120 lbs (coal)
Power
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power150 hp (112 kW)
Optimal speed12 mph
Starting effort8,071 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter43.7 in
Boiler pressure180 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 12 x 16 in
Boiler
Evaporative heating area509 sq ft
Total heating area509 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam railcar
local
last changed: 09 2023
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