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London, Brighton & South Coast Stothert-Slaughter 2-2-2
Great Britain | 1847 | 10 produced
Locomotive Magazine, March 1908

Among the 14 locomotives that Stothert, Slaughter & Co. supplied to the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway between 1846 and 1848 were ten express locomotives of the 2-2-2 wheel arrangement. Contrary to the practice of the time, they were characterized by a high boiler. The double frame was designed in sandwich construction, i.e. made of two metal sheets with wood inserted between them. While the outer frame ran the full length, the inner frame only ran from the back of the cylinders to the firebox

The locomotives were not used very long with express trains, as they were soon replaced by more powerful ones. As early as the 1960s, they were only used in front of light trains on main lines, as well as for piloting services and on secondary lines. Thus, between 1860 and 1862, three engines were decommissioned and the others were more and more often left unused in the engine shed. Six examples were retired in 1870 and the last one not until 1873.

ManufacturerStothert, Slaughter & Co.
Axle config2-2-2 (Jenny Lind) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Wheelbase14 ft
Fixed wheelbase14 ft
Service weight63,616 lbs
Adhesive weight24,528 lbs
Axle load24,528 lbs
Fuel capacitycoal
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power250 hp (186 kW)
Power Plant
Driver diameter72 in
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 15 x 22 in
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
last changed: 09/2022

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