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Duke of Sutherland's Railway “Dunrobin” (II)
Great Britain | 1895 | 5 produced
On the Steam Expo Parade 1986 in Vancouver
On the Steam Expo Parade 1986 in Vancouver
Roger Puta

The Dukes of Sutherland operated a 17-mile-long railway in the north of Scotland, which, among other things, connected to mines. The third Duke had already received a small 2-4-0T tank locomotive from Kitson in 1871, which he used for private journeys. When the fourth Duke of Sutherland took office, he wanted a new locomotive.

This now had the wheel arrangement 0-4-4T and was delivered by Sharp, Stewart & Co. in 1895. Since its predecessor's locomotive had already been sold to the Highland Railway, the new one was again given the name “Dunrobin”, after the castle with the same name. It had a spacious cab to accommodate guests, some of whom also came from the royal family.

ManufacturerSharp, Stewart & Co.
Axle config0-4-4T (Forney) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Wheelbase18 ft 1 1/2 in
Fixed wheelbase6 ft 3 in
Service weight70,000 lbs
Water capacity841 us gal
Fuel capacitycoal
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power200 hp (149 kW)
Optimal speed18 mph
Starting effort7,182 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter54 in
Boiler pressure150 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 13 x 18 in
Grate area11 sq ft
Firebox area68 sq ft
Tube heating area517 sq ft
Evaporative heating area585 sq ft
Total heating area585 sq ft
Calculated Values
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David Jones
last changed: 02/2024

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