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North Eastern class 1001
Great Britain | 1852 | 192 produced
Locomotive Magazine, July 1903

The Class 1001 were 0-6-0 wheel arrangement goods locomotives designed by William Bouch and purchased by the North Eastern beginning in 1852. They were of the long boiler design popular in the 1840s, designed to lower the center of gravity. The long and thin boiler protruded completely with the smoke box and firebox to the front and rear, but this was less limiting for a slow goods locomotive. The small firebox was also well suited for operations where high power was only required for short periods of time. The steam supply of the boiler could be used up when accelerating and then refilled.

No. 1275 in National Railway Museum in York
No. 1275 in National Railway Museum in York
Tony Hisgett

The production ran for a period of 23 years. The total of 192 examples came partly from North Eastern's own workshops in Darlington and Shildon, others were sourced from several companies. The first locomotives were built without a driver's cab and later retrofitted with one. As part of further modernization, larger tenders were also attached. The last engines built in the 1870s were retired by 1923.

ManufacturerDarlington, Shildon, Dübs & Co., Avonside
Axle config0-6-0 (Six-coupled) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Wheelbase11 ft 10 in
Fixed wheelbase11 ft 10 in
Total wheelbase36 ft 2 in
Service weight78,848 lbs
Adhesive weight78,848 lbs
Total weight128,352 lbs
Axle load31,584 lbs
Water capacity1,922 us gal
Fuel capacitycoal
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power350 hp (261 kW)
Optimal speed15 mph
Starting effort14,780 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter60.5 in
Boiler pressure140 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 17 x 26 in
Grate area13.3 sq ft
Firebox area92.5 sq ft
Tube heating area1,229.3 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,321.8 sq ft
Total heating area1,321.8 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
William Bouch
last changed: 07/2022

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