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London & North Eastern Peppercorn class A1
Great Britain | 1948 | 49 produced
The 2008 built No. 60163 “Tornado” in October 2016 in Helpston near Peterborough
The 2008 built No. 60163 “Tornado” in October 2016 in Helpston near Peterborough
Alan Wilson
Built1948-1949, 2008
ManufacturerDoncaster, Darlington
Axle config4-6-2 (Pacific) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length72 ft 11 3/4 in
Wheelbase36 ft 3 in
Fixed wheelbase15 ft
Total wheelbase62 ft 5 in
Service weight235,648 lbs
Adhesive weight149,072 lbs
Total weight372,064 lbs
Axle load49,504 lbs
Water capacity6,005 us gal
Fuel capacity20,160 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Indicated power2,700 hp (2,013 kW)
Optimal speed46 mph
Top speed100 mph
Starting effort37,397 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter80 in
Boiler pressure250 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylindersthree, 19 x 26 in
Grate area50 sq ft
Firebox area245.3 sq ft
Tube heating area2,216.1 sq ft
Evaporative heating area2,461.4 sq ft
Superheater area697.7 sq ft
Total heating area3,159.1 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
last changed: 10 2023

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