The reference for locomotives and railcars
Avonside Engine Company standard narrow gauge 2-4-0T
Great Britain | 1903 | unknown number
Locomotive Magazine, August 1903

The Avonside Engine Company offered a range of standard narrow gauge tank locomotives that could be ordered with various gauge and cylinder diameter combinations. In order to ensure a long service life and low wear, some assemblies were made of harder steel than actually required and the friction surfaces on wear-intensive parts were made wider.

A slightly larger type of locomotive with a 2-4-0T wheel arrangement is represented by the “India”. It was available in gauges of 3 feet, metre gauge and 3 feet 6 inches and intended for mixed traffic. The cylinder diameter could be chosen between ten and 17 inches.

Axle config2-4-0T (Porter) 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Fuel capacitycoal
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power100 hp (75 kW)
Power Plant
Expansion typesimple
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
narrow gauge
tank locomotive
secondary line
last changed: 07/2022

We use cookies to save the following settings:

  • selected navigation structure
  • selected language
  • preferred units
  • spelling of railway company names

If you refuse the use of cookies, the settings will only be retained for the current session and will be reset to the default values the next time you visit the site.

Display of units

Here you can set the desired unit system for the technical data.

  • Metric: Lengths in meters, weights in tonnes, and volumes in cubic meters
  • Imperial (UK): Lengths in feet/inches, weights in long tons and volumes in imperial gallons
  • Imperial (US): Lengths in feet/inches, weights in pounds, and volumes in US gallons
  • Individual: Depends on the country of origin of each locomotive
Operator names

Here you can set the display of railway company names.

  • Short: Abbreviation or short form of the name
  • Standard: commonly used name, partially translated to English
  • Complete: full name in local language