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Glasgow & South Western class 361
Great Britain | 1900 | 34 produced
Rebuilt locomotive
Rebuilt locomotive
Locomotive Magazine, September 1921

These locomotives were a reinforced version of the standard goods locos that James Manson had had built at Kilmarnock a few years earlier. They had larger cylinders and a larger wheel diameter. Modern features were a steam-powered reverser and steam-powered sanders. The first 20 were built by Neilson, Reid & Co., twelve more in 1907 by North British and a further two in 1910 by G&SWR's own workshops at Kilmarnock.

Sectional drawing as built
Sectional drawing as built
Locomotive Magazine, September 1921

In 1920 Robert Whitelegg had these locomotives rebuilt with new boilers. Since he wanted to standardize the boiler types, these were the same as some on newly rebuilt passenger locomotives with a 4-4-0 wheel arrangement. They received a new driver's cab, but no superheater

Variantas builtrebuilt
Built1900, 1907, 19101920
ManufacturerNeilson, Reid & Co.Kilmarnock
Axle config0-6-0 (Six-coupled) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length48 ft 9 1/4 in
Wheelbase16 ft 10 in
Fixed wheelbase16 ft 10 in
Service weight95,984 lbs106,960 lbs
Adhesive weight95,984 lbs106,960 lbs
Total weight168,000 lbs177,520 lbs
Axle load35,056 lbs37,520 lbs
Water capacity3,002 us gal
Fuel capacity11,200 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power625 hp (466 kW)700 hp (522 kW)
Optimal speed21 mph23 mph
Starting effort19,211 lbf19,793 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter61.5 in
Boiler pressure165 psi170 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 18 x 26 in
Grate area18 sq ft18.4 sq ft
Firebox area111 sq ft125 sq ft
Tube heating area1,097 sq ft1,236 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,208 sq ft1,361 sq ft
Total heating area1,208 sq ft1,361 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
James Manson
last changed: 03/2023

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