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London, Brighton & South Coast No. 96
Great Britain | 1869 | only one produced
After being rebuilt in No. 481 “Inspector”
After being rebuilt in No. 481 “Inspector”
Locomotive Magazine, May 1898
Schematic drawing: original state
Schematic drawing: original state
Schematic drawing after the 1877 rebuild
Schematic drawing after the 1877 rebuild
Locomotive Magazine, May 1898
Schematic drawing after the rebuild to No. 481 “Inspector”
Schematic drawing after the rebuild to No. 481 “Inspector”
Locomotive Magazine, May 1898

The LB&SCR commissioned a small tank engine in 1869 to haul light passenger trains on the branch line between Brighton Central and Kemp Town. The locomotive was initially given the number 96 and the name “Kemp Town”. In 1874 it was transferred to Havant near Portsmouth and given the number 115 while she was named “Hayling Island”.

In its new location it soon underwent a makeover to plans by William Stroudley, incorporating a new chimney, larger steam dome and cab. During this time the running number changed twice, first to 359 and then to 499.

A major remodeling was also carried out under Stroudley in 1889. A passenger compartment was installed behind the driver's cab for inspection trips along the routes of the LB&SCR. To carry the additional weight, a trailing axle was attached at the same time, which, like the leading axle, was fixed in the frame. In this form, the locomotive received the number 481 and the name “Inspector”. Its service in this role lasted for at least a decade.

Variantas builtrebuilt
ManufacturerSharp, Stewart & Co.
Axle config2-4-0T (Porter) 2-4-2T 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Wheelbase11 ft
Fixed wheelbase11 ft
Service weight43,456 lbs
Adhesive weight30,016 lbs
Axle load15,680 lbs
Fuel capacitycoal
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power80 hp (60 kW)
Optimal speed14 mph
Starting effort3,683 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter48 in
Boiler pressure130 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 10 x 16 in
Firebox area33.8 sq ft
Tube heating area278.5 sq ft
Evaporative heating area312.3 sq ft
Total heating area312.3 sq ft
Calculated Values
tank locomotive
inspection engine
last changed: 06/2022

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