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Great Northern (IE) class QGT
Ireland | 1904 | 2 produced
Locomotive Magazine, May 1905

In 1904, Charles Clifford, superintendent of the Irish Great Northern, had two 0-6-2T tank locomotives built for shunting work in the Belfast freight yard. They came from Robert Stephenson & Co. and were given the numbers 98 and 99. The cylinders were on the inside and drove the second driving axle. Ultimately only 98 remained permanently in Belfast, while 99 was later moved to Dublin. They each received a new superheated boiler in 1932 and 1935, respectively.

ManufacturerRobert Stephenson & Co.
Axle config0-6-2T (Webb) 
Gauge5 ft 3 in (Irish broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Wheelbase22 ft
Fixed wheelbase16 ft
Service weight123,872 lbs
Adhesive weight103,040 lbs
Axle load35,280 lbs
Water capacity1,501 us gal
Fuel capacity4,480 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power600 hp (447 kW)
Optimal speed20 mph
Starting effort19,253 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter55 in
Boiler pressure140 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 18 1/2 x 26 in
Grate area19.9 sq ft
Firebox area112.4 sq ft
Tube heating area1,153.6 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,266 sq ft
Total heating area1,266 sq ft
Calculated Values
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