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London & South Western Canute class
Great Britain | 1856 | 12 produced
Locomotive Magazine, July 1903

These twelve six and a half foot singles were designed by Beattie for the LSWR and built from 1856 onwards. After the name of the first machine, the locomotives were referred to as the “Canute class”. Many parts made of polished brass and the highly ornamental wheel arches were visually striking. Technically noteworthy was the firebox with combustion chamber. The service life of the locomotives ended between 1875 and 1885.

ManufacturerNine Elms
Axle config2-2-2 (Jenny Lind) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Total weight97,664 lbs
Fuel capacitycoal
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power350 hp (261 kW)
Optimal speed33 mph
Starting effort6,694 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter78 in
Boiler pressure130 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 15 x 21 in
Grate area16 sq ft
Firebox area144 sq ft
Tube heating area625 sq ft
Evaporative heating area769 sq ft
Total heating area769 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
Joseph Hamilton Beattie
last changed: 03/2023

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