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Alexandra Docks “Alexandra”
Great Britain | 1901 | only one produced
Locomotive Magaznie, July 1901

The company Andrew Barclay Sons & Co. was actually known for manufacturing very robust small shunting and narrow-gauge tank locomotives. These engines mostly went to industrial plants, but also to some larger companies.

An example of this was the “Alexandra” built in 1901 for the Alexandra (Newport and South Wales) Docks and Railway. It was a six-coupled, standard-gauge shunter and bore the works number 911 from Barclay. It was also described by the Locomotive Magazine as being extremely stable and had a copper firebox, the material of which also corresponded to the quality standards in the production of artillery shells.

ManufacturerAndrew Barclay Sons & Co.
Axle config0-6-0T (Six-coupled) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Wheelbase12 ft 6 in
Fixed wheelbase12 ft 6 in
Empty weight70,000 lbs
Service weight86,800 lbs
Adhesive weight86,800 lbs
Axle load28,933 lbs
Fuel capacitycoal
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power350 hp (261 kW)
Optimal speed14 mph
Starting effort16,384 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter51 in
Boiler pressure160 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 16 x 24 in
Grate area11.5 sq ft
Evaporative heating area865 sq ft
Total heating area865 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
tank locomotive
last changed: 10/2022

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