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London, Brighton & South Coast class G
Great Britain | 1874 | 26 produced
“Fairlight”
“Fairlight”
collection Dave Searle

Stroudley had the “Grosvenor” built in 1784 as a prototype for a new express locomotive. However, like the entire locomotive, the driving wheel diameter of six feet and nine inches was too large. So in 1876 the Abergavenny was ordered, which had three inches smaller driving wheels and was generally lighter. Finally, 24 production machines followed, which had the wheel diameter of the Abergavenny and were again slightly heavier. All locomotives, including the prototypes, were used in front of fast trains for a long time. They were decommissioned between 1905 and 1914 after they had been replaced by locomotives with two coupled axles. The Grosvenor also reached a mileage just over a million miles

VariantGrosvenorAbergavennyproduction
General
Built187418771877-1882
ManufacturerBrighton
Axle config2-2-2 (Jenny Lind) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Service weight75,040 lbs73,136 lbs74,816 lbs
Adhesive weight31,360 lbs32,368 lbs30,240 lbs
Axle load31,360 lbs32,368 lbs30,240 lbs
Water capacity2,702 us gal
Fuel capacitycoal4,480 lbs (coal)
Power
Power sourcesteam
Starting effort10,918 lbf9,206 lbf10,582 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter81 in78 in
Boiler pressure150 psi140 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 17 x 24 intwo, 16 x 22 intwo, 17 x 24 in
Boiler
Grate area19.3 sq ft17 sq ft
Firebox area110 sq ft103 sq ft99.8 sq ft
Tube heating area1,022 sq ft971 sq ft1,084.2 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,132 sq ft1,074 sq ft1,184 sq ft
Total heating area1,132 sq ft1,074 sq ft1,184 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
express
William Stroudley
last changed: 04/2023
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