SR A178 and 1178
SECR No. 178
Heritage & Preserved Steam Locomotive Engines
Ex SECR, SR and BR Class P 0-6-0T tank engine A178/178/1178/31178 was built in Ashford Works in 1910 for the South Eastern and Chatham Railway to a design of Harry Wainright. The South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR). P Class is a class of 0-6-0T steam locomotive designed by Harry Wainwright for the South Eastern & Chatham Railway. Class P locomotives were based on, the more successful LB&SCR A1 Class "Terriers" and eight were built in 1909 and 1910 at Ashford Works. Class P locomotives were originally intended for lightweight passenger trains, to replace underpowered steam railmotors. Unfortunately, thanks to certain cost-saving design compromises had been made, and compared to the Terrier design locomotives, the P class engines were found to be underpowered, having only 3/4 of the Terrier's tractive effort power. Consequently the P class locos like 178 (BR 31178) were later relegated and assigned to shunting and station pilot duties.
Technical detail specifications of locomotive Class P: Boiler pressure of Class P: 160 lbf/sq.in., Weight of Class P: 28.5 tons, Wheel diameter of Class P: 3' 9'', Valve gear of Class P: Stephenson slide valves, Cylinders (diameter x stroke) of Class P: 12" x 18" (I), Tractive effort of Class P: 7830 lbf., BR Power classification of Class P: Class 0, Route availability RA ?
In SECR livery, steam locomotive 178 was photographed in June 2017 hauling passengers on short pleasure trips for tourists at York NRM railway museum.
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Good trainspotting 'TRAINSPOTS' Good trainspotting and photographic locations Barnetby Station, North Lincolnshire * Carlisle Station * Clapham Junction Station, London * Colton Junction, south of York * Crewe Station * Doncaster Station, South Yorkshire * Hellifield station - Carlisle to Settle line * Lancaster station * Newcastle Station * Northallerton Station * Nuneaton Station * Sheffield Station * Stratford Station, East London * Warrington Bank Quay station * Wigan North Western - WCML * York Station
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