Posted: Jan 3, 2007 @ 13:01:27 by Steve Llanso
Here are the specs for the 40 locomotives of the SR's Schools class:
Weight on drivers: 94,087
Driver diameter: 79"
Tractive effort: 25,133
Boiler pressure: 220 psi
Cylinders: 3, each 16 1/2" x 26"
They were among the most powerful 4-4-0s to run anywhere.
Posted: Dec 5, 2006 @ 12:12:08 by Steve Frost
One of the three preserved Southern Railway 'Schools' class - all named after Public Schools. They were good performers with three cylinders and a boiler that was a good steam raiser. 'Cheltenham' is in the original form with a small single chimney - some were modified with Lemaitre multi jet exhausts.
It was displayed for a time at Dinting Steam Centre, near Glossop. When that steam centre closed it was moved to the National Railway Museum where it was displayed in the South Hall exhibition coupled to a Wagon-Lits coach. After a period in the museum's Great Hall the loco moved to Eastleigh Works for overhaul to operational condition.
Now repainted in the Southern Railway's malachite green livery, the loco returned to the National Railway Museum for the 2012 Railfest, where it is pictured in steam in the current primary photo.