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GCR/LNER Robinson "B5" Class 4-6-0


Class Types
GCR Class 8
LNER Class B5

General
Designer Robinson
Introduced 1902
Pre-Grouping Great Central Railway
Big Four London and North Eastern Railway
Description (1957) Class B5, Robinson's 6'1" 2-cylinder 4-6-0's. A class of 14 engines, built 1902-4 and colloquially known as the 'Fish' class. All of the class scrapped by 1950.
Wheels 4-6-0
Number Built as B5 14
Number Scrapped 14
First in Service 11/1902
Last in Service 12/06/1950
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Beyer Peacock Ltd. 8
Neilson, Reid & Co. 6
Orders
BuilderOrder #DateSize
Neilson, Reid & Co. E884 01/1902 6
Beyer Peacock Ltd. 9032 01/1904 8

Illustration
Copyright: Phil Seaford
Power
Variant Introduced 1902
Tractive Effort 19,672lbs
Outside Cylinders 19" x 26" (2 off)
Outside Valves Slide
Outside Motion Stephenson

Wheels
Pony 3' 6"
Drivers 6' 1"
Locomotive Wheelbase 26' 112"
Tender Wheelbase 13'
Total Wheelbase 50' 8"
Descriptive Wheelbase 6' 6" + 5' 7½" + 7' 0" + 7' 0" + (11' 6½") + 6' 6" + 6' 6" = 50' 8"

Dimensions
Length (over buffers) 60' 914"
Weight (in running order) 113t 8cwt
Weight (loco only) 65t 2cwt
Adhesive Weight 50t 18cwt
Maximum Axle Load 18t 0cwt
Water Capacity 4,000gal
Coal Capacity 6t 0cwt

Boiler & Firebox
Boiler Diagram 17Sup
Boiler Max Diameter 4' 9"
Boiler Barrel Length 15'
Boiler Pressure 180lbs
Boiler Pitch 8' 312"
Firebox Length 7' 9"
Firebox Grate Area 23.62ft2
Firebox Heating Surface 140ft2
Tube Number 94
Tube Diameter 2"
Tube Area 756ft2
Flue Elements 21
Flue Diameter 514"
Flue Area 442ft2
Total Evaporative Area 1338ft2
Superheater Elements 21
Superheater Element Diameter 1116"
Superheater Element Area 230ft2
Total Heating Area 1568ft2