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GCR/LNER Robinson "C4" Class 4-4-2


Class Types
GCR Class 8B
LNER Class C4

General
Designer Robinson
Introduced 1903
Pre-Grouping Great Central Railway
Big Four London and North Eastern Railway
Description (1957) Class C4. Robinson's Great Central Atlantics with 6'9" wheels and 2 outside cylinders. Originally a class of 27 engines built between 1903-6, they were all scrapped by 1950. Four very similar engines were built as compounds, but these all went in 1946-47.
Wheels 4-4-2
Number Built as C4 27
First in Service 12/1903
Last in Service 02/12/1950
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Beyer Peacock Ltd. 7
Gorton Works 8
North British Locomotive Company, Glasgow 12
Orders
BuilderOrder #DateSize
Beyer Peacock Ltd. 9034 1903 2
Beyer Peacock Ltd. 9233 1904 5
North British Locomotive Company, Glasgow L130 1905 12
Gorton Works n/a 1906 8

Power
C4/2 C4/4
Variant Introduced 1903 1903

Wheels
C4/2 C4/4

Dimensions
C4/2 C4/4

Boiler & Firebox
C4/2 C4/4