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GCR/LNER Pollitt "F2" Class 2-4-2T


Class Types
GCR Class 9G
LNER Class F2

General
Designer Pollitt
Introduced 1898
Pre-Grouping Great Central Railway
Big Four London and North Eastern Railway
Description (1957) Class F2, Pollitt version of class F1, with Belpaire fireboxes. Ten engines built in 1896 and the last survivor withdrawn in 1950.
Wheels 2-4-2T
Number Built as F2 10
First in Service 04/1898
Last in Service 12/1950
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Beyer Peacock Ltd. 9
Orders
BuilderOrder #DateSize
Beyer Peacock Ltd. n/a 1898 10

Power
Variant Introduced 1898
Tractive Effort 17,100lbs
Inside Cylinders 18" x 26" (2 off)
Inside Valves Slide
Inside Motion Stephenson

Wheels
Pony 3' 6"
Drivers 5' 7"
Truck 3' 6"
Total Wheelbase 23' 512"
Descriptive Wheelbase 7' 10½" + 8' 7" + 7' 0" = 23' 5½"

Dimensions
Length (over buffers) 37' 658"
Weight (in running order) 62t 6cwt
Adhesive Weight 35t 10cwt
Maximum Axle Load 18t 10cwt
Water Capacity 1,360gal
Coal Capacity 2t 10cwt

Boiler & Firebox
Boiler Diagram 20
Boiler Max Diameter 4' 4"
Boiler Barrel Length 10' 818"
Boiler Pressure 160lbs
Boiler Pitch 7' 912"
Firebox Length 6'
Firebox Grate Area 18.3ft2
Firebox Heating Surface 99ft2
Tube Number 190
Tube Diameter 134"
Tube Area 964ft2
Total Evaporative Area 1063ft2
Total Heating Area 1063ft2