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LNWR/LMS Webb "317" Class 0-4-2ST - 'Bissel Tank'


Class Types
LNWR Class 317
(Also known as) Bissel Tank

General
Designer Francis Webb
Introduced 1901
Pre-Grouping London and North Western Railway
Big Four London, Midland & Scottish Railway
Wheels 0-4-2ST
Number Built as 317 20
First in Service 11/1896
Last in Service 03/11/1956
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Crewe Works 20
Orders
BuilderSponsorOrder #DateSize
Crewe Works  n/a 11/1896 1
Crewe Works  n/a 11/1899 1
Crewe Works  n/a 11/1899 8
Crewe Works  n/a 10/1901 10
Historical Data Squared off saddle tank, the Bissel tanks were designed for tight curvature locations such as docks. Name derived from the Bissel truck, which had solid disc wheels.

Power
Variant Introduced 1901
Inside Cylinders 17" x 24" (2 off)

Wheels
Drivers 4' 3"
Truck 2' 6"
Locomotive Wheelbase 15' 6"
Descriptive Wheelbase 7' 3" + 8' 3" = 15' 6"

Dimensions
Weight (loco only) 34t 17cwt

Boiler & Firebox
Boiler Diagram ??
Total Heating Area 967ft2