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Wainwright & Maunsell designs for the S.E.C.R.

Discussion in 'Photography' started by neildimmer, Jan 13, 2021 at 9:29 AM.

  1. neildimmer

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    I have added some new photos to the collection of SECR 01 Class
    Including this photo of
    31048 which made it into the B.R. era
    https://tinyurl.com/yycgos6d
    New photos start here with S.R. era
    https://tinyurl.com/y3kk6cof
    B.R. era
    https://tinyurl.com/y4wfalc6


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    The South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) C Class is a class of 0-6-0 steam locomotive, designed by Harry Wainwright and built between 1900 and 1908. They were designed for freight duties, although occasionally used for passenger trains. They operated over the lines of the railway in London and south-east England until the early 1960s. One example was rebuilt as an S Class saddle tank. (more of which later)The SECR held trials in November 1898 to decide on a standard freight locomotive design. Two existing 0-6-0 locomotives were tested: former London, Chatham and Dover Railway B2 class No. 194 designed by William Kirtley; and former South Eastern Railway O class No. 436 designed by James Stirling. The Kirtley design proved superior and a new order for 40 locomotives based on it was placed. These new locomotives were designed by Harry Wainwright, the new Chief Mechanical Engineer of the railway, and formed the first of the C class
    The first fifteen locomotives were constructed by Neilson, Reid and Company and delivered in June 1900, followed by a further fifteen from Sharp, Stewart and Company. The remainder were built by the SECR workshops at Ashford (70 examples 1900-1908) and Longhedge Works (9 examples 1903-4)
    I have added 20 new photos to this collection including a few colour photos
    31458 unknown shed
    https://tinyurl.com/y6nby7kw
    S.E.C.R. & S.R. start here
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    B.R. era start here
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  3. neildimmer

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    In 1917 one example, no. 685 was converted into an S class 0-6-0ST for use as a heavy-duty shunter at Richborough port which was then being used to ship locomotives and armoured equipment to the Western Front. After the War it was used as a shunter at Bricklayers Arms until 1951

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  4. torgormaig

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    Again another excellent collection Neil. However you might want to transfer 93/109 (shown as loco 31068) from the C Class album to the O1 Class album. While 31068 was indeed a C Class loco the loco in the picture is clearly an O1 and is in fact 31065, now preserved and running on the Bluebell.

    Peter
     
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    Hi Neil,

    A few thoughts and locations for the C class set.
    30/109 31268 Dover Priory
    72/109 1714 Stewarts Lane under the Atlantic Lines bridges. Longhedge Works buildings in the background.
    85/109 31498 Feltham ( Same background as 78/109.)
    92/109 31004 Stewarts Lane under the Atlantic Lines bridges. Furniture depository in the background behind the cab.
    96/109 31244 Paddock Wood before the downside buildings were demolished.

    Cheers, Neil
     

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