762 LYN and train approaching Woody Bay, © 2004, Eric Leslie

The 782 Club - Design, Configuration and Statistics


LYN was a unique locomotive, but built using as many standard components as were available - a technique pioneered by Baldwin in locomotive construction. In 1898, two similar locomotives were also built - for use on the Victoria Railway in Australia - but these were 2-6-2s, and built for a larger gauge.

Some of the statistics from these two classes indicate some of the differences as well as the similarities. For comparison, figures are also included for the L&B Manning Wardles:

LYN: Comparison with Baldwin nA Class and other L&B locomotives
Click for larger image LYN nA12 M-W LEW
Builder Baldwin Locomotive Works, USA Baldwin Locomotive Works(2),
VR Newport Workshops (15)
Manning Wardle, Leeds Manning Wardle, Leeds
Total production 1 17 3 1
Serial number 15965 - - 1361,1362,1363 2042
Build date May 1898 1898 - 1915 1898 1925
Configuration 2-4-2 2-6-2 2-6-2 2-6-2
Gauge 1 ft 11½ in (597 mm) 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) 1 ft 11½ in (597 mm) 1 ft 11½ in (597 mm)
Leading wheel diameter 1 ft 10 in (0.559 m) - - 2 ft 0 in *
Driving wheel diameter 2 ft 9 in (0.838 m) 3 ft 0 in 2 ft 9 in (0.838 m) *
Trailing wheel diameter 1 ft 10 in (0.559 m) - - 2 ft 0 in *
Rigid Wheelbase 5 ft 0 in (1.52 m)
- - 6 ft 6 in *
Overall Wheelbase 17 ft 7 in (5.36 m) - - 17 ft 9 in *
Max Axle load 10 t 9 t 9c 2q 6t ½ cwt 6 t 4 cwt
Length over headstocks 23 ft 6 in (7.16 m) 30 ft 10 in * 22 ft 4 *
Length over drawgear 28 ft 0 in 30 ft 10 in * 27ft 0 in *
Width 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) - - 6 ft 7in *
Height 8 ft 11 in (2.72 m) 10 ft 10 in 8 ft 11 in (2.72 m) *
Locomotive weight 22 t 9½ cwt 36 tons 22 tons 1 cwt 23t 7 cwt
Coal Capacity 15 cwt 30 cwt 1 ton 1 ton
Water Capacity 664 Gallons 780 Gallons 550 Gallons 550 Gallons
Tractive effort 7,418 lbf 12,170 lbf (54.1 kN) 7,269 lbf *
Boiler pressure 180 psi (1.24 MPa) 180 psi 160 psi *
Fire grate area 7.7 sq ft (0.72 m2) - - 8.85 sq ft 8.25 sq ft
Heating surface: Total 379.2 sq ft (35.23 m2) 524 sq ft 383 sq ft 380 sq ft
Cylinder diameter 10 in (254 mm) 13 in 10.5 in (266 mm) 10 in
Cylinder stroke 16 in (406 mm) 18 in 16 in (406 mm) 16 in
Valve gear Stephenson - - Joy Joy


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