The Great Southern and Western Railway (GS&WR) Class 47 consisted of twenty 0-4-4BT locomotives designed by Alexander McDonnell and introduced from 1883. They were intended for branch lines around Cork and for Dublin—Kildare and Dublin-Kilkenny services.[1]:65,66

GSWR Classes 28 & 47
No. 74 (8449268749).jpg
No. 74 at Rock of Cashel 1905
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
DesignerAlexander McDonnell
BuilderInchicore
Build date1879—1887
Total produced23
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte0-4-4BT
Gauge5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm)
Driver dia.5 ft 8 12 in (1,740 mm)
Trailing dia.3 ft 9 in (1,140 mm)
Length33 ft 6 12 in (10,224 mm)
Loco weight41.8 long tons (42.5 t)
Water cap
  • 1,044 imp gal (4,750 l; 1,254 US gal) back
  • 135 imp gal (610 l; 162 US gal) side
Boiler pressure150 lbf/in2 (1.03 MPa)
Cylinders2
Cylinder size16 in × 20 in (406 mm × 508 mm)
Performance figures
Tractive effort9,530 lbf (42.39 kN)
Career
Operators
ClassE3 (Inchicore)
Power classS/ RT
Number in class
  • 20 (47)
  • 4 (28)
Numbers28,40,47–51,70–83
LocaleIreland
Withdrawn1905—1945
DispositionAll scrapped
  • Details refer to class 47
  • [1]:65,66

Class 47 was preceded by four members of class 28 introduced from about 1879, these having a slightly longer wheelbase. Only one of class 28 remaining into GSR service when it was renumbered 40 and included in GSR Class 47. This was the 100th locomotive built under the Alexander McDonnell period and was temporarily numbered 100 when new.[1]:65–66

ModelEdit

There is a detailed O Gauge model of engine 47 in the Fry model railway collection.[1]:380

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Clements, Jeremy; McMahon, Michael (2008). Locomotives of the GSR. Colourpoint Books. ISBN 9781906578268.