LSWR 273 class

The LSWR 273 class was a class of double framed 0-6-0 steam locomotives designed by William George Beattie for the London and South Western Railway (LSWR). Twelve locomotives were built between 1872 and 1873.[1]

LSWR 273 class
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
DesignerWilliam George Beattie
BuilderBeyer, Peacock & Co.
Serial number1163–1168, 1269–1274
Build date1872–1873
Total produced12
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte0-6-0
 • UICC n2
Gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver dia.5 ft 1 in (1.549 m)
Loco weight36.45 long tons (37.0 t)
Fuel typeCoal
Boiler pressure160 psi (1.10 MPa)
CylindersTwo, inside
Cylinder size17 in × 24 in (432 mm × 610 mm)
Valve gearStephenson valve gear
Performance figures
Tractive effort15,464 lbf (68.8 kN)
Career
Operators
Class273
Number in class1 January 1923: 6
Withdrawn1905-1924
DispositionAll scrapped

NumberingEdit

The twelve locomotives were numbered in two blocks of 6 locomotives each. Between 1898 and 1900, all were placed on the duplicate list, usually by prefix the number with a "0". Two were scrapped in 1906, but the remainder were renumbered again in 1914–1917 before four more were retired prior to the 1923 grouping, leaving six to pass into Southern Railway ownership on 1 January 1923, before they too were withdrawn and scrapped.

Table of locomotives[2]
First
Number
BP Works
Number
Date
built
Date
rebuilt
Date
duplicated
Date
withdrawn
Notes
273 1163 Jun 1872 Apr 1893 Feb 1898 Dec 1924 Renumbered 273A in Sep 1917
274 1164 Jun 1872 Jul 1895 Feb 1898 Jul 1924 Renumbered 0229 in Jan 1914
275 1165 Jun 1872 Jul 1877 Mar 1898 Apr 1906
276 1166 Jun 1872 Mar 1887 Apr 1900 Apr 1906
277 1167 Jun 1872 Jan 1896 Apr 1900 May 1924 Renumbered 277A in Oct 1917
278 1168 Jun 1872 Sep 1886 May 1900 Dec 1924 Renumbered 278A in Sep 1914
285 1269 Feb 1873 Sep 1889 Jan 1900 Sep 1921 Renumbered 286A in Nov 1917
286 1270 Feb 1873 Nov 1886 Feb 1900 Dec 1924 Renumbered 286A in Aug 1917
287 1271 Feb 1873 Jun 1895 Feb 1900 Jan 1922 Renumbered 287A in Nov 1917
288 1272 Feb 1873 Aug 1894 Feb 1900 Dec 1924 Renumbered 288A in Dec 1917
289 1273 Feb 1873 Oct 1886 Feb 1900 Sep 1921 Renumbered 289A in Oct 1917
290 1274 Feb 1873 Mar 1887 Feb 1900 Dec 1921 Renumbered 351 in Dec 1899;
renumbered 0351 in Jun 1900;
renumbered 351A in Jun 1917

ReferencesEdit

  • Bradley, D. L. (1965). Locomotives of the London and South Western Railway, Part 1. Railway Correspondence and Travel Society.
  • Casserley, H. C.; Johnston, S. W. (1974). Locomotives at the Grouping 1, Southern Railway. Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0552-4.