MGWR Class 12

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Midland Great Western Railway (MGWR) Classes 12,14,15,16 and 19 were 36 0-4-2 locomotives acquired in 5 batches over the period 1861-1872. The first 0-4-2s were introduced by the Locomotive Superintendent Joseph Cabry, and his successor Robert Ramage in 1863 also seemed to favour the type. After Martin Atock succeeded in 1872 there were no more orders of the type due to generally poor timekeeping.[1]

MGWR Classes 12,14,15,16,19
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
BuilderFairbairn
Neilson
Dübs
Build date1860-1872
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte0-4-2
Gauge5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm)
Career
OperatorsMidland Great Western Railway (MGWR)
LocaleIreland

MGWR Class 12Edit

The MGWR Class 12 were a batch of 6 locomotives supplied by Fairbairn in 1860, the final locomotives from Fairbairn to the MGWR. They lasted just under 20 years, but by their last days were removed from goods to pilot and permanent way duties. Initially numbered 43-48 they were later renumbered 49-54.[1]

MGWR No. Name Introduced Withdrawn
43 Regent 1860 1879
44 Duke 1860 1879
45 Marquis 1860 1879
46 Baron 1860 1879
47 Viscount 1860 1879
48 Earl 1860 1879

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MGWR Class 14Edit

For MGWR Class 14 the MGWR used a fresh supplier Neilsons of Glasgow. The class was introduced in 1863 and all were withdrawn by 1885.[1]

MGWR No. Name Introduced Withdrawn
55 Inny 1863 1885
56 Liffy 1863 1885
57 Lough Corrib 1863 1885
58 Lough Gill 1863 1885
59 Shannon 1863 1885
60 Lough Owel 1863 1885

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MGWR Class 15Edit

Neilsons supplied a further 6 0-4-2 locomotives in 1864 forming MGWR Class 15.[1]

MGWR No. Name Introduced Withdrawn
61 Lynx 1864 1887
62 Tiger 1864 1888
63 Lion 1864 1888
64 Leopard 1864 1888
65 Wolf 1864 1888
66 Elephant 1864 1889

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MGWR Class 16Edit

For a batch of six 0-4-2 locomotives for 1867 the MGWR switched to Dübs and Company, also based in Glasgow. These became MGWR Class 16.[1]

MGWR No. Name Introduced Withdrawn
67 Dublin 1867 1888
68 Mullingar 1867 1887
69 Athlone 1867 1889
70 Ballinasloe 1867 1888
71 Galway 1867 1887
72 Sligo 1867 1888

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MGWR Class 19Edit

For the final batch of new build locomotives the MGWR switched supplier back to Neilsons. Following design changes instigated by Martin Atock most of this batch had a four-ring boiler 3.5 inches (8.9 cm) longer with modified frames. With their withdrawal in 1892 the use of 0-4-2 by the MGWR came to an end.[1]

MGWR No. Name Introduced Withdrawn
73 Comet 1871 1892
74 Luna 1871 1892
75 Hector 1871 1892
76 Lightning 1871 1892
77 Star 1871 1891
78 Planet 1871 1891
79 Mayo 1872 1892
80 Dunsandle 1872 1891
81 Clancarty 1872 1892
82 Clonbrock 1872 1892
83 Lucan 1872 1891
84 Dunkellan 1872 1891

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Shepherd, Ernie (1994). The Midland Great Western Railway of Ireland – An illustrated History. Midland Publishing Limited. pp. 84–85, 123. ISBN 1-85780-008-7.