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0-6-0ST Hunslet saddle tank steam locomotive

A development of the Hunslet Class 50550 design built by the Hunslet Engineering Company, Leeds

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Eight locomotives of the Class 50550 locomotives were built between 1941 and 1942, all intended for Stewarts & Lloyd Minerals Company but only one was used. Three more were purchased by the War Department (WD) and four others were used in heavy industry, of which two survive.

Technical detail specifications of locomotive Class 50550 0-6-0ST: Boiler pressure of Class 50550 0-6-0ST:  170 lbf/sq.in., Weight of Class 50550 0-6-0ST: 48.35 tons, Wheel diameter of Class 50550 0-6-0ST: 4' 5'', Valve gear of Class 50550 0-6-0ST: Stephenson - slide valves, Cylinders (diameter x stroke) of Class 50550 0-6-0ST: 18" x 26" (I), Tractive effort of Class 50550 0-6-0ST: 22150 lbf., BR Power classification of Class 50550 0-6-0ST: Class 4F, Route availability RA 5


The design of the Class WD AUSTERITY 0-6-0ST saddle tanks was derived from the Hunslet Class 50550 and 391 were built between 1941 and 1953 for the Ministry of Supply and War Department. 75 were bought by the LNER and classified J94. A further 93 were built between 1949 and 1964 for industrial use.

Technical detail specifications of locomotive Class WD Austerity 0-6-0ST: Boiler pressure of Class WD Austerity 0-6-0ST:  170 lbf/sq.in., Weight of Class WD Austerity 0-6-0ST: 48.25 tons, Wheel diameter of Class WD Austerity 0-6-0ST: 4' 3'', Valve gear of Class WD Austerity 0-6-0ST: Stephenson - slide valves, Cylinders (diameter x stroke) of Class WD Austerity 0-6-0ST: 18" x 26" (I), Tractive effort of Class WD Austerity 0-6-0ST: 23870 lbf., BR Power classification of Class WD Austerity 0-6-0ST: Class 4F, Route availability RA 5


WD Austerity 0-6-0ST steam locomotive, built by Hudswell-Clarke (works number 1752) and numbered WD 75091.

It never worked on British Railways, only the War Department, so the number 68067 is entirely fictitious, though some of the WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank engines did work on the Eastern Region of British Railways and classified as J94 by the LNER.

 

On the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is Class WD Austerity 0-6-0ST 118 BRUSSELS  LMR ex Longmoor Military Railway, built in Leeds in 1945 (KWVR Autumn Steam Gala 2011). 118 BRUSSELS was built as Hudswell Clarke, Leeds, as locomotive works No. 1782

 

Class WD Austerity 0-6-0ST Locomotive 69 of the N.C.B. (NCB, National Coal Board) worked in the pits of the north-east in the No. 2 Area Durham coalfield (Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, August 2015). On 'display' at Embsay on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

 

 

 

 

Class WD Austerity 0-6-0ST No. 8 SIR ROBERT PEEL (now called WARSPITE ?) on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. Built as steam locomotive works no. 3776 by Hunslet Engineering.

 

 Another Class WD Austerity 0-6-0ST at Bolton Abbey Station

 

 Another Class WD Austerity 0-6-0ST S 134 'WHELDALE' (ex NCB S134) at Bolton Abbey station on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey steam Railway. This Class WD Austerity 0-6-0ST was built in 1944 by Hunslet, works no. 3168.

 

Above is Hunslet 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunter 3183 once 'King Feisal of Iraq' awaiting restoration at Shildon NRM (built 1944).

Below is JUNO HE 3850 0-6-0ST saddle tank locomotive at Shildon, a Hunslet Austerity design locomotive built in 1958.

Class WD Austerity 0-6-0ST JUNO was used by Stewarts and Lloyds Minerals Ltd of Buckminster, Rutland, working in the company's ironstone quarries from 1958 until 1968. Built at the Hunslet Engine Company as number 3850.

 

WILBERT was built as Class WD Austerity 0-6-0ST works no. 3809 by the Hunslet Engineering Company and now operating on the Weardale railway.

 

The Weardale Railway: The Class WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank locomotive is called WILBERT after the railway enthusiast and writer the REV. W AWDRY OBE 2012.

A beautifully preserved Class WD Austerity 0-6-0ST steam locomotive.

 

The Weardale Railway:  Destination Stanhope station!

The Weardale Railway:  The Class WD Austerity 0-6-0ST steam locomotive taking on water at Stanhope station

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