2F  52016 – 52064  0-6-0  L&YR  Barton Wright Class 25



Power Classification 2F
Introduced 1876 – 1887 (all survivors built in 1887)
Designer Barton Wright
Company L&YR
Weight – Loco 39t 1cwt
Driving Wheels 4ft 6ins
 Boiler Pressure 140psi
Cylinders Inside – 17½in x 26in
Tractive Effort 17,545lbf
Valve Gear Stephenson (slide valves)


Barton Wright introduced his standard 0-6-0 in 1876 and a total of 280 were built up to 1887. When Aspinall built his 0-6-0s in 1889 (class 27 engines), many of these engines became surplus to requirements and all except the last fifty were rebuilt as saddle tanks becoming the 51307 or 23 class.


 class 25 original As originally built as a class 25 engine.
 51307 As rebuilt as a saddle tank by Aspinall to become class 23 engines
 class 27 small Class 27 introduced by Aspinall in 1889

At the time the locomotives were converted to saddle tanks the L&YR had an acute shortage of shunting engines. 230 were rebuilt between 1891 and 1900. 96 of these engines came into BR stocks numbered in the range 51307-51530 plus service engines numbered in the range 11304-11394.

The engines were withdrawn from 1930 onwards and twenty-five of the un-rebuilt fifty survived to become BR locomotives in 1948. Of these twenty-five which were all built in 1887, ten had been built by Vulcan Foundry Ltd and fifteen by Beyer Peacock & Co Ltd. The original 230 had been built by a wide range of manufacturers as L&YR did not have Horwich to build locomotives until 1889.

As at 1st January 1948 they were allocated as follows.









Wigan Springs Branch



Only one remained in service beyond 1955 and it (52044) was withdrawn in June 1959 whilst based at Wakefield.


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