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2-4-0 Tank Locomotive order No. 649 works No 331-336 supplied in 1863

Order No.649 was for six 4'-8½" gauge 2-4-0 Beattie Well tanks works progressive Nos. 331 - 336 supplied in 1863 for use on the London and South Western Railway numbered 177 - 182. The engines were rebuilt in 1883-1884 and taken out of service and scrapped from 1891 - 1897.

The driving wheels were 5'-6" in diameter and the outside cylinders 15" dia x 20" stroke.

A total of 82 Beattie Well Engines were supplied to LSWR from the first order in 1863 to the last in 1875. Some of the later engines had larger cylinders 16½" dia x 20" stroke and some of the earlier engines were rebuilt with tenders.

It is understood that two of order No 3141 supplied in 1874 still survive.

Works progressive No. 1412, LWSR No. 298, SR No. 0298 (1923) & 3298 (1931), British Railways No. 30587 (1948) withdrawn from service in 1962 & preserved on the South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh.

Works progressive No. 1414, LWSR No. 314, SR No. 0314 (1923) & 3314 (1931), British Railways No. 30585 (1948) withdrawn from service in 1962 & preserved at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre.

Information provided by Joe Lloyd