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2-6-0 Tender Locomotive order No. 97 works No 31-36 supplied in 1856

Order No.97 was for six 4'-8½" gauge 2-4-0 tender locomotives works progressive Nos. 31 - 36 supplied in 1856 for passenger use on the Swedish State Railway numbered SSB 1 "Prins Carl", SSB 2 "Prins Oscar", SSB 3 "Prins August", (renumbered in 1864 SJ 41 - 43) WSB 4 "Norden", WSB 5 "Sverige", WSB 6 "Goteborg" (renumbered in 1864 SJ 4 - 6).

Five of the order were taken out of service and scrapped 1886 - 1905. The remaining locomotive WP No. 33 SSB 3 "Prins August" was preserved in 1906 and now can be seen at the Swedish Railway Museum at Gavle.This is the oldest Surviving Beyer Peacock Locomotive.

The driving wheels were 5'-6" in diameter and the outside cylinders 15½" dia x 20" stroke with a boiler pressure of 100 psi.

In all the railway placed 35 orders for a total of 129 locomotives over the period 1856 - 1879. The largest order, order No. 2032 WP 734 - 744 was for eleven 0-6-0 tender engines for goods use supplied in 1866.

Information provided by Joe Lloyd