Class: 0-4-0 Tank
Designer: Free-lance design appears to be based on Drummond LSW C14
Weight: 25 tons
Purpose: Motor Train & Dock Traffic
Information: The free-lance design chosen by Tri-ang Railways for an inexpensive steam shunter appears to have been heavily influenced by the Class C14 designed for suburban passenger traffic around London by Dugald Drummond for the London & South Western Railway in 1906.
Details: The Class C14 was originally designed as a 2-2-0 with outside cylinders. A total of ten locomotives were built for motor train traffic in the London suburbs. It appears that six were sold to the Government for deployment overseas during World War 1. The remaining locomotives were converted to 0-4-0ís while retaining the outside cylinders.
A total of seven locomotives were withdrawn by 1917. It appears that two of the remaining three locomotives were taken into British Railways ownership and allocated to Eastleigh, where they saw service in the Southampton Dock area until the final one was withdrawn in April 1959.