|THE INDUSTRIAL RAILWAY RECORD||
© DECEMBER 1963
Drawing by DOUG
GREENHITHE was one of a batch of three "W6 Special" locomotives with drooped footplates supplied by Peckett & Sons Ltd. of Bristol to the British Portland Cement Manufacturers Ltd.. Johnson’s Branch, Greenhithe, Rent, as under:
Tested in Steam
GREENHITHE’s boiler was built of Siemens-Martin mild steel rolled at Dalzell (Motherwell); as was usual Peckett practice at the time the longitudinal seams were butt jointed with double cover plates and quadruple riveted. It was tested by hydraulic pressure to 260 lbs. per square inch and by steam pressure to 165 lbs. for a working pressure of 160 lbs. A riveted copper firebox and brass tubes were fitted.
The leading dimensions were as under:
|Cylinders||: 14" x 22"||Wheelbase||: 5’6"|
|Wheels (dia.)||: 3’ 2½"||Weight (empty)||: 23 tons|
|Extreme height||: 10’ 2"||Weight (loaded)||: 28½ tons|
|Extreme width||: 8’ 2"||Tank Capacity||: 850 galls.|
|Length over buffers||: 23’ 8"||Tractive Effort||: 16.240 lbs.|
GREENHITHE worked at Johnson’s Branch until early in 1959 when, on the arrival of new Sentinel diesels, it was put into store in the shed along with STONE. About October 1962 it was transferred to the Hessle Chalk Quarry. near Hull, of G. & I. Earle Ltd., where it is still in use.