Ballycastle Railway 4-4-2T RE: [IrishThreeFoot] NCC Class S and 4-4-2T locos

Alan O'Rourke

For comparison, attach:


GA  drawing from Engineering, March 26th, 1909


Mr Heaven’s drawing in two parts.


Drawing by  Ian McNab, from Railways 4(40): 126 (Aug 1943)

Note A: indicates widening of footplate in front of cylinders.

Drawing shows loco after rebuilding by NCC in 1929


Rgds Alan



From: Laurence Wheeler
Sent: 12 January 2020 12:49
Subject: Re: [IrishThreeFoot] NCC Class S and 4-4-2T locos


In a dusty file I have come across a drawing by B. Heaven of the S class compound. Somewhat in the mould of the famous Skinley drawings, but not as good.
I have uploaded two halves of this drawing to the NCC locos file as part a and b. Hope this helps. I love the description if the livery as "invisible green". Tops even some of the more silly names like "improved engine green".
The MRN article referred to was August 1965. There is also a comprehensive article in Railway World August 1986.


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