SR Class E1/R

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Southern Railway Class E1/R
Power type Steam
Driver size4 ft 6 in
Length32 ft 4½ in
Total weight50 tons 5 cwt
Water capacity900 gallons
Boiler pressure170 lb/in²
Cylinder size17 in x 24 in
Tractive effort18,560 lbs
CareerSouthern Railway
LocaleGreat Britain
First runMay 1927

The Southern Railway E1/R is a class of 0-6-2T (0-6-2) tank steam locomotive designed for light passenger and freight duties. They were rebuilt from earlier LBSCR E1 class locomotives initially to be used on the North Devon and Cornwall Junction line.

Some balancing issues were addressed by Bulleid for main line workings while other locomotives that weren't balanced ended up restricted to local and shunting/banking duties.

Their withdrawal commenced in 1955 and they were finally all replaced by Ivatt tanks by 1959.


  • The London Brighton and South Coast Railway by C Hamilton Ellis
  • The London, Brighton & South Coast Railway web site -
  • ABC of British Locomotives 1948
  • Observer's Book of Railway Locomotives of Great Britain 1958