Southern Railways R1 Class 0-6-0T

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alexl92

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I wonder if someone could help me understand something.

As far as I can tell, there appears to be two different southern 0-6-0T designated as the R1 class.

The first, which is the one I always knew of, is the 'ugly' one:



The second, which i've only become aware of as being called the R1 class more lately, is




So which one is the R1 class?
Many thanks!
 
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Both AFAIK. 1010 carries a smaller cab (from the original Stirling R class?) to work the Canterbury and Whitstable line which had a small bore tunnel. The second picture is the common version.
 

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To add to the confusion, there was also a Class R1 0-4-4T, derived from a Kirtley Class R 0-4-4T, introduced on the LCDR in 1891. The last survivors were withdrawn in 1955/1956. This wheel arrangement was common on many railways in the Victorian era, and widely used on passenger services (mainly branch or suburban)

Class R 0-6-0T was a Stirling design for SER, introduced in 1888, but some were subsequently modified with "improved" boilers and classed as R1. The last locos of Class R were withdrawn during WW2, but some Class R1 lasted until 1960.

LCDR and SER combined to form SECR in about 1899.
 
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