The International Steam Pages


Surviving Steam Trams of the World
Standard Gauge Steam Locomotives with some Tram Features

This page is one of a series of pages using the research of Don Sibley and Derek Rayner. Click one of the links below for the other pages:

Not quite steam trams but…

Definitely not steam trams but…


This page was updated on 17th October 2014 with a picture of the J. S. Fry Sentinel and on 16th June 2013 with a new entry for the locomotive in the Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin..


While doing this research, a number of oddballs turned up including European shunting locomotives with a vertical boiler which is enclosed with the cab, they are by no stretch of the imagination steam tram locomotives but they are curiosities which most serious students of the subject would find interesting, hence their inclusion on this separate page.

The Sentinel locomotives are a wonderful cul-de-sac in steam development. If pushed, I would describe them as a 'stationary steam engine on rails', the connection being by crankshaft, (gears) and chain. I have included only a small selection of those which are the most tramlike - chosen for their international spread and accessibility. In addition to those listed below, there are others which from the outside look like an early diesel shunter, for more information on all Sentinel products (including road vehicles) see the Sentinel Drivers Club website and in particular their list of surviving Sentinels (this is out of date and some details are wrong). The last real Sentinels in the world are to be found in Cruzeiro, Brazil. Serious locomotive students should also read http://sentinel7109.blogspot.co.uk/ which covers the restoration of Sentinel 7109 and includes information on others from this builder.

Click on a thumbnail for a larger picture, then click the link or the image to return to this page. The page with the larger image carries the name of the photographer concerned, as you will see further pictures are needed. If you can fill the gaps or provide an alternative larger image approx 800 x 600, please get in touch using the email address at the bottom of the page.

'Glaskasten' Locomotives
(See https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayerische_PtL_2/2 and https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayerische_ML_2/2)

 

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Germany

 

Bayerischen Staatsbahn 4529 Krauss 5911/1909 1435 0-4-0 DRG / DB 98 307
Deutsches Dampflokomotiv-Museum
, Neuenmarkt
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Bayerischen Staatsbahn 4515 Krauss 1435 0-4-0 Sectioned, DB Museum, Koblenz
Pictures - right side and left side

Skirtless Trams in the ''Glaskasten' Tradition

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Germany

Württembergische Nebenbahnen AG KL-2 Esslingen 3481/1908 1435 0-4-0 Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin.
To Königliche Württembergische Staats-Eisenbahn in 1911
used for shunting at Tübingen and Ulm.
To dealer A. Euler, Braunschweig in 1917,
 who resold her to the Kupfer- und Drahtwerke Osnabrück. 

Switzerland

  Huttwil Wohlhusen Bahn 5 SLM 3610/1936 1435 0-6-0 SBB Historic, Erstfeld
Picture 
http://www.sbbhistoric.ch/historisches-erbe/fahrzeuge/fahrzeugdaten/dampftraktion/ec-33-hwb-5/ dead by October 2014

An Austrian Curiosity

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Austria

  Österreichischen Bundesbahn BBÖ DT 1.07 Floridsdorf 3081/1935 1435 2-4-2 Strasshof Museum, Vienna
Loco has a large luggage compartment,
often used on push-pull trains between two coaches.
Information and more information.

A Selection of 'Square' Sentinel Steam Locomotives (plus one a bit round)...

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United Kingdom

Coalbrookdale Co. Ltd 5 Sentinel 6155/1925 1435 0-4-0 Converted from a conventional locomotive hence has rods.
Ironbridge Gorge Museums
  Great Western Railway 12 Sentinel 6515/1926 1435 4W Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Information and Picture
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London & North Eastern Railway
(British Railways 68153)
59 Sentinel 8837/1933 1435 4W Middleton Railway, Leeds
Information and picture
  'Gervase' Sentinel 6807/1928 1435 4W Elsecar Heritage Railway

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Croydon Gas Works Sentinel 7109/1927 1435 4W Midsomer Norton
Information and pictures
  British Tar Products, Irlam 'Ann' Sentinel 7232/1927 1435 4W Embsay
J.S. Fry & Co, Somerdale Sentinel 7492/1928 1435 4W Bitton Railway Centre 
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London & North Eastern Railway
(British Railways 68153)
59 Sentinel 8837/1933 1435 4W Middleton Railway, Leeds 
Information 
More information and picture
  Royal Ordnance Factory, Hooton, Wirral 9387/1948 Sentinel 9369/1945 1435 4W Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust 
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British Gypsum Ltd, Newark 'St. Monans' Sentinel 9373/1947 1435 4W Ribble Steam Railway
Information and picture
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Ind Coope and Allsop, Burton Sentinel 9376/1947 1435 4W Rutland Railway Museum
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Roads Reconstruction 2 Sentinel 9387/1948 1435 4W Tytherington Quarry, South Gloucestershire 
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National Coal Board, Silverdale Colliery Sentinel 9535/1952 1435 4W Foxfield Railway 
  Chesterfield Tube Co. Ltd 'Susan' Sentinel 9537/1952 1435 4W Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Information and picture
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Courtauld Fibres, Grimsby 'William' Sentinel 9599/1956 1435 4W Elsecar Heritage Railway
Tee-Side Bridge & Eng Works, Cargo Fleet 5 'Frank Galbraith' Sentinel 9629/1957 1435 4W National Railway Museum, York
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West Midlands Gas Board, Walsall Sentinel 9632/1957 1435 4W Chasewater Railway 
Picture 

Alexander Chaplin Locomotives

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Denmark

 

Danske Statsbaner O L2 Alexander Chaplin 1162/1869 1435 0-4-0 Danish Railway Museum, Odense 
Photograph 
You Tube Video

Sweden

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Hälsingborgshamn Alexander Chaplin 1855/1875 1435 0-4-0 Frederiksdals Friluftmuseum, Helsinborg (See CRJ 150, 2007)

United Kingdom

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Northampton Gas Works Alexander Chaplin 2365/1885 1435 0-4-0 Kelvinhall Museum (store)
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United States

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Jackson Iron Company 'Yankee' Alexander Chaplin ????/???? 1435 0-4-0 Michigan Iron Industry Museum at Negaunee
Information and pictures 

Other unusual 'Square' Locomotives

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  Dorking Greystone Lime Company Head Wrightson ??/1871 1435 0-4-0 Beamish Museum 
Information 
Photograph
  Head Wrightson 21/1870 1435 0-4-0 Thornaby (now at Preston Park)
Photograph 
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Head Wrightson 33/1870 1435 0-4-0 Beamish Museum
Photograph 

United States

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Hasard Coal Mine  336A St. Leonard 466/1877 1435 0-4-0 Susquehanna House Restaurant, PA 
Information 
Photograph 
Rigi Bahnen 7 SLM 1/1873 1435 2-2-0 Rigi Bahnen

Another Steam Locomotive with Enclosed Cab and Boiler (see also Cockerill locomotives)

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Belgium

Fabrique de Fer, Charleroi 'Victorine' Hainaut 1833/1930 1435 0-4-0 Stoomcentrum Maldegem


Rob Dickinson

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