M&GN Fox Walker 0-6-0 Tank

MGN Fox Walker 0-6-0 Tank

Two 0-6-0ST engines named Ormesby and Stalham were built by Fox & Walker & Co. in 1877 for the Great Yarmouth & Stalham Light Railway. In 1883, this became a part of the Eastern & Midlands Railway, where these engines were numbered 15 and 16, respectively. These numbers were retained when the Eastern & Midlands Railway became the Midland & Great Norther Joint Committee in 1893. In 1901, No. 15 Ormesby was sold and replaced by a new 0-6-0T (LNER J93). No. 16 Stalham entered LNER service in October 1936 when the M&GN stock was taken over by the LNER. It never received an official LNER classification, and was withdrawn in 1937.

Technical Details

The following are the dimensions as quoted in 1936. It appears that No.16 had a number of boiler rebuilds.

Cylinders (x2): 13x20in.
Boiler: Diameter (max): 3ft 4in
Length: 8ft 5.25in
Heating Surface: Total: 444 sq.ft.
Firebox: 51 sq.ft.
Tubes: 393 sq.ft.
Grate Area: 6.8 sq.ft.
Boiler Pressure: 120psi
Tractive Effort (80%): 7,545lb
Wheels: Coupled: 3ft 7in
Total Wheelbase: 9ft 9in
Length: 22ft 10in
Weight: 24t 3cwt


Neither Ormesby nor Stalham survived into preservation.


I am not aware of any models of these Fox & Walker tanks.