The CV & HR Locomotive No. 1

The Colne Valley & Halstead Railway (CV&HR) ordered this locomotive from Neilson & Co. in 1876, and took delivery later that year. The design was very similar to Johnson's 0-4-2Ts built by the GER and withdrawn in 1894. However, No. 1 had a cab, unlike Johnson's cab-less design.

CVHR Locomotive No. 1

In 1888, supplementary tanks were added, but these were removed in 1911. New boilers were fitted in 1894 and 1903.

The CV&HR kept No. 1 as a backup for its other locomotives (F9 and N18 tanks).

The LNER scrapped No. 1 in August 1923. It was never allocated a class or new number.

Technical Details

Cylinders: (x2 inside) 15x22in.
Boiler: Diameter (max): 3ft 9.75in
Length: 9ft 1in
Heating Surface: Total: 753.15 sq.ft.
Firebox: 472.81 sq.ft.
Tubes: 680.34 sq.ft.
Grate Area: 12.7 sq.ft.
Wheels: Coupled: 5ft 3in
Trailing: 3ft 7in
Total Wheelbase: 14ft 6in
Tractive Effort: 9,350 lb
Length: 27ft 1in
Weight: (full) 36t (estimate)
Water Capacity: 850 gallons
Coal Capacity: 1t 5c


No. 1 was scrapped in 1923, however the CV&HR has re-opened as the preserved Colne Valley Railway.


I am not aware of any models of CV&HR No. 1 in any scale.