0-6-0 Class O/ O1 SECR Profile and Models

0-6-0 Class O/ O1 SECR

No. 65 at the Bluebell Railway in July 2023. ©BWard1997

The South Eastern Railway (SER) O Class (some of which were later rebuilt, becoming the O1 Class) was a class of 0-6-0 steam locomotive designed for freight work, and were the main freight engines of the SER, and later the South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) for a number of years. However, they were displaced by the more powerful C class locomotives following the amalgamation of the South Eastern Railway and London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) in 1899. This relegated the class to working on the numerous branch lines in Kent, on both passenger and freight work. They worked most notably on the Kent & East Sussex Railway and East Kent Railway, operating coal trains from the Kent coal fields to London, as well as shunting work at such locations as Shepherds Well, Hoo Junction and Ashford. The majority were withdrawn before the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, and those that remained were slowly withdrawn from nationalisation onwards. The death knell for the final few members of the class came with the Modernisation Plan of 1955

(Information provided via Wikipedia)

Type of Locomotive



Ashford Works
Sharp, Stewart & Co

Build Date

1878 to 1899

Total Built

(87 rebuilt to O1)

Tractive Effort

17,300 lbf

Wheel Configuration


Operated By

South Eastern Railway
South Eastern & Chatham Railway
Southern Railway
British Railways

Main Duties


In Service Until


Surviving Examples



Products awaiting categorisation

Scale Brand Image Construction Type DCC Capability Product Code Product Title Livery
OO Gauge (1:76 Scale) Golden Arrow GoldenO1 SE&CR/SR/BR Class O1 Kit Requires assembly Not set GoldenO1
SE&CR/SR/BR Class O1 Kit Awaiting Categorisation
OO Gauge (1:76 Scale) Jidenco No image available Requires assembly Not set 01J
SECR/SR/BR Class 01 0-6-0 Loco and Tender Kit Awaiting Categorisation