Hibernia (locomotive)

Not to be confused with Hibernia 41-E.
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Richard Roberts
Builder Sharp, Roberts and Company
Build date 1834
Configuration 2-2-0
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Leading dia. 3 feet (0.91 m)
Driver dia. 5 feet (1.52 m)
Boiler pressure 75 lbf/in2 (517 kPa)
Cylinders Two
Cylinder size 11 in × 16 in (279 mm × 406 mm)
Operators Dublin and Kingstown Railway
First run 9 October 1834
Disposition Scrapped

Hibernia was a steam locomotive designed by Richard Roberts and built by Sharp, Roberts and Company in 1834 for the Dublin and Kingstown Railway (D&KR). The locomotive had vertical cylinders driving via bell cranks.


Hibernia was built in 1834 for the D&KR. It was one of a class of three similar locomotives. Like Experiment, power transmission from the vertical cylinders was via bell cranks.[1]

Hibernia pulled the first train on the D&KR on 9 October 1834, which consisted of eight carriages.[2]


  1. "Ireland's Railway Systems". Michael J Irlam. Retrieved 5 April 2008.
  2. "The History of the Dublin and Kingstown Railway". Dalkey. Retrieved 5 April 2008.

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