LMS Jubilee Class 5593 Kolhapur

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Kolhapur
5593 Kolhapur Great Central railway.jpg
Kolhapur at the Great Central railway
Specifications
Power type Steam
Designer William Stanier
Builder North British Locomotive Company
Order number LMS Lot 118
Serial number 24151
Build date 1934 (1934)
Configuration 4-6-0
UIC classification 2′C h3
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Leading wheel
diameter
3 ft 3 12 in (1.003 m)
Driver diameter 6 ft 9 in (2.057 m)
Length 64 ft 8 34 in (19.73 m)
Locomotive weight 79.55 long tons (80.83 t)
Tender weight 54.65 long tons (55.53 t)
Fuel type Coal
Fuel capacity 9.0 long tons (9.1 t)
Water capacity 4,000 imp gal (18,000 l; 4,800 US gal)
Boiler LMS type 3A
Boiler pressure 225 lbf/in2 (1.55 MPa) superheated
Cylinders Three
Cylinder size 17 in × 26 in (432 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gear Walschaerts
Valve type Piston valves
Tractive effort 26,610 lbf (118.4 kN)
Career
Operator(s)
Power class
  • 5XP (LMS)
  • 6P (BR)
Number(s)
  • 5593 (LMS)
  • 45593 (BR)
Axle load class Route Availability 8
Current owner Standard Gauge Steam Trust

London Midland and Scottish Railway Jubilee Class 5593 (BR number 45593) named Kolhapur is a preserved British steam locomotive.

Service[edit]

5593 was built in 1934 by the North British Locomotive Company of Glasgow, Works number 24151, and part of Lot 118, to a design by William Stanier. In May 1936 she was named Kolhapur after Kolhapur, a princely state in western India.

Initially built with a low degree superheat domeless boiler, she received a domed boiler in April 1937.

5593 hauled the train carrying Winston Churchill from Liverpool on his return from talks with President Roosevelt in 1942.

After nationalisation in January 1948 she was renumbered 45593 by British Railways in December of that year. She was allocated to various sheds during the 1950s and 1960s, including Longsight, Carlisle Upperby, Willesden, Aston, Burton, Patricroft and Newton Heath.

On 23 March 1965 she was transferred to Leeds Holbeck and was kept there in good condition to work railtours over the Settle-Carlisle Railway. She was also given a yellow cabside warning stripe to indicate that she was barred from the electrified West Coast Main Line south of Crewe where she was out-of-gauge. She was withdrawn in October 1967.

Preservation[edit]

45593 was bought in good condition January 1968 by the then Standard Gauge Steam Trust. She was restored during the 1980s to LMS crimson lake livery. In 1994 she temporarily assumed the identity and special livery of scrapped sister and class pioneer 5552 Silver Jubilee for the silver jubilee of the preserved Great Central Railway. She was repainted into BR green in 1995.

In 2008, Kolhapur appeared at the York Railfest along with Castle 7029 Clun Castle. She returned to Tyseley for the Tyseley 100 celebrations. For this, she was going to be repainted into LMS crimson lake livery but this was never applied.

45593 is currently out of service at Tyseley Locomotive Works.

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