List of 7-foot gauge railway locomotive names

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This is a list of the names of broad gauge railway locomotives built in the United Kingdom during the heyday of that gauge (which ended in that country by 1892 with the final triumph of standard gauge). Throughout the history of railways many locomotives have been named (just as many have been numbered, and many have borne both a name and a number), but Britain's Great Western Railway, the prime exponent of the broad gauge, was noted for being an enthusiastic namer throughout its long existence, and perhaps less interested in numbering - although all locomotives carried numbers.

The name of the first locomotive of a batch was often the name by which the whole class was known, such as Fire Fly or Victoria.

As with other named locomotives, broad-gauge ones drew their names from a wide variety of sources. As well as the many names from Greek, Roman and other mythologies, locomotives were named after famous people, literature, flora, fauna, towns, and geographical features, as well as imagery suggestive of speed and power:

Key This list covers the 7 ft (2,134 mm) broad gauge locomotives of the following railways:

A[edit]

South Devon Railway Argo
GWR Waverley class 4-4-0 (1855 - 1876)
GWR Victoria class 2-4-0 (1856 - 1877)
  • Acheron (Greek mythology: Acheron)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1842 - 1866)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1866 - 1887)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 -1867)
SDR Buffalo class 0-6-0ST (1873 - 1892)
  • Actaeon (Greek mythology: Actaeon)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1868)
  • Ada
LVR and SDR 0-6-0ST (1862 - 1884)
  • Aeolus (Greek mythology: Aeolus)
GWR Charles Tayleur 2-2-2 (1837 - 1867)
  • Ajax (Greek mythology: Ajax)
GWR Mather, Dixon 2-2-2 (1838 - 1840)
GWR Premier class 0-6-0 (1846 - 1871)
SDR Dido class 0-6-0ST (1860 - 1884)
GWR Victoria class 2-4-0 (1856 - 1878)
GWR Pyracmon class 0-6-0 (1848 - 1873)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1854 - 1872)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1880 - 1892)
  • Amazon (Mythical peoples: Amazons)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1851 - 1877)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1878 - 1892)
  • Amphion (Greek mythology: Amphion)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1856 - 1877)
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1870)
SDR Eagle class 4-4-0ST (1859 - 1884)
GWR Waverley class 4-4-0 (1855 - 1876)
  • Apollo (Greek mythology: Apollo)
GWR Charles Tayleur 2-2-2 (1838 - 1867)
GWR Leo class 2-4-0 (1842 - 1870)
  • Arab (Classical peoples: Arab)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1870)
  • Ariadne (Greek mythology: Ariadne)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1852 - 1879)
  • Ariel (Biblical: Ariel)
GWR Mather, Dixon 2-2-2 (1838 - 1840)
GWR Leo class 2-4-0 (1841 - 1871)
  • Argo (Greek mythology: Argo)
GWR Premier class 0-6-0 (1846 - 1855)
SDR Dido class 0-6-0ST (1863 - 1892)
  • Argus (Greek mythology: see Argo)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1842 - 1873)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1864)
  • Assagais
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1875)
  • Atlas (Greek mythology: Atlas)
GWR Sharp, Roberts 2-2-2 (1838 - 1872)
SDR Dido class 0-6-0ST (1863 - 1885)
  • Aurora (Greek mythology: Aurora)
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1866)
SDR Comet class 4-4-0ST (1852 - 1878)
GWR Banking class 0-6-0ST (1846 - 1865)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1857 - 1877)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (c.1865 - 1892)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1864 - 1872)

B[edit]

  • Bacchus (Roman mythology: Bacchus)
GWR Charles Tayleur 2-2-2 (1837 - 1842)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1854 - 1871)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1871 - 1892)
  • Banshee (Irish mythology: Banshee)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1879)
  • Barum
NDR 2-2-2- (1855 - 1870)
  • Bath (Geography: Bath)
GWR Swindon class 0-6-0 (1866 - 1874)
  • Bee (Insect: Bee)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1862 - 1874)
GWR Pyracmon class 0-6-0 (1848 - 1873)
GWR Premier class 0-6-0 (1846 - 1870)
  • Bellona (Roman mythology: Bellona)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1870)
  • Bergion
GWR Premier class 0-6-0 (1847 - 1870)
BGR 2-2-2 (1844 - 1856)
  • Bey (Leader of people: Bey)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1862 - 1872)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1865 - 1877)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0T (1877 - 1887)
GWR Swindon class 0-6-0 (1866 - 1873)
  • Bithon
GWR Banking class 0-6-0ST (1854 - 1871)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1865 - 1892)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1857 - 1872)
  • Briarcus
GWR Premier class 0-6-0 (1847 - 1870)
  • Brigand
GWR Bogie class 4-4-0ST (1849 - 1873)
  • Bright Star
GWR Star class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1864)
GWR Victoria class 2-4-0 (1863 - 1879)
BGR 2-2-2 (1844 - 1855)
GWR Swindon class 0-6-0 (1865 - 1873)
  • Brontes (Greek mythology: Brontes)
GWR Premier class 0-6-0 (1847 - 1872)
GWR Victoria class 2-4-0 (1863 - 1879)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1874)
SDR Dido class 0-6-0ST (1862 - 1884)
GWR Leo class 2-4-0 (1841 - 1865)
SDR Buffalo class 0-6-0ST (1872 - 1892)
  • Bulkeley
GWR Sir Watkin class 0-6-0T (1865 - 1872)
SDR 0-6-0ST (1872 - 1890)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1880 - 1892)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1865 - 1877)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0T (1877 - 1892)
GWR Pyracmon class 0-6-0 (1848 - 1873)

C[edit]

  • Caesar (leader of people: Caesar)
GWR Caesar class 0-6-0 (1851 - 1880)
  • Caliban (Shakespear character: Caliban)
GWR Pyracmon class 0-6-0 (1848 - 1873)
  • Caliph (Leadrer of people: Caliph)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1878)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1877)
SDR Buffalo class 0-6-0ST (1872 - 1892)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1863 - 1876)
GWR Leo class 2-4-0 (1841 - 1874)
GWR Leo class 2-4-0 (1842 - 1870)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1874)
SDR Eagle class 4-4-0ST (1865 - 1882)
  • Cato (Roman personality: Cato)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1853 - 1871)
SDR Eagle class 4-4-0ST (1863 - 1877)
  • Centaur (Greek mythology: Centaur)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1867)
  • Cerebus (Greek mythology: Cerebus)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1866)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1866 - 1877)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0T (1877 - 1892)
  • Ceres (Roman mythology: Ceres)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1877)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1862 - 1878)
  • Charon (Greek mythology: Charon)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1878)
BGR 2-2-2 (1844 - 1856)
GWR Swindon class 0-6-0 (1866 - 1873)
  • Chronus (Greek mythology: Chronos)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1861 - 1878)
  • Cicero (Roman personality: Cicero)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1853 - 1871)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1858 - 1872)
GWR Waverley class 4-4-0 (1855 - 1876)
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1871)
SDR Comet class 4-4-0ST (1851 - 1884)
  • Coquette
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1853 - 1875)
NCJR 0-6-0T
  • Corsair
GWR Bogie class 4-4-0ST (1849 - 1873)
  • Cossack (Classical peoples: Cossack)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1862 - 1880)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1848 - 1877)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1878 - 1892)
North Devon Railway Creedy
NDR 2-4-0 (1855 - 1877)
  • Creese
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1842 - 1866)
  • Creon (Greek mythology: Creon)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1856 - 1872)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1855 - 1876)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1878 - 1892)
SDR Raven class 0-4-0ST (1874 - 1892)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1853 - 1874)
  • Cyclops (Greek mythology: Cyclops)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1865)
  • Cyprus (Greek mythology: birthplace of Aphrodite)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1878)
  • Czar (Leader of people: Czar)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1862 - 1871)

D[edit]

GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1842 - 11870)
SDR Comet class 4-4-0ST (1852 - 1876)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1870)
NDR 2-2-2 (1855 - 1867)
SDR Eagle class 4-4-0ST (1863 - 1885)
NDR 2-2-2 (1868 - 1877)
  • Defiance
BGR / NDR 0-6-0 (1844 - 1867)
  • Dewrance
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1865 - 1892)
  • Diana (Greek mythology: Diana)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1853 - 1877)
  • Dido (Classical ruler: Dido)
GWR Caesar class 0-6-0 (1851 - 1872)
SDR Dido class 0-6-0ST (1860 - 1877)
  • Djerid
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1870)
  • Dog Star
GWR Star class 2-2-2 (1839 -1869)
  • Dragon (Mythological animal: Dragon)
Iron Duke Class Dragon
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1848 - 1872)
SDR Buffalo class 0-6-0ST (1873 - 1892)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1880 - 1892)
  • Dreadnought
BGR / NDR 0-6-0 (1844 - 1863)
GWR Premier class 0-6-0 (1846 - 1871)
GWR Leo class 2-4-0 (1841 - 1866)
SDR Buffalo class 0-6-0ST (1873 - 1892)
  • Druid (Classical peoples: Druid)
GWR Caesar class 0-6-0 (1851 - 1879)

E[edit]

GWR Sharp, Roberts 2-2-2 (1838 - 1871)
SDR Eagle class 4-4-0ST (1859 - 1876)
  • Eclipse
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1864)
  • Electra (Greek mythology: Electra)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1842 - 1867)
GWR Leo class 2-4-0 (1841 - 1870)
SDR Buffalo class 0-6-0ST (1872 - 1892)
  • Elk (Animal: Elk)
SDR Eagle class 4-4-0ST (1859 - 1877)
  • Emperor (Leader of people: Emperor)
Rover Class Emperor
(A large scale model in STEAM Museum)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1847 - 1873)
SDR Buffalo class 0-6-0ST (1873 - 1892)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1880 - 1892)
  • Erebus (Greek mythology: Erebus)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1842 - 1873)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1857 - 1880)
  • Estaffette
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1850 - 1884)
  • Ethon (Greek mythology: Ethon)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1863 - 1883)
  • Etna (Geography: Etna)
GWR Leo class 2-4-0 (1841 - 1870)
CCR and SDR 4-4-0ST (1864 - 1892)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1855 - 1876)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1878 - 1892)
GWR Bogie class 4-4-0ST (1855 - 1871)
  • Europa (Greek mythology: Europa)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1853 - 1892)
  • Evening Star
GWR Star class 2-2-2 (1839 - 1871)
GWR Haigh Foundry 2-2-2 (1846 - 1851?)
NDR 2-2-2 (1856 - 1870)

F[edit]

GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1840 -1867)
SDR Comet class 4-4-0ST (1852 - 1878)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1865 - 1892)
  • Fire Ball (Power: Fireball)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1866)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1866)
Replica of Fire Fly
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1870)
Fire Fly replica 2-2-2 (Built 2005)
  • Fire King
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1875)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1863 - 1872)
  • Flirt
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1852 - 1874)
  • Flora (Roman mythology: Flora)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1872)
GWR Caesar class 0-6-0 (1851 - 1874)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1858 - 1878)
  • Forrester
S&WR 0-6-0T (1868? - 1872)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1865 - 1876)
GWR Sir Watkin class 0-6-0T (1866 - 1872)
SDR 0-6-0ST (1872 - 1887)
  • Friar Tuck:
S&WR 0-6-0T (1870 - 1872)
GWR Victoria class 2-4-0 (1863 - 1876)
  • Fury (Roman mythology: Furies)
GWR Premier class 0-6-0 (1846 - 1871)

G[edit]

GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1842 - 1878)
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1879)
SDR Eagle class 4-4-0ST (1859 - 1865)
GWR Leo class 2-4-0 (1841 - 1866)
  • Geryon (Greek mythology: Geryon)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1876)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1852 - 1880)
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1872)
SDR Eagle class 4-4-0ST (1859 - 1877)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1861 - 1877)
BGR 2-2-2 (1844 - 1855)
GWR Swindon class 0-6-0 (1866 - 1873)
SWMR 0-4-2ST (1864 - 1872)
  • Gnat (Insect: Gnat)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1862 - 1874)
  • Goat (Animal: Goat)
SDR Owl class 0-4-0WT (1873 - 1893)
GWR Hercules class 0-6-0 (1842 - 1871)
SDR Tornado class 0-6-0ST (1855 - 1885)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1865 - 1892)
  • Gorgon (Greek mythology: Gorgon)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1878)
SDR Gorgon class 4-4-0ST (1866 - 1892)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1847 - 1880)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1880 - 1892)
GWR 2-2-2 (1846)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1846 - 1870)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1888 - 1892)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1866)
  • Gyfeillon
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1856 - 1879)

H[edit]

GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1865 - 1892)
  • Hades (Greek mythology: Hades)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1861 - 1878)
  • Harpy (Greek mythology: Harpy)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841- 1873)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1865)
SDR Eagle class 4-4-0ST (1859 - 1886)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1865 - 1892)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1865 - 1876)
  • Hebe (Greek mythology: Hebe)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0(1852 - 1877)
SDR Dido class 0-6-0ST (1860 - 1877)
  • Hecate (Greek mythology: Hecate)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1867)
  • Hecla (Geography: Hecla)
GWR Leo class 2-4-0 (1841 - 1864)
CCR and SDR 4-4-0ST (1864 - 1892)
  • Hector (Greek mythology: Hector)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1866)
SDR Eagle class 4-4-0ST (1860 - 1892)
  • Hecuba (Greek mythology: Hecuba)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1853 - 1873)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1865 - 1877)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0T (1877 - 1892)
GWR Hercules class 0-6-0 (1842 - 1870)
SDR Buffalo class 0-6-0ST (1872 - 1889)
South Devon Railway 4-4-0ST Heron
GWR Swindon class 0-6-0 (1866 - 1872)
  • Hero (Mythology: Hero)
GWR Caesar class 0-6-0 (1851 - 1871)
SDR Dido class 0-6-0ST (1860 - 1887)
CCR and SDR 4-4-0T (1861 - 1872)
SDR 4-4-0ST (1872 - 1892)
  • Hesiod (Greek personality: Hesiod)
GWR Bogie class 4-4-0ST (1855 - 1872)
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1876)
  • Hirondelle (Bird: French for Swallow)
Iron Duke Class Hirondelle
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1848 - 1873)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1873 - 1890)
  • Homer (Greek personality: Homer)
GWR Bogie class 4-4-0ST (1854 - 1873)
  • Horace (Roman personality: Horace)
GWR Bogie class 4-4-0ST (1854 - 1880)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1862 - 1873)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1857 - 1883)
GWR Harrison 0-4-0+6 (1838 - 1839)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1842 - 1865)

I[edit]

  • Iago (Literature: Iago)
GWR Banking class 0-6-0ST (1852 - 1881)
  • Industry
BGR 2-4-0 (1844 - 1856)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1855 - 1877)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1878 - 1892)
  • Iris (Greek mythology: Iris)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1874)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1847 - 1871)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1873- 1892)
Iron Duke replica 4-2-2 (Built 1985)
GWR Waverley class 4-4-0 (1855 - 1876)
  • Ixion (Greek mythology: Ixion)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1879)
SDR Comet class 4-4-0ST (1853 - 1878)

J[edit]

  • Janus (Greek mythology: Janus)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0(1854 - 1880)
  • Jason (Greek mythology: Jason)
GWR Premier class 0-6-0 (1847 - 1870)
  • Javelin
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1870)
  • Jay (Bird: Jay)
SDR Raven class 0-4-0ST (1875 - 1892)
  • John Gray
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1865 - 1876)
  • Juno (Roman mythology Juno)
GWR Banking class 0-6-0ST (1852 - 1872)
SDR Dido class 0-6-0ST (1864 - 1884)
  • Jupiter (Roman mythology: Jupiter)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1867)
  • Juvenal (Roman personality: Juvenal)
GWR Bogie class 4-4-0ST (1854 - 1873)

K[edit]

  • Kaiser (Leader of people: Kaiser)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1862 - 1872)
  • Kertch (British battle: Kertch)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1855 0 1872)
  • Khan (Leader of people: Khan)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1862 - 1872)
  • King
SDR 2-4-0T (1871 - 1878)

L[edit]

  • Lagoon
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1861 - 1876)
GWR Waverley class 4-4-0 (1855 - 1872)
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1870)
SDR Comet class 4-4-0ST (1851 - 1873)
SDR Leopard class 4-4-0ST (1875 - 1892)
SDR Raven class 0-4-0ST (1874 - 1892)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1864 - 1872)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1852 - 1875)
  • Leo (Zodiac: Leo)
GWR Leo class 2-4-0 (1841 - 1870)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1863 - 1881)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1878)
SDR Leopard class 4-4-0ST (1872 - 1893)
GWR Victoria class 2-4-0 (1856 - 1877)
  • Lethe (Greek mythology: Lethe)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1842 - 1878)
GWR Leo class 2-4-0 (1841 - 1871)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1855 - 1872)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1847 - 1878)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1878 - 1892)
  • Lily (Flower: Lily)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1864 - 1872)
  • Lion (Powerful animal: Lion)
GWR Sharp, Roberts 2-2-2 (1838 - 1847)
SDR Eagle class 4-4-0ST (1859 - 1883)
  • Load Star
GWR Star class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1870)
GWR Victoria class 2-4-0 (1863 - 1881)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1862 - 1876)
GWR Swindon class 0-6-0 (1865 - 1873)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1851 - 1884)
  • Lucan (Roman personality: Lucan)
GWR Bogie class 4-4-0ST (1855 - 1872)
  • Lucifer (Roman mythology: Lucifer)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1870)
GWR Bogie class 4-4-0ST (1854 - 1872)
  • Luna (Roman mythology: Luna)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1863 - 1880)
  • Lynx (Fast animal: Lynx)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1840 -1870)
SDR Eagle class 4-4-0ST (1859 - 1876)

M[edit]

  • Magi (Classical peoples: Magi)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1856 - 1879)
CCR 4-4-0T (1861 - 1872)
SDR 4-4-0ST (1872 - 1889)
  • Mammoth (Powerful animal: Mammoth)
GWR Pyracmon class 0-6-0 (1848 - 1873)
  • Mars (Roman mythology: Mars)
GWR Mather, Dixon 2-2-2 (1840 - 1840)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1868)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1868)
SDR Eagle class 4-4-0ST (1859 - 1885)
  • Medea (Greek mythology: Medea)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1842 - 1873)
  • Medusa (Greek mythology: Medusa)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1842 - 1864)
  • Melling
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1865 - 1877)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0T (1877 - 1892)
  • Mentor (Greek mythology: Mentor)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1867)
  • Mercury (Roman mythology: Mercury)
GWR Mather, Dixon 2-2-2 (1839 - 1843)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1865)
  • Meridian
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1870)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1857 - 1879)
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1864)
SDR Comet class 4-4-0ST (1851 - 1881)
  • Metis (Greek mythology: Metis)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1855 - 1877)
  • Midas (Greek mythology: Midas)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1875)
  • Miles
GWR Sir Watkin class 0-6-0T (1866 - 1888)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1866)
  • Minerva (Roman mythology: Minerva)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1853 - 1877)
  • Minos (Greek mythology: Minos)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1870)
  • Mogul (Leader of people: Mogul)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1862 - 1872)
NDR 2-2-2 (1855 - 1870)
  • Monarch (Leader of people Monarch)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1853 - 1879)
GWR Prince class 2-2-2 (1846 - 1870)
  • Morning Star
GWR Star class 2-2-2 (1839 - 1869)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1862 - 1877)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1865 - 1892)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1864 - 1873)

N[edit]

GWR Victoria class 2-4-0 (1856 - 1880)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1853 - 1873)
  • Nemesis (Greek mythology: Nemesis)
Standard Goods Nemesis
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1855 - 1877)
  • Neptune (Roman mythology: Neptune)
GWR Charles Tayleur 2-2-2 (1838 - 1840)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1881)
  • Nero (Roman personality: Nero)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1855 - 1877)
GWR Swindon class 0-6-0 (1866 - 1874)
NCJR 2-4-0T (c.1869 - 1874)
  • Nimrod (Classical leader: Nimrod)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1877)
  • Nora Creina (Literary muse:Lesbia hath a beaming eye)
GWR Caesar class 0-6-0 (1851 - 1872)
GWR Star class 2-2-2 (1837 - 1871)
North Star replica 2-2-2 (Built 1925)

O[edit]

GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1855 - 1873)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1861 - 1879)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1842 - 1867)
SDR Comet class 4-4-0ST (1853 - 1878)
  • Orpheus (Greek mythology: Orpheus)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1861 - 1877)
GWR Victoria class 2-4-0 (1856 - 1880)
  • Orson
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1874)
  • Osiris (Egyptian mythology: Osiris)
SDR Comet class 4-4-0ST (1853 - 1873)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1855 - 1877)
SDR Leopard class 4-4-0ST (1875 - 1892)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1865)
SDR Comet class 4-4-0ST (1852 - 1877)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1865 - 1877)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0T (1877 - 1892)
GWR Victoria class 2-4-0 (1856 - 1880)
  • Ovid (Roman personality: Ovid)
GWR Bogie class 4-4-0ST (1854 - 1873)
  • Owl (Bird: Owl)
SDR Owl class 0-4-0WT (1873 - 1893)
GWR Swindon class 0-6-0 (1866 - 1874)

P[edit]

  • Pallas (Greek mythology: Pallas)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1856 - 1879)
  • Pandora (Greek mythology: Pandora)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1863 - 1880)
  • Panthea
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1856 - 1878)
  • Panther (Powerful animal: Panther)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1869)
  • Pasha (Leader of people: Pasha)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1847 - 1876)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1866 - 1875)
  • Pearl
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1852 - 1878)
  • Pegasus (Greek mythology: Pegasus)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1842 - 1868)
  • Pelops (Greek mythology: Pelops)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1855 - 1876)
  • Penn
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1866 - 1877)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0T (1877 - 1892)
WCR 2-4-0ST (1872 - 1888)
  • Peri
GWR Prince class 2-2-2 (1846 - 1870)
  • Perseus (Greek mythology: Perseus)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1850 - 1880)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1842 - 1866)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1866 - 1887)
  • Phoenix (Greek mythology: Phoenix)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1842 - 1870)
NCJR (c.1869 - 1874)
GWR Leo class 2-4-0 (1842 - 1874)
  • Pilot
BGR 2-4-0 (1844 - 1851)
  • Pioneer
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1861 - 1877)
GWR Waverley class 4-4-0 (1855 - 1876)
  • Planet
GWR Mather, Dixon 2-2-2 (1839 - 1840)
  • Plato (Greek personality: Plato)
GWR Banking class 0-6-0ST (1854 - 1883)
  • Plutarch (Greek personality: Plutarch)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1862 - 1875)
  • Pluto (Roman mythology: Pluto)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1870)
SDR Gorgon class 4-4-0ST (1866 - 1892)
  • Plutus (Greek mythology: Plutus)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1855 - 1874)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1859 - 1875)
  • Polar Star
GWR Star class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1870)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1842 - 1866)
SDR Eagle class 4-4-0ST (1865 - 1892)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1866 - 1877)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0T (1877 - 1892)
  • Premier
GWR Mather, Dixon 2-2-2 (1837 - 1840)
GWR Premier class 0-6-0 (1846 - 1869)
  • Priam (Classical ruler: Priam)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1842 - 1864)
SDR Comet class 4-4-0ST (1851 - 1876)
  • Prince
GWR Prince class 2-2-2 (1846 - 1870)
SDR 2-4-0ST (1871 - 1892)
  • 'Princess
SWMR 0-6-0ST (1863 - 1872)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1850 - 1887)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1888 - 1892)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1842 - 1873)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1853 - 1874)
  • Pyracmon
GWR Pyracmon class 0-6-0 (1847 - 1872)
  • Python (Greek mythology: Python)
SDR Buffalo class 0-6-0ST (1874 - 1892)

Q[edit]

  • Queen
GWR Prince class 2-2-2 (1847 - 1870)
TBR 0-4-0T (1868 - 1882)

R[edit]

SDR and TBR Raven class 0-4-0ST (1874 - 1892)
GWR Swindon class 0-6-0 (1866 - 1874)
GWR Waverley class 4-4-0 (1855 - 1876)
  • Red Star
GWR Star class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1865)
WCR 0-6-0ST (1871 - 1887)
  • Regulus (Roman mythology: see Basilisk)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1862 - 1883)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1853 - 1879)
SDR Remus class 0-6-0ST (1866 - 1886)
GWR Victoria class 2-4-0 (1863 - 1878)
  • Rhea (Greek mythology: Rhea)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1855 - 1872)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1859 - 1877)
  • Rising Star
GWR Star class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1871)
GWR Waverley class 4-4-0 (1855 - 1872)
Hawthorn 2-4-0T Roberts
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1865 - 1877)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0T (1877 - 1892)
GWR Waverley class 4-4-0 (1855 - 1876)
S&WR 0-6-0T (1868 - 1872)
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1870)
SDR Comet class 4-4-0ST (1851 - 1877)
  • Rougemont
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1848 - 1879)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1853 - 1877)
SDR Remus class 0-6-0ST (1866 - 1892)
Raven class 0-4-0ST (1874 - 1892)
  • Rosa
LVR and SDR 4-4-0ST (1863 - 1874)
SDR 0-6-0ST (1874 - 1885)
  • Rose (Flower: Rose)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1863 - 1877)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1850 - 1871)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1871 - 1892)
  • Royal Star
GWR Star class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1871)
  • Ruby
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1881)

S[edit]

GWR Leo class 2-4-0 (1842 - 1871)
  • Salus (Greek mythology: Salus)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1877)
GWR Hercules class 0-6-0 (1842 - 1870)
SDR Tornado class 0-6-0ST (1855 - 1884)
  • Sappho (Greek personality: Sappho)
GWR Bogie class 4-4-0ST (1854 - 1873)
  • Saturn (Roman mythology: Saturn)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1878)
  • Saunders
GWR Sir Watkin class 0-6-0T (1866 - 1872)
SDR 0-6-0ST (1872 - 1892)
GWR Leo class 2-4-0 (1841 - 1872)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1855 - 1880)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1880 - 1892)
  • Sedley
SDR Gorgon class 4-4-0ST (1866 - 1885)
GWR Bogie class 4-4-0ST (1854 - 1872)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1857 - 1873)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1861 - 1878)
  • Shah (Leader of people: Shah)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1862 - 1872)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1863 - 1877)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1857 - 1880)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1866 - 1887)
GWR Swindon class 0-6-0 (1866 - 1872)
  • Shooting Star
GWR Star class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1871)
  • Sibyl (Greek mythology: Sibyl)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1878)
  • Sir Watkin
GWR Sir Watkin class 0-6-0T (1866 - 1892)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1861 - 1880)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1865)
GWR Victoria class 2-4-0 (1863 - 1877)
GWR Haigh Foundry 2-2-2 (1838 - 1869)
  • Sol (Sun: Sol)
SDR Gorgon class 4-4-0ST (1866 - 1892)
  • Sphinx (Egyptian mythology: Sphinx)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1873)
  • Spit Fire
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1878)
  • Stag (Fast animal: Stag)
SDR Leopard class 4-4-0ST (1872 - 1893)
  • Star
NDR 2-2-2 (1855 - 1870)
  • Statius (Roman personality: Statius)
GWR Bogie class 4-4-0ST (1855 - 1871)
  • Stentor (Greek personality: Stentor)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1842 - 1867)
GWR Victoria class 2-4-0 (1863 - 1878)
GWR Pyracmon class 0-6-0 (1848 - 1871)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1866 - 1877)
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0T (1877 - 1892)
  • Stiletto
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1870)
GWR Leo class 2-4-0 (1841 - 1870)
SDR 0-6-0ST (1872 - 1889)
BGR 2-2-2 (1844 - 1855)
  • Sultan (Leader of people: Sultan)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1847 - 1874)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1876 - 1892)
  • Sun
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1873)
  • Sunbeam
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1870)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1849 - 1871)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1871 - 1892)
GWR Swindon class 0-6-0 (1865 - 1874)
  • Sylla
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1862 - 1878)
  • Sylph
GWR Prince class 2-2-2 (1847 - 1870)

T[edit]

  • Talbot
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1861 - 1877)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1859 - 1880)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1862 - 1876)
  • Tartar (Classical peoples: Tartars)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1848 - 1876)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1876 - 1892)
GWR Leo class 2-4-0 (1841 - 1870)
SDR 0-6-0ST (1869 - 1892)
NDR 2-2-2 (1855 - c.1860)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1858 - 1881)
GWR Haigh Foundry 2-2-2 (1846 - 1851?)
GWR Victoria class 2-4-0 (1863 - 1879)
GWR Premier class 0-6-0 (1846 - 1870)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1877)
GWR Bogie class 4-4-0ST (1854 - 1873)
  • Theseus (Greek mythology: Theseus)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1862 - 1880)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1863 - 1874)
  • Thunderer
GWR Harrison 2-2-2+6 (1838 - 1839)
GWR Caesar class 0-6-0 (1851 - 1874)
  • Tiger (Powerful animal: Tiger)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1873)
SDR Eagle class 4-4-0ST (1860 - 1884)
  • Timour
Rover Class Timour
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1849 - 1871)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1873 - 1892)
  • Tiny
SDR 0-4-0vb (1868 - 1883)
  • Titan (Greek mythology: Titan)
SDR Gorgon class 4-4-0ST (1866 - 1886)
  • Tite
NDR 2-2-2 (1856 - 1870)
  • Tityos
GWR Hercules class 0-6-0 (1842 - 1870)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1849 - 1881)
SDR Tornado class 0-6-0ST (1854 - 1884)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1888 - 1892)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1853 - 1871)
GWR Victoria class 2-4-0 (1863 - 1878)
  • Tugwell
BGR 2-4-0 (1844 - 1856)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1857 - 1874)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (18759 -1877)
  • Typhon (Greek mythology: Typhon)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1855 - 1879)

U[edit]

GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1853 - 1872)
  • Una
LVR and SDR 0-6-0ST (1862 - 1892)

V[edit]

  • Venus (Roman mythology: Venus)
GWR Charles Tayleur 2-2-2 (1838 - 1868)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1870)
NDR 2-4-0 (1856 - 1870)
  • Vesper (Roman mythology: Vesper)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1879)
  • Vesta (Roman mythology: Vesta)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1864)
GWR Premier class 0-6-0 (1846 - 1870)
GWR Victoria class 2-4-0 (1856 - 1878)
GWR Victoria class 2-4-0 (1856 - 1879)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1864 - 1872)
GWR Haigh Foundry 2-2-2 (1838 - 1868)
  • Virgil (Roman personality: Virgil)
GWR Bogie class 4-4-0ST (1854 - 1873)
GWR Leo class 2-4-0 (1841 - 1870)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1854 - 1879)
GWR Caesar class 0-6-0 (1851 - 1874)
SDR Tornado class 0-6-0ST (1854 - 1877)
  • Vulcan (Greek mythology: Vulcan)
GWR Charles Tayleur 2-2-2 (1837 - 1868)
SDR Buffalo class 0-6-0ST (1874 - 1892)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1870)

W[edit]

  • Warhawk
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1861 - 1877)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1848 - 1874)
GWR Rover class 4-2-2 (1876 - 1892)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1861 - 1872)
  • Wasp (Insect: Wasp)
GWR Metropolitan class 2-4-0T (1862 - 1875)
GWR Victoria class 2-4-0 (1863 - 1880)
GWR Waverley class 4-4-0 (1855 - 1876)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1859 - 1879)
SDR Owl class 0-4-0WT (1873 - 1882)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1853 - 1873)
  • Western Star
GWR Star class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1866)
  • Whetham
GWR Sir Watkin class 0-6-0T (1866 - 1889)
BGR 2-2-2 (1844 - 1853)
GWR Fire Fly class 2-2-2 (1840 - 1867)
GWR Swindon class 0-6-0 (1866 - 1873)
  • Witch
GWR Prince class 2-2-2 (1846 - 1870)
GWR Iron Duke class 4-2-2 (1848 - 1875)
  • Wolf (Animal: Wolf)
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1873)
SDR Eagle class 4-4-0ST (1859 - 1878)
GWR Swindon class 0-6-0 (1866 - 1874)
  • Wood
GWR Hawthorn class 2-4-0 (1866 - 1892)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1859 - 1879)

X[edit]

GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1863 - 1882)

Y[edit]

  • Yataghan
GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1871)
NDR 2-2-2 (1857 - 1877)

Z[edit]

GWR Sun class 2-2-2 (1841 - 1871)
SDR Gorgon class 4-4-0ST (1866 - 1892)
  • Zetes (Greek mythology:Zetes)
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1855 - 1877)
  • Zina
GWR Standard Goods 0-6-0 (1853 - 1874)

References[edit]

  • The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway, Part 2: Broad Gauge. The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society. ISBN 0-906867-90-8. 
  • Maggs, Colin (1992). The Bristol and Gloucester Railway. Headington: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-435-0. 
  • Nicholas, John (1992). The North Devon Line. Sparkford: Oxford Publishing Company. ISBN 0-86093-461-6.