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Midland Railway 480 Class was a class of double framed 0-6-0 steam locomotive, designed by Matthew Kirtley for the Midland Railway of Britain. They were built between 1863 and 1868.
Development [ edit ]
They were a development of the
240 Class, with curved frames, and were themselves developed into the 700 Class.
Ownership [ edit ]
In total, 224 were built. Most survived to
London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) ownership in 1923 but only 3 survived the mass withdrawals of the late 1920s and early 1930s.
Accidents and incidents [ edit ]
On 24 December 1910, locomotive No. 549 was one of two hauling an express passenger train that was in collision with a pair of light engines at
Ais Gill, Westmorland due to a signalman's error. Twelve people were killed and seventeen were injured. [1 ]
Numbering [ edit ]
After the Midland Railway's 1907 renumbering scheme, the numbers were:
This totals 196 locomotives, so it must be assumed that 28 had been withdrawn before 1907.
References [ edit ]
^ Gerard, Malcolm; Hamilton, J. A. B. (1981) . Trains to Nowhere. London: Georg Allen & Unwin. pp. 18–22. ISBN 0-04-385084-7.