Midland Railway 480 Class

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Midland Railway 480 Class
Specifications
Power type Steam
Designer Matthew Kirtley
Build date 1863–1868
Total produced 224
Configuration 0-6-0
Gauge Standard gauge
Fuel type Coal
Career

The 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:

  • 2398–2591 and
  • 2672–2673

This totals 196 locomotives, so it must be assumed that 28 had been withdrawn before 1907.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gerard, Malcolm; Hamilton, J. A. B. (1981) [1967]. Trains to Nowhere. London: Georg Allen & Unwin. pp. 18–22. ISBN 0-04-385084-7.