SER F class was a class of 4-4-0 steam locomotives of the South Eastern Railway. The class was designed by James Stirling and introduced in 1883. [1 ]
Rebuilding [ edit ]
The locomotives passed to the
South Eastern and Chatham Railway in 1899 and 76 were rebuilt by Harry Wainwright to Class F1 between 1903 and 1919.
Numbering [ edit ]
Twelve unrebuilt locomotives survived into
Southern Railway ownership on 1 January 1923 with random numbers between 22 and 241. All had been withdrawn by 1930.
Accidents and incidents [ edit ]
On 21 March 1898, F class locomotive No. 205 was hauling a passenger train which was in a rear-end collision with another at
St Johns. London due to a signalman's error. Three prople were killed and twenty were injured. [2 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Casserley, H.C. and Johnston, S.W., Locomotives at the Grouping 1, Southern Railway, page 24, Ian Allan, 1974, ISBN 0-7110-0552-4
^ Trevena, Arthur (1981). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 2. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 10. ISBN 0-906899-03-6.