Highland Railway F Class
The Highland Railway F class 4-4-0s were a class of British steam locomotives introduced in 1874. The first 10 were built by Dübs and Company in 1874. A further seven were built in Lochgorm works between 1876 and 1888. Originally they were the first Bruce class, and later became known as the Duke class to avoid confusion with the second Bruce class. As part of Peter Drummond’s 1901 classification scheme they became class F.
They featured 6-feet 3½-inch driving wheels and weighed 41 long tons (42 t; 46 short tons). The original batch had boilers pressed to 140 pounds-force per square inch (970 kPa), the later batch had slightly smaller boilers but a higher pressure of 150 lbf/in2 (1,030 kPa). Of typical Allan/Jones appearance, they had outside cylinders of 18 by 24 inches (457 by 610 mm).
Withdrawal commenced in 1907, and by 1909 all-but-one of the Dübs-built examples had been withdrawn. Numbers 31A and 74 were retired in 1913, number 71A was broken up in 1915. The remaining five survived until 1923 but none of them acquired a new London, Midland and Scottish Railway number.
|60||Bruce||Dübs & Co.||714||June 1874||1909||Renamed Sutherland in 1884|
|61||Sutherlandshire||Dübs & Co.||715||June 1874||1907||Renamed Duke in 1877|
|62||Perthshire||Dübs & Co.||716||June 1874||1909||Renamed Stemster in 1889, Huntingtower in 1899, and Aultwherrie in 1903|
|63||Inverness-shire||Dübs & Co.||717||July 1874||1907||Renamed Inverness|
|64||Morayshire||Dübs & Co.||718||July 1874||1909||Renamed Seafield c. 1889|
|65||Nairnshire||Dübs & Co.||719||July 1874||1909||Renamed Dalraddy|
|66||Ross-shire||Dübs & Co.||720||July 1874||1907||Renamed Ardvuela|
|67||The Duke||Dübs & Co.||721||August 1874||1923||Renamed Cromartie in 1877. Renumberd 67A in 1918, 70A in 1923.|
|68||Caithness-shire||Dübs & Co.||722||August 1874||1907||Renamed Caithness, then Muirtown|
|69||The Lord Provost||Dübs & Co.||723||August 1874||1909||Renamed Sir James, then Aldourie|
|4||Ardross||Lochgorm||—||July 1876||1913||Renamed Auchtertyre in 1901. Renumbered 31 in 1899, and 31A in 1911.|
|71||Clachnacuddin||Lochgorm||—||December 1883||1915||Renumbered 71A in 1912|
|72||Bruce||Lochgorm||—||June 1884||1923||Renamed Grange c. 1886. Renumbered 72A in 1915|
|73||Thurlow||Lochgorm||—||February 1885||1923||Name removed at unknown date; renamed Rosehaugh in 1898. Renumberd 73A in 1916|
|74||Beaufort||Lochgorm||—||September 1885||1913||Name removed at unknown date|
|75||Breadalbane||Lochgorm||—||October 1886||1923||Renumbered 75A in 1917|
|84||Dochfour||Lochgorm||—||December 1888||1923||Renubered 84A in 1917|
- Baxter, Bertram (1984). Baxter, David, ed. British Locomotive Catalogue 1825–1923, Volume 4: Scottish and remaining English Companies in the LMS Group. Ashbourne, Derbyshire: Moorland Publishing Company. pp. 191–192.
- Casserley, H. C. & Johnston, Stuart W. (1974) . Locomotives at the Grouping 3: London, Midland and Scottish Railway. Shepperton, Surrey: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0554-0.
- H. A. Vallance (1938) The Highland Railway