LMS Fowler 2-6-2T

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LMS Fowler 3P 2-6-2T
Radlett down local geograph-2818252-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
40022 near Radlett on the St Pancras - Leicester line
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Sir Henry Fowler
Builder LMS Derby Works
Build date 1930–1932
Total produced 70
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte 2-6-2T
 • UIC 1′C1′ h2t
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Leading dia. 3 ft 3 12 in (1.003 m)
Driver dia. 5 ft 3 in (1.600 m)
Trailing dia. 3 ft 3 12 in (1.003 m)
Wheelbase 33 ft 3 in (10.13 m)
Length 41 ft 11 34 in (12.795 m)
Loco weight 70.5 long tons (71.6 t; 79.0 short tons)
71.8 long tons (73.0 t; 80.4 short tons) with condensing apparatus
Fuel type Coal
Fuel capacity 3 long tons (3.0 t; 3.4 short tons)
Water cap 1,500 imp gal (6,800 l; 1,800 US gal)
Firebox:
 • Firegrate area
17.5 sq ft (1.63 m2)
Boiler LMS type G6S
Boiler pressure 200 lbf/in2 (1.4 MPa)
Heating surface:
 • Tubes
691 sq ft (64.2 m2)
 • Firebox 104 sq ft (9.7 m2)
Superheater:
 • Heating area 173 sq ft (16.1 m2) or 186 sq ft (17.3 m2)
Cylinders Two, outside
Cylinder size 17 12 in × 26 in (444 mm × 660 mm)
Performance figures
Tractive effort 21,486 lbf (95.57 kN)
Career
Operators
Power class
  • LMS: 3P
  • BR: 3MT
Numbers
  • LMS 15500–15569
  • → LMS 1–70 (1934)
  • → BR 40001–40070
Withdrawn 1959–1962
Disposition All scrapped

The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Fowler 2-6-2T was a class of steam locomotive. The LMS classified them 3P, BR 3MT. All were built at Derby Works between 1930 and 1932. William Stanier used them to form the basis for the LMS Stanier 2-6-2T, which was essentially a taper boilered version.

Numbering[edit]

They were initially numbered 15500–15569, but from 1934 were renumbered 1–70. After nationalisation in 1948 British Railways added 40000 on to their numbers to number them 40001–70.

Numbers Lot
Number
Date
built
Original LMS 1934 BR
15500–20
1–21
40001–21
55
1930
15521–49
22–50
40022–50
55
1931
15550–59
51–60
40051–60
79
1932
15560–69
61–70
40061–70
91
1932

Variations[edit]

Numbers 15520–39 (later 21–40 and 40021–40) were fitted with condensing apparatus to work around London. Some of the non-condensing ones were fitted with vacuum operated pull and push control.

Withdrawal[edit]

All were withdrawn between 1959 and 1962. None were preserved.

Table of withdrawals
Year Quantity in
service at
start of year
Quantity
withdrawn
Locomotive numbers
1959 70 32 40002/04/05/08/13/17/19/21/23/25/27/30/39,
40040/43–48/52/55/56/58–61/65–69.
1960 38 9 40011/12/14/28/36/41/57/62/70.
1961 29 22 40001/03/07/10/15/16/18/20/29/32–35/37/38,
40042/49–51/53/54/64.
1962 7 7 40006/09/22/24/26/31/63.

References[edit]

  • Rowledge, J.W.P. (1975). Engines of the LMS built 1923–51. Oxford: Oxford Publishing Company. ISBN 0-902888-59-5. 

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