LMS Kitson 0-4-0ST

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
LMS Kitson 0-4-0ST
Barrow Hill (Staveley) Locomotive Depot geograph-2825259-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
No. 47001 at Barrow Hill (Staveley) Locomotive Depot 23 August 1963.
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Serial number Kitson 5644–5648
Build date 1932 (5), 1953–54 (5)
Total produced 10
Configuration 0-4-0ST
UIC class B n2t
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Driver dia. 3 ft 10 in (1.168 m)
Wheelbase 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m)
Length 26 ft 4 14 in (8.03 m)
Loco weight 33 long tons (34 t; 37 short tons) (7000–7004),
34.8 long tons (35.4 t; 39.0 short tons) (7005–7009)
Fuel type Coal
Fuel capacity 1 long ton (1.02 t; 1.12 short tons) (7000–7004),
2 long tons (2.03 t; 2.24 short tons) (7005–7009)
Water cap 800 imp gal (3,600 l; 960 US gal)
 • Firegrate area
11 34 sq ft (1.09 m2)
Boiler LMS type J3
Boiler pressure 160 lbf/in2 (1.10 MPa)
Heating surface:
 • Tubes
603 sq ft (56.0 m2)
 • Firebox 57 sq ft (5.3 m2)
Superheater None
Cylinders Two, outside
Cylinder size 15 12 in × 20 in (394 mm × 508 mm)
Performance figures
Tractive effort 14,205 lbf (63.19 kN)
Power class 0F
Withdrawn 1963–1966
Disposition All scrapped

The London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Kitson 0-4-0ST was a class of 0-4-0 saddle tank steam locomotive designed for light shunting.

Five were originally designed and built by Kitson & Co. of Leeds to LMS specification in 1932 and numbered 1500–1504. They were similar to other shunters built for industrial use. The manufacturer's works numbers were 5644–5648.[1] The LMS classified them 0F. These were later renumbered 7000–7004 in 1935/1936. British Railways added 40000 to their numbers after nationalisation in 1948, becoming 47000–47004. In 1955 BR constructed an additional five at Horwich Works, numbered 47005–47009. These differed from the original batch having shorter saddle tanks with extra space given to longer coal bunkers instead.

Some saw use on the Cromford and High Peak Railway in Derbyshire. Withdrawals took place between 1963 and 1966. None were preserved.

In fiction[edit]

In The Railway Series books by the Reverend W. Awdry, a character called 'Pug' appears in the 12th book, The Eight Famous Engines. After problems of consistent accuracy of the drawings in the early books, later characters were based more closely on real locomotives. Although not explicitly identified by Awdry, the locomotive in the illustration by John T. Kenney,[2] has been identified as most closely resembling a LMS Kitson 0-4-0ST.[3]


  1. ^ Rowledge 1975, p. 22.
  2. ^ Awdry 1957, p. 53.
  3. ^ "Jinty and Pug". The Real Lives of Thomas the Tank Engine. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 


External links[edit]