LNWR Class E

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LNWR Class E
LNWR engine No.1886 E Class.jpg
No. 1886 without tender
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
DesignerGeorge Whale
RebuilderCrewe Works
Rebuild date1904–08
Number rebuilt26 from Class B
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte2-8-0
 • UIC1′D n4v
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver dia.4 ft 8 in (1,420 mm)
Fuel typeCoal
Boiler4 ft 5 in (1,346 mm) x
15 ft 6 in (4,724 mm)
Boiler pressure200 psi (1.4 MPa)
Heating surface1,753 sq ft (162.9 m2)
CylindersFour, two outside high-pressure, two inside low-pressure
High-pressure cylinder15 in × 24 in (381 mm × 610 mm)
Low-pressure cylinder20 12 in × 24 in (521 mm × 610 mm)
Valve gearJoy
Career
OperatorsLondon and North Western Railway
ClassE
Power classLMS: 3F
Number in class26
Withdrawn1907–28
Disposition2 rebuilt to class F 1907–08;
18 rebuilt to class G1 1917–24;
6 scrapped 1927–28

The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) Class E was a class of 2-8-0 steam locomotives in service between 1904 and 1928.

History[edit]

No. 1886 with tender

26 were rebuilt by George Whale from Class B 4-cylinder compounds with the simple addition of a leading pony truck to reduce excessive front overhang between 1904-1908. The only alteration was to wheelbase and weight, but when the letter classification system was introduced in 1911, this took them into a different class.

Two of Class Es were further rebuilt to Class Fs by the replacement of the 4'3" diameter boiler with a larger 5'2" diameter boiler; these being 1038 in 1907 and 647 in 1908.

From 1917, Charles Bowen Cooke started to rebuild the remaining 24 Class Es into LNWR Class G1 0-8-0s with simple expansion engines. 12 had been so treated by the grouping of 1923, and a further pair were treated in January and February of that year. Of the remaining ten Class Es, the LMS allocated them the numbers 9600-9. A further four were rebuilt to Class G1 in 1923-4, while the remaining six engines were withdrawn still as Class Es in 1927/8, two of them never receiving their allocated LMS No. None was preserved.

List of locomotives[edit]

LNWR no. Rebuilt from B LMS no. Fate Notes
1883 1904 Rebuilt to G1 1918 [1]
1884 1904 Rebuilt to G1 1917 [1]
1885 1905 Rebuilt to G1 1917 [1]
1886 1904 Rebuilt to G1 1923 [1]
1888 1904 (9600) Rebuilt to G1 1924 [1]
1889 1906 Rebuilt to G1 1920 [2]
905 1905 9601 Withdrawn 1928 [2]
18 1905 (9602) Withdrawn 1928 [2]
2558 1906 9603 Withdrawn 1928 [3]
2563 1908 (9604) Rebuilt to G1 1924 [3]
1017 1906 (9605) Withdrawn 1927 [3]
1038 1905 Rebuilt to F 1907 [3]
1042 1906 9606 Withdrawn 1928 [3]
1064 1906 (9607) Rebuilt to G1 1923 [4]
1065 1906 Rebuilt to G1 1919 [4]
1222 1906 9608 Withdrawn 1928 [4]
1223 1906 Rebuilt to G1 1921 [4]
1227 1908 Rebuilt to G1 1921 [4]
1236 1906 Rebuilt to G1 1921 [4]
2574 1906 Rebuilt to G1 1920 [5]
1586 1906 Rebuilt to G1 1921 [6]
647 1907 Rebuilt to F 1908 [6]
1585 1906 (9609) Rebuilt to G1 1923 [7]
2056 1907 Rebuilt to G1 1921 [7]
437 1906 Rebuilt to G1 1922 [7]
2169 1906 Rebuilt to G1 1923 [7]

LMS numbers in parentheses were not carried prior to rebuilding as G1 or withdrawal.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Baxter 1979, p. 254.
  2. ^ a b c Baxter 1979, p. 255.
  3. ^ a b c d e Baxter 1979, p. 256.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Baxter 1979, p. 257.
  5. ^ Baxter 1979, p. 258.
  6. ^ a b Baxter 1979, p. 259.
  7. ^ a b c d Baxter 1979, p. 260.

References[edit]

  • Baxter, Bertram (1979). Baxter, David, ed. British Locomotive Catalogue 1825-1923, volume 2B: London and North Western Railway and its constituent companies. Ashbourne: Moorland Publishing. ISBN 0-903485-84-2.

Further reading[edit]

  • Essery, Bob; Jenkinson, David. An Illustrated Review of LMS Locomotives Vol. 2 Absorbed Pre-Group Classes Western and Central Divisions.
  • Talbot, Edward. The London & North Western Railway Eight-Coupled Goods Engines.
  • Yeadon, Willie. Yeadon's Compendium of LNWR Locomotives Vol 2 Goods Tender Engines.

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