LNWR George the Fifth Class

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LNWR George the Fifth Class
LNWR locomotive No. 2663 George the Fifth.jpg
No. 2663 George the Fifth in photographic grey livery
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
DesignerCharles Bowen-Cooke
BuilderCrewe Works
Serial number4970–5029, 5118–5137, 5237–5246
Build date1910–1915
Total produced90 (80 new, 10 rebuilt from Queen Mary class)
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte4-4-0
 • UIC2′B h2
Gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm)
Leading dia.3 ft 3 in (0.991 m)
Driver dia.6 ft 9 in (2.057 m)
Loco weight59.85 long tons (60.81 t)
Boiler pressure180 psi (1.24 MPa)
Heating surface1,849 sq ft (171.8 m2)
SuperheaterSchmidt
CylindersTwo
Cylinder size20 in × 26 in (508 mm × 660 mm) or
20+12 in × 26 in (521 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gearJoy
Performance figures
Tractive effort20,640 lbf (91.8 kN)
Career
Operators
Power classLMS: 3P
Number in class1 January 1923: 90,
1 January 1948: 3
Withdrawn1935–1948
DispositionAll original locomotives scrapped; one new-build under construction

The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) George the Fifth Class was a class of 4-4-0 passenger steam locomotive.

History[edit]

The locomotives were introduced during July 1910 by Charles Bowen-Cooke following the succession of George V, construction continued until 1915. They were essentially superheated versions of the LNWR Whale Precursor Class. At the same time, similar non-superheated Queen Mary Class engines were also built but all of these acquired superheaters as the advantages of superheating became clear and were absorbed into the George the Fifth Class.

A total of 90 Georges were built, and all were named. The LNWR reused names and numbers from withdrawn locomotives, with the result that the numbering system was completely haphazard.

All of the Georges passed into London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) ownership on the grouping in 1923. The LMS gave them the power classification 3P. The LMS renumbered them into a more logical series of 5320–5409, and later in 1936/37 those had not been then withdrawn were again renumbered by the addition of 20000 into the 25320–25409 series to make room for Black Fives. Also at this time a few of the names were removed so that they could be applied to new LMS Jubilee Class engines.

Withdrawals started in 1935, and by 1939 only nine remained. British Railways (BR) inherited three in 1948: 25321, which was withdrawn in February that year, and 25350 and 25373, which were allocated the BR numbers 58011/2 in March but never carried them as both were withdrawn in May that year.

None have been preserved.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Crewe Works No. 5000 Coronation with its distinctive crowned name plate
  • On 14 August 1915, locomotive No. 1489 Wolfhound was hauling a passenger train when it suffered a mechanical failure in its motion, with the result that the opposite track was damaged. A mail train was derailed on the damaged track at Weedon, Northamptonshire. Ten people were killed and 21 were injured.

New Build Locomotive[edit]

The George the Fifth Steam Trust is building a George the Fifth class locomotive named after Prince George.

List of Locomotives[edit]

List of LNWR George the Fifth class locomotives
LNWR
No.
LNWR name Crewe
Works
No.
Date built LMS
No.
Date withdrawn Notes
2663 George the Fifth 4970 July 1910 5320 February 1936
1294 WolferstanF. S. P. Wolferstan 4971 November 1910 5322 December 1938
1725 BatesonJohn Bateson 4972 November 1910 5324 November 1938
2155 BrocklehurstW. C. Brocklehurst 4973 November 1910 5326 December 1936
1059 LochLord Loch 4974 November 1910 5321 February 1948
1583 WardHenry Ward 4975 November 1910 5323 September 1939
2025 BrookeSir Thomas Brooke 4976 December 1910 5325 May 1937
228 NettlefoldE. Nettlefold 4977 January 1911 5327 September 1936
445 ChambresP. H. Chambres 4978 January 1911 5328 November 1935
2664 Queen Mary 4979 July 1910 5329 March 1936 Built as "Queen Mary" class; converted June 1913[1]
2168 Henry Maudslay 4980 January 1911 5339 April 1937
238 F. W. Webb 4981 October 1910 5336 March 1936 Built as "Queen Mary" class; converted September 1914[1]
896 George Whale 4982 October 1910 5332 February 1936 Built as "Queen Mary" class; converted January 1914[1]
1195 T. J. Hare 4983 October 1910 5337 July 1936 Built as "Queen Mary" class; converted September 1914[1]
1550 Westminster 4984 October 1910 5330 September 1936 Built as "Queen Mary" class; converted September 1913[1]
1559 Drake[2] 4985 October 1910 5333 March 1936 Built as "Queen Mary" class; converted January 1914[1]
2151 Newcomen 4986 October 1910 5334 November 1937 † Built as "Queen Mary" class; converted April 1914[1]
2271 J. P. Bickersteth 4987 October 1910 5331 November 1938 † Built as "Queen Mary" class; converted November 1913[1]
2507 Miles MacInnes 4988 October 1910 5335 November 1935 Built as "Queen Mary" class; converted January 1914[1]
2512 Thomas Houghton 4989 October 1910 5338 November 1935 Built as "Queen Mary" class; converted October 1914[1]
956 Bulldog 4990 April 1911 5340 November 1935 Named Dachshund until December 1915[3]
1489 Wolfhound 4991 April 1911 5341 March 1936
1504 Boarhound 4992 April 1911 5342 November 1935
1513 Otterhound 4993 May 1911 5343 April 1936
1532 Bloodhound 4994 May 1911 5344 January 1937
1628 Foxhound 4995 May 1911 5345 December 1933
1662 Deerhound 4996 May 1911 5346 February 1936
1706 Elkhound 4997 May 1911 5347 December 1940
1792 Staghound 4998 May 1911 5353 June 1936
2495 Bassethound 4999 May 1911 5357 January 1939
1800 Coronation 5000 June 1911 5348 June 1940 † Ran briefly as no. 5000
502 British Empire 5001 June 1911 5349 July 1936
868 India 5002 June 1911 5350 May 1948
882 Canada 5003 June 1911 5351 February 1936
1218 Australia 5004 June 1911 5352 November 1935
2081 New Zealand 5005 June 1911 5354 January 1936
2212 South Africa 5006 June 1911 5355 July 1936
2291 Gibraltar 5007 June 1911 5356 August 1941
2177 Malta 5008 July 1911 5358 November 1936
2498 Cyprus 5009 July 1911 5359 December 1936
361 Beagle 5010 July 1911 5360 September 1937
888 Challenger 5011 July 1911 5361 November 1935
1360 Fire Queen 5012 July 1911 5362 March 1939
1394 Harrier 5013 July 1911 5363 February 1936
2494 Perseus 5014 August 1911 5368 November 1936
1623 Nubian 5015 August 1911 5364 November 1936
1631 Racehorse 5016 August 1911 5365 April 1937
1644 Roebuck 5017 August 1911 5366 November 1936
2089 Traveller 5018 August 1911 5367 December 1936
2220 Vanguard 5019 August 1911 5374 November 1938
1371 Quail 5020 September 1911 5369 September 1936
1417 Landrail 5021 September 1911 5370 December 1936
1472 Moorhen 5022 September 1911 5371 October 1939
1595 Wild Duck 5023 September 1911 5372 December 1936
1681 Ptarmigan 5024 September 1911 5373 May 1948
1713 Partridge 5025 September 1911 5375 December 1935
1730 Snipe 5026 October 1911 5376 December 1947
1733 Grouse 5027 October 1911 5377 July 1937
1777 Widgeon 5028 October 1911 5378 June 1937
1799 Woodcock 5029 October 1911 5379 August 1936
82 DickensCharles Dickens 5118 January 1913 5380 February 1937
752 HickJohn Hick 5119 February 1913 5381 November 1935
2124 RennieJohn Rennie 5120 February 1913 5382 June 1937
1138 FroudeWilliam Froude 5121 February 1913 5385 August 1936
2154 SiemensWilliam Siemens 5122 February 1913 5387 February 1937
2282 ArkwrightRichard Arkwright 5123 February 1913 5388 April 1936
89 MayallJohn Mayall 5124 March 1913 5383 May 1936
132 GravesS. R. Graves 5125 March 1913 5384 February 1936
1193 TootalEdward Tootal 5126 March 1913 5386 January 1936
2279 CrossfieldHenry Crossfield 5127 March 1913 5395 February 1937
681 St. George 5128 April 1913 5390 November 1935
845 Saddleback 5129 March 1913 5391 February 1936
1188 Penmaenmawr 5130 April 1913 5392 February 1941
1680 Loyalty 5131 April 1913 5393 May 1941
2086 Phaeton 5132 April 1913 5394 July 1936
404 Eclipse 5133 April 1913 5389 June 1937
1481 Typhon 5134 April 1913 5396 October 1936
2197 Planet 5135 April 1913 5397 December 1935
2242 Meteor 5136 May 1913 5398 October 1936
2428 StalbridgeLord Stalbridge 5137 May 1913 5399 July 1936
363 Llandudno 5237 May 1915 5400 November 1935
789 Windermere 5238 May 1915 5401 February 1936
984 Carnarvon 5239 May 1915 5402 June 1936
104 Leamington Spa 5242 June 1915 5403 November 1935 Named Leamington until December 1915[4]
226 Colwyn Bay 5243 June 1915 5404 February 1936
1086 Conway 5244 June 1915 5405 January 1936
2153 Llandrindod 5240 June 1915 5406 April 1937
2233 Blackpool 5241 June 1915 5407 November 1935
2106 Holyhead 5245 July 1915 5408 May 1937
2370 Dovedale 5246 July 1915 5409 June 1939

  • † Locomotives that had 20000 added to their number from 1934
  • ‡ Locomotives that had 20000 added to their number from 1934, and were allocated the BR numbers 58011 (25350) and 58012 (25373 Ptarmigan). Neither survived long enough to carry them.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Goodman 2002, p. 118.
  2. ^ Goodman 2002, p. 176.
  3. ^ Goodman 2002, p. 116.
  4. ^ Baxter 1979, p. 275.

References[edit]

  • "LNWR George the Fifth Trust- Homepage"
  • Baxter, Bertram (1979). Baxter, David (ed.). British Locomotive Catalogue 1825–1923, Volume 2B: London and North Western Railway and its constituent companies. Ashbourne, Derbyshire: Moorland Publishing Company. pp. 272–275. ISBN 0-903485-84-2.
  • Casserley, H. C. & Johnston, Stuart W. (1974) [1966]. Locomotives at the Grouping 3: London, Midland and Scottish Railway. Shepperton, Surrey: Ian Allan. pp. 64–65. ISBN 0-7110-0554-0.
  • Goodman, John (2002). L&NWR Locomotive Names / A Sequel to LMS Locomotive Names. Locomotives of the LMS. Peterborough: RCTS. ISBN 0-901115-90-8.
  • Yeadon, W. B. Yeadon's Compendium of LNWR Locomotives, Vol 1: Passenger Tender Engines.

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