List of British Railways steam locomotives as of 31 December 1967
List of British Railways steam locomotives as of 31 December 1967. The following is a list of British Railways steam locomotives as of the end of 1967. With main line steam ending in 1968, these are the ones that survived to the last year. By this stage, steam locomotive stock had been severely decimated from over 20,000 locomotives at nationalisation to fewer than 370.
Of the remaining 359 locomotives, all were robust, two-cylinder tender engines to seven classes. The vast majority were to two ex-LMS classes designed by William Stanier; 151 ex-LMS Black Fives and 150 ex-LMS 8Fs. The remaining 58 were an assortment of four BR standard classes and one other ex-LMS class. All were based on the London Midland Region. They were employed mostly on freight workings in industrial North-West England. Main line steam would end with the Fifteen Guinea Special on 11 August 1968.
|7-9||Rheidol Tank||3||Unclassified||2-6-2T||Narrow gauge|
|ex-LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0||151||5MT||4-6-0|
|ex-LMS Stanier Class 8F||150||8F||2-8-0|
|43006/8/19/27/33/106||ex-LMS Ivatt Class 4||6||4MT||2-6-0|
|70013||BR Standard Class 7||1||7MT||4-6-2|
|BR Standard Class 5||23||5MT||4-6-0|
|75009/19-21/7/32/4/41/8/62||BR Standard Class 4 4-6-0||10||4MT||4-6-0|
|BR Standard Class 9F||18||9F||2-10-0|
Departmental stock was numbered in a different series to the capital stock.
|Departmental Nos||Class||No. in
|30-2||ex-LNER Thompson Class B1||3||Unclassified (previously 5MT)||4-6-0||Carriage heaters|
The locomotives of the Vale of Rheidol Railway, narrow gauge, acquired from the GWR but which had been transferred to the London Midland Region survived the end of main line steam, remaining in BR stock until 1989 when the VoR was privatised and preserved. There were also three ex-LNER Thompson Class B1s in departmental stock used as carriage heaters on the Eastern Region. These latter engines had their couplings removed so they could not haul trains, though they could still propel themselves. These were withdrawn in 1968.
- Pat Rowledge Locomotives of the LMS built 1923-1951
- Hugh Longworth British Railway (sic) Steam Locomotives 1948-68