List of King Arthur class locomotives

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Below are the names and numbers of the LSWR N15 class/SR 'King Arthur' Class locomotives. Another successful publicity campaign by the Southern Railway when named from 1925 onwards, they represented the counties of Devon and Somerset, UK, due to their association with the legend of King Arthur. The batches have been separated for ease of reference.

The Urie Arthurs[edit]

BR No. SR No. SR Name [1] Builder Built Withdrawn Notes
30736 736 Excalibur LSWR, Eastleigh August 1918 November 1956 Lemaître exhaust
30737 737 King Uther LSWR, Eastleigh October 1918 June 1956 Lemaître exhaust
30738 738 King Pellinore LSWR, Eastleigh December 1918 March 1958
30739 739 King Leodegrance LSWR, Eastleigh February 1919 May 1957
30740 740 Merlin LSWR, Eastleigh April 1919 December 1955 Deliberately involved in crash staged for film at Longmoor Military railway[2]
30741 741 Joyous Gard LSWR, Eastleigh April 1919 February 1956 Lemaître exhaust
30742 742 Camelot LSWR, Eastleigh June 1919 February 1957
30743 743 Lyonnesse LSWR, Eastleigh August 1919 October 1955
30744 744 Maid of Astolat LSWR, Eastleigh September 1919 January 1956
30745 745 Tintagel LSWR, Eastleigh November 1919 February 1956
30746 746 Pendragon LSWR, Eastleigh June 1922 October 1955
30747 747 Elaine LSWR, Eastleigh July 1922 October 1956
30748 748 Vivien LSWR, Eastleigh August 1922 September 1957
30749 749 Iseult LSWR, Eastleigh September 1922 June 1957
30750 750 Morgan le Fay LSWR, Eastleigh October 1922 July 1957
30751 751 Etarre LSWR, Eastleigh November 1922 June 1957
30752 752 Linette LSWR, Eastleigh December 1922 December 1955 Lemaître exhaust
30753 753 Melisande LSWR, Eastleigh January 1923 March 1957
30754 754 The Green Knight LSWR, Eastleigh February 1923 February 1953
30755 755 The Red Knight LSWR, Eastleigh March 1923 May 1957 Lemaître exhaust

The Eastleigh Arthurs[edit]

BR No. SR No. SR Name[1] Builder Built Withdrawn Notes
30448 448 Sir Tristram SR, Eastleigh May 1925 August 1960
30449 449 Sir Torre SR, Eastleigh June 1925 December 1959
30450 450 Sir Kay SR, Eastleigh June 1925 September 1960
30451 451 Sir Lamorak SR, Eastleigh June 1925 June 1962
30452 452 Sir Meliagrance SR, Eastleigh July 1925 August 1959
30453 453 King Arthur SR, Eastleigh February 1925 July 1961
30454 454 Queen Guinevere SR, Eastleigh March 1925 October 1958
30455 455 Sir Lancelot SR, Eastleigh March 1925 April 1959
30456 456 Sir Galahad SR, Eastleigh April 1925 May 1960
30457 457 Sir Bedivere SR, Eastleigh April 1925 May 1961
30793 793 Sir Ontzlake SR, Eastleigh March 1926 September 1962
30794 794 Sir Ector de Maris SR, Eastleigh March 1926 August 1960
30795 795 Sir Dinadan SR, Eastleigh April 1926 August 1962
30796 796 Sir Dodinas le Savage SR, Eastleigh April 1926 March 1962
30797 797 Sir Blamor de Ganis SR, Eastleigh June 1926 May 1959
30798 798 Sir Hectimere SR, Eastleigh June 1926 June 1962
30799 799 Sir Ironside SR, Eastleigh July 1926 February 1961
30800 800 Sir Meleaus de Lile SR, Eastleigh September 1926 September 1961
30801 801 Sir Meliot de Logres SR, Eastleigh October 1926 April 1959
30802 802 Sir Durnore SR, Eastleigh October 1926 July 1961
30803 803 Sir Harry le Fise Lake SR, Eastleigh November 1926 September 1961
30804 804 Sir Cador of Cornwall SR, Eastleigh December 1926 February 1962
30805 805 Sir Constatine SR, Eastleigh January 1927 June 1959
30806 806 Sir Galleron SR, Eastleigh January 1927 April 1961

The Scotch Arthurs[edit]

BR No. SR No. SR Name[1] Builder Built Withdrawn Notes
30763 763 Sir Bors de Ganis North British Loco 23209 May 1925 October 1960
30764 764 Sir Gawain North British Loco 23210 May 1925 July 1961
30765 765 Sir Gareth North British Loco 23211 May 1925 September 1962
30766 766 Sir Geraint North British Loco 23212 May 1925 December 1958
30767 767 Sir Valence North British Loco 23213 May 1925 June 1959
30768 768 Sir Balin North British Loco 23214 May 1925 November 1961
30769 769 Sir Balan North British Loco 23215 June 1925 March 1960
30770 770 Sir Prianius North British Loco 23216 June 1925 November 1962 Interestingly, this locomotive was the subject of a spelling mistake, as the Knight of the same name in the book Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Mallory was Sir Priamus.
30771 771 Sir Sagramore North British Loco 23217 June 1925 February 1961
30772 772 Sir Percivale North British Loco 23218 June 1925 September 1961
30773 773 Sir Lavaine North British Loco 23219 June 1925 February 1962
30774 774 Sir Gaheris North British Loco 23220 June 1925 January 1960
30775 775 Sir Agravaine North British Loco 23221 June 1925 February 1960
30776 776 Sir Galagars North British Loco 23222 June 1925 January 1959
30777 777 Sir Lamiel North British Loco 23223 June 1925 October 1961 Preserved as part of the National Collection, back on mainline railtours after work done on firebox stays. Operational base is the Great Central Railway (preserved).
30778 778 Sir Pelleas North British Loco 23224 July 1925 May 1959
30779 779 Sir Colgrevance North British Loco 23225 July 1925 July 1959
30780 780 Sir Persant North British Loco 23226 July 1925 July 1959
30781 781 Sir Aglovale North British Loco 23227 August 1925 May 1962
30782 782 Sir Brian North British Loco 23228 July 1925 September 1962
30783 783 Sir Gillemere North British Loco 23279 August 1925 March 1961
30784 784 Sir Nerovens North British Loco 23280 September 1925 October 1959
30785 785 Sir Mador de la Porte North British Loco 23281 September 1925 October 1959
30786 786 Sir Lionel North British Loco 23282 September 1925 August 1959
30787 787 Sir Menadeuke North British Loco 23283 September 1925 February 1959
30788 788 Sir Urre of the Mount North British Loco 23284 September 1925 February 1962
30789 789 Sir Guy North British Loco 23285 September 1925 December 1959
30790 790 Sir Villiars North British Loco 23286 September 1925 November 1961
30791 791 Sir Uwaine North British Loco 23287 September 1925 May 1960
30792 792 Sir Hervis de Revel North British Loco 23288 September 1925 February 1959

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c All details from: Burridge, Frank: Nameplates of the Big Four (Oxford Publishing Company: Oxford, 1975) ISBN 0-902888-43-9
  2. ^ Bradley, D.L. (1967). Locomotives of the L.S.W.R.: Part 2. Kenilworth: RCTS. p. 185.