List of LMS locomotives as of 31 December 1947

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The following is a list of locomotives of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway as of 31 December 1947. This date is significant because nationalisation of the Big Four occurred the next day, 1 January 1948. Thus this is the list of locomotives as inherited by British Railways. At this time there were approximately 8,000 steam locomotives, 50 diesel locomotives and a handful of others.

Overview[edit]

In addition to its own builds, the LMS still owned locomotives inherited from various constituent companies: the Caledonian Railway (CR), Furness Railway (FR), Glasgow and South Western Railway (G&SWR), Highland Railway (HR), London and North Western Railway (LNWR), London, Tilbury and Southend Railway (LT&SR), Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (L&YR), Midland Railway (MR), and North London Railway (NLR).

The most numerous class at this point was, if Midland and LMS classes are combined, the 4F (192 MR, 5 S&DJR, 575 LMS), and the second (or without combination) the "Black Five" with 742 locomotives, there were also 623 8Fs, including 67 LNER Class O6 on hire.

The LMS numbered self-propelled vehicles (diesel railcars, EMUs) into the coaching stock series, with the exception of the L&YR Railmotors.

BR allocated numbers in March 1948 (in the meantime there were a few withdrawals and new construction). Most ex-LMS engines had 40000 added to their numbers, but those with numbers over 20000 were renumbered in the 58xxx series to avoid the 6xxxx series used for ex-LNER locomotives. The ex-MR 2F 0-6-0s that had not been rebuilt as 3Fs were also renumbered into that series, as were the Midland 1P 0-4-4T. It then took a few years to renumber all the locomotives.

In terms of locomotive taxonomy, the LMS had a tendency to lump classes together (e.g. Sentinels, diesel shunters, ex-Midland 0-4-4Ts), but for clarity these have been split into subclasses where appropriate.

NB: This list is currently under construction. The power classification given is the LMS power classification. BR adopted the same system system-wide, but adapted it slightly.

Also, NCC engines and some departmental stock is missing.

British locomotives[edit]

Main series[edit]

Numbers Class No. in class
wheel arr.
power class.
Notes
1–70 Fowler 2-6-2T 70 2-6-2T 3P
Willesden 2 Locomotive Depot geograph-2206659.jpg
71–147, 149–162, 164–167, 204–209 Stanier 2-6-2T 135 2-6-2T 3P
148/63/68, 203 Rebuilt Stanier 2-6-2T 4 2-6-2T 3P
322–326 ex-SDJR Class 2P 5 4-4-0 2P
383/85/89 ex-MR 6'6" sat class 2P 3 4-4-0 2P
563–90, 592–638, 670–700 Fowler Class 2P 136 4-4-0 2P
711 etc MR Class 3P 22 4-4-0 3P
900–939, 1045–1099 Fowler Class 4P 195 4-4-0 4P
1000–1044 ex-MR 1000 Class 45 4-4-0 4P
1000 preserved in 1960
1200–1209 Ivatt 2-6-2T 10 2-6-2T 2P
Willesden Locomotive Depot new LMS Ivatt 3MT 2-6-2T geograph-2818764-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
1239/46/47/49/51/52/55/60/61 ex-MR 1252 Class 9 0-4-4T 1P Allocated numbers 58030–58038 by BR
1272/73/75/78/90/95/98, 1303/15/22/24/30 ex-MR 1532 Class 14 0-4-4T 1P Allocated numbers 58039–58051 by BR
1337/40/–42/44/48/50 ex-MR 1823 Class 7 0-4-4T 1P Allocated numbers 58052–58058 by BR
1353/57/58/60/65–68/70/71/73/75/77/79 ex-MR 1833 Class 6 0-4-4T 1P Allocated numbers 58059–58072 by BR
1382/89/90/96/97, 1402/06/11/13/16/20–26/29/30 ex-MR 2228 Class 29 0-4-4T 1P Allocated numbers 58073–58091 by BR
1509 ex-MR 1322 Class 1 0-4-0ST 0F In departmental stock
1516/18/23 ex-MR 1116A Class 3 0-4-0ST 0F
1528–1537 ex-MR 1528 Class 10 0-4-0T 0F
At Gloucester Docks
1550 ex-MR Battery Locomotive 1 4w ? Miscellaneous locomotive not in capital stock
1660 etc ex-MR 1377 Class 95 0-6-0T 1F
1759, in May 1947
1900–1909 Stanier 0-4-4T 10 0-4-4T 2P
1980–1993 ex-LT&SR 69 Class 14 0-6-2T 3F
2092–2104/06–09 ex-LT&SR 51 Class 17 4-4-2T 2P
2110–2160 ex-LT&SR 79 Class 51 4-4-2T 3P
LTSR Thundersley No. 80 4-4-2T - geograph.org.uk - 1780648.jpg
Allocated Nos 1928-75 in 1947 but not yet applied.
2187–2299 Fairburn 2-6-4T 130 2-6-4T 4P
Willesden Locomotive Depot 2-6-4Tgeograph-2811345-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
2300–2424 Fowler 2-6-4T 125 2-6-4T 4P
2425–94, 2537–2672 Stanier 2-6-4T (2 cylinders) 206 2-6-4T 4P
2500–2536 Stanier 2-6-4T (3 cylinders) 37 2-6-4T 4P
2700–2944 Hughes 2-6-0 'Crab' 245 2-6-0 4P5F
LMS Hughes Crab, 13065 (CJ Allen, Steel Highway, 1928).jpg
2945–2984 Stanier 2-6-0 40 2-6-0 4P5F
(4)2968 as preserved today
3000–3003 Ivatt Class 4 4 2-6-0 4F
(4)3001 in 1948
3021 etc MR 5'3" class 2F 43 0-6-0 2F
3131 etc MR 4'11" class 2F 11 0-6-0 2F
3137 etc ex-MR 4'11" class 3F 0-6-0 3F
3194 etc ex-SDJR 5'3" class 3F 9 0-6-0 3F
3190 etc ex-Mr 5'3" class 2F 66 0-6-0 2F
3191 etc MR 5'3" class 3F 0-6-0 3F
3323 ex-LNWR Special Tank 0-6-0ST ? In departmental stock. See also Wolverton engines below.
3835–4026 ex-MR 3835 Class 192 0-6-0 4F
Walton with Leicester - Peterborough East train geograph-2791492-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
4027–4556/62–4605 Fowler Class 4F 575 0-6-0 4F
4129 in 1928
4557–4561 S&DJR Class 4F 5 0-6-0 4F
4758–5499 Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 742 4-6-0 5P5F
5500…5551 Patriot Class 44 4-6-0 5XP
5514/21/26/29–31/40 Rebuilt Patriot Class 8 4-6-0 6P
5552–5734/37–42 Jubilee Class 189 4-6-0 5XP
5690 'Leander'
5735/36 Rebuilt Jubilee Class 2 4-6-0 6P
6004 ex-LNWR Rebuilt Claughton Class 1 4-6-0 5XP?
6100…6167 Royal Scot Class 27 4-6-0 6P
6137 'Vesta', not rebuilt until 1955
6101…6169 Rebuilt Royal Scot Class 43 4-6-0 6P
6127 'The Old Contemptibles', as rebuilt in 1944
6170 British Legion 1 4-6-0 6P
6200/01, 6203-–2 Princess Royal Class 12 4-6-2 7P
6210 'Princess Patricia'
6202 Turbomotive 1 4-6-2 7P
6220–6256 Coronation Class 37 4-6-2 7P
46241 'City of Edinburgh', streamlining removed, but still with the sloping smokebox
3 streamlined
6400–19 Ivatt Class 2 2-6-0 20 2-6-0 2F
6428 ex-LNWR Chopper Tank 1 2-4-0T 1P Renumbered 26428, then 58092 by BR
6601…6757 ex-LNWR 5ft 6in Tank 43 2-4-2T 1P
6762 L&YR Class 5 1 2-4-2T 2P
Preston 10 railway station geograph-2210724.jpg
An ex-Wirral Railway L&YR-built locomotive. As the Wirral Railway stock was numbered in the LMS's ex-LNWR block at the Grouping, 6762 carried a number out of sequence from the other Class 5s, its "original" number of 10638 being allocated, but never used.[1]
6876 etc ex-LNWR 5 ft Class 2P 15 0-6-2T 2P
7000–04 Kitson Class 0F 5 0-4-0ST 0F
Barrow Hill (Staveley) Locomotive Depot geograph-2825259-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
7058 diesel shunter 7058 1 0-6-0DE 300 hp
7074/76/79–99 diesel shunter 23 0-6-0DE 350 hp
7110–19 diesel shunter 10 0-6-0DE 350 hp
7120–29 diesel shunter 10 0-6-0DE 350 hp
7160–69 Fowler Dock Tank 10 0-6-0T 2F
LMS Fowler Dock Tank 47165.jpg
7180–83 Sentinels 7180-3 4 0-4-0T 0F
7184 Sentinel 7184 1 0-4-0T 0F
7190/1 ex-S&DJR Sentinels 2 0-4-0T 0F
7200–7259 ex-MR 2441 Class 60 0-6-0T 3F
7260 etc LMS Fowler Class 3F 417 0-6-0T 3F
7697–99 Garratt 33 2-6-0+0-6-2 N/A
4977
7862/5 ex-LNWR Dock Tank 2 0-4-2ST 1F
7862 at Crewe Works in 1948
7875-etc ex-LNWR 1185 Class 9 0-8-2T 6F
7892 awaiting scrapping in 1948
7930- ex-LNWR 380 Class 14 0-8-4T 7F
7941 at Swansea Paxton Street
8000 etc Stanier Class 8F 556 2-8-0 8F
8624 at the Great Central Railway in 2012
8705–58/60–72 LNER Class O6 67 2-8-0 8F On loan from LNER.
8801/24/34 ex-LNWR 19in Express Goods Class 3 4-6-0 4F
8892 ex-LNWR Class G1 123 0-8-0 6F
8893 ex-LNWR Class G2A 319 0-8-0 7F
9395–9454 ex-LNWR Class G2 60 0-8-0 7F
9500 LMS Fowler Class 7F 175 0-8-0 7F
(4)9592 at Aintree in 1948
10000 Ivatt Co-Co Diesel Electric 1 Co-Co 1600 hp
10412 ex-L&YR Class 8 7 4-6-0 5P
10617 ex-L&YR Railmotor 1 N/A N/A
10621- ex-L&YR Class 5 109 2-4-2T 2P
10835- ex-L&YR Class 6 14 2-4-2T 3P
11202- ex-L&YR Class 21 23 0-4-0ST 0F
11246 at Bank Hall in 1948
11304/5/24/68/94 ex-L&YR Class 23 5 0-6-0ST 2F
LYR Aspinall 0-6-0ST No. 752 Rainhill 1980.jpg
In departmental stock
11307 etc ex-L&YR Class 23 96 0-6-0ST 2F
11429 in 1947
11535 etc ex-L&YR Class 24 5 0-6-0T 1F
11535 at Bank Hall in 1948
12016 etc ex-L&YR Class 25 25 0-6-0 2F
957 preserved today
12088 etc ex-L&YR Class 27 245 0-6-0 3F
12322 preserved today
12494 etc ex-FR Class 3F 6 0-6-0 3F
12528 etc ex-L&YR Class 28 37 0-6-0 3F
Thornhill geograph-2804211-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
12727 etc ex-L&YR Class 30 12 0-8-0 6F
12841 etc ex-L&YR Class 31 17 0-8-0 7F
Bank Hall Locomotive Depot geograph-2606508-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
13800-10 ex-S&DJR Class 7F 11 2-8-0 7F
88, preserved today
14630 etc ex-CR 60 Class 23 4-6-0 4P
14640 at Motherwell in 1948
14764/7 ex-HR Clan Class 2 4-6-0 4P
15051/3 ex-HR Class 0P 2 0-4-4T 0P
15116 etc ex-CR Class 2P 116 0-4-4T 2P
55178 at St Rollox Locomotive Depot in August 1948
Some built by LMS
15350 ex-CR 944 Class 10 4-6-2T 4P
16010 etc ex-CR pug 14 0-4-0ST 0F
16151-73 ex-CR 498 Class 21 0-6-0T 2F
Motherwell Locomotive Depot ex-Caledonian 2F 0-6-0 Dock tank geograph-2823572-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
16230-376 ex-CR 29 & 782 Classes 147 0-6-0T 3F
16289 at St Rollox in 1948
16905 ex-G&SWR Class 3F 1 0-6-2T 3F
17230 ex-CR 294 Class 158 0-6-0 2F
57361 at Polmadie in 1948
17393 ex-CR 711 Class 80 0-6-0 2F
BR 57452 withdrawn in 1961
17550 ex-CR 812 Class 76 0-6-0 3F
828 (LMS:17566) preserved today
17629 ex-CR 652 Class 17 0-6-0 3F
17650 ex-CR 300 Class 29 0-6-0 3F
17693 ex-HR Class 3F 7 0-6-0 3F
17950/1/3-6 ex-HR Clan Goods Class 6 4-6-0 4F
20155/85, 20216 ex-MR Johnson Class 1P 3 2-4-0 1P
20126 at Cheltenham Spa, 1949
22290 ex-MR Lickey Banker 1 0-10-0 N/A
Lickey Banker (Wonder Book of Engineering Wonders, 1931).jpg
Renumbered 58100 by BR
22900 etc. ex-MR 4'11" Class 2F 75 0-6-0 2F Allocated numbers 58114–58187 by BR
22630, 22846/53/63 ex-MR 700 Class 4 0-6-0 2F
22846 at Bournville in 1947
Allocated numbers 58110–58113 by BR
25648 ex-LNWR Prince of Wales Class 6 4-6-0 4P
27217 ex-NLR Crane Tank 1 0-4-2ST 0F
27480 ex-LNWR 2F 1 0-6-0T 2F
27505 ex-NLR Class 75 15 0-6-0T 2F
LMS tank Bluebell (crop).jpg
27553…27830 ex-LNWR 17in Coal Tank 64 0-6-2T 2F Allocated 58880–58937 by BR
As preserved today
28088… ex-LNWR 17in Coal Engine 46 0-6-0 2F
At Manchester London Road (now Piccadilly)
Allocated 58321–58361 by BR
28313…28622 ex-LNWR 18in Goods 75 0-6-0 2F ("cauliflower" class) Allocated 58362–58430 by BR
73798/9 WD Austerity 2-10-0 2 2-10-0 8F On loan from War Department
75798

Engineering Department series[edit]

ED No. 2

Wolverton Carriage Works series[edit]

Wolverton Carriage Works had their own separately numbered series. They had four ex-LNWR Special Tanks, Numbers 3, 6, 7 and 8.

Irish locomotives[edit]

For completeness, Irish locomotives will be given here.

NCC broad gauge[edit]

[2] and [3] Class WT locomotives were built at Derby Works in England to the design of George Ivatt between 1946 and 1950. They were numbered 1–10 and 50–57. They were a tank engine version of the NCC Class W moguls. A tank engine did not require turning at termini and the LMS had produced a series of successful 2-6-4Ts. Like the LMS Fairburn 2-6-4T built at the same time, they had a hopper bunker and absence of plating ahead of the cylinders. They were based on the LMS Fowler 2-6-4T by Sir Henry Fowler. In December 1962 locomotive No.50 received a boiler from one of the ex-NCC 2-6-0 tender locomotives, the boiler and firebox being overhauled and repaired at Derby. In early 1966 and towards the end of their careers, the Class WT locomotives were involved in working notable traffic. This was on spoil trains that transported fill for motorway construction from the Blue Circle cement works at Magheramorne to Greencastle near Belfast. Three trains of twenty hopper wagons each were made up, with a Class WT locomotive at each end. Each train when filled carried 600 tons of rock and in all, some 7,600 trains had carried 4¼ million tons of material by the time the contract ended in May 1970. The last of the Class WT locomotives were officially withdrawn in 1971 the last time one was in traffic being 22 October 1970. This made them the last steam locomotives in mainline operation in the British Isles; Córas Iompair Éireann steam in the Republic of Ireland having ended in 1962 and British Railways steam in Great Britain having finished in 1968, One of these locomotives, No.4, has been preserved by the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland which operates it on special mainline trains. It is currently stored awaiting overhaul at the RPSI's Whitehead depot. This will hopefully not take long as No 4 is a popular engine with the enthusiasts, drivers, firemen and the public a like. The RPSI is also looking at the possibility of building a new member of the class (No.58) to give them a second mainline tank locomotive considering the low availability of turntables on modern day lines. The last locomotives to work in the United Kingdom were two of these tank locomotives. They were nicknamed Jeeps by railway men due to their immense size.

Class W mogul 2-6-0 locomotives worked on the main Belfast to Dublin main line. Also work on the Lisburn to Antrim line. This included goods and passenger work as they were mixed traffic locomotives. Earl of Ulster no 97 was seen frequently on goods trains passing through Goraghwood railway station. They may also have worked ballast trains from goraghwood quarry. No 100 Queen Elizabeth hauled a royal train in 1952. There is deep regret that no examples of the class were preserved,in particular no 97 Earl of Ulster.

Class U2 4-4-0 locomotives were based on Midland compounds and had compound equipment fitted and tablet catchers to work on single line sections. One of them is preserved at the Ulster Folk and Transport museum and is called Dunluce Castle.

Two ex-LMS Class 3F 0-6-0T Jintys were re-gauged and sent to work as shunters in Belfast renamed Class 0-6-0T. Maximum working boiler pressure was 160 psi(lbs).

Also Classes A1,B,B1,C,C1,D E and E1 were all compounds. This meant they were more efficient as the steam was used twice.

DN&GR (broad gauge)[edit]

0-6-0STs Nos 1-4, 6.

NCC narrow gauge[edit]

County Donegal (narrow gauge)[edit]

The County Donegal Railways Joint Committee (CDRJC)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Casserley, H.C.; Asher, L.L. (1961) [1955]. Locomotives of British Railways. Spring Books. pp. 69, 313. 
  2. ^ Northern Counties Committee wikipedia
  3. ^ RPSI website for WT Class