List of London Transport locomotives

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In 1933, London's underground railways, tramway companies and bus operators merged to form the London Passenger Transport Board (LTPB), commonly known as London Transport.[1] London Transport numbered all of its service stock locomotives into one unified series, regardless of the type.

Numbers Built Builder Type Use Notes
L1–L7 1905 MAR&W[2] B-B Ealing-Southend through trains
L8–L9 1909 Renshaw B-B Acton-Ealing stores ferries rebuilt from District Railway (DR) battery locomotives
L10 1907/1930 AC&F/UERL B-B Acton Works yard shunter ex-CCE&H motors 1 & 3
L11–L12 B-B battery locomotives ex-tube gate stock
L13–L20 B-B ballast motors ex-tube gate stock
L21 B-B Wood Lane yard shunter ex-Central London Railway (CLR)
L24–L29 B-B service motors ex-tube gate stock
L32 B-B battery locomotive ex-tube gate stock
L33 B-B Drayton Park yard shunter ex-Great Northern & City Railway 21 ex-Metropolitan Railway (MET) 1
L34 1922 KS&C 0-4-2ST Epping-Ongar shuttle tube loading gauge; ex-Underground Electric Railways of London (UERL) "Brazil"
L35–L43 1936-37 GRCW B-B battery locomotives L35 preserved at London's Transport Museum (LTM); Metadyne equipped installed in L41–L43, 1938
L44 1896 MET 0-4-4T ex-MET 1
L45 1866 BP&C 4-4-0T ex-MET 23; renumbered 23 and preserved at LTM
L46 1896 MET 0-4-4T ex-MET 77
L47 1900 MET 0-4-4T ex-MET 80
L48 1901 HL 0-4-4T ex-MET 81
L49–L52 1901 YEC 0-6-2T ex-MET 90-93
L53 1897 PECK 0-6-0ST ex-MET 101
L54 1899 PECK 0-6-0ST ex-MET 102
L55–L57 1951 PICK B-B battery locomotives
L58–L61 1952 PICK B-B battery locomotives
L62 1965 M-C B-B battery locomotive
L63 1923/1954 CL/LPTB B-B ballast motor ex-Standard stock DM 3463
L64 1923/1955 MC&W/LPTB B-B ballast motor ex-Standard stock DM 3500
L65 1923/1954 CL/LPTB B-B ballast motor ex-Standard stock DM 3453
L68 1923/1954 MC&W/LPTB B-B ballast motor ex-Standard stock DM 3494
L69–L70 1923/1954 MC&W/LPTB B-B ballast motors ex-Standard stock DMs
L71 1923/1954 MC&W/LPTB B-B ballast motor ex-Standard stock DM 3507
L72 1923/1954 MC&W/LPTB B-B ballast motor ex-Standard stock DM
L73 1923/1954 MC&W/LPTB B-B ballast motor ex-Standard stock DM; replaced by L77, 1967
L74 1923/1954 MC&W/LPTB B-B ballast motor ex-Standard stock DM 3506
L75 1923/1954 MC&W/LPTB B-B ballast motor ex-Standard stock DM 3517
L76 1962 LPTB B-B battery locomotive renumbered L33, 1974
L77 1931/1967 M-C/LPTB B-B ballast motor ex-Standard stock DM 3183
DL81–DL82 1968 RR 0-6-0 Neasden/Lillie Bridge shunters see Diesel locomotives
DL83 1967 RR 0-6-0 Neasden/Lillie Bridge shunter see Diesel locomotives
L84/L85 1983/1986 M-B B Unimog road/rail shunter see Diesel locomotives
L89 1929 0-6-0PT ex-Great Western Railway (GWR) 5775, 1948; ex-British Railways (BR) 5775, 1963; preserved at Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (Yorkshire)
L90 1930 0-6-0PT ex-GWR 7711, 1948; ex-BR 7711, 1957
L90 (2nd) 1930 0-6-0PT ex-GWR 7760, 1948; ex-BR 7760, 1961; preserved at Birmingham Railway Museum (Birmingham)
L91 1929 0-6-0PT ex-GWR 5752, 1948; ex-BR 5752, 1958
L91 (2nd) 1929 0-6-0PT ex-GWR 5757, 1948; ex-BR 5757, 1960
L92 1929 0-6-0PT ex-GWR 5786, 1948; ex-BR 5786, 1958
L93 1930 0-6-0PT ex-GWR 7779, 1948; ex-BR 7779, 1959
L94 1930 0-6-0PT ex-GWR 7752, 1948; ex-BR 7752, 1960
L95 1929 0-6-0PT ex-GWR 5764, 1948; ex-BR 5764, 1960; preserved at SVA
L96 1930 0-6-0PT ex-GWR 7741, 1948; ex-BR 7741, 1961
L97 1930 0-6-0PT ex-GWR 7749, 1948; ex-BR 7749, 1962
L98 1930 0-6-0PT ex-GWR 7739, 1948; ex-BR 7739, 1962
L99 1930 0-6-0PT ex-GWR 7715, 1948; ex-BR 7715, 1963; preserved at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre (Buckinghamshire)
L11 1931/1964 M-C/LPTB B-B Acton Works yard shunter ex-Standard stock DM 3080/3109; preserved by London Underground Ltd. (LUL)
L13A–L13B 1938/1974 M-C/LTE B-B+B-B Acton Works shunter ex-1938 DM 10130/11130
L14A–L14B 1937/69-70 M-C/LPTB/LTE Acton Works shunter articulated; ex-1935 DM 10011/11011, 1972
L15–L16 1970 M-C B-B battery locomotives
L17–L19 1971 M-C B-B battery locomotives
L20–L21 1964 M-C B-B battery locomotives
L22–L32 1965 M-C B-B battery locomotives L25-L32 equipped with cab signalling
L30–L31 1931 HUNS 0-6-0ST District works trains ex-DR
L32 B-B battery locomotive ex-tube gate stock
L33 1962 LPTB battery locomotive ex-L76, 1974
L44–L54 1974 BREL B-B battery locomotives
L63–L65 1985 M-C B-B battery locomotives
L66–L67 1986 M-C B-B battery locomotives
ESL100 1903/1938 BRCW/LPTB B-4-4-B electric sleet locomotive ex-3960/3985; ex-CLR motors
ESL101 1903/1939 MC&W BRCW/LPTB B-4-4-B electric sleet locomotive ex-3958/3983; ex-CLR motors
ESL102 1903/1939 BRCW/LPTB B-4-4-B electric sleet locomotive ex-3990/3997; ex-CLR motors
ESL103 1903/1939 B-4-4-B electric sleet locomotive ex-CLR motors
ESL104 1903/1939 BRCW/LPTB B-4-4-B electric sleet locomotive ex-3971/3980; ex-CLR motors
ESL105 1903/1939 MC&W BRCW/LPTB B-4-4-B electric sleet locomotive ex-3952/3965; ex-CLR motors
ESL106 1903/1939 BRCW/LPTB B-4-4-B electric sleet locomotive ex-3984/3993; ex-CLR motors
ESL107 1903/1939 MC&W BRCW/LPTB B-4-4-B electric sleet locomotive ex-3944/3981; ex-CLR motors; preserved at LTM
ESL108 1903/1939 BRCW/LPTB B-4-4-B electric sleet locomotive ex-3989/3992; ex-CLR motors
ESL109–ESL110 1903/1940 B-4-4-B electric sleet locomotive ex-CLR motors
ESL111–ESL112 1903/1940 MC&W/LPTB B-4-4-B electric sleet locomotive ex-3956/3959 & 3945/3950; ex-CLR motors
ESL113–ESL114 1903/1940 BRCW/LPTB B-4-4-B electric sleet locomotive ex-3962/3969 & 3967/3970; ex-CLR motors
ESL115 1903/1940 B-4-4-B electric sleet locomotive ex-CLy motors
ESL116–ESL117 1903/1940 MC&W BRCW/LPTB B-4-4-B electric sleet locomotive ex-3953/3964 & 3954/3995; ex-CLR motors
ESL118A+ESL118B 1932/1961 BRCW/LPTB B-4-4-B electric sleet locomotive ex-T 2758/2749; renumbered 2758/2749 and preserved at Spa Valley Railway (Tunbridge Wells)
L120–L129 1931-34 M-C B-B pilot motor ex-Standard stock DMs, 1967
L130–L131 1934 M-C B-B pilot motor ex-Standard stock DMs 3690/3693, 1967; L 130 preserved by LUL
L132 1931-34 M-C B-B pilot motor ex-Standard stock DM, 1967
L134 1927 MC&W B-B pilot motor ex-Standard stock DM 3370, 1967
L135 1934 M-C B-B pilot motor ex-Standard stock DM 3701, 1967; preserved by LUL
DEL120 1942 LPTB B-B diesel-electric locomotive; ex-CLR motors
L126–L129 1938 GRCW B-B pilot motor ex-Q38 DM 4416-4419, 1971; L126-L127 renumbered 4416-4417 and preserved at LTM
L132–L133 1960/1987 CRAV/BREL B-B Track Recording Car pilot motors ex-1960 DM 3901/3905
L140 1938 M-C B-B ballast motor ex-1938 DM 10088, 1973
L141 1938 M-C B-B ballast motor ex-1938 DM 11067, 1975
L142–L143 1938 M-C B-B ballast motor ex-1938 DMs 10021/10065, 1973
L144–L145 1938 M-C B-B ballast motor ex-1938 DMs 10257/11027, 1975
L146–L147 1938 M-C B-B ballast motor ex-1938 DMs 10034/11034, 1976
L148–L149 1938 M-C B-B ballast motor ex-1938 DMs 10022/11104, 1977
L150 1938/1977 M-C/LTE B-B weed killer motor ex-1938 DM 10327
L151 1938/1977 M-C/LTE B-B weed killer motor ex-1938 DM 11327
L152–L155 1938 M-C B-B ballast motor ex-1938 DMs 10266/11266/10141/11141, 1978
Except were indicated, this table is referenced from Bruce 1987, pp. 88–96 and most recently updated by Hardy 2002, pp. 102–105
Abbreviations
AC&F American Car and Foundry Company Philadelphia USA
BP&C Beyer, Peacock and Company Gorton, Manchester
BRCW Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Birmingham
BREL British Railways Engineering Ltd. Doncaster
CL Cammell Laird Birkenhead
CRAV Cravens Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Ltd. Sheffield
DM Driving Motor
GRCW Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Gloucester
HL Hawthorn Leslie Tyneside
HN Hurst, Nelson and Company Motherwell
HUNS Hunslet Engine Company Hunslet, Leeds
KS&C Kerr, Stuart and Company Stoke-on-Trent
LPTB London Passenger Transport Board Acton Works
LT/LTE London Transport (Executive) Acton Works
M-B Mercedes-Benz Germany
M-C Metro Cammell Birmingham
MARC&W Metropolitan Amalgamated Railway Carriage & Wagon Company Birmingham
MC&W Metropolitan Carriage, Wagon and Finance Company Birmingham
MET Metropolitan Railway Neasden Works
P&C Peckett & Company St. George, Bristol
PICK Pickering
R&R Ransome and Rapier Ipswich
RR Rolls-Royce Shrewsbury
TH Thomas Hill Rotherham
UERL Underground Electric Railways of London Acton Works
YEC Yorkshire Engine Company Sheffield

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Bruce 1983, p. 76.
  2. ^ Bruce 1983, p. 41.

Sources[edit]

  • Bruce, J. Graeme (1983). Steam to Silver: A history of London Transport Surface Rolling Stock (2nd ed.). London: Capital Transport. ISBN 0-904711-45-5. 
  • Bruce, J. Graeme (1987). Workhorses of the London Underground. London: Capital Transport. ISBN 0904711870. 
  • Hardy, Brian (2002). London Underground Rolling Stock (15th ed.). London: Capital Transport. ISBN 1854142631.