Locomotives of the Furness Railway

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The Furness Railway company owned many different types of locomotives, built by several locomotive building companies, including Sharp Stewart and Company. Others were built by the Furness' constituent companies - the Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway, among others.

Preserved locomotives[edit]

Furness Railway No. 20

Two very early Furness Railway locomotives have been preserved:

  • Furness Railway No. 3 – "Old Coppernob" 0-4-0 tender engine of 1846, preserved at the National Railway Museum in York.
  • Furness Railway No. 20 – Sharp Stewart Class A5 0-4-0 tender engine of 1863, now at Locomotion in Shildon. This is Britain's oldest working standard-gauge steam locomotive. It had been converted to a saddle-tank locomotive, but has now been restored to its original tender locomotive design.[1]
  • Furness Railway No. 25 – Sharp Stewart Class A5 0-4-0 tender engine of 1865, now at Steamtown Carnforth awaiting restoration. Unlike No. 20 (above), this locomotive remains in its later saddle-tank format.[2]
  • Furness Railway No. 115 – Sharp Stewart Class D1 0-6-0 tender locomotive of 1881. The locomotive was lost when a mine working collapsed at Lindal-in-Furness on 22 September 1892; only the tender was rescued, which was then used on a loco to replace 115. The locomotive remains buried 200 ft underground, but is technically still in existence.[3]

Furness Railway locomotives[edit]

The classes listed below are not the official FR designations; they were made popular by Bob Rush in his books about the Furness railway.

FR
class
Rush
class
Wheel
arrangement
Quantity
made
Manufacturer
Serial numbers
Year
made
FR
number(s)
LMS
number(s)
Year(s)
withdrawn
Comments
1 A1 0-4-0 2 Bury, Curtis & Kennedy 1844 1–2 1870 [4]
3 A2 0-4-0 2 Bury, Curtis & Kennedy 1846 3–4 1898 [4] No. 3, “Old Coppernob” preserved
7 A3 0-4-0 4 Wm Fairbairn & Co. 1854–55 7–10 1899–1900 [4]
7 A4 0-4-0 4 Wm Fairbairn & Co. 1858–61 13–16 1899 [4]
17 A5 0-4-0 8 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 1863–66 17–20, 26–28 1870–1918 [4] Some rebuilt as 0-4-0ST.
No. 20 preserved as 0-4-0,
No. 25 preserved as 0-4-0ST
5 B1 2-2-2WT 2 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 696–697 1851 5–6 1873 [5]
B2 2-2-2WT 2 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 1016, 1019 1857 11–12 1873–98 [6]
21 B3 2-2-2WT 6 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 1864–66 21–22, 34–37 1896–99 [6]
B4 2-2-2WT 1 1860
B5 2-2-2WT 2 1850
23 C1 0-4-0ST 4 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 2448–2450 1874 94–97 11258 1914–24 [7]
23 C2 0-4-0ST 2 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 1543–1544 1862 23–24 1904 [7]
29 D1 0-6-0 55 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 1866–84 [8] Nicknamed “Sharpies”
D2 0-6-0 2 1864
7 D3 0-6-0 6 Nasmyth, Wilson & Co. 552–557 1899 7–12 12468–12473 1928–32 [9]
6 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 4563–4568 1899 13–18 12474–12479 1929–36
3 D4 0-6-0 4 North British Loco. 17840–17843 1907 3–6 12480–12483 1930–34 [9]
1 D5 0-6-0 4 North British Loco. 20073–20076 1913–14 1–2, 25–26 12494–12497 1932–56 [10]
2 North British Loco. 20865–20866 1914 27–28 12498–12499 1932–57 [10]
4 North British Loco. 21993–21196 1918 23–24, 29–30 12504–12507 1930–35 [10]
4 Kitson & Co. 5195–5198 1919 19–22 12500–12503 1930–57 [10]
5 North British Loco. 22572–22576 1920 31–35 12508–12512 1932–57 [10]
1 E1 2-4-0 19 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 1870–82 10002 1907–24 [6] Seven rebuilt as 2–4–2T
F1 0-4-2 2 1866
51 G1 0-6-0T 6 Sharp Stewart & Co. 1867–73 51–52, 68–69, 82–83 11549–11552 [11] Nicknamed “Neddies”
G2 0-6-0ST 13 1855–73
G3 0-6-0ST 1 1875
G4 0-6-0T 1 1857
19 G5 0-6-0T 6 Vulcan Foundry 2523–2528 1910 19–24 11553–11558 1930–43 [12] Renumbered 55–60
2 Kitson & Co. 5121–5122 1915 51–52 11559–11560 1930–34 [12]
2 Vulcan Foundry 3174–3175 1916 53–54 11561–11562 1931–36 [12]
H1 2-4-0T 1 1850
J1 2-4-2T 7 1891 47–48, 70–74 10619–10620 1914–24 Rebuilt from 2–4–0s
120 K1 4-4-0 4 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 3618–3621 1891 120–123 10131–10134 1924–27 [7] Nicknamed “Seagulls”
21 K2 4-4-0 6 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 4174–4179 1896 21–22, 34–37 10135–10140 1929–31 [7] Nicknamed “Larger Seagulls”
2 Sharp, Stewart& Co. 4651–4652 1900 124–125 10141–10142 1929–31 [7] Nicknamed “Larger Seagulls”
126 K3 4-4-0 4 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 4716–4719 1901 126–129 10143–10146 1930–31 [13]
130 K4 4-4-0 2 North British Loco. 20071–20072 1913 130–131 10185–10186 1932–33 [13]
2 North British Loco. 20867–20868 1914 132–133 10187–10188 1932–33 [13]
112 L1 0-6-2T 3 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 4364–4366 1898 112–114 11622–11624 1927–28 [14]
98 L2 0-6-2T 5 Nasmyth, Wilson & Co. 689–693 1904 98–102 11625–11629 1930–45 [14] Nicknamed “Cleator Tanks”
5 North British Loco. 16113–16117 1904 103–107 11630–11634 1929–34 [14] Nicknamed “Cleator Tanks”
98 L3 0-6-2T 6 North British Loco. 17808–17813 1907 96–97, 108–111 11635–11640 1931–41 [14]
94 L4 0-6-2T 2 Kitson & Co. 4855–4856 1912 94–95 11641–11642 1929–34 [15] Nicknamed “Improved Cleator Tanks”
2 Kitson & Co. 5042–5043 1914 92–93 11643–11644 1932–34 [15] Nicknamed “Improved Cleator Tanks”
38 M1 4-4-2T 2 Kitson & Co. 5119–5120 1915 38–39 11080–11081 1930–32 [13]
2 Vulcan Foundry 3176–3177 1916 40–41 11082–11083 1930–32
2 Kitson & Co. 5172–5173 1915 42–43 11084–11085 1930–31
115 N1 4-6-4T 5 Kitson & Co. 5292–5296 1920–21 115–119 11100–11104 1934–40 [16] Photograph[17]
0–4–0T railmotor 2 FR, Barrow 1905 1–2  ?–1914 [13]

Cleator & Workington Junction Railway[edit]

The Furness railway entered into a working agreement with the Cleator & Workington Junction Railway where the FR would work the companies mainlines and the branch lines were worked by C&WJR engines. The loco list previously shown on this page has been amended thus:


Cleator & Workington Junction Railway locomotives[edit]

All the nameplates used on this company's locomotives were named after residences of C&WJR company directors. Until recently there was uncertainty about the name of No.2 but the personal notebook of the Company Accountant shows otherwise. The engine never ran in service with the name "Ennerdale" .

  • No.1, Brigham Hill (1st) and Rothersyke (1st.)
    An outside cylinder 0-4-0T Built in 1894 by Fletcher Jennings Ltd for C&WJR. Builders No. 187.
    Nameplates carried: Brigham Hill (1882–1894) and Rothersyke (1894–1897)
    Renumbered: No known renumbering of this engine.
    Disposal: To West Stanley Colliery Coy. County Durham in 1897[18]
  • No.2, Unnamed for fifteen years, then Rothersyke (2nd) an outside cylinder 0-4-0ST. Built circa 1875 by Barclay & Co. (not an Andrew Barclay Sons & Co. product). Built originally for Ward, Ross & Liddlelow, railway contractors to the C&WJR, No.2 was purchased second hand in 1882. No.2 was originally named Ennerdale but the nameplates were removed after acquisition by the C&WJR on the order of the Managing Director.
    Nameplates Carried: None from 1882 to 1897. The redundant plates from engine No.1 Rothersyke were fitted when it was decided to sell the engine.
    Renumbered: No known renumbering of this engine.
    Disposal: To SD Coasdell of Workington in July 1898 for £150.[18][19]
  • No.3, South Lodge an outside cylinder 0-6-0ST of 1884, built by Robert Stephenson and Company for the C&WJR. Builders No. 2553. The saddle tank did not cover the smokebox.
    Nameplates carried: South Lodge. (1884 to 1920)
    Renumbered: No known renumbering of this engine.
    Disposal: To J.F. Wake Ltd., Dealers, Darlington, County Durham, July 1920[18]
  • No.4, Harecroft an outside cylinder 0-6-0ST built in 1885 by the Lowca Engineering Co. Ltd. for the C&WJR. Builders No. 196. Similar in appearance to No.3 and the saddle tank did not cover the smokebox.
    Nameplates carried: Harecroft. (1885 to 1915)
    Renumbered: After disposal by new owner to 46
    Disposal: Withdrawn September 1915 and sold to Workington Iron & Steel Company.[18]
  • No.5, Moresby Hall an outside cylinder 0-6-0ST built in 1890 by Robert Stephenson and Company for the C&WJR. Builders No. 2692. The saddle tank did not cover the smokebox.
    Nameplates carried: Moresby Hall . (1890 to 1919)
    Renumbered: No known renumbering of this engine.
    Disposal: Withdrawn and scrapped 1919.[18]
  • No.6, Brigham Hall an outside cylinder 0-6-0ST built in 1894 by Robert Stephenson and Company for the C&WJR. Builders No. 2813. The saddle tank did not cover the smokebox.
    Nameplates carried: Brigham Hall . (1894 to 1920)
    Renumbered: Allocated 11564 by the LMS in 1923 after the grouping, but not known if it was repainted into LMS colours.
    Disposal: Withdrawn 11/12/1926 and scrapped by the LM&SR[18]
  • No.7, Ponsonby Hall an outside cylinder 0-6-0ST built in 1896 by Robert Stephenson and Company for the C&WJR. Builders No. 2846. The saddle tank did not cover the smokebox.
    Nameplates carried: Ponsonby Hall . (1886 to 1926)
    Renumbered: Allocated 11565 by the LMS in 1923 after the grouping, but not known if it was repainted into LMS colours.
    Disposal: Withdrawn 18/12/1926 and scrapped by the LM&SR[18]
  • No.8, Hutton Hall an 0-6-0ST built in 1907 by Peckett and Sons for the C&WJR. Builders No. 1134.
    Nameplates carried: Hutton Hall (1907 to 1927)
    Renumbered: Allocated 11566 by the LMS in 1923 after the grouping, and repainted into early LMS black goods livery.
    Disposal: Withdrawn 3/12/1927 and scrapped by the LM&SR[18]
  • No.9 Millgrove an outside cylinder 0-6-0ST built in 1919 by Peckett and Sons for the C&WJR. Builders No. 1340.
    Nameplates carried: Millgrove (1919 to 1928)
    Renumbered: Allocated 11567 by the LMS in 1923 after the grouping, and repainted into early LMS black goods livery.
    Disposal: Withdrawn 5/12/1928 and scrapped by the LM&SR[18]
  • No.10 Skiddaw Lodge an outside cylinder 0-6-0ST built in 1920 by Hudswell Clarke & Co. for the C&WJR. Builders No. 1400.
    Nameplates carried: Skiddaw Lodge . (1920 to 1932)
    Renumbered: Allocated 11568 by the LMS in 1923 after the grouping, and repainted into early LMS black goods livery.
    Disposal: Withdrawn 1932 by LM&SR and sold to Hartley main Collieries Northumberland, via Robert frazer & Sons Ltd., Hebburn, County Durham.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ukhrail.uel.ac.uk/cgi-bin/rlylocos?REF=1606
  2. ^ http://ukhrail.uel.ac.uk/cgi-bin/rlylocos?REF=1690
  3. ^ "Lindal Ore Depot Subsidence 1892". Lindal-in-furness.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Baxter 1984, p. 215.
  5. ^ Baxter 1984, pp. 215–216.
  6. ^ a b c Baxter 1984, p. 216.
  7. ^ a b c d e Baxter 1984, p. 217.
  8. ^ Baxter 1984, pp. 218–219.
  9. ^ a b Baxter 1984, p. 222.
  10. ^ a b c d e Baxter 1984, pp. 222–223.
  11. ^ Baxter 1984, p. 217–18.
  12. ^ a b c Baxter 1984, pp. 220–221.
  13. ^ a b c d e Baxter 1984, p. 220.
  14. ^ a b c d Baxter 1984, p. 221.
  15. ^ a b Baxter 1984, pp. 221–222.
  16. ^ Baxter 1984, p. 223.
  17. ^ "FURNESS RAILWAY - 115 - Rutherford FR Class 115 3P 4-6-4T - built 12/20 by Kitson & Co. - 1923 to LMS No.11100 - withdrawn 05/35 from 11B Barrow. - Paul Johnson's Photos". Transportsofdelight.smugmug.com. 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Gradon, William McGowan. Track of the Ironmasters. Cumbrian Railways Association. ISBN 0-9540232-2-6. 
  19. ^ Industrial Locomotive Society records
  • Baxter, Bertram (1984). Baxter, David, ed. British Locomotive Catalogue 1825–1923, Volume 4: Scottish and remaining English Companies in the LMS Group. Ashbourne, Derbyshire: Moorland Publishing Company. 

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