Locomotives of the Southern Railway

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The Southern Railway took a key role in expanding the 660 V DC third rail electrified network begun by the London & South Western Railway. As a result of this, and its smaller operating area, its steam locomotive stock was the smallest of the 'Big Four' companies. Yet its locomotives were unique and of great interest. For an explanation of numbering and classification, see British Rail locomotive and multiple unit numbering and classification.

Contents

Background[edit]

Post-Nationalisation[edit]

British Railways completed construction of the 'West Country' and 'Merchant Navy' locomotive designs, but did not build any further orders. It abandoned the 'Leader' class experiments, and Bulleid left the UK to carry forward his unusual locomotive designs in Ireland.

Withdrawal[edit]

Withdrawal of ex-SR locomotives happened mainly towards the end of steam on the Southern Region (in 1967), the pre-Grouping designs having gone before then as electrification spread across the region.

Locomotives of SR Design[edit]

With the heavy emphasis on electrification for the London Suburban area and the Brighton main line there was little need for new steam locomotive designs. The main steam tasks were boat trains (Dover, Folkestone and Newhaven), West of England, Kent services and freight. When designing steam locomotives, the designers had some interesting constraints that dictated where the locomotive could be used. Due to the hangover from SE&CR days, most of the lines in Kent were of fairly light construction and would not take the weight of a modern express locomotive until well into the 1930s. Hence the extensive rebuilding (and new construction) of 4-4-0 designs at a time when other lines were busily building pacifics or heavy 4-6-0s.

The ex-SER lines also had the problem of the narrow Mountfield and Wadhurst tunnels on the Hastings Line, requiring locomotive and rolling stock rather narrower than permitted elsewhere. This problem persisted into British Railways days until eventually the tunnels were single tracked, giving clearance for normal stock.

Services for west of Southampton and Salisbury had a different set of problems as neither the Southern Railway nor its constituents installed water troughs, thus leading to large tenders with greater water capacity than those fitted to similar locomotives on other railways.

New designs were:

Richard E. L. Maunsell (1923–1937)[edit]

Class Wheels Date Builder No. Built Comments
K1 2-6-4T 1925 Ashford 1 Later converted to class "U1" tender engine (below).
L1 4-4-0 1926 North British 15
Lord Nelson 4-6-0 1926-9 Eastleigh 16
U 2-6-0 1928 Eastleigh 7 Rebuilds of “K” tanks
1928 Brighton 6
1928 Ashford 7
1928 Brighton 10
1931 Ashford 20
U1 2-6-0 1928 Ashford 1 Rebuild of “K1” tank
1931 Eastleigh 20
Z 0-8-0T 1929 Brighton 8
V "Schools" 4-4-0 1930-5 Eastleigh 40
W 2-6-4T 1932 Eastleigh 6
1935-6 Ashford 10
Q 0-6-0 1938-9 Eastleigh 20

Maunsell also rebuilt, modified or continued the new construction of earlier classes

O. V. S. Bulleid (1937–1949)[edit]

Bulleid was also responsible for the mechanical part of the three electric locomotives (CC1–CC3, later British Railways Class 70) built at Ashford Works in 1941 (CC1) and 1948 (CC2, CC3). The electrical part was the responsibility of the Southern Railway's Chief Electrical Engineer, Alfred Raworth. Bulleid also designed a 500 hp 0-6-0 diesel mechanical shunter powered by a Davey Paxman power unit. This was built at Ashford Works, though was not introduced until 1950, when it emerged as BR No. 11001.

Locomotives of Constituent Companies[edit]

London and South Western Railway[edit]

See also North Devon Railway

Joseph Hamilton Beattie (1850–1871)[edit]

Class Wheel
arrangement
Fleet
number(s)
Manufacturer Year made Quantity
made
Quantity
preserved
Year(s)
withdrawn
Comments
Joseph Hamilton Beattie (1850–1871)
Hercules 2-4-0 5, 21, 26, 31–32, 35, 37, 40–44, 46–48 Nine Elms Works 1851–1854 15 0 1875–1884 5-foot-6-inch (1.676 m) drivers
Tartar 2-2-2WT 2, 12–13, 17–18, 33 Sharp Brothers 1852 6 0 1871–1874
Sussex 2-2-2WT 1, 4, 6, 14–15, 19–20, 36 Nine Elms Works 1852 8 0 1871–1876
Canute 2-2-2 130–135, 142, 149–153 Nine Elms Works 1855–1859 12 0 1875–1885 Nº 134 rebuilt as 2-4-0
Saxon 2-4-0 124–129, 136–141 Nine Elms Works 1855–1857 12 0 1877–1885 5-foot (1.524 m) drivers
Chaplin 2-2-2WT 9–10, 34 Nine Elms Works 1856 3 0 1876–1877
Minerva 2-4-0WT 11, 16, 39 Nine Elms Works 1856 3 0 1874–1883
Nelson 2-4-0WT 143–145 Nine Elms Works 1858 3 0 1882–1885
Nile 2-4-0WT 154–156 Nine Elms Works 1859 3 0 1882
Tweed 2-4-0 146–148, 160–162 Nine Elms Works 1858–1859 6 0 1877–1879 6-foot (1.829 m) drivers
Undine 2-4-0 163–168, 170–175 Nine Elms Works 1859–60 12 0 1884–1886 6-foot-6-inch (1.981 m) drivers
Clyde 2-4-0 157–159, 169, 73–75, 95–100 Nine Elms Works 1859–1868 13 0 1883–1899 7-foot (2.134 m) drivers
Gem 2-4-0 107, 55–57, 67, 78 Nine Elms Works 1862–1863 6 0 1884–1885 5-foot (1.524 m) drivers
Eagle 2-4-0 27–30 Nine Elms Works 1862 3 0 1885–1886 6-foot (1.829 m) drivers
Falcon 2-4-0 29, 68–72, 77, 79–88 Nine Elms Works 1863–1867 17 0 1882–1898 6-foot-6-inch (1.981 m) drivers
177 2-4-0WT 177–220, 243–270, 33, 36, 76, 34, 44, 298–299, 314, 325–329 Beyer, Peacock & Co. (82)
Nine Elms Works (3)
1863–1875 85 2 1886–1899, 1962 31 rebuilt as tender engines (1883–1892). Nº 298 & 314 preserved
Lion 0-6-0 3, 7–9, 10, 12–13, 16, 22–24, 38, 52–54, 58–60, 65, 92–94, 101–103, 108–113, 120, 176, 271–272, 291–293 Nine Elms Works 1863–1873 38 0 1886–1900
Volcano 2-4-0 5, 11, 25–26, 31, 61–64, 66, 89–91, 114–118 Nine Elms Works 1866–1873 18 0 1886–1897 6-foot (1.829 m) drivers
221 0-6-0 221–226, 237–242, 273–278, 285–290 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1866–1873 24 0 1891–1924 Double framed Goods
231 2-4-0 231–236 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1866 6 0 1892–1899 6-foot (1.829 m) drivers
Vesuvius 2-4-0 1–2, 4, 6, 14–15, 17–21, 32, 35, 37, 39–43, 119, 121–122, 279–281, 294–297, 315–317 Nine Elms Works 1869–1875 32 0 1893–1899 6-foot-6-inch (1.981 m) drivers

William George Beattie (1871–1878)[edit]

Class Wheel
arrangement
Fleet
number(s)
Manufacturer Year made Quantity
made
Quantity
preserved
Year(s)
withdrawn
Comments
William George Beattie (1871–1878)
282 0-6-0 282–284, 300–301, 324, 393–394 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1873–1880 8 0 1905–1913 "Ilfracombe Goods"
302 0-6-0 302–313, 336–347, 368–373, 151, 152, 160, 162, 229 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1874–1878 35 0 1889–1925 Single framed Goods
318 4-4-0T 318–323 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1875 6 0 1906–1913 "Plymouth Tank"
330 0-6-0ST 330–335, 227–228, 127–128, 131, 149–150, 161, 409–414 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1876–1882 20 0 1924–1933 "Saddleback"
348 4-4-0 348–367 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1877 20 0 1889–1905 "Jumbo"

William Adams (1878–1895)[edit]

Class Wheel
arrangement
Fleet
number(s)
Manufacturer Year made Quantity
made
Quantity
preserved
Year(s)
withdrawn
Comments
William Adams (1878–1895)
46 4-4-0T 46, 123–124, 130, 132–133, 374–379 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1879 12 0 1914–1925 Rebuilt to 4-4-2T in 1883–1886
380 4-4-0 380–391 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1879 12 0 1913–1925
135 4-4-0 135–146 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1880–1881 12 0 1913–1924
395 0-6-0 27–30, 83–84, 101, 105, 134, 148, 153–159,
163–168, 172, 174–175, 395–406, 433–444, 496–515
Neilson & Co. 1881–1886 70 0 1916–1959
415 4-4-2T 45, 47–57, 68, 77–78, 82, 104, 106–107, 125–126, 129,
169–171, 173, 415–432, 479–495, 516–525
Beyer, Peacock & Co.
Dübs & Co.
Neilson & Co.
Robert Stephenson & Co.
1882–1885 74 1 1916–1961 "Radial tank"; 68, 77–78 renumbered 58–60 in 1889–1890
445 4-4-0 445–456 Robert Stephenson & Co. 1883 12 0 1923–1925
460 4-4-0 147, 460–478, 526 Neilson & Co.
Robert Stephenson & Co.
1884–1887 21 0 1924–1929
A12 0-4-2 527–556, 597–656 Nine Elms Works
Neilson & Co.
1887–1895 90 0 1928–1948 "Jubilee"
T1 0-4-4T 1–20, 60–80, 358–367 Nine Elms Works 1888–1896 50 0 1931–1951
O2 0-4-4T 177–236 Nine Elms Works 1889–1895 60 1 1933–1967 23 transferred to the Isle of Wight (1923–1949)
X2 4-4-0 577–596 Nine Elms Works 1890–1892 20 0 1930–1942
T3 4-4-0 557–576 Nine Elms Works 1892–1893 20 1 1930–1945
B4 0-4-0T 81, 85–100, 102–103, 176 Nine Elms Works 1891–1893 20 2 1948–1963
G6 0-6-0T 160, 162, 237–240, 257–279, 348–349, 351, 353–354 Nine Elms Works 1894–1900 34 0 1948–1962
T6 4-4-0 677–686 Nine Elms Works 1895–1896 10 0 1933–1943
X6 4-4-0 657–666 Nine Elms Works 1895–1896 10 0 1933–1946

Dugald Drummond (1895–1912)[edit]

Class Wheel
arrangement
Fleet
number(s)
Manufacturer Year made Quantity
made
Quantity
preserved
Year(s)
withdrawn
Comments
Dugald Drummond (1895–1912)
700 0-6-0 687–715 Dübs & Co. 1897 30 0 1957–1962 "Black Motor"; 702–716 renumbered 306…368
T7 4-2-2-0 720 Nine Elms Works 1897 1 0 1927
M7 0-4-4T 21–60, 104–112, 123–133, 241–256, 318–324,
328, 356–357, 374–379, 479–481, 667–676
Nine Elms Works
Eastleigh Works
1897–1911 105 2 1937–1965 "Motor tank"
C8 4-4-0 290–299 Nine Elms Works 1898 10 0 1933–1938
F9 4-2-4T 733 Nine Elms Works 1899 1 0 1940 "The Bug"; renumbered 58S in 1924
T9 4-4-0 113–122, 280–289, 300–305, 307, 310–314, 336–338,
702–719, 721–732, 773
Nine Elms Works
Dübs & Co.
1899–1901 66 1 1951–1963 "Greyhound"; 773 renumbered 733 in 1924.
E10 4-2-2-0 369–373 Nine Elms Works 1901 5 0 1926–1927
K10 4-4-0 135–146, 149–153, 329, 340–345, 347, 380–394 Nine Elms Works 1901–1902 40 0 1947–1951 "Small Hopper"
L11 4-4-0 134, 148, 154–159, 161, 163–175, 405–414, 435–442 Nine Elms Works 1903–1907 40 0 1949–1952 "Large Hopper"
S11 4-4-0 395–404 Nine Elms Works 1903 10 0 1951–1954
L12 4-4-0 415–424 Nine Elms Works 1904–1905 20 0 1951–1955 "Bulldog"
F13 4-6-0 330–334 Nine Elms Works 1905 5 0 1921–1924
C14 2-2-0T 736–745 Nine Elms Works 1906–1907 10 0 1916–1918 "Potato Can"; four rebuilt 0-4-0T, others sold
E14 4-6-0 335 Nine Elms Works 1907 1 0 1914 "The Turkey"; rebuilt to H15 class
G14 4-6-0 453–457 Nine Elms Works 1908 5 0 1925 Rebuilt to N15 class
K14 0-4-0T 746–747, 82–84 Nine Elms Works 1908 5 1948–1957 746 & 747 renumbered 101 & 147 in 1922
P14 4-6-0 458–452 Eastleigh Works 1910–1911 5 0 1925–1927
T14 4-6-0 443–447, 458–462 Eastleigh Works 1911–1912 10 0 1940–1951 "Paddlebox" or "Paddleboat"
D15 4-4-0 463–472 Eastleigh Works 1912–1913 10 0 1951–1956

Robert W. Urie (1912–1922)[edit]

Class Wheel
arrangement
Fleet
number(s)
Manufacturer Year made Quantity
made
Quantity
preserved
Year(s)
withdrawn
Comments
Robert W. Urie (1912–1922)
H15 4-6-0 482–491 Eastleigh Works 1914 10 0 1955–1961
H15 4-6-0 335 Eastleigh Works 1914 1 0 1959 Rebuilt from E14 class
H15 4-6-0 473–478, 521–524 Eastleigh Works 1925 10 0 1959–1961
H15 4-6-0 330–334 Eastleigh Works 1925 1 0 1959 Rebuilt from F13 class
N15 4-6-0 736–745 Eastleigh Works 1918–1919 10 0 1955–1958
N15 4-6-0 746–755 Eastleigh Works 1922–1923 10 0 1955–1957
N15 4-6-0 448–457 Eastleigh Works 1925 10 0 1958–1961 Rebuilt from P14 and G14 classes
N15 4-6-0 763–792 North British Locomotive Co. 1925 30 1 1958–1962 777 Sir Lamiel preserved
N15 4-6-0 793–806 Eastleigh Works 1926–1927 14 0 1959–1962 Built with 6-wheel tenders
S15 4-6-0 496–515 Eastleigh Works 1920–1921 20 2 1962–1964
S15 4-6-0 823–837 Eastleigh Works 1927–1928 15 3 1962–1965
S15 4-6-0 838–847 Eastleigh Works 1936 10 2 1963–1968
G16 4-8-0T 492–495 Eastleigh Works 1921 4 0 1959–1962
H16 4-6-2T 516–520 Eastleigh Works 1921–1922 5 0 1962

South Eastern Railway[edit]

B. Cubitt (1842-1845)[edit]

No SER locomotives built - stock administered by the London and Croydon, South Eastern, and London and Brighton Joint Locomotive Committee.

James Cudworth (1845-1876)[edit]

John Ramsbottom (1876)[edit]

A. M. Watkin (1876)[edit]

Richard Mansell (1877-1878)[edit]

James Stirling (1878-1898)[edit]

Stirling, like his brother Patrick, built engines with domeless boilers. Many, however, were rebuilt with domes in later years.

Class Wheels Date No. built Comments
A 4-4-0 1879-81 12
O 0-6-0 1878-99 122 58 rebuilt 1903-27 (Class O1)
299 4-4-0T 1880 3 Made by Beyer-Peacock. Of Metropolitan Railway type, sold to that company in 1884
302 0-4-0T 1881-96 2 Crane tanks, made by Neilson and Company
313 0-4-0ST 1881 1 made by Manning Wardle
Q 0-4-4T 1881-97 118 First 12 fitted with condensers. 55 rebuilt 1903-19 (Class Q1)
F 4-4-0 1883-98 88 76 rebuilt 1903-19 (Class F1)
R 0-6-0T 1888-98 25 13 rebuilt 1910-22 (Class R1)
353 0-6-0T 1890 1 made by Manning Wardle
B 4-4-0 1898-9 29 27 rebuilt 1910-27 (Class B1)

London, Chatham and Dover Railway[edit]

Initially LC&DR engines were given names, they only received numbers after 1874.

On the merger with the South Eastern in 1898, engine numbers were increased by 459, this being the highest number in use on that line.

William Cubitt and Thomas Russell Crampton (1853–1860)[edit]

Class Wheel
arrangement
LCDR
number(s)
SECR
numbers
Manufacturer Year made Quantity
made
Quantity
preserved
Year(s)
withdrawn
Comments
William Cubitt and Thomas Russel Crampton (1853–1860)
Sondes 4-4-0ST R & W Hawthorn 1858 6 0 1865
Tiger 4-4-0 3–26 4A…10A,
470…485
Brassey & Co.
R & W Hawthorn
Slaughter, Grüning & Co.
1861–1862 24 0 1893–1907 Rebuilt as 2-4-0s in 1863–1865
Echo 4-2-0 27–31 486…490 Robert Stephenson & Co. 1862 5 0 1896–1906 Rebuilt as conventional 4-4-0s in 1865–1866

Surplus and secondhand acquisitions (1860–1861)[edit]

Class Wheel
arrangement
LCDR
number(s)
SECR
numbers
Manufacturer Year made Quantity
made
Quantity
preserved
Year(s)
withdrawn
Comments
Surplus and secondhand acquisitions (1860–1861)
Meteor 2-2-2 R & W Hawthorn 1855 2 0 1871–72 Bought May 1860; rebuilt as 2-2-2T in 1866.
Swale 0-6-0 141 unknown unknown 1 0 1881 Bought June 1860; rebuilt as 0-6-0ST in 1865.
Magnus 0-4-0 142 R & W Hawthorn 1860 1 0 1881 Bought June 1860; rebuilt as 0-4-2T and renamed Magnet in October 1860.
Hercules 0-4-0 143–144 R & W Hawthorn unknown 2 0 1881 Bought August 1860; rebuilt as 0-6-0ST in 1865.
Aeolus 4-4-0T 71–74 R & W Hawthorn 1860–1861 4 0 1873
ex-LNWR 2-2-0s 2-2-0 Bury, Curtis, and Kennedy
Rothwell and Co.
1838–1845 3 0 1863 Bought August 1860
Brigand 0-4-2 1–2 460–461 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 1861 2 0 1903 Glasgow and South Western Railway design
Ruby 2-4-0 65–70 R & W Hawthorn 1856 6 0 1889–1891 Bought June 1861 from the Dutch Rhenish Railway (Nos. 31–36); rebuilt as 2-4-0T in 1864–1865; renumbered 145–150 in 1875

William Martley (1860–1874)[edit]

Class Wheel
arrangement
LCDR
number(s)
SECR
numbers
Manufacturer Year made Quantity
made
Quantity
preserved
Year(s)
withdrawn
Comments
William Martley (1860–1874)
Acis 0-6-0 113–126 572–585 Sharp, Stewart & Co.
Robert Stephenson & Co.
1861–62 14 0 1903–1908
Adrian 0-6-0 127–132 586–591 John Fowler & Co. 1866 6 0 1907–1910
Huz 0-6-0 133–134 (592–593) Sharp, Stewart & Co. 1873 2 0 1902
New Aeolus 2-4-0T 71–74 530–533 Longhedge Works 1872–1873 4 0 1905–1909
Rose 2-4-0T 75–80 R & W Hawthorn 1863 6 0 1881–1883
Second Sondes 2-4-0T 59–64 518–523 Longhedge Works 1865 6 0 1909
Scotchmen 0-4-2T 81–94 540–553 Neilson & Co. 1866 14 0 1904–1909
Large Scotchmen 0-4-2T 95–100 554–559 Neilson & Co. 1873 6 0 1909–1914
Dawn 2-4-0 32–37 491–496 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 1862 6 0 1904–1907
Bluebell 2-4-0 38–43 497–502 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 1863 6 0 1904–1908
Reindeer 2-4-0 44–49 503–508 Brassey & Co. 1865 6 0 1904–1908
Enigma 2-4-0 50–52 509–511 Longhedge Works 1869–1870 3 0 1905–1906
Europa 2-4-0 53–56 512–515 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 1873 4 0 1907–1909
57–58 516–517 Longhedge Works 1876 2 0 1908–1909

William Kirtley (1874–1898)[edit]

Class Wheel
arrangement
LCDR
number(s)
SECR
numbers
Manufacturer Year made Quantity
made
Quantity
preserved
Year(s)
withdrawn
Comments
William Kirtley (1874–1898)
A 0-4-4T 65–70,
101–112
524–529,
560–571
Vulcan Foundry
Neilson & Co.
1875 18 0 1915–1926
A1 0-4-4T 163–174 622–633 Kitson & Co. 1880 12 0 1923–1926
A2 0-4-4T 75–80 534–539 Robert Stephenson & Co. 1883–1884 6 0 1925–1926
R 0-4-4T 199–216 658–675 Sharp, Stewart & Co. 1891 18 0 1940–1955
B 0-6-0 135–140 594–599 Dübs & Co. 1876 6 0 1912–1915
B1 0-6-0 151–156 610–615 Dübs & Co. 1877 6 0 1912–1924
B2 0-6-0 193–198 652–657 Vulcan Foundry 1891 6 0 1929–1933
T 0-6-0T 141–150 600–609 Longhedge Works 1879–1891 10 0 1932–1951
M 4-4-0 157–162 616–621 Neilson & Co. 1877 6 0 1911–1914
M1 4-4-0 175–178 634–637 Longhedge Works 1880–1881 4 0 1912–1923
M2 4-4-0 179–186 638–645 Longhedge Works
Dübs & Co.
1884–1885 8 0 1912–1923
M3 4-4-0 187–182,
3–8, (9–10),
12–17,
19, 20,
23–25, (26)
646–651,
462–469,
471–476,
478, 479,
482–485
Vulcan Foundry,
Longhedge Works
1891–1900 26 0 1925–1928

South Eastern and Chatham Railway[edit]

Before 1899, both the South Eastern Railway and the London, Chatham and Dover Railway had some Crampton locomotives built by Robert Stephenson and Company. The SER also had some Cramptons built by Tulk and Ley.

H. S. Wainwright (1899–1913)[edit]

Class Wheels Date Builder No. Built Comments
G 4-4-0 1900 Neilson 5 Originally built for the GNoSR
C 0-6-0 1900-4 SECR Ashford (70) 109 No. 685 converted to a saddle tank in 1917 (Class S)
1901-4 LCDR Longhedge (9)
1900 Neilson (15)
1900 Sharp Stewart (15)
R1 0-4-4T 1900 Sharp Stewart 15
H 0-4-4T 1904-15 SECR Ashford 66
D 4-4-0 1901 Sharp Stewart (10) 51 21 rebuilt as Class D1 1921-7 (below)
1903 Stephenson (5)
1903 Vulcan Foundry (5)
1903 Dübs (10)
1901-7 SECR Ashford (21)
Terrier 0-6-0T 1875 LBSCR Brighton 50 Purchased from LBSCR in 1904
E 4-4-0 1905-10 SECR Ashford 26 11 rebuilt as Class E1 1919-20 (below)
P 0-6-0T 1909-10 SECR Ashford 8
J 0-6-4T 1913 SECR Ashford 5
L 4-4-0 1914 Borsig (10) 22
1914 Beyer-Peacock (12)

R.E.L.Maunsell (1913–1922)[edit]

Class Wheels Date Builder No. Built Comments
N 2-6-0 1917-22 SECR Ashford 12 68 more built by SR 1923-33
N1 2-6-0 1922 SECR Ashford 1 3 cylinder variant of Class N. 5 more built by Southern Railway in 1930
K 2-6-4T 1917 SECR Ashford 1 "River" class. 20 more built by Southern Railway in 1925-6. All later converted to Class "U" tender engines.
S 0-6-0T 1917 1 Rebuild of Class C tender engine.
E1 4-4-0 1919 SECR Ashford 1 Rebuilds of Class E
1920 Beyer-Peacock 10
D1 4-4-0 1922-7 SECR Ashford 11 Rebuilds of Class D
1921 Beyer-Peacock 10

London, Brighton and South Coast Railway[edit]

See also: List of early locomotives of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway
LBSCR 2-2-2WT, built by Sharp Brothers in 1849
LBSCR A1 class Martello

John Chester Craven (1847-1870)[edit]

List of Craven locomotives

William Stroudley (1870–1889)[edit]

Many of these engines were later renumbered, frequently into the "duplicate" series above 600.

Orig. Class Later Class Wheels Date No. built Loco Nos. Comments
18 0-4-2T 1871 2 18,21
C “Jumbo” 0-6-0 1871-4 20 77-96
A “Terrier” A1 0-6-0T 1872-80 50 35-84 17 rebuilt as A1X, many sold to other railways
B ”Belgravia” 2-4-0 1872-5 6 201-7
2-4-0T 1873 1 53 Built by Sharp Stewart
D D1 0-4-2T 1873-87 125 1-36, 221-297, 351-362 1 rebuilt as Class D1X in 1910
E E1 0-4-2T 1874-91 78 85-156, 159-64 1 rebuilt as Class E1X in 1911, 10 converted to 0-6-2T (Class E1R) by Southern Railway.
B G 2-2-2 1874 1 151 “Grosvenor”
D “Lyons” D2 0-4-2 1876-83 14 300-313
F G 2-2-2 1877 1 325 “Abergavenny”
B “Richmond” 0-4-2 1878-80 6 208-213
G 2-2-2 1880-2 24 327--350
C “Jumbo” C1 0-6-0 1882-7 12 421-432
B “Gladstone” B1 0-4-2 1882-91 36 172-200, 214-220
E Special 0-6-0T 1884 1 157 “Barcelona”
F E3 0-6-2T 1891 1 158 “West Brighton”

R. J. Billinton (1890–1904)[edit]

Class Wheels Date No. built Loco Nos. Comments
D3 0-4-4T 1892-6 36 363-398 396 and 397 rebuilt as Class D3X in 1909
C2 0-6-0 1893-1902 55 433-452, 521-555 42 rebuilt as Class C2X 1908-40
B2 4-4-0 1895-8 24 171, 201-212, 314-324 all rebuilt as Class B2X 1907-10
B3 4-4-0 1898 1 213
B4 4-4-0 1899-1902 33 42-74 12 rebuilt as Class B4X 1922-4
E3 0-6-2T 1894-5 16 165-170, 453-462 Similar to No. 158
E4 0-6-2T 1897-1903 75 463-520, 556-566, 577-582 4 rebuilt as Class E4X 1909-11
E5 0-6-2T 1902-4 30 399-406, 567-576, 583-594 4 rebuilt as Class E5X in 1911
E6 0-6-2T 1904-5 12 407-418 2 rebuilt as class E6X in 1911

D. Earle Marsh (1905–1911)[edit]

Class Wheels Date No. built Loco Nos.
H1 4-4-2 1905-6 5 37-41
C3 0-6-0 1906 10 300-309
I1 4-4-2T 1906-7 20 1-10,595-604
I2 4-4-2T 1907-8 10 11-20
I3 4-4-2T 1907-13 27 21-30,75-91
I4 4-4-2T 1908 5 31-35
J1 4-6-2T 1910 1 325
H2 4-4-2 1911-2 6 421-6

L. B. Billinton (1911–1922)[edit]

Class Wheels Date No. built Loco Nos.
J2 4-6-2T 1912 1 326
E2 0-6-0T 1913-6 10 100-109
K 2-6-0 1913-21 17 337-353
L 4-6-4T 1914-22 7 327-333

Following the grouping, LB&SCR locomotive numbers were prefixed with "B", but in 1931 the prefix was removed and 2000 added to the number.

Minor companies[edit]

Plymouth, Devonport and South Western Junction Railway[edit]

PD&SWJ
No.
Name Wheel
arrangement
SR
No.
Manufacturer Year made Year
withdrawn
Comments
3 A. S. Harris 0-6-0T 756 Hawthorn Leslie 1907 1951
4 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe 0-6-2T 757 Hawthorn Leslie 1907 1956
5 Lord St. Leven 0-6-2T 757 Hawthorn Leslie 1907 1958

Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway[edit]

FY&N
No.
Wheel
arrangement
SR
No.
Manufacturer Year made Year
withdrawn
Comments
1 0-6-0T W1 Manning Wardle 1902 1932 Acquired 1913
2 0-6-0T W2 LBSCR Brighton Works 1876 1963 LB&SCR A1 class; acquired 1913; ex LSWR 734, ex LBSC 646, né LBSC 46

Isle of Wight Central Railway[edit]

IWCR
No.
Name Wheel
arrangement
SR
No.
Manufacturer Year made Year
withdrawn
Comments
1 (1st) Pioneer 2-2-2T Slaughter, Grüning & Co. 1861 1904
2 (1st) Precursor 2-2-2T Slaughter, Grüning & Co. 1861 1904
1 (2nd) 0-4-0T Hawthorn Leslie 1906 1918
2 (2nd) 0-4-4T 1895 1917 Acquired 1909
3 0-4-2T Black, Hawthorn & Co. 1870 1918
4 Cowes 2-4-0T W4 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1876 1925
5 Osborne 2-4-0T W5 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1876 1926
6 (1st) Newport 2-2-2T R. & W. Hawthorn & Co. 1861 1895 Acquired 1875
6 (2nd) 4-4-0T W6 Black, Hawthorn & Co. 1890 1926
7 (1st) 4-4-0T Slaughter, Grüning & Co. 1861 1906 Acquired 1880
7 (2nd) 2-4-0T W7 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1882 1926 Acquired 1906
8 2-4-0T W8 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1898 1929
9 0-6-0T W9 LBSCR Brighton Works 1872 1927 LB&SCR A1 class; acquired 1899; ex LBSC 75
10 0-6-0T W10 LBSCR Brighton Works 1874 1936 LB&SCR A1 class; acquired 1900; ex LBSC 669, né LBSC 69
11 0-6-0T W11 LBSCR Brighton Works 1878 1963 LB&SCR A1 class; acquired 1902; ex LBSC 40
12 0-6-0T W12 LBSCR Brighton Works 1880 1936 LB&SCR A1 class; acquired 1903; ex LBSC 84

Isle of Wight Railway[edit]

Name Wheel
arrangement
SR
No.
Manufacturer Year made Year
withdrawn
Comments
Ryde 2-4-0T W13 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1864 1932
Sandown 2-4-0T Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1864 1923
Shanklin 2-4-0T W14 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1864 1927
Ventnor 2-4-0T W15 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1868 1925
Wroxhall 2-4-0T W16 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1872 1933
Brading 2-4-0T W17 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1876 1926
Bonchurch 2-4-0T W18 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1883 1928
Bembridge 2-4-0T Manning Wardle 1875 1917

Diesel and electric locomotives[edit]

Diesel shunters[edit]

  • The Southern Railway built three diesel shunters in 1937, numbered 1–3. These became British Rail 15201–15203, and were later classified as British Rail Class D3/12.
  • Twenty-six similar locomotives were built in 1949–1951 after nationalisation. They were numbered 15211–15236, and were later classified as British Rail Class 12.
  • British Rail 11001, Southern Railway design, built 1949 at Ashford Works

Mainline diesels[edit]

  • The Southern designed a prototype class of mainline diesel-electric locomotive. Three were built, although none were finished before nationalisation. They were numbered 10201–10203, and later classified as British Rail Class D16/2.

Mainline electric[edit]

  • The Southern Railway also built two mainline electric locomotives numbered CC1 and CC2. They were renumbered 20001 and 20002 after nationalisation. A third locomotive, 20003, was built in 1948. They were later classified as British Rail Class 70

References[edit]