Midland Railway 480 Class

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Midland Railway 480 Class
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Matthew Kirtley
Build date 1863–1869
Total produced 237
Configuration 0-6-0
UIC class C n2
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Coupled dia. 5 ft 2 12 in (1,588 mm)
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 140 lbf/in2 (0.97 MPa)
Heating surface 1,107 sq ft (102.8 m2)
Cylinders Two, inside
Cylinder size 16 12 in × 24 in (419 mm × 610 mm)
Power class 1F
Withdrawn 1902–1946
Disposition All scrapped

The Midland Railway 480 Class was a class of double framed 0-6-0 steam locomotive, designed by Matthew Kirtley for the Midland Railway of Britain. They were built between 1863 and 1868.


They were a development of the 240 Class, with curved frames, and were themselves developed into the 700 Class.


In total, 237 were built. Most survived to London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) ownership in 1923 but only 3 survived the mass withdrawals of the late 1920s and early 1930s.


After the Midland Railway's 1907 renumbering scheme, the numbers were:

  • 2398–2591 and
  • 2672–2686

This totals 209 locomotives, as 28 had been withdrawn between 1902 and 1906.


  • Baxter, Bertram (1982). Baxter, David, ed. British Locomotive Catalogue 1825–1923, Volume 3A: Midland Railway and its constituent companies. Ashbourne, Derbyshire: Moorland Publishing Company. pp. 96–105.