Midland Railway 480 Class

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Midland Railway 480 Class
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Matthew Kirtley
Builder
Build date 1863–1869
Total produced 237
Specifications
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)
Career
Operators
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Withdrawn 1902–1946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.

Development[edit]

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

Ownership[edit]

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.

Numbering[edit]

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This totals 209 locomotives, as 28 had been withdrawn between 1902 and 1906.

References[edit]

  • 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.