Class P2 2-8-2

2003 LORD PRESIDENT


LNER Class P2 2-8-2 No. 2003 LORD PRESIDENT enters Kirkcaldy Station with an Edinburgh-bound express in 1936, overlooked by one the huge linoleum factories for which Kirkcaldy was famous; this one belonging to the company of Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd. The Class P2s were designed by Sir Nigel Gresley for working heavily-loaded express passenger trains on the Edinburgh to Aberdeen main line, and six locomotives, Nos. 2001-2006, were built at Doncaster Works between 1934 and 1936. They were very powerful engines but heavy on coal, and with their long fixed wheelbase were found to be less than ideally-suited to the tight curvature of the line through Fife, all being rebuilt as 4-6-2s by Edward Thompson who succeeded Gresley in 1941.

Class K3 (BR Class 5P6F) 2-6-0

Introduced: 1924.
Boiler pressure: 180 psi.
Cylinders: (3) 18½" x 26".
Driving wheel diameter: 5' 8".
Tractive effort: 30,030 lbs.
Weight: locomotive: 72 tons 12 cwt. Tender: 43 tons 2 cwt.



61854

Ex-LNER Class K3 2-6-0 No. 61854 begins the long descent from Whitrope Summit to Newcastleton with an Edinburgh to Carlisle goods train on 26th May, 1956. At the rear of the train, to the right of the telegraph pole, can be seen an ex-NBR Class C (LNER Class J36) 0-6-0 which had assisted the train from Hawick to the summit. [Robert Leslie]

Class K4 2-6-0

61995 Cameron of Lochiel


Ex-LNER Class K4 2-6-0 No. 61995 Cameron of Lochiel heads the Crianlarich West Junction to Glasgow Buchanan Street leg of the SLS (Scottish Area) The White Cockade Rail Tour at Killin Junction on 18th June, 1960. The Killin Branch train headed by ex-CR '439' Class (LMSR Class 2P) 0-4-4T No. 55173 stands at the adjacent platform. Full deatils of the railtour can be found here. [Derek Penney]

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Class V1 (BR Class 3MT) & V3 (BR Class 4MT) 2-6-2T

Class V1
Introduced: 1930.
Boiler pressure: 180 psi.
Cylinders: (3) 16" x 26".
Driving wheel diameter: 5' 8".
Tractive effort: 22,465 lbs.
Weight: locomotive: 84 tons 0 cwt.

Class V3
Introduced: 1939.
Boiler pressure: 200 psi.
Cylinders: (3) 16" x 26".
Driving wheel diameter: 5' 8".
Tractive effort: 24,960 lbs.
Weight: locomotive: 86 tons 16 cwt.



419 (LNER 1946 No. 7650, BR No. 67650)
Built: LNER Doncaster Works.
To traffic, allocated to Blaydon: 14th January, 1936.
Reallocated to Middlesbrough: 17th January, 1939.
Reallocated to Stirling: 11th January, 1940.
Renumbered 7650: 30th June, 1946.
Renumbered 67650: 3rd September, 1948.
Rebuilt as Class V3: 26th September, 1958.
Reallocated to Parkhead: 21st February, 1959.
Withdrawn: 10th August, 1961.
Scrapped: -


Ex-LNER Class V1 2-6-2T No. 67650 approaches Dalmeny North Junction with a southbound train on 9th August, 1949. [E.R. Wethersett]

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Class V4 2-6-2

Introduced: 1941.
Boiler pressure: 250 psi.
Cylinders: (3) 15" x 26".
Driving wheel diameter: 5' 8".
Tractive effort: 27,420 lbs.
Weight: locomotive: 70 tons 8 cwt. Tender: 42 tons 15 cwt.



3401 (1946 No. 1700; BR No. 61700) Bantam Cock
Built: LNER Doncaster Works.
To traffic, allocated to Doncaster: 3rd March, 1941.
Reallocated to York: 19th April, 1941.
Reallocated to Haymarket: 3rd May, 1941.
Reallocated to Stratford: 24th June, 1941.
Reallocated to Norwich: 28th November, 1941.
Reallocated to Haymarket: 28th February, 1942.
Renumbered 1700: 14th September, 1946.
Reallocated to Ferryhill: 24th May, 1954.
Withdrawn: 14th March, 1957.
Scrapped at BR Kilmarnock Works.


Class V4 2-6-2 No. 3401 Bantam Cock stands at Eastfield Shed on 27th July, 1946. The locomotive carried the austere LNER wartime black livery, which was applied in November 1942. [Rail Archive Stephenson Collection]

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Class J39 (BR Class 4P5F) 0-6-0

Introduced: 1926.
Boiler pressure: 180 psi.
Cylinders: (I) 20" x 26".
Driving wheel diameter: 5' 2".
Tractive effort: 25,665 lbs.
Weight: locomotive: 57 tons 17 cwt. Tender: 44 tons 4 cwt.



1267 (1946 No. 4727; BR No. 64727)
Built: LNER Darlington Works.
To traffic: May 1927.
Withdrawn: October 1962.


A southward view at Riddings Junction in June 1956, with ex-LNER Class J39 0-6-0 No. 64727 standing at the Langholm platform with the branch train. [Ian Allan Library]

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Class J38 (BR Class 6F) 0-6-0

Introduced: 1926.
Boiler pressure: 180psi.
Cylinders: (I) 20" x 26".
Driving wheel diameter: 4' 8".
Tractive effort: 28,415lbs.
Weight: locomotive: 58 tons 19 cwt. Tender: 44 tons 4 cwt.



1401 (1946 No. 5901; BR No. 65901)
Built: LNER Darlington Works.
To traffic: January 1926.
Withdrawn: April 1967.


Ex-LNER Class J38 0-6-0 No. 65901 is turned on the manual turntable at Thornton Junction Shed in June 1957. [Brian Morrison]

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Class A4 (BR Class 8P6F) 4-6-2

Introduced: 1935.
Boiler pressure: 250 psi.
Cylinders: (3) 18½" x 26".
Driving wheel diameter: 6' 8".
Tractive effort: 35,455 lbs.
Weight: locomotive: 102 tons 19 cwt. Tender: 64 tons 19 cwt.



60004 William Whitelaw


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60004 William Whitelaw enters Linlithgow Station on 30th August, 1956, with the 4.0pm Glasgow Queen Street to Leeds train. [R.C. Nelson]

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Class A1 (BR Class 8P6F) 4-6-2

Introduced: 1948.
Boiler pressure: 250psi.
Cylinders: (3) 19" x 26".
Driving wheel diameter: 6' 8".
Tractive effort: 37,400lbs.
Weight: locomotive: 104 tons 2 cwt. Tender: 60 tons 7 cwt.



60118 Archibald Sturrock
Built: BR Doncaster Works.
To traffic: November 1948.
Withdrawn: October 1965.


Ex-LNER Class V2 2-6-2 No. 60967 stands at the north end of Riccarton Junction Station with a goods train for Edinburgh (Millerhill) Yard as LNER-design Class A1 4-6-2 No. 60118 Archibald Sturrock approaches the station from the north with a goods train from Edinburgh to Carlisle (Kingmoor) Yard on 14th August, 1963. A crew-change was being performed between the two trains. [David Anderson]

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