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 crosses the Lochy Viaduct between Banavie and Mallaig Junction with the 1.5pm train from Mallaig to Glasgow Queen Street on 16th June, 1951. Three-and-a-half years after nationalisation, the locomotive retains LNER apple green livery and LNER lettering on the tender, although it carries its BR number and smokebox number plate. The train consists of three carriages in LNER varnished teak livery while four have received BR crimson & cream livery. [Eric Bruton]

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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.



60013 DOMINION OF NEW ZEALAND


Ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60013 DOMINION OF NEW ZEALAND shunts through carriages from The Elizabethan which it had brought from London King's Cross onto a northbound train in Platform 16 at Waverley Station in August 1958. [Derek Penney]



4462 (1946 No. 4; BR No. 60004) William Whitelaw
Built: LNER Doncaster Works.
To traffic: 10th December, 1937.
Renamed William Whitelaw: July 1941.
Withdrawn: 17th July, 1966.
Scrapped by Motherwell Machinery & Scrap, Inslow Works, Wishaw: 31st October, 1966.


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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