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The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Fowler 2-6-2T was a class of steam locomotive. The LMS classified them 3P, BR 3MT. All were built at Derby Works between 1930 and 1932. William Stanier used them to form the basis for the LMS Stanier 2-6-2T, which was essentially a taper boilered version.

Numbering

They were initially numbered 15500–15569, but from 1934 were renumbered 1–70. After nationalisation in 1948 British Railways added 40000 on to their numbers to number them 40001–70.

Numbers Lot
Number
Date
built
Original LMS 1934 BR
15500–20
1–21
40001–21
55
1930
15521–49
22–50
40022–50
55
1931
15550–59
51–60
40051–60
79
1932
15560–69
61–70
40061–70
91
1932

Variations

Numbers 15520–39 (later 21–40 and 40021–40) were fitted with condensing apparatus to work around London. Some of the non-condensing ones were fitted with vacuum operated pull and push control.

Withdrawal

All were withdrawn between 1959 and 1962. None were preserved.

Table of withdrawals
Year Quantity in
service at
start of year
Quantity
withdrawn
Locomotive numbers
1959 70 32 40002/04/05/08/13/17/19/21/23/25/27/30/39,
40040/43–48/52/55/56/58–61/65–69.
1960 38 9 40011/12/14/28/36/41/57/62/70.
1961 29 22 40001/03/07/10/15/16/18/20/29/32–35/37/38,
40042/49–51/53/54/64.
1962 7 7 40006/09/22/24/26/31/63.

References

  • Rowledge, J.W.P. (1975). Engines of the LMS built 1923–51. Oxford: Oxford Publishing Company. ISBN 0-902888-59-5. 

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