LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 5000

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5000 stands inside Northwich Motive Power Depot.jpg
No. 5000 in 1982
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
DesignerWilliam Stanier
BuilderLMS Crewe Works
Build dateMarch 1935
 • Whyte4-6-0
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Leading dia.3 ft 3 12 in (1.003 m)
Coupled dia.6 ft 0 in (1.829 m)
 • Over beams63 ft 8 in (19.41 m)
Width8 ft 8 in (2.64 m)
Height12 ft 10 12 in (3.92 m)
Loco weight72.2 long tons (73.4 t; 80.9 short tons)
Tender weight53.7 long tons (54.6 t; 60.1 short tons)
Total weight125.9 long tons (127.9 t; 141.0 short tons)
Fuel capacity9 long tons (9.1 t; 10 short tons)
Water cap4,000 imp gal (18,000 l; 4,800 US gal)
Firebox typeBelpaire
 • Firegrate area27 34 sq ft (2.58 m2)
 • ModelLMS type 3B
 • TypeDomeless
Boiler pressure225 lbf/in2 (1.55 MPa)
Safety valvePop
Heating surface:
 • Tubes and flues
1,426 sq ft (132.5 m2)
 • Firebox156 sq ft (14.5 m2)
 • Heating area228 sq ft (21.2 m2)
CylindersTwo, outside
Cylinder size18 12 in × 28 in (470 mm × 711 mm)
Valve gearWalschaerts
Valve typePiston valves
Loco brakeVacuum
Safety systemsAWS, TPWS, OTMR, GSMR
Performance figures
Maximum speed25mph - (heritage railways) 45mph - (mainline, tender first) 60mph - (mainline, chimney first)
Tractive effort25,455 lbf (113.23 kN)
OperatorsLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
British Railways
ClassClass 5
Power class
  • LMS: 5P5F
  • BR: 5MT
Numbers5000 (LMS)
45000 (BR)
WithdrawnOctober 1967
DispositionPreserved at the National Railway Museum

LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 number 5000 is a preserved British steam locomotive. It is part of the National Railway Collection.


5000 was built at Crewe in 1935 and was initially the first numerically of its class. It however was not the first to be built because the Vulcan Foundry had turned out the first of their simultaneous order, No. 5020 in 1934. It also ceased to be the first numerically when No. 4800 was built in 1944, after the LMS ran out of available numbers after No. 5499 was built.

5000 was built with a low degree superheat domeless boiler.

5000 had 40000 added to its number to become 45000 after nationalisation in 1948 by British Railways.


After withdrawal from Lostock Hall shed, near Preston in 1967, 5000 was selected to represent its 842-strong class as part of the National Railway Collection. Part of the reason for this was that it had a domeless boiler and was roughly in the condition as built, it was therefore painted in its original LMS lined black livery. However, there had been changes over its lifetime and as a result there are numerous detail differences between 5000 as built and 5000 as preserved.

5000 was steamed on the Severn Valley Railway and on the mainline in preservation. In 1980, 5000 attended The Rocket 150 celebrations at Rainhill, where she hauled a short mixed goods which included 2 flatwagons carrying a replica of the engine Novelty, & The Earl from the Welshpool and Llanfair Railway, which at the time was on loan to the NRM before returning to Welshpool by the late 1990s. Since its boiler certificate expired in 1990, it has been restricted to being a static exhibit and as of January 2016 it is on display at the Shildon Locomotion Museum in County Durham.[1]


  1. ^ "London Midland & Scottish Railway steam locomotive 4-6-0 5MT class, No 5000, 1935". National Railway Museum.

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