Midland Railway 1528 Class

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Midland Railway 1528 class
Gloucester Docks geograph-2224398.jpg
41537 in Gloucester Docks, April 1959
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
DesignerRichard Deeley
BuilderDerby Works
Build date1907, 1921–22
Total produced10
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte0-4-0T
 • UICB n2t
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Driver dia.3 ft 9 34 in (1.162 m)
Wheelbase7 ft 6 in (2.29 m)
Loco weight32 long tons 16 cwt (73,500 lb or 33.3 t)
Fuel typeCoal
BoilerMR type J2
Boiler pressure160 lbf/in2 (1.10 MPa)
CylindersTwo, outside
Cylinder size15 in × 22 in (381 mm × 559 mm)
Valve gearWalschaerts
Performance figures
Tractive effort14,635 lbf (65.10 kN)
Career
OperatorsMR » LMS » BR
Power classUnclassified
Withdrawn1957–1966
DispositionAll scrapped

The Midland Railway 1528 class was a class of ten small 0-4-0T steam locomotives designed for shunting. They all remained in service until 1957, when withdrawals began, the last being withdrawn in 1966.

Construction history[edit]

Ten were built in two batches; all at the Midland Railway's Derby Works: the first five, Nos 1528–1533, in 1907 on Derby order number 3031, and the second five, 1534–1537, in 1921–1922, with only minor detail differences between the batches.

Service history[edit]

They all passed to the London, Midland and Scottish Railway at the grouping in 1923, keeping their Midland Railway numbers.

After nationalisation in 1948, British Railways added 40000 to their numbers to become 41528–41537.

Table of withdrawals[1]
Year Quanitiy in
service at
start of year
Quantity
withdrawn
Locomotive numbers
1957 10 2 41530, 41534
1961 8 3 41529, 41532, 41536
1963 5 2 41531, 41537
1964 3 1 41535
1966 2 2 41528, 41533

None has survived to preservation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baxter 1982, pp. 117, 180.
  • 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. 177, 180. ISBN 9780903485524.
  • Casserley, H. C. & Johnston, Stuart W. (1974) [1966]. Locomotives at the Grouping 3: London, Midland and Scottish Railway. Shepperton, Surrey: Ian Allan. p. 32. ISBN 0-7110-0554-0.

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