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British Railway Steam Locomotive

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Note: To Obtain Consistency in the Steam System, Shed Codes used are those Registered at Nationalisation on 1st January 1948
2nd Grouping Number
1st Grouping Numberlms 5322
2nd Pre Grouping Number
1st Pre Grouping Number
Works/Lot Number 1377
Class CodeBLACK
BuilderArmstrong Whitworth
1948 Shed 3A Bescot
Last Shed 5D Stoke
Disposal detailsCashmores, Great Bridge.
Disposal Date30/04/1967

Class Information

Introduced 1934. Stanier design 5MT. Experimental locos & date introduced:
(a) 1947 Outside Stephenson link motion, Timken roller bearings.
(b) 1948 Caprotti valve gear. (c) 1948 Caprotti valve gear, Timken bearngs.
(d) 1948 Caprotti valve gear, Timken roller bearings, double chimney.
(e) 1947 Timken roller bearings. (f) 1947 Timken bearings, double Chimney.
(g) 1949 Steel firebox. (h) Timken bearings on driving coupled axle only.
(i) 1950 Skefko roller bearings on driving coupled axle only.
(j) 1951 Caprotti valve gear, Skefko roller bearings, double chimney.
(k) Temporarily converted for oil burning in 1947, then reconverted back.
Weight Loco:
72 tons 2 cwt ( )(g), 75 tons 6 cwt (a)(e-f)(h-j), 74 tons 0 cwt (b-d)(k)
Driving Wheel: 6' 0" Boil Press: 225lb/sq in Su
Cylinders: Valve Gear: Walschaerts (piston valves) -
Two 18?" x 28" (outside) TE: 25,455 lb except where stated.


LMS/BR Class Black Five 4-6-0 No. 45322 at Birmingham New Street Station 1953
Date Photo Taken: c1953
Date Uploaded 15/05/2013
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This picture also appears in this album : Trainspotting in the 1950s and 1960s and What We Used to Wear

LMS/BR Class Black Five 4-6-0 No. 45322 in the gloom at Birmingham New Street Station before it was rebuilt, watched by a collection of older trainspotters who are wearing long trousers and jackets.

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