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Note: To Obtain Consistency in the Steam System, Shed Codes used are those Registered at Nationalisation on 1st January 1948
Number46201
2nd Grouping Number
1st Grouping Numberlms 6201
2nd Pre Grouping Number
1st Pre Grouping Number
Works/Lot NumberLot099
NamePrincess Elizabeth
Class CodePRIN
DesignerStanier
Designation4-6-2
Built30/11/1933
BuilderCrewe Works (LNWR/LMS/British Railways)
1948 Shed 5A Crewe North
Last Shed12A Carlisle Upperby
Withdrawn31/10/1962
Disposal details
DisposalPreserved
NotesPreserved by Princess Elizebeth Society - http://east-lancs-rly.com uk/

Class Information

Introduced 1933. Stanier design with taper boiler. 7P.
(a) Introduced 1935. Experimental turbine-driven locomotive. Rebuilt in 1952 as a simple locomotive.
(b) & (c) Introduced 1935. Development of original design with modifications to valve gear, boiler and other details.

On Friday, 21 September 1951 the 08:20 Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston consisting of 15 coaches hauled by a Princess class Stanier Pacific began to de-rail south of Weedon on the West Coast Main Line south of Rugby at a speed of 65 mph and finally crashed, killing 15 people and injuring 35 more. The footplate crew survived and protected their train in spite of being severely shocked.

The accident enquiry, conducted by Lt Col G R S Wilson, found the track to be in good condition and the speed of the train not to be excessive. However this was the first trip out for the locomotive, No 46207 Princess Arthur of Connaught after its bogie wheelsets had been swapped round. The enquiry concluded that the derailment was caused by an excessively tight bogie axlebox. The approximate location of the collision was 52°13'32"N 1°04'20"W, less than a mile south-east of the 1915 derailment and close to the signal-box at Heyford south of Stowe Hill tunnel where the occupants were able to see the accident.

: Accident Report

Weight:
Loco 104 tons 10 cwt Driving Wheel: 6' 6"
110 tons 11 cwt (a) Boil Press: 250b/sq in Su
Valve Gear: Walschaerts (piston valves)
Cylinders: Four Walschaerts with rocking shafts (piston
16?" x 28" TE: 40,285 lb; 41,540 lb (a) valves)(c)

Images

LMS/BR Stanier Princess Class 4-6-2 No. 46201 at Carlisle Kingmoor Shed 1963
Date Photo Taken: 15/06/1963
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Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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Withdrawn and stored, LMS/BR Stanier Princess Class 4-6-2 Pacific No. 46201 'Princess Elizabeth' sits at the rear of Carlisle Kingmoor Shed on Saturday 15th June 1963. It was withdrawn from Carlisle Upperby shed in October 1962.

46201 was bought by the then Princess Elizabeth Locomotive Society straight from BR service after withdrawal. Initially kept at the Dowty Railway Preservation Society's premises at Ashchurch, Glos, and then subsequently at the Bulmers Railway Centre in Hereford. When the Bulmers Centre closed in the 1990s the loco moved to the East Lancashire Railway. Since April 2009 it was based at the Crewe Heritage Centre.

The locomotive is now undergoing its planned overhaul at Tyseley Locomotive Works in Birmingham and for the first time since it was sold to the Society by British Railways, it is in covered accommodation in Tyseley’s major new building. This facility will not only vastly improve the working environment for those working on the engine, it also ensures that its future preservation is much easier.


BR/LMS Stanier Princess Class No. 6201 (46201) at Lea Valley, Cheshunt 2016
Date Photo Taken: 11/11/2016
Date Uploaded 08/12/2016
Image Owner/Copyright: Bryn Gibbons
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Preserved BR/LMS Stanier Princess Class 4-6-2 Pacific No. 6201 (46201) 'Princess Elizabeth' at Lea Valley, Cheshunt on 11 November 2016. It was withdrawn from Carlisle Upperby shed in October 1962.


BR/GWR Class 43 No 43135 and others at Paddington Station 2016
Date Photo Taken: 26/11/2016
Date Uploaded 08/12/2016
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BR/Great Western Railway Class 43 High Speed Train (HST) line up; Nos. 43135, 43079, 43071 and 43130 wearing First Great Western Indigo Neon Blue livery at London Paddington Station on 26th November 2016.

Class 43 is the TOPS classification used for the InterCity 125 High Speed Train power cars, built by BREL from 1975 to 1982. The class is the fastest diesel locomotive in the world, with an absolute maximum speed of 148 mph (238 km/h), and a regular service speed of 125 mph (201 km/h).


BR/GWR Class 43 No 43185 at Paddington Station 2016
Date Photo Taken: 26/11/2016
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BR/Great Western Railway Class 43 High Speed Train (HST) No 43185 'Great Western' wearing Intercity Swallow livery at the back of an train leaving London Paddington Station on 26th November 2016.

Class 43 is the TOPS classification used for the InterCity 125 High Speed Train power cars, built by BREL from 1975 to 1982. The class is the fastest diesel locomotive in the world, with an absolute maximum speed of 148 mph (238 km/h), and a regular service speed of 125 mph (201 km/h).


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