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Note: To Obtain Consistency in the Steam System, Shed Codes used are those Registered at Nationalisation on 1st January 1948
Number46207 b
2nd Grouping Number
1st Grouping Numberlms 6207
2nd Pre Grouping Number
1st Pre Grouping Number
Works/Lot NumberLot120
NamePrincess Arthur of Connaught
Class CodePRIN
DesignerStanier
Designation4-6-2
Built31/08/1935
BuilderCrewe Works (LNER/LMS/British Railways)
1948 Shed 5A Crewe North
Last Shed 1A Willesden
Withdrawn30/11/1961
Disposal detailsCrewe Works (B.R.)
DisposalCut Up
Disposal Date31/05/1962
NotesOn 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 5213'32"N 104'20"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

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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 5213'32"N 104'20"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)

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