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Class Details

Grouping : London Midland & Scottish Railway
Configuration : 2-6-2T
Common Name :
Designer : Ivatt

Introduced 1946. Ivatt LMS design with taper boiler.

Weight:
Loco 63 tons 5 cwt Driving Wheel: 5' 0"
Boil Press: 200lb/sq in Su
Cylinders: Valve Gear: Walschaerts (piston valves)
Two 16" x 24" (outside) TE: 17,410 lb: 18,510 lb (a)
Two 16?" x 24" (outside) (a)


Total Locos for Class - 130

 

41200
41201
41202
41203
41204
41205
41206
41207
41208
41209
41210
41211
41212

41213
41214
41215
41216
41217
41218
41219
41220
41221
41222
41223
41224
41225

41226
41227
41228
41229
41230
41231
41232
41233
41234
41235
41236
41237
41238

41239
41240
41241
41242
41243
41244
41245
41246
41247
41248
41249
41250
41251

41252
41253
41254
41255
41256
41257
41258
41259
41260
41261
41262
41263
41264

41265
41266
41267
41268
41269
41270
41271
41272
41273
41274
41275
41276
41277

41278
41279
41280
41281
41282
41283
41284
41285
41286
41287
41288
41289
41290 a

41291 a
41292 a
41293 a
41294 a
41295 a
41296 a
41297 a
41298 a
41299 a
41300 a
41301 a
41302 a
41303 a

41304 a
41305 a
41306 a
41307 a
41308 a
41309 a
41310 a
41311 a
41312 a
41313 a
41314 a
41315 a
41316 a

41317 a
41318 a
41319 a
41320 a
41321 a
41322 a
41323 a
41324 a
41325 a
41326 a
41327 a
41328 a
41329 a


Images for Loco Class 2MT-A

LMS Class Ivatt 2-6-2 Tank
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LMS Class Ivatt 2-6-2 Tank No. 1200 (BR No. 41200) in LMS livery, side view. Official photo.


LMS Class Ivatt 2-6-2 Tank
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LMS Class Ivatt 2-6-2T No. 41217 push-pull filled standing at the north end of Carlisle Station platform 4, in early British Railways lined black livery.


LMS Class Ivatt 2-6-2 Tank
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LMS Class Ivatt 2-6-2T No. 41285 at Carlisle Upperby shed, in early British Railways lined black livery.


LMS Class Ivatt 2-6-2 Tank
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LMS Class Ivatt 2-6-2T No. 41285 at Carlisle Upperby shed, in early British Railways lined black livery.


LMS/BR Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2 Tank No. 41224 on a Local Train circa 1955
Date Photo Taken: c1955
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LMS/BR Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2 Tank No. 41224 is seen on a Local Train circa 1955. It was built at Crewe works and released to traffic in BR days on 16 October 1948. It was withdrawn from 71B Bournemouth shed in July 1967 and cut up by Cohens, Morriston in November 1967.

The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2T was a class of light 'mixed-traffic' steam locomotive introduced in 1946.

In 1957 No. 41224 was the first train to pass along the old Stafford and Uttoxeter Railway since closure six years earlier, and the last before the track was dismantled. It was chartered by the Midland area of the Stephenson Locomotive Society and carried more than 220 railway enthusiasts.

The LMS had various elderly tank engines and the operating department required a new small class 2 locomotive to replace them. Noting that the Great Western Railway 4500 and 4575 Classes of 2-6-2T ('Prairie') had been successful, George Ivatt designed the new engine type incorporating self-emptying ashpans and rocking grates which were labour-saving devices. A tender version, the Ivatt Class 2 2-6-0 was also produced. The LMS classified them as 2P, but BR preferred the classification 2MT.

The class was introduced between 1946 and 1952. They were based on the LMS Stanier 2-6-2T which was, in turn, based on the LMS Fowler 2-6-2T. Ten were built by the LMS before nationalisation in 1948, and were numbered 12001209. British Railways added the prefix '4' to their numbers so they became 4120041209. A further 120 were built by BR, numbers 4121041329. Most were built at Crewe,including 41272 the 7000th locomotive to be built there, but the last ten were built at Derby. Fifty engines were fitted with push-pull equipment, these being Nos. 4121041229, 4127041289 and 4132041329.

The last thirty Crewe-built engines, 4129041319, were allocated to the Southern Region from new. The rest were London Midland Region engines. They spent their lives mostly on branch line work.

The design formed the basis for the BR standard class 2 2-6-2T (numbers 8400029), which were built to a slightly smaller loading gauge and so have slanted cab sides. These engines also incorporate a fallplate and fittings common to many BR standard classes, such as the chimneys.

Four have survived to preservation, and now work on heritage railway lines: 41241, 41298, 41312 and 41313.


LMS/BR Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2 Tank No. 41231 at Wellington Shed 1960
Date Photo Taken: 12/04/1960
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LMS/BR Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2 Tank No. 41231 is being coaled by grab, while the fireman attends to the smokebox at Wellington Shed on 12 April 1960. It was built at Crewe works and released to traffic in BR days in August 1949. It was withdrawn from 84D Leamington Spa shed in May 1964 and cut up by Cashmores, Great Bridge in August 1964.

The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2T was a class of light 'mixed-traffic' steam locomotive introduced in 1946.

The LMS had various elderly tank engines and the operating department required a new small class 2 locomotive to replace them. Noting that the Great Western Railway 4500 and 4575 Classes of 2-6-2T ('Prairie') had been successful, George Ivatt designed the new engine type incorporating self-emptying ashpans and rocking grates which were labour-saving devices. A tender version, the Ivatt Class 2 2-6-0 was also produced. The LMS classified them as 2P, but BR preferred the classification 2MT.

The class was introduced between 1946 and 1952. They were based on the LMS Stanier 2-6-2T which was, in turn, based on the LMS Fowler 2-6-2T. Ten were built by the LMS before nationalisation in 1948, and were numbered 12001209. British Railways added the prefix '4' to their numbers so they became 4120041209. A further 120 were built by BR, numbers 4121041329. Most were built at Crewe,including 41272 the 7000th locomotive to be built there, but the last ten were built at Derby. Fifty engines were fitted with push-pull equipment, these being Nos. 4121041229, 4127041289 and 4132041329.

The last thirty Crewe-built engines, 4129041319, were allocated to the Southern Region from new. The rest were London Midland Region engines. They spent their lives mostly on branch line work.

The design formed the basis for the BR standard class 2 2-6-2T (numbers 8400029), which were built to a slightly smaller loading gauge and so have slanted cab sides. These engines also incorporate a fallplate and fittings common to many BR standard classes, such as the chimneys.

Four have survived to preservation, and now work on heritage railway lines: 41241, 41298, 41312 and 41313.


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