Longmoor Military Railway - Operations - Locomotives

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Locomotives

The following standard gauge locomotives were in use in 1914:

Name Number Type Builder Works No. Date Notes
Pyramus 0-6-2T Hawthorn Leslie 2879 1911 ex-Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Railway. Transferred to the Kinmel Camp Railway in 1916. Sold in 1921. Later converted to 0-6-0T and by 1953 was working at NCB Nunnery Colliery. Scrapped 1962.
Thisbe 0-6-2T Hawthorn Leslie 2878 1911 ex-Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Railway. Transferred to the Kinmel Camp Railway in 1916. Returned to Longmoor around 1917.
Sir John French 0-6-2T Hawthorn Leslie 3088 1914 Supplied new. Transferred to the Kinmel Camp Railway in 1916. Returned to Longmoor after 1917.

The following standard gauge locomotives were present in 1947:

Name Number Type Builder Works No. Date Notes
Selbourne 70204 0-6-0T Hawthorne Leslie 3531 1922 Out of use, 1947. Left Longmoor by 1948
Gordon 70205 0-6-2T West Yard Works, Cardiff WD205 1897 Last surviving Welsh standard-gauge locomotive ex Taff Vale Railway 'O1' class No.28. Purchased by Longmoor Military Railway in 1927. Sold to South Hetton Colliery, County Durham in 1947. Now part of the National Collection.
Marlborough 70207 0-6-2T North Staffordshire Railway - Stoke 2253 1909 Out of use, 1947. ex London, Midland and Scottish Railway, purchased by the War Department in 1936
Kitchener 70208 0-6-2T Bagnall 2587 1938 Out of use, 1947.
Daisy 70228 0-6-0ST Peckett 1204 1910 Out of use, 1947.
Earl Roberts 72400 4-4-2T Brighton Works 1908 Out of use, 1947. LB&SCR I2 class. ex-SR No. 2013
72401 4-4-2T Brighton Works 1908 Out of use, 1947. LB&SCR I2 class. ex-SR No. 2019
70177 0-6-0 Swindon Works Out of use, 1947. ex-GWR 2301 Class. Fitted for oil burning.
70179 0-6-0 Swindon Works Out of use, 1947. ex-GWR "2301" class.
70195 0-6-0 Swindon Works Out of use, 1947. ex-GWR "2301" class.
70198 0-6-0 Swindon Works Out of use, 1947. ex-GWR "2301" class.
Constantine 71443 0-6-0ST Hunslet 3207 1945 Austerity class. War Department brown livery. Stored in Fitters School.
Brussels 71505 0-6-0ST Hudswell Clarke 1782 * 1945 Oil-fired Austerity class. War Department brown livery.
Ahwaz 75028 0-6-0ST Hunslet 2877 1943 Austerity class. War Department brown livery. Fitted with Westinghouse Brakes.
Foggia 75041 0-6-0ST Hunslet 2890 1943 Austerity class. War Department brown livery. Fitted with Westinghouse Brakes.
Jullundur 75042 0-6-0ST Hunslet 2891 1943 Austerity class. War Department brown livery. Fitted with Westinghouse Brakes.
Lisieux 75079 0-6-0ST RSH 7115 1943 Austerity class. War Department brown livery. Fitted with Westinghouse Brakes.
Matruh 75275 0-6-0ST RSH 7205 1945 Austerity class. War Department brown livery.
Foligno 75277 0-6-0ST RSH 7207 1945 Austerity class. War Department brown livery.
Insein 75282 0-6-0ST Vulcan Foundry 5272 1945 Austerity class. War Department brown livery.
Manipur Road 75290 0-6-0ST Vulcan Foundry 5280 1945 Austerity class. Dark blue livery, lined with red and gold.

The following standard gauge locomotives were present in August 1963:

Name Number Type Builder Works No. Date Notes
Caen 106 0-6-0ST Hunslet Austerity class
Brussels 118 0-6-0ST Hudswell Clarke 1782 * 1945 Oil-fired Austerity class
Tobruk 156 0-6-0ST Oil fired Austerity class
157 0-6-0ST Austerity class, stored in Fitter's School in 1963
Sir Guy Williams 400 2-8-0 North British 25205 1943 Main passenger locomotive in 1963
Gordon 600 2-10-0 North British 25437 1943 Now preserved on the Severn Valley Railway
Kitchener 601 2-10-0 North British 25643 1945 Under repair at Eastleigh Works in 1963
Bari 876 350 h.p. shunter Derby Works 1945 Under repair in Fitter's shop, 1963
Basra 878 350 h.p. shunter Derby Works 1945 Handled daily freight train in 1963
Hassan 8227 0-6-0 400 h.p. shunter Ruston & Hornsby 468041 1962 Worked the early morning passenger service, 1963
9033 Wickham Trolley 6857 1954
9034 Wickham Trolley 7397 1957 Under repair in Fitter's shop, 1963
17 John Fowler & Co. 22912 1940 ex-Swynnerton Royal Ordnance Factory
25 DM 51 Land Rover Converted Land Rover Mark 8 road vehicle

A notable locomotive based on the LMR was 'Kingsley', an 1886-built 4-4-0 tank locomotive. This had formerly been locomotive No.10 of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway and was the last surviving locomotive from this company when scrapped in 1953.

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