Metropolitan Railway D Class

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Metropolitan Railway D Class
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Builder Sharp, Stewart and Company
Serial number 4055–4056, 4075–4078
Build date 1895
Total produced 6
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte 2-4-0T
 • UIC 1′B n2t
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Fuel type Coal
Career
Operators Metropolitan Railway
Numbers 71–76[1]
Disposition All scrapped

The Metropolitan Railway D Class was a group of six 2-4-0T tank engines built for the Metropolitan Railway in 1894-1895 by Sharp, Stewart and Company.

Overview

Two locomotives were used on the Verney Junction-Aylesbury section. The other four ran between Aylesbury and Baker Street and were fitted with condensing apparatus, but this was later removed.[2]

Withdrawal

From 1920 the class was withdrawn. Some were sold, others scrapped. None were preserved.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Casserley, H.C. (1977). The Later Years of Metropolitan Steam. Truro: D.Bradford Barton. p. 7. ISBN 0-85153-327-2. 
  2. ^ Day, J. and Fenton, W. The Last Drop - London Transport Steam 1863-1971, London Transport Publications 1971, P.14

External links

  • http://www.railwayarchive.org.uk/stories/getobjectstory.php?rnum=L2597&enum=LE130&pnum=13&maxp=18
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