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       STEAM LOCOMOTIVE NAMED CLASSES

The following is a cross-reference list of class names (in upper case) applied to certain steam locomotive types. Certain nicknames which gained common usage are also included (shown all in lower case generally), as are names of wheel arrangements (w.a. as in the Whyte notation) mostly of American origin and not all applicable to the U.K. The details which follow include the originating company and the numbers (and classes) applied after the grouping. Exceptionally, in the case of some L.N.E.R. locomotives, pregroup (G) or pre-1946 (N) numbers are used.

Click for names J - Y

Aberdare: G.W.R. Class 2600

Adam's flyer: L.S.W.R. Class T6, 677-686

adriatic: 2-6-4 w.a.

Alfred the Great: L.N.W.R. 4-4-0, 5118-30

american: 4-4-0 w.a.

antelope: L.N.E.R. Class B1, 1000-1409

ardsley: L.N.E.R. Class J50/51, 8890-8991

Armstrong Coal Goods: G.W.R. Class 927, 934--945

Armstrong Standard Goods: G.W.R. Class 388, 22--1215

Atbara: G.W.R. Class 4120

atlantic: 4-4-2 w.a.

Austerity: 2-8-0. 2-10-0, 0-6-0ST locos purchased from the M. of S.; the 2-8-0s were also called 'iron lungs'

austerity: S.R. Class Q1, (3)3001-40

austin seven: L.M.S. 0-8-0, 9500-9674

austrian goods: G. & S.W.R. 2-6-0, 17820-17830

baby austin: see austin seven

baby scot: see 'Patriot'

Badminton: G.W.R. Class 4100

Balerno: C.R. 0-4-4T, 15147-58

baltic: 4-6-4 w.a.

barney: H.R. 0-6-0, 17693-17704

Barnum: G.W.R. Class 3206

basher: G.C. Class J8, (N) 5549-5560

Battle of Britain: S.R. Class BB, (3)4049-90, (3)4109-10

beetle crusher: C.R. 0-6-0T, 16151-16173

belly crawler: N.E.R. Class Q6, 3340-3459

belpaire: M.R. 4-4-0, 700-779

belpaire coppertop: S.E.C.R. Class E, 1036--1587

berkshire: 2-8-4 w.a.

bicycle: 4-2-2 w.a.

big ben: see Large Ben

big Bertha: M.R. 0-10-0, 2290

big bogie: G. & S.W.R. 4-4-0, 14138-14156

big gobbler: L.S.W.R. Class P14, 448-452

bill bailey: L.N.W.R. (Webb) compound locomotive

bissel truck: L.N.W.R. 0-4-2PT, 6400-19 (also 'box tank')

black five: L.M.S. 4-6-0, 4658-5499

black motor: L.S.W.R. Class 700, 306--368, 687-701

black pig: G.C. Class B7, 1360-97

black tank: L.B.S.C.R. Class E1, 2092--2697

black tank: L.S.W.R. Class G16, 492-495

blackwall tank: G.E.R. Class J65, 8211-8215

bobtail: L.C.D.R. Class R, 1658-75

bongo: see 'antelope'

box tank: L.N.W.R. 0-4-2PT, 6400-19 (also 'Bissel truck')

Britannia: B.R. Class 7MT, 70000-70054

Bruce: H.R. 4-4-0, 14278

buckjumper: G.E.R. 0-6-0 passenger tank with 4ft diameter wheels

Buffalo: G.W.R. Class 1076, 727--1659

bug, the: L.S.W.R. Class F9, 733

Bulldog: G.W.R. Class 3300

bulldog: G.C. Class J12, (N) 5485-5500, 6417--6464

bulldog: L.B.S.C.R. Class D1(X), (2)214-299, 354-362, 605--699

bulldog: L.S.W.R. Class L12, 415-434

bulldog: S.D.J. 0-6-0, 3194--3260

bus pug: G. & S.W.R. 0-4-4T. 15245-54

buster: L.B.S.C.R. Class B4, (2)042-74

butterfly: L.S.W.R. Classes E10, T7,

camel: L.M.S. 2-6-0, 2945-84

Cardean: C.R. 4-6-0, 14752-5

Castle: G.W.R. Class 4073

Castle: H.R. 4-6-0, 14675-93

cauliflower: L.N.W.R. 0-6-0, 8315-8624, also 'crested goods'

centipede: 2-12-0 w.a.

chinese cracker: G.C. Class M1, (N) 6145-53

chipcart: N.B.R. Class Y9, 8092-8124

chopper: L.N.W.R. 2-4-2T, 6515-6600

City: G.W.R. Class 3700

Clan: B.R. Class 6P5F, 72000-9

Clan: H.R. 4-6-0, 14762-9

Clan Goods: H.R. 4-6-0, 17950-7

clatterbang: S.E.C.R. Class M3, 1462--1485, 1646-51

Claud Hamilton: G.E.R. Classes D14, D15, D16, 2500-2620

Claughton: L.N.W.R. 4-6-0, 5900-6029

cleator tank: F.R. 0-6-2T, 11622-44

clodhopper: L.M.S. '4' 2-6-0, (4)3000-161

coal engine (17"): L.N.W.R. 0-6-0, 8088-8314

coal goods/tank (Webb): L.N.W.R. 0-6-2T, 7550-7841, also 'crystal set', 'mourner', later 'gadget'

coffee pot: G.E.R. Class Y5, 8081

colt: G.C. Class D9, 2300-33

columbia: 2-4-2 w.a.

Compound: usually M.R./L.M.S. 4-4-0, 900--1199

concrete mixer: L.N.E.R. Class L1, 7701-7800

confederation: 4-8-4 w.a., also known as 'northern' or 'pocono'

consolidation: 2-8-0 w.a.

converted tank: L.Y.R. 0-6-0ST, 11303-11532

coppertop: N.E.R. Class D17, 2111-2

coppertop: S.E.C.R. Class D, 1057--1750

coronation tank: G.C. Class A5, 9800-42

County (4-4-0): G.W.R. Class 3800

County (4-6-0): G.W.R. Class 1000

County Tank: G.W.R. Class 2221

Court: G.W.R. Class 2900 (part of Saint Class)

crab: G.C. Class L1 (L3 in 1945), 9050-69

crab: L.M.S. 2-6-0, 2700-2944

crimson rambler: M.R./L.M.S. 4-4-0, 900--1199, also 'red devil'

crosti: B.R. Class 9F 2-10-0 fitted with Franco-Crosti boiler

crystal palace: G.E.R. (Holden) 2-4-2T Class F7, 7093-4

crystal set: L.N.W.R. 0-6-2T, 6860-6936, 7550-7841

dazzler: S.D.J. 0-4-2ST, 0-4-0ST, (G) 25A, 26A, 45A

Dean Goods: G.W.R. Class 2301

decapod: 0-10-0 w.a., also applied to 2-10-0 w.a.

Director: G.C. Class D10, 2650-9

dock saddletank: C.R. 0-6-0ST, 16100-2

dock tank: L.M.S. 0-6-0T, 7160-9

doodlebug: B.R. 4-6-2, 70000-70054

double single: L.S.W.R. Classes T7 and E10, 369-373, 720

dreadnought: G.N. Class G1, (N) 3766--3943

dreadnought: L.Y.R. 4-6-0, 10405-74

dromedary: G. & S.W.R. 0-6-0, 17185-17202

Dubs goods: G. & S.W.R. 0-6-0, 17165-84

Duchess: see 'Princess Coronation'

Duke (of Cornwall): G.W.R. Class 3252

Dukedog: G.W.R. Class 3200 later 9000

Dunalastair I-IV: C.R. 4-4-0 14311-65, 14430-9

dundee roller: N.B.R. Class D51, (N) 10401--10471

eight-wheeler: 4-4-0 w.a.

eight-wheel switch: 0-8-0 w.a.

Experiment: L.N.W.R. 4-6-0, 5450-5554

first degree: N.B.R. Class D26, (N) 9317--9327

fish class: G.C. Class B5, 1678-90

fish tank: B.R. 2-6-4T, 80000-80154

flatiron: M.R. 0-6-4T, 2000-39

Flower: G.W.R. Class 4149

flying bedstead: S.E.R. Class B1, 1017--1459

flying pig: L.M.S. '4' 2-6-0, (4)3000-3161, also 'clodhopper'

football class, footballer: L.N.E.R. Class B17(part), 1648-72

forney four-coupled: 0-4-4, 0-4-6 w.a.s

forney six-coupled: 0-6-4, 0-6-6 w.a.s

fourteen wheeler: L.B.S.C.R. 4-6-4T, (2)327-333

four-wheel switch: 0-4-0 w.a.

frenchman: G.W.R. 4-4-2, 102-4

garratt: L.M.S. 2-6-6-2T, 7967-7999, L.N.E.R. 2-8-8-2T, 9999

general: N.B.R. Class J36, (N) 9605--9682

George the Fifth: L.N.W.R. 4-4-0, 5320-5409

german (engine): S.E.C.R. Class L, 1760-1781

Gladstone: L.B.S.C.R. Class B1, 2172-2200

glasshouse: S.E.C.R. Class G, (1)676-(1)680

Glen: N.B.R. Class D34, 2467-2498

Glenalmond: G.C. Class B8, 1349-1359

gobbler: G.E.R. (Worsdell) 2-4-2T classes F4 and F5, 7151-7217

gourock bogie: C.R. 4-4-0, 14108-15

Grange: G.W.R. Class 6800

grasshopper: L.B.S.C.R. Class B2(X), (2)171--324, see also 'small hopper'

Green Arrow: L.N.E.R. Class V2, 800-983

greenock bogie: G. & S.W.R. 4-4-0, 14116-14137, also 'wee bogie'

green tank: L.S.W.R. Class H16, 516-520

greyback: C.R. 4-6-0, 14630-55

greyback: L.B.S.C.R. Class B4X, 2043--73

greyhound: L.S.W.R. Class T9, 113--773

half cab: tank loco without all-over cab, commonly M.R. 0-6-0T, 1620-1899

Hall: G.W.R. Class 4900

hell fire jack: G.C. Class X4, (N) 5967-72

highflyer: L.S.W.R. Classes T6 and X2, 677-86, 577-96

highflyer: L.Y.R. 4-4-2, 10300-39, also L.Y.R. 4-4-0, 10150-83

horsham goods: L.B.S.C.R. Class C3, 300-309

hudson: 4-6-4 w.a.

hump engine: L.S.W.R. Class G16, 453-457

humpty: G.W.R. 0-6-0ST

humpty dumpty: G.E.R. Class D13 and original 2-4-0, 2057-8

humpy: G.C. Class J59, (N) 6451--6482

Hunt (or Shire): L.N.E.R. Class D49, 2700-2775

hush-hush: L.N.E.R. high pressure compound, (N) 10000, later rebt as Class W1 (700)

Ilfracombe Goods: L.S.W.R. 0-6-0 in 0282 series, E.K.R. 3, K.E.S.R. 7, 9, Shropshire & Montgomeryshire R. 3, 4, 6

Immingham: G.C. Class B4, 1481-9

intermediate: the name commonly applied to the middle class in a development series of a loco type, e.g. see below

intermediate: G.E.R. Class E4, 2780-97

intermediate: L.T.S. 4-4-2T, 2158-75

intermediate: N.B.R. Class D33, 2455-66

ironclad: L.S.W.R. Class 046, 046--0378

ironclad: L.Y.R. 0-6-0, 12015-64

javanic: 2-12-2 w.a.

jazzer: G.N. Class K3, 1800-1992

jenny lind: 2-2-2 w.a.

jersey lily: G.C. Robinson 4-4-2

jinty: L.M.S. 0-6-0T, 7260-7681

jinty: M.R. 0-4-0ST, 1500--1525

johnnye dugan: L.N.W.R. compound 2-8-0, 9600-9615

Jones goods: Cam. R. 0-6-0, 844--896

Jones goods: H.R. 4-6-0, 17916-30

Jubilee: L.M.S. 4-6-0, 5552-5742

Jubilee: L.N.W.R. 4-4-0, 5110-7

Jubilee: L.S.W.R. Classes A12 and O4, 527--656

jubilee: 4-4-4 w.a.

jubilee: G.E.R. Class F3, 7114-50

jubilee jumper: G.E.R. Class J66, 8377-88

jubilee pug: C.R. 0-6-0ST, 16200-24

Jumbo: C.R. 0-6-0, 17230-17473

jumbo: F.R. 4-6-4T, 11100-4

jumbo: L.N.W.R. 2-4-0 (variously 'Big' and 'Little')

jumbo: L.S.W.R. Class '0395', 3029--3509

jumbo: S.E.C.R. Class F1, 1002--1250 (also Class B1)

Killin tank: C.R. 0-4-2ST, 15000-1

King: G.W.R. Class 6000

King Arthur: L.S.W.R./S.R. Class N15, 448-457, 736-755, 763-806

klondyke: G.N. Class C2, (N) 3250--3990

klondyke: L.Y.R. 0-6-0T, 11533-46

knick knack: G.N. Class J6, 4170-4279

Lady: G.W.R. Class 2900 (part of Saint Class)

lanky: loco of L.Y.R. origin

large B: S.E.C.R. Class C, (1)004--725

Large Ben: H.R. 4-4-0, 14417-22

Large Director: G.C. Class D11, 2660-2670

large hopper: L.S.W.R. Class L11, 134--442

Leader: S.R. 0-6-6-0T, (3)6001-3

little egbert: L.Y.R. 0-8-2T, 11800-4

Loch: H.R. 4-4-0, 14379-96

loch: G.N./L.N.E.R. Classes K1 and K2, 1720-94

long Tom: G.N. Class Q1, (N) 3401--3449 (and rebuilds)

long Tom tank: G.N. Class R1, (N) 3116-56

Lord Faringdon: G.C. Class B3, 1494-8

Lord Nelson: S.R. Class LN, 850-865

maggie murphy: G.C. Class O1/O4 as allocated to the G.W.R., 3000--3099

Manor: G.W.R. Class 7800

mastodon: 4-10-0 w.a.; formerly applied to 4-8-0 w.a.

matchbox: G.W.R. Class 5700

Merchant Navy: S.R. Class MN, (3)5001-30

Metro(politan) tank: G.W.R. Class 455, 5--3599

metropolitan tank: G.N. Classes G1, G2

metropolitan tank: Met. R. 4-4-0T

mickey mouse: L.M.S. 2-6-0, (4)6400-(4)6527

mikado: 2-8-2 w.a.

Modified Hall: G.W.R. Class 6959

mogul: 2-6-0 w.a. (term of G.E.R. origin)

mohawk: 4-8-2 w.a.

mountain: 4-8-2 w.a.

neddy: F.R. 0-6-0T. 11549-52

northern: 4-8-4 w.a., also known as 'confederation'

Oban bogie: C.R. 4-4-0, 14100-7

old lady: see 'tiny'

orange box: G.C. 0-6-0T, (G) 10B, 11B

pacific: 4-6-2 w.a.

paddlebox: L.S.W.R. Class T14, 443-447, 458-462, also 'double breaster'

Patriot: L.M.S. 4-6-0, 5500-51

peacock: Beyer Peacock-built locomotive, notably M. & G.N. 4-4-0, (N) 025. 027, L.Y.R. 4-4-0, 10102-30

piano-front: L.N.W.R. Class B 0-8-0, 8900-8952

planet: 2-2-0 w.a.

Pompey Goods: L.S.W.R. Class 0273, 0229, 273A--288A

pom-pom: G.C. Class J11, 4280-4453

pony: G.N. Class D1, 2206-2216

potato can: L.S.W.R. Class C14, 3741--3745

prairie: 2-6-2 (tank) w.a.; small prairie usually G.W.R. Class 4500; large prairie usually G.W.R. Class 6100

Precedent: L.N.W.R. 2-4-0, 5000-79

Precursor: L.N.W.R. 4-4-0, 5187-5319

precursor tank: L.N.W.R. 4-4-2T, 6780-6829

Prince of Wales: L.N.W.R. 4-6-0, 5600-5845

Princess Coronation: L.M.S. 4-6-2, 6220-57

Princess Royal: L.M.S. 4-6-2, 6200-12

prince tank: L.M.S. 2-6-4T, 2300-2424

prince tank: L.N.W.R. 4-6-2T, 6950-96

pug: 0-4-0ST, commonly L.Y.R. nos 11200-57, also C.R., N.B.R. types

pumper: G. & S.W.R. 0-6-0, 17750-64

racehorse: commonly L.N.E.R. Class A3, 35-112

ragtimer: G.N. Class K1/K2, 1720-1794

rattler: N.L.R. 4-4-0T, 6435-6512

reading: 4-4-4 w.a.

Remembrance: S.R. Class N15X, 2327-2333

Renown: L.N.W.R. 4-4-0, 5131-86

retford pacific: G.N. Class J5, 5480-99

River: H.R. 4-6-0, 14756-61

River: S.E.C.R./S.R. Class K, 1790-1809

rooter: see 'Terrier'

Royal Scot: L.M.S. 4-6-0, 6100-6170, also 'miner's friend'

Saint: G.W.R. Class 2900

salmon tin: small-boilered L.N.W.R. 0-6-0

Sandringham: L.N.E.R. Classes B2 and B17, 1600-1672

santa fe: 2-10-2 w.a.

Schools: S.R. Class V, 900-939

scotch -, scottie: loco of Scottish builder, commonly Dubs, Neilson (Reid), Sharp Stewart or North British

Scott: N.B.R. Class D29, 2400-2415 and Class D30, 2416-2442

scrap tank: H.R. 0-6-0T, 16380-2

seagull: F.R. 4-4-0. 10131-4

sea pig: L.Y.R. 0-8-0

semi: L.M.S formerly streamlined 4-6-2, 6220-9, 6235-48

sharpie: Sharp Stewart-built locomotive

Shire (or Hunt): L.N.E.R. Class D49, 2700-2775

single: 2-2-2, 4-2-2 w.a.

Sir Sam Fay: G.C. Class B2, 1490-3

six-wheel switch: 0-6-0 w.a.

skittle alley: N.E.R. Class A2, (N) 2400-4

Skye bogie: H.R. 4-4-0, 14277-85

Small Ben: H.R. 4-4-0, 14397-14416

small bogie: Cam. R. 4-4-0, 1110--18

small hopper: L.S.W.R. Class K10, 135--394, also 'grasshopper'

small Vulcan: L.B.S.C.R. Class C2, 2433--2555

southern pacific: 4-10-2 w.a.

soviet: 4-14-4 w.a.

space ship: B.R. Class 9F, 92000-92250, also 'combine harvester'

spam can: unrebuilt S.R. Classes BB and WC, (3)40001-110

spam car: G.W.R. Class 1600

special tank: L.N.W.R. 0-6-0ST, 7220-7457

spinner: M.R. 4-2-2, 600--683

square belly: G.W.R. 0-6-0PT

square cab: S.E.R. Class B1, 1013--1459

Standard: loco of B.R. design, 70000 et seq

Standard Goods: see Armstrong Standard Goods

standard goods: G.N. Classes J3, J4, 4105--4167

Star: G.W.R. Class 4000

steam boat: C.R. 0-6-0ST, 16150

steamroller: L.S.W.R. Class 0380, 0160--0384

Stella: G.W.R. Class 3201

stone: G.E.R. Class J15, 5350-5479

straightback: domeless H. & B.R. locomotive

Strath: H.R. 4-4-0, 14271-6

streak: L.N.E.R. Class A4, 1-34

stupid D: see 'Super D'

Super Claud: modified 'Claud Hamilton'

Super D: final development of L.N.W.R. 0-8-0 as superheated version, 8892 et seq

swami: L.N.W.R. Class F 2-8-0, 9610-5 or L.N.W.R. compound 0-8-0, 8900-52 et al

swift: G.E.R. Class J14, (N) 7604--7998, also 'waterbury'

tambourine: G.N. Class D1. 2202-16

tango: G.N. Class O2, 3921-87

teddy bear: L.M.S. 2-6-4T, also G.N. Class N2, 9490-9596

Tennant: N.E.R. Class E5, (G) 1463-79, 1504-6

ten-wheel: 4-6-0

ten-wheel switch: 0-10-0 w.a.

terrier: L.B.S.C.R. Class A1/A1X, 2635-78 and others

texas: 2-10-4 w.a.

tilbury tank: L.T.S. tank loco, also 'tilbury universal machine' (4-4-2T)

tin can: C.R. 0-6-0, 17650-92

tiny: G.C. Class Q4, 3200-3243

tiny: L.Y.R. 4-4-2, 10300-39

tishy: L.N.W.R. 4-6-0 with Walschaerts valve gear, 5632, 5672, 5688, 5726, 5845

togo: L.Y.R. 2-6-2T, 11700-16

town hall: B.R. Standard 4-6-0

town hall, L.S.W.R. Adams 4-4-0

tram engine: enclosed variety of loco resembling a goods brake, e.g. G.E.R. Class J70

trawler: H. & B.R. Class N11, (N) 2478-82

tunnel motor: G.W.R. Class 5700 (part), 9700-10

Turbomotive: Princess Royal Class 46202 as fitted with turbines

twelve apostle(s): G. & S.W.R. 2-4-0, 14001-2

twelve-wheel(er): 4-8-0 w.a.

u boat: S.R. classes U/U1, 1790-1809, 1890-1910

ukelele: L.N.E.R. Class J39, 4700-4988

union pacific: 4-12-2 w.a.

union switch: 0-10-2 w.a.

utility: see 'austerity' (S.R.)

vulcan: L.B.S.C.R. Class C2X, 2433-52, 2521-55

waterbury: N.E.R. Class D23, (G) 23--1120, see also 'swift'

Waterloo: L.N.W.R. 2-4-0, 5080-5109

wath banker: G.C. Class S1, 9900-9905

wealden tank: L.B.S.C.R. Class I1/I1X, 2001-10

wee ben: see 'Small Ben'

wee bogie: see 'Greenock bogie'

wee Drummond: N.B.R. Class J34, (N) 9018--10432

wemyss bay (pug): C.R. 4-6-2T, 15350-15361

West Country: S.R. Class WC, (3)4001-48, (3)4091-108

West Highland bogie: N.B.R. Class D35, (N) 10434--10453

West Riding goods: G.N. Class J7, (N) 3156A--4030

wet steamer: G.N. Class N1, 9430-85

whippet: N.B.R. Class C11, (N) 9509--9881

whitby tank: N.E.R. Class A6, 9790-9799

wigan basher: L.Y.R. 0-6-0, 12083-12467

willie: see Whitby tank

wolf: see 'metropolitan tank' (G.N.)

wonder: L.S.W.R. Class N15, 736-755

woolworth(s): S.E.C.R. Class N, 1810--1825, 1826-75

yankee: locomotive of North American origin or intended for the American market; H.R. 4-4-0T, 15013-7

yorkie: loco of Yorkshire builder

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