Resource Type: Image | Posted on 21st November 2011 by Liam Physick

Here is a 0-6-0T locomotive belonging to the London, Midland and Scottish Railways Fowler Class 3F, popularly known as the “Jinty”. The Class was based on rebuilds by Henry Fowler of the Midland Railway’s 2441 Class introduced by Samuel Waite Johnson in 1899. Between 1924 and 1931, 422 Jintys were built: originally numbered in two batches, 7100-7149 and 16400-16764 - Nos. 7150-7156 were added when in 1930 the LMS absorbed the locomotives from the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. In 1934 the entire class was renumbered 7260-7681. Following the outbreak of the Second World War, the Jintys were initially chosen as the standard shunting locomotives for the War Department, but were later replaced by the more modern Hunslet Class. Nevertheless, eight Jintys were sent to France before its defeat in 1940, and only five of those returned to Britain in 1948. Two other Jintys, Nos. 7456 and 7553, were sent to Northern Ireland, having been refitted to the Irish broad gauge in 1944 and 1945, to work on the LMS’s Northern Counties Committee lines, becoming Nos. 18 and 19 in the NCC’s Y Class. Thus, in 1948, 417 of the original 422 Jintys were inherited by British Railways, where the number 4 was prefixed to the LMS numbers: thus No. 47298, seen here, had been LMS No. 7298 (originally 7138). They were withdrawn from service from 1959 to 1967: one, No. 47445, continued in service with the National Coal Board. Nine were preserved, and most of those are in operation: 47298 works on the Llangollen Railway


Tagged under: steam locomotives, rocket 150, tank locomotives, grand cavalcade, heritage railways, london midland and scottish railway, second world war, northern counties committee, jinty, somerset and dorset joint railway

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