LMS Fowler Class 3F 0-6-0T - Gateway to the LMS

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Class 3F Shunting Tank Locomotive
Technical Data
Introduced : 1924
Number built : 422
Wheel arrangement :  0-6-0T
This was an improved version of a Midland 1899 design, and was primarily intended for shunting freight yards, although they were fitted out to handle passenger work as well if required.   As a result, they could be found all over the LMS network on various duties.  
Original Number
1944 Number
Works Built at
Year Built
7100-7119
7260-7279Vulcan Foundry
1924
7120-7134
7280-7294North British
1924
7135-7141
7295-7301Hunslett
1924
7142-7149
7302-7309Hunslett
1925
16400-16459
7137-7376North British
1924
16460-16509
7377-7426Vulcan Foundry
1926
16510-16534
7427-7451Hunslett
1926
16535-16543
7452-7460
Bagnall
1926
16544-16549
7461-7466Bagnall
1927
16550-16554
7467-7471Vulcan Foundry
1928
16555-16560
7472-7477Vulcan Foundry
1927
16561-16599
7478-7516
Vulcan Foundry
1928
16600-16624
7517-7541
Beardmore
1928
16625-16632
7542-7549
Hunslett
1927
16633-16669
7550-7586
Hunslett
1928
16670-16674
7587-7591
Hunslett
1929
16675-16684
7592-7601
Bagnall
1928
16685-16723
7602-7640
Beardmore
1928
16724-16749
7641-7666
Beardmore
1929
16750-16764
7467-7681
Horwich
1930
19-25*
7310-7316
Bagnall
1928
* This batch was produced for the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway, and was absorbed back into LMS stock in 1930.

Preservation
10 of the class survive in preservation:
7279 - Located at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, on static display
7298 - Under overhaul
7324 - Located at the East Lancashire Railway, under overhaul
7327 - Located at Midland Railway - Butterley, on static display
7357 - Located at Midland Railway - Butterley, under overhaul
7383 - Located at the Engine House, Severn Valley Railway, on static display
7406 - Located at the Great Central Railway, operational
7445 - Located at Midland Railway - Butterley, undergoing restoration
7493 - Located at the Spa Valley Railway, under overhaul
7564 - Located at Midland Railway - Butterley, in storage
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