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Stanier Class 5XP "Jubilee"
45699 Galatea at Evesham
Technical Data

Introduced : 1934
No. Built : 191
Wheel arrangement : 4-6-0
The 5XP “Jubilee” class locomotive was a further development of the “Patriot” class locomotive by William Stanier, going into production at the same time as the somewhat similar class 5P5F “Black Five” design.   However, whereas the latter design performed well from the outset, the 5XPs initially suffered from poor steaming, mainly down to the application of GWR design elements such as a low superheating and chimney and blastpipe layout.   These elements, although fine on GWR locomotives, did not lend themselves to LMS designs, and various modifications were made trying to the solve the problem (in the meantime, more locomotives were being delivered to the original design).  
 
After some trial and error, modifications to the design solved the steaming issues, and the locomotives’ performance was much improved (in the early days, footplate crews often commented that they preferred a 5P5F over a “Jubilee”).   The experience caused the design team to rethink the use of GWR design elements in LMS locomotives from this point onwards, and the “Jubilees” went on to have a successful career with the LMS and (later) British Railways.
 
The first locomotive was named “Silver Jubilee” in honour of the Silver Jubilee of King George V (it had swapped identities with locomotive 5642).   The rest of the class were named after Commonwealth countries, naval commanders and vessels (some of which were named after characters in Greek Mythology), and a few other themes being thrown in towards the end of the series (with 191 locomotives being built and all being named, it was perhaps not too surprising to find the naming convention drifting around somewhat).
 
The last member of the class was withdrawn in 1967.  
Number
Name
Build Year
Works
Number
Name
Build Year
Works
5552
Silver Jubilee
1934
Crewe
5553
Canada
1934
Crewe
5554
Ontario
1934
Crewe
5555
Quebec
1934
Crewe
5556
Nova Scotia
1934
Crewe
5557
New Brunswick
1934
North British
5558
Manitoba
1934
North British
5559
British Columbia
1934
North British
5560
Prince Edward Island
1934
North British
5561
Saskatchewan
1934
North British
5562
Alberta
1934
North British
5563
Australia
1934
North British
5564
New South Wales
1934
North British
5565
Victoria
1934
North British
5566
Queensland
1934
North British
5567
South Australia
1934
North British
5568
Western Australia
1934
North British
5569
Tasmania
1934
North British
5570
New Zealand
1934
North British
5571
South Africa
1934
North British
5572
Eire
1934
North British
5573
Newfoundland
1934
North British
5574
India
1934
North British
5575
Madras
1934
North British
5576
Bombay
1934
North British
5577
Bengal
1934
North British
5578
United Provences
1934
North British
5579
Punjab
1934
North British
5580
Burma
1934
North British
5581
Bihar and Orissa
1934
North British
5582
Central Provinces
1934
North British
5583
Assam
1934
North British
5584
North West Frontier
1934
North British
5585
Hyderabad
1934
North British
5586
Mysore
1934
North British
5587
Baroda
1934
North British
5588
Kashmir
1934
North British
5589
Gwalior
1934
North British
5590
Travancore
1934
North British
5591
Udaipur
1934
North British
5592
Indore
1934
North British
5593
Kolhapur
1934
North British
5594
Bhopal
1935
North British
5595
Southern Rhodesia
1935
North British
5596
Bahamas
1935
North British
5597
Barbados
1935
North British
5598
Basutoland
1935
North British
5599
Bechuanaland
1935
North British
5600
Bermuda
1935
North British
5601
British Guiana
1935
North British
5602
British Honduras
1935
North British
5603
Solomon Islands
1935
North British
5604
Ceylon
1935
North British
5605
Cyprus
1935
North British
5606
Falkland Island
1935
North British
5607
Fiji
1934
Crewe
5608
Gibraltar
1934
Crewe
5609
Gilbert and Ellice Islands
1934
Crewe
5610
Gold Coast
1934
Crewe
5611
Hong Kong
1934
Crewe
5612
Jamaica
1934
Crewe
5613
Kenya
1934
Crewe
5614
Leeward Islands
1934
Crewe
5615
Malay States
1934
Crewe
5616
Malta G.C
1934
Crewe
5617
Mauritius
1934
Crewe
5618
New Hebrides
1934
Crewe
5619
Nigeria
1934
Crewe
5620
North Borneo
1934
Crewe
5621
Northern Rhodesia
1934
Crewe
5622
Nyasaland
1934
Crewe
5623
Palestine
1934
Crewe
5624
St Helena
1934
Crewe
5625
Sarawak
1934
Crewe
5626
Seychelles
1934
Crewe
5627
Sierra Leone
1934
Crewe
5628
Somaliland
1934
Crewe
5629
Straits Settlements
1934
Crewe
5630
Swaziland
1934
Crewe
5631
Tanganyika
1934
Crewe
5632
Tonga
1934
Crewe
5633
Trans-Jordan
1934
Crewe
5634
Trinidad
1934
Crewe
5635
Tobago
1934
Crewe
5636
Uganda
1934
Crewe
5637
Windward Islands
1934
Crewe
5638
Zanzibar
1934
Crewe
5639
Raleigh
1934
Crewe
5640
Frobisher
1934
Crewe
5641
Sandwich
1934
Crewe
5652
Boscawen
1934
Crewe
5643
Rodney
1934
Crewe
5644
Howe
1934
Crewe
5645
Collingwood
1934
Crewe
5646
Napier
1934
Crewe
5647
Sturdee
1935
Crewe
5648
Wemyss
1935
Crewe
5649
Hawkins
1935
Crewe
5650
Blake
1935
Crewe
5651
Shovell
1935
Crewe
5652
Hawke
1935
Crewe
5653
Barham
1935
Crewe
5654
Hood
1935
Crewe
5655
Keith
1935
Derby
5656
Cochrane
1935
Derby
5657
Tyrwhitt
1935
Derby
5658
Keyes
1935
Derby
5659
Drake
1935
Derby
5660
Rooke
1935
Derby
5661
Vernon
1935
Derby
5662
Kempenfelt
1935
Derby
5663
Jervis
1935
Derby
5664
Nelson
1935
Derby
5665
Lord Rutherford of Nelson
1935
Crewe
5666
Cornwallis
1935
Crewe
5667
Jellicoe
1935
Crewe
5668
Madden
1935
Crewe
5669
Fisher
1935
Crewe
5670
Howard of Effingham
1935
Crewe
5671
Prince Rupert
1935
Crewe
5672
Anson
1935
Crewe
5673
Keppel
1935
Crewe
5674
Duncan
1935
Crewe
5675
Hardy
1935
Crewe
5676
Codrington
1935
Crewe
5677
Beatty
1935
Crewe
5678
De Roebeck
1935
Crewe
5679
Armada
1935
Crewe
5680
Camperdown
1935
Crewe
5681
Aboukir
1935
Crewe
5682
Trafalgar
1936
Crewe
5683
Hogue
1936
Crewe
5684
Jutland
1936
Crewe
5685
Barfleur
1936
Crewe
5686
St Vincent
1936
Crewe
5687
Neptune
1936
Crewe
5688
Polyphemus
1936
Crewe
5689
Ajax
1936
Crewe
5690
Leander
1936
Crewe
5691
Orion
1936
Crewe
5692
Cyclops
1936
Crewe
5693
Agammemnon
1936
Crewe
5694
Bellerophon
1936
Crewe
5695
Minotaur
1936
Crewe
5696
Arethusa
1936
Crewe
5697
Achilles
1936
Crewe
5698
Mars
1936
Crewe
5699
Galatea
1936
Crewe
5700
Britannia*
1936
Crewe
5701
Conqueror
1936
Crewe
5702
Colossus
1936
Crewe
5703
Thunderer
1936
Crewe
5704
Leviathan
1936
Crewe
5705
Seahorse
1936
Crewe
5706
Express
1936
Crewe
5707
Valiant
1936
Crewe
5708
Resolution
1936
Crewe
5709
Implacable
1936
Crewe
5710
Irresistable
1936
Crewe
5711
Courageous
1936
Crewe
5712
Victory
1936
Crewe
5713
Reknown
1936
Crewe
5714
Revenge
1936
Crewe
5715
Invincible
1936
Crewe
5716
Swiftsure
1936
Crewe
5717
Dauntless
1936
Crewe
5718
Dreadnought
1936
Crewe
5719
Glorious
1936
Crewe
5720
Indomitable
1936
Crewe
5721
Impregnable
1936
Crewe
5722
Defence
1936
Crewe
5723
Fearless
1936
Crewe
5724
Warspite
1936
Crewe
5725
Repulse
1936
Crewe
5726
Vindictive
1936
Crewe
5727
Inflexible
1936
Crewe
5728
Defiance
1936
Crewe
5729
Furious
1936
Crewe
5730
Ocean
1936
Crewe
5731
Perseverance
1936
Crewe
5732
Sanspareil
1936
Crewe
5733
Novelty
1936
Crewe
5734
Meteor
1936
Crewe
5735
Comet
1936
Crewe
5736
Phoenix
1936
Crewe
5737
Atlas
1936
Crewe
5738
Samson
1936
Crewe
5739
Ulster
1936
Crewe
5740
Munster
1936
Crewe
5741
Leinster
1936
Crewe
5742
Connaught
1936
Crewe


* Renamed "Amethyst" in 1951, the original name being transferred to British Railways class 7MT no. 70000.
Preservation
Four examples of the class survived into preservation:
5593 : Kolhapur (currently based at Tysley, non-operational)
5596 : Bahamas (currently based at Tysley, operational)
5690 : Leander (currently based at Carnforth, operational)
5699 : Galatea (currently based at Carnforth, operational)
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