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Highland Railway L class
Power type Steam
Designer David Jones
Builder HR Lochgorm Works
Build date 1882–1901
Total production 9
Configuration 4-4-0
UIC classification 2′B
Gauge 4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm)
Locomotive weight 43 tons 0 cwt (96,300 lb/43.7 t)
Boiler pressure 150 lbf/in² (1.03 MPa)
Cylinders Two, outside
Cylinder size 17 in × 24 in (432 mm × 610 mm)
Tractive effort 14,037 lbf (62.44 kN)
Career HR · LMS
Class HR: L
Power class 1P
Number in class 1 January 1923: 8
Nicknames Skye Bogies
Retired 1922–1930
Disposition All scrapped

The Highland Railway Jones L Class 4-4-0s were more commonly known as 'Skye Bogies' due to their association with the Kyle of Lochalsh Line. They were essentially mixed traffic versions of the earlier F Class. The 17-by-24-inch (432 mm × 610 mm) cylinders, valve gear and motion were common to the two classes, but they had smaller 5-foot-3-inch (1,600 mm) driving wheels and higher pressure 150-pound-force-per-square-inch (1,030 kPa) boilers.

Nine were built at Lochgorm Works over the period 1882 to 1901. Listed in order of construction:

HR Number Built LMS Number Notes
70 (later 67) 1882 14277 Swapped numbers with 67 c.1916
85 1892
86 1893 14279
87 1893 14280 Withdrawn before renumbered by the LMS
88 1895 14281 Withdrawn early 1926 before renumbering by the LMS
5 (later 32) 1897 14282
6 (later 33) 1897 14283
7 (later 34) 1898 14284
48 1901 14285

They were never named.

Eight passed to the LMS in 1923, but had gone by Nationalisation.

References

  • Casserley, H.C. & Johnston, S.W. (1974) [1966]. Locomotives at the Grouping 3: London, Midland and Scottish Railway. Shepperton, Surrey: Ian Allan Limited. p. 137. ISBN 0-7110-0554-0.  
  • Vallance, H. A. (1938). The Highland Railway.  
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