Class Iron Duke 4-2-2

Class Details
Gooch Iron Duke Class, 4-2-2 express passanger locomotives.
Cyl: 18 x 24; DW: 8 ft.
These locomotives had an estimated top speed of 80 mph and were used on the Flying Dutchman express, the world's fastest train for a number of years with an average speed between London and Exeter (in 1851) of 53 mph.

BR #GWR #Great Western Railway: Broad Gauge #NameBuiltWdrn1950 shedLast shedNotesPhotos
Great Western18461870Built initially as a 2-2-2 locomotive but soon rebuilt to 4-2-2 after breaking the front axle.
Iron DukeIron Duke18471871
1
Great Britain18471870Rebuilt as a prototype for the Rover Class.
Lightening18471878
Dragon18481872
EmperorEmperor18471873
1
Pasha18471876
Sultan18471874
Courier18481877
HirondelleHirondelle18481873
1
Tartar18481876
Warlock18481874
Wizard18481874
Rougemont18481877
Swallow18491871
Timour18491871
Tornado18491881
Estafette18501884Rebuilt 1870.
Prometheus18501870Rebuilt as a prototype for the Rover Class. Suffered a boiler explosion at Westbourne MPD (Paddington) on 8 Nov 1862.
Perseus18501880
Estafette18501870Rebuilt as a prototype for the Rover Class.
Rover18501871
Amazon18511877
lordoftheislesLord of the Isles18511884Named Charles Russell before entering service; exibited at the Great Exhibition in London. Stored at Swindon works after withdrawal until 1906 when lack of room caused it to be cut up.
1
Alma18541872
Balaklava18541871
Inkermann18551877
Kertch18551877
Crimea18551876
Eupatoria18551876
SebastopolSebastopol18551880
1
Swallow18491871
Timour18491871

Number of locomotives logged in this class is 33.

Number of locomotives with photos available in this class: 5.