Locomotive Class

Class 4P Tank

Class 4P Tank Class: Class 4P Tank
Type: Steam
Designer: Henry Fowler
Weight: 86 tons
Purpose: Suburban Passenger

Information: This early Fowler design formed the basis of many subsequent Class 4 designs that were to follow, through to the final British Railway’s Standard Class 4MT design of 1951.

Details: Between 1927 and 1934 the London Midland Railway built a total of 125 Class 4 tank engines with the intent purpose of suburban traffic working and empty stock shunting in larger urban areas through-out the region. Production was all completed at Derby Locomotive Works with construction being split into six orders.
The 2-6-4 wheel arrangement locomotive was fitted with two outside cylinders. The open side cab was a vestige to past designs. Subsequent builds by Stanier, Fairburn, and Riddles all featured closed cabs for improved crew comfort.
Originally the locomotives were out-shopped in full LMS passenger livery and looked smart indeed. In service the livery quickly gave way to basic black. Subsequent repaints in later years did not change the black scheme although many were treated to mixed traffic lining in British Railway’s days.
Although newer designs added to the roosters the earliest design locomotives worked alongside later builds until the end of steam in many areas. Unlike later designs none were preserved.

John Faulkner

Class 4P Tank Releases (18)

MODEL NO. LIVERY
Class 4P 2-6-4 Locomotive
Released: 2008 2009
42315 B.R. Black
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Released: 1980 1981 1982
2300 L.M.S. Crimson
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Released: 1982 1983 1984 1985
42308 B.R. Black
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Released: 1984 1985
2345 L.M.S. Black
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Released: 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
42363 B.R. Black
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Released: 1992 1993 1994 1995
2312 L.M.S. Crimson
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Released: 1996 1997
2309 L.M.S. Crimson
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Released: 1994 1995
2301 L.M.S. Crimson
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Released: 2003 2004
42355 B.R. Black
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Released: 2002
2305 L.M.S. Crimson
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Released: 2003 2004
2311 L.M.S. Crimson
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Released: 2002
42356 B.R. Black
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Released: 2004
2341 L.M.S. Black
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Released: 2005 2006 2007
2321 L.M.S. Black
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Released: 2004 2005
42322 B.R. Black
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Released: 2005
42301 B.R. Black
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Released: 2006 2007
42327 B.R. Black
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive (Weathered)
Released: 2003 2004
42322 B.R. Black

Class 4P Tank Images (18)

Class 4P 2-6-4 Locomotive
Class 4P 2-6-4 Locomotive 42315

Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive 2300

Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive 42308

Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive 2345

Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive 42363

Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive 2312

Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive 2309

Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive 2301

Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive 42355

Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive 2305

Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive 2311

Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive 42356

Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive 2341

Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive 2321

Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive 42322

Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive 42301

Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive 42327

Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive (Weathered)
Class 4P 2-6-4T Locomotive (Weathered) 42322


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