Locomotive Class

Class 3F

Class 3F Class: Class 3F
Type: Steam
Designer: Sir Henry Fowler
Weight: 50 tons
Purpose: Light Freight & Local Passenger

Information: The 3F tank engine; commonly nick-named Jinty’s were actually based on rebuilds of the earlier Johnson 2441 class designed under the auspices of Samuel Johnson.

Details: A total of 422 Fowler new build tank engines featured a Belpaire firebox and improved cab and built between 1924 and 1930 under the direction of Henry Fowler. Locomotive construction took place at various works through-out the country; including Horwich Works and the private firms of Bagnall’s, Beardmores, Hunslet, North British and the Vulcan Foundry.
Six locomotives were allocated to the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. Eight were sent to France to full-fill Ministry of Defense service during World War 2. Five were later repatriated with the LMS.
Although primarily designated as goods engines they were in-fact employed in many mixed traffic movements including branch-line passenger service and assisting express passenger services as banking engines on the Lickey Incline.
In service the livery was traditionally unlined black. Over the years a variety of lettering and logo emblems were applied to the side tanks. In preservation the Jinty’s have seen a wide variety of fictional liveries including LMS maroon and Thomas the Tank Engine blue.
Five further units were withdrawn prior to amalgamation with British Railways. Further withdrawals commenced in 1959 with half of the class being withdrawn by 1964. The final five survived in service until 1967. One remaining locomotive; 47445 continued in service with the National Coal Board into the early seventies.
A total of ten locomotives have survived into preservation, including 47445. Of these several are used as parts donors and unlikely to ever see active use again. At least four are currently operational with several others including the afore-mentioned 47445 being over-hauled or having plans for the future.

John Faulkner

Class 3F Releases (22)

MODEL NO. LIVERY
0-6-0 Tank Locomotive
Released: 1973
2021 Private Owner Steam Locomotive
Class 3F 0-6-0 Locomotive
Released: 2008r 2009r
7413 L.M.S. Crimson
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive
Released: 1988 1989 1990 1991
47556 B.R. Black
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive
Released: 1988 1989
8400 L.N.E.R. Apple Green
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive
Released: 2007
47427 B.R. Black
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive
Released: 2007
7412 L.M.S. Black
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive
Released: 2009r 2010r 2011r
24 S. & D.J.R. Blue
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive
Released: 2010r 2011r
16440 L.M.S. Crimson
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive
Released: 2009 2010
24 S. & D.J.R. Blue
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive
Released: 2010 2011
7413 L.M.S. Crimson
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive (Weathered)
Released: 2005 2006 2007 2008
16624 L.M.S. Black
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive (Weathered)
Released: 2006
16700 L.M.S. Black
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive (Weathered)
Released: 2006
47294 B.R. Black
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive (Weathered)
Released: 2005 2006 2007
47281 B.R. Black
Class 3F Jinty Tank Locomotive 16440 L.M.S. Crimson
Class 3F Jinty Tank Locomotive
Released: 1978 1979
47458 B.R. Black
Class 3F Jinty Tank Locomotive
Released: 1980 1981 1982
47480 B.R. Black
Class 3F Jinty Tank Locomotive
Released: 1972
None G.N. & S.R. Brown
Class 3F Jinty Tank Locomotive
Released: 2006 2007 2008 2009
47646 B.R. Black
Class 3F Tank Locomotive 47606 B.R. Black
Class 3F Tank Locomotive
Released: 1971 1972 1973 1974
7606 L.M.S. Crimson
Class 3F Tank Locomotive 47606 B.R. Black

Class 3F Images (22)

0-6-0 Tank Locomotive
0-6-0 Tank Locomotive 2021

Class 3F 0-6-0 Locomotive
Class 3F 0-6-0 Locomotive 7413

Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive 47556

Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive 8400

Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive 47427

Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive 7412

Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive 24

Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive 16440

Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive 24

Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive 7413

Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive (Weathered)
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive (Weathered) 16624

Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive (Weathered)
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive (Weathered) 16700

Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive (Weathered)
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive (Weathered) 47294

Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive (Weathered)
Class 3F 0-6-0T Locomotive (Weathered) 47281

Class 3F Jinty Tank Locomotive
Class 3F Jinty Tank Locomotive 16440

Class 3F Jinty Tank Locomotive
Class 3F Jinty Tank Locomotive 47458

Class 3F Jinty Tank Locomotive
Class 3F Jinty Tank Locomotive 47480

Class 3F Jinty Tank Locomotive
Class 3F Jinty Tank Locomotive None

Class 3F Jinty Tank Locomotive
Class 3F Jinty Tank Locomotive 47646

Class 3F Tank Locomotive
Class 3F Tank Locomotive 47606

Class 3F Tank Locomotive
Class 3F Tank Locomotive 7606

Class 3F Tank Locomotive
Class 3F Tank Locomotive 47606


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