Locomotive Class

Princess Class

Princess Class Class: Princess Class
Type: Steam
Designer: Sir William Stanier
Weight: 159 tons
Purpose: Express Passenger

Information: Introduced in 1933, the Princess Class was the first Pacific type locomotive built by the London Midland & Scottish Railway. Purpose designed to cope with the increasing traffic and loads associated with the prestigious “Royal Scot” London to Glasgow passenger service.

Details: Ever increasing train size and a publicity race for prestige passenger traffic to the North were factors leading to the design of a Pacific steam locomotive by the LMS.
Sir William Stanier took over as Chief Mechanical Engineer with the LMS in 1932 and is credited with the success of the Princess Class. The LMS was the largest constituent of the four grouped railway companies. Prior to the Princess Class being introduced in 1933, the LMS had relied on venerable 4-6-0 Royal Scot’s and Patriot classes, plus a multitude of dated 4-4-0 designs having to be double headed in order to haul their respective services.
The first batch consisted of two locomotives being built at Crewe and entering service during 1933. The design has been said to have been strongly influenced by the new Mechanical Engineer’s tenure with the GWR and particularly form lessons learned from the Castle Class locomotive design. Appropriately the design was enlarged for the longer distances and higher tonnage associated with practical LMS requirements. Eleven more locomotives were turned-out in 1935 bringing the Class total to 13; although the third member built was not originally built as a “standard” Princess. Originally built as Turbomotive No. 6202, she was a class to it-self being designed as a one-off experimental design using steam turbines, as opposed to cylinders for steam propulsion. By 1952, the locomotive was rebuilt by British Railways to the conventional Princess Class design.
A number of liveries were carried by class members, some being repainted on numerous occasions. Liveries included the as built LMS crimson Lake with gold lettering, Utility black (during war time), BR experimental blue, BR green, and later BR maroon.
The first locomotive with-drawn was a result of severe accident damage in the Harrow and Wealdstone disaster. On October 8, 1952; only weeks after being rebuilt, No. 46202 re-named “Princess Anne” was written-off due after the wreck that sadly resulted in 112-deaths and 340-injuries.
Between October 1961 and November 1962 the entire class had been with-drawn. Two members; 6201 “Princess Elizabeth” and 6203 “Princess Margaret Rose” survived and both can be seen into active retirement under steam.

John Faulkner

Princess Class Releases (24)

MODEL NO. LIVERY
Class 7P Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth
Released: 1955 1956 1957 1958
46201 B.R. Green
Class 7P Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth
Released: 1955 1956 1957 1958
46201 B.R. Black
Class 8P Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth
Released: 1984 1985
46201 B.R. Green
Class 8P Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth
Released: 1959 1959a 1960 1961 1962a
46201 B.R. Green
Class 8P Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth - Assembly Pack 46201 B.R. Green
Class 8P Locomotive - Princess Victoria 46205 B.R. Black
Class 8P Locomotive - The Princess Royal
Released: 1984 1985
6200 L.M.S. Crimson
Class 8P Locomotive - The Princess Royal 46200 B.R. Maroon
Princess Class Locomotive - Lady Patricia
Released: 1989 1990 1991
46210 B.R. Blue (Steam)
Princess Class Locomotive - Lady Patricia (Weathered)
Released: 2005 2006
46210 B.R. Blue (Steam)
Princess Class Locomotive - Princess Arthur Of Connaught
Released: 2001 2002
6207 L.M.S. Crimson
Princess Class Locomotive - Princess Arthur Of Connaught
Released: 2005 2011
46207 B.R. Crimson
Princess Class Locomotive - Princess Beatrice
Released: 1992 1993
46209 B.R. Green
Princess Class Locomotive - Princess Helena Victoria
Released: 1994 1995
46208 B.R. Blue (Steam)
Princess Class Locomotive - Princess Margaret Rose
Released: 2001 2002
46203 B.R. Green
Princess Royal Class 8P Locomotive - Princess Victoria
Released: 1974
46205 B.R. Black
Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Duchess Of Kent
Released: 2003
46212 B.R. Green
Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Helena Victoria (DCC Locomotive with Sound)
Released: 2011
46208 B.R. Maroon
Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth 6201 L.M.S. Crimson
Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth - The Pete Waterman Collection
Released: 2009 2010
46201 B.R. Green
Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Princess Louise
Released: 2003 2004 2005
6204 L.M.S. Crimson
Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Princess Margaret Rose
Released: 2006 2007
46203 B.R. Crimson
Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Queen Maud
Released: 2007 2008 2009
46211 B.R. Green
The Royal Scot (Princess Class - Princess Helena)
Released: 1997
6208 L.M.S. Crimson

Princess Class Images (24)

Class 7P Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth
Class 7P Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth 46201

Class 7P Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth
Class 7P Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth 46201

Class 8P Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth
Class 8P Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth 46201

Class 8P Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth
Class 8P Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth 46201

Class 8P Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth - Assembly Pack
Class 8P Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth - Assembly Pack 46201

Class 8P Locomotive - Princess Victoria
Class 8P Locomotive - Princess Victoria 46205

Class 8P Locomotive - The Princess Royal
Class 8P Locomotive - The Princess Royal 6200

Class 8P Locomotive - The Princess Royal
Class 8P Locomotive - The Princess Royal 46200

Princess Class Locomotive - Lady Patricia
Princess Class Locomotive - Lady Patricia 46210

Princess Class Locomotive - Lady Patricia (Weathered)
Princess Class Locomotive - Lady Patricia (Weathered) 46210

Princess Class Locomotive - Princess Arthur Of Connaught
Princess Class Locomotive - Princess Arthur Of Connaught 6207

Princess Class Locomotive - Princess Arthur Of Connaught
Princess Class Locomotive - Princess Arthur Of Connaught 46207

Princess Class Locomotive - Princess Beatrice
Princess Class Locomotive - Princess Beatrice 46209

Princess Class Locomotive - Princess Helena Victoria
Princess Class Locomotive - Princess Helena Victoria 46208

Princess Class Locomotive - Princess Margaret Rose
Princess Class Locomotive - Princess Margaret Rose 46203

Princess Royal Class 8P Locomotive - Princess Victoria
Princess Royal Class 8P Locomotive - Princess Victoria 46205

Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Duchess Of Kent
Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Duchess Of Kent 46212

Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Helena Victoria (DCC Locomotive with Sound)
Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Helena Victoria (DCC Locomotive with Sound) 46208

Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth
Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth 6201

Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth - The Pete Waterman Collection
Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth - The Pete Waterman Collection 46201

Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Princess Louise
Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Princess Louise 6204

Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Princess Margaret Rose
Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Princess Margaret Rose 46203

Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Queen Maud
Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Queen Maud 46211

The Royal Scot (Princess Class - Princess Helena)
The Royal Scot (Princess Class - Princess Helena) 6208


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