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Note: To Obtain Consistency in the Steam System, Shed Codes used are those Registered at Nationalisation on 1st January 1948
Number42737
2nd Grouping Number
1st Grouping Numberlms 2737
2nd Pre Grouping Number
1st Pre Grouping Number
Works/Lot Number 5729
Class CodeCRAB
DesignerHughes
Designation2-6-0
Built16/01/1927
BuilderCrewe Works (LNWR/LMS/British Railways)
1948 Shed65F Grangemouth
Last Shed67C Ayr
Withdrawn31/12/1966
Disposal detailsCampbells, Airdrie.
DisposalCut Up
Disposal Date30/04/1967

Class Information

Introduced 1926. Hughes design, built under Fowler's direction with parallel boiler. 5F "Crab"
(a) Rebuilt experimentally in 1931 with Lentz rotary cam poppet valves. Valve gear replaced by Reidinger rotary poppet valve gear in 1953.

Weight:
Loco 66 tons 0 cwt Driving Wheel: 5' 6"
Boil Press: 180lb/sq in Su
Cylinders: Valve Gear: Walschaerts (piston valves)
Lentz, then Reidinger (poppet valves)(a)
Two 21" x 26" (outside) TE: 26,580 lb

Images

LMS/BR Class Hughes 2-6-0 Crab No. 42737 at Ayr Shed 1965
Date Photo Taken: 09/10/1965
Date Uploaded 30/05/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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Comments: 1

This picture also appears in this album : Trainspotting in the 1950s and 1960s and What We Used to Wear

A cab view of LMS/BR Class Hughes 2-6-0 'Crab' No. 42737 at Ayr Shed on 9th October 1965.

A cab view of LMS/BR Class Hughes 2-6-0 'Crab' No. 42737 at Ayr Shed 67C on 9th October 1965. Trainspotting members of the 'Border Railway Society' can be seen in the cab. L-R Chris, one of the Garlick twins (no one could tell them apart), Ian Hewson, Johnnie Walker (with his trademark 'bobble hat') and the other Garlick twin, David. They are all wearing anoraks and jeans.

Built at Crewe Works and released on 16 January 1927, it was withdrawn from 65F Grangemouth shed in December 1966 and cut up by Campbells, Airdrie in April 1967


LMS/BR Class Hughes 2-6-0 Crab No. 42737 at Ayr Shed 1965
Date Photo Taken: 09/10/1965
Date Uploaded 30/05/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
Views: 4427
Comments: 0

This picture also appears in this album : Trainspotting in the 1950s and 1960s and What We Used to Wear

A cab view of LMS/BR Class Hughes 2-6-0 'Crab' No. 42737 at Ayr Shed on 9th October 1965.

Trainspotting members of the 'Border Railway Society' can be seen in the cab. They are wearing a variety of clothing. L-R James Grimer (anorak), Howard [Howie] Milburn (quilted hooded jacket and long trousers), Ian Boyd (coat) and Howard Routledge (jacket).

Built at Crewe Works and released on 16 January 1927, it was withdrawn from 65F Grangemouth shed in December 1966 and cut up by Campbells, Airdrie in April 1967


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