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Below is a list of some of my favourite kinds of locomotives and their classes, when they were built, their wheel configuration, and how fast they can go.

I discovered the Fletcher Jennings Class C, LB&SCR E2 Class, LMS Fowler Class 3F, LNER Class A4, Bagnall 0-4-0ST, Midlander 4wDM, Hunslet Austerity, British Rail Class 08, BR Class 42 "Warship", and British Rail Class 17 because certain engines of Thomas and Friends - Skarloey, Thomas, Jinty, Spencer, Bill and Ben, Rusty, Wilbert, Diesel, 'Arry and Bert, and Splatter and Dodge, Diesel 10, and Derek - are based on these classes.

Although I have officially grown out of Thomas and Friends, I still haven't completely abandoned it permanently. This is partly due to my interest in characters, and my interest in locomotives. The rest of the classes that are featured here I discovered in 2010 while reading through this book of locomotives, with the exception of the Minerva Kerr Stuart "Victory" 0-6-0T, BR Class 03, and BR Class 20 which I discovered sometime in 2017. Enjoy! :D

List of Some Types of Locomotives and their Top Speeds

Class: Built: Configuration: Top Speed:
Fletcher Jennings Class C 1864 0-4-2ST, originally
0-4-0ST
20 miles per hour[1]
Highland Railway Jones Goods 1894 4-6-0 50-60 miles per hour[2]
North Stafford [M] Between 1908 and 1923 0-6-2T 35-40 miles per hour[3]
LB&SCR E2 Between 1913 and 1916 0-6-0T 30-50 miles per hour[4]
Pennsylvania 2–8–2 'Mikado' Type Between 1914 and 1919 2-8-2 45-55 miles per hour[5]
Minerva Kerr Stuart "Victory" 0-6-0T 1917 0-6-0T 30-35 miles per hour[6]
LMS Fowler Class 3F Between 1924 and 1931 0-6-0T 40 miles per hour /
64 kilometres per hour
LMS Princess Royal July 1933 - October 1935 4-6-2 114 miles per hour
LNER A4 Pacific Between 1935 and 1938 4-6-2 126.4 miles per hour /
203.4 kilometres per hour
LMS Jubilee Leander March 1936 4-6-0 75 miles per hour
Bagnall 0-4-0ST 1937 and 1953 0-4-0ST 15-20 miles per hour[7]
Midlander 4wDM 1941 4wDM 10-15 miles per hour[8]
Hunslet Austerity Between 1943 and 1964 0-6-0ST 35 miles per hour /
56 kilometres per hour
BR Class 08 Between 1952 and 1962 0-6-0DE 20 miles per hour /
32 kilometres per hour
BR Class 03 Between 1957 and 1961 0-6-0DE 28.5 miles per hour /
45.9 kilometres per hour
BR Class 20 Between 1957 and 1968 Bo-Bo 75 miles per hour /
121 kilometres per hour
BR Class 42 "Warship" Between 1958 and 1961 Bo-Bo 90 miles per hour /
145 kilometres per hour
BR Class 37 Between 1960 and 1965 Co+Co 90 miles per hour /
140 kilometres per hour
BR Class 17 Between 1962 and 1965 Bo-Bo 60 miles per hour /
97 kilometres per hour
BR Class 373 Between 1992 and 1996 208.0 miles per hour /
334.7 kilometres per hour

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References:

  1. This is the average speed that the Fletcher Jennings Class C is known to travel at. This may not reflect the train's actual top speed.
  2. The maximum speed that the Highland Railway Jones Goods class is able to go is unclear. While some sources say that it is capable of reaching 50 miles an hour, it hasn't been confirmed what the maximum speed they are able to travel at is.
  3. The maximum speed that the North Stafford [M] class is able to go is uncertain. Though it is presumed that the locomotive would at least have been able to reach 35-40 miles per hour.
  4. The maximum speed that the LB&SCR E2 class is able to go is debatable, as some sources say that it can reach a maximum of 30-40 miles an hour, while other sources say that it can reach a maximum of 40-50 miles an hour.
  5. The maximum speed that the Pennsylvania 2–8–2 'Mikado' Type class is able to go is uncertain. Though it is presumed that the locomotive would at least have been able to reach 45-55 miles per hour.
  6. The maximum speed that the Minerva Kerr Stuart "Victory" 0-6-0T class is able to go is uncertain. Though it is presumed that the locomotive would at least have been able to reach 30-35 miles per hour.
  7. The maximum speed that the Bagnall 0-4-0ST class is able to go is uncertain. Though it is presumed that the locomotive would at least have been able to reach 15-20 miles per hour.
  8. The maximum speed that the Midlander 4wDM class is able to go is uncertain. Though it is presumed that the locomotive would at least have been able to reach 10-15 miles per hour.

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