MainLine Registered Steam Locomotives - updated Sun 13-Apr-14
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MAINLINE STEAM LOCOMOTIVES 2014


This page lists steam locomotives which have current or recently expired main line running certificates, or are expected to receive certificates within the next year or so. Note that locomotives require an annual main-line operating certificate (indicated in col headed "12mo cert") which includes a boiler inspection. This may be renewed annually for up to 7 years, which may be extended to 10 years subject to condition of the boiler. This normally requires at least one intermediate major inspection and re-tube of the boiler before expiry of the 7 year period. In some cases certification is for operation over London Underground Ltd track only (indicated by (2) in 12 mo cert column).

In the latest Network Rail Group Standard (GO/RT3440) published June 2007, steam locos hauling passenger trains are normally limited to a maximum speed of 60mph, except for a few locos with driving wheels of 6ft 2in diameter or larger which are approved for 75 mph running. Locos with driving wheels below 5ft 8in diameter are normally limited to 50mph, and those below 5ft in diameter are normally limited to 35mph. (A few locos such as 9466, 48151 and 76079 have derogations allowing them to run faster than these new limits). Lower speed limits normally apply when running light engine or with a single coach. Tender locos travelling in reverse are normally limited to 35mph, but may be towed in reverse at speeds up to 60mph.

Speedometers and BR AWS are now compulsory for all main line locos. TPWS was required from Jan 2004. OTMR data recorders are now compulsory from March 2007. A dispensation (dsp) was allowed for one or two locos which were withdrawn from mainline use by the end of 2007.

Steam locos can normally only run with vacuum braked coaching stock. However some locomotives have now been fitted with steam powered air pumps and air brake controls for use with air braked coaching stock (indicated in col "air brk"). In many cases the loco itself retains vacuum or steam brakes as originally designed, but in one or two cases the loco has also been converted to air braking. Some other locos (not indicated) are fitted with through air brake pipes and controls (sometimes temporarily) for operation in conjunction with diesel or electric locos fitted with air compressors. The designation "i/h" denotes work in-hand.

Locos are identified in this table by their British Railways running number. Some locos are currently running in prenationalisation liveries with corresponding number which is shown in square brackets under the Loco details column. All main line steam locos are allocated a five figure number "98cxx" for use in TOPS, where "c" is the former BR power classification 0-8, and "xx" is usually but not always the last two digits of the loco running number. A full list of steam loco TOPS numbers may be found here (pdf file).

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Loco with current certificate
Loco with current certificate but not presently operational
Loco likely (?) to be certificated in next 18 months
Loco with recently expired certicate or withdrawn from mainline
(1) Approved for use between Battersby and Whitby only


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Great Western Railway
Loco No Loco detailstext TOPS no 12mo cert ML cert expires   boiler   cert TPWS OTMR max mph air brk
3440 GWR City class 4-4-0 City of Truro 98240 no 2011 2014 yes no 60 no
4936 GWR 49xx class 4-6-0  Kinlet Hall 98536 yes 2018 2021 yes yes 60 no
4953 GWR 49xx class 4-6-0  Pitchford Hall 98553 no 2010 2012 yes yes 60 no
4965 GWR 49xx class 4-6-0  Rood Ashton Hall 98565 yes 2016 2019 yes yes 60 no
5029 GWR 4073 class 4-6-0  Nunney Castle 98728 yes 2014 2017 yes yes 75 yes
5043 GWR 4073 class 4-6-0  Earl of Mount Edgcumbe Updated 98743 yes Oct-18 Oct-18 yes yes 75 no
5521 GWR 4575 class 2-6-2T 98421 yes(2)     -      
5972 GWR 49xx class 4-6-0  Olton Hall [Hogwarts Castle] 98572 yes 2014 2017 yes yes 60 no
6023 GWR 60xx class 4-6-0  King Edward II 98823   2017 2020 i/h i/h 75 no
6024 GWR 60xx class 4-6-0  King Edward I 98824 no Mar-12 Mar-14 yes yes 75 yes
7029 GWR 4073 class 4-6-0  Clun Castle 98729 no - - yes yes 75 no
7752 GWR 57xx class 0-6-0T [LUL L94] 98452 yes 2018 2021 yes yes 35 no
9466 GWR 94xx class 0-6-0T 98466 no 2013 2013 yes yes 45 no
9600 GWR 8750 class 0-6-0T 98457 yes 2015 2018 yes yes 45 no


Southern Railway
Loco No Loco detailstext TOPS no 12mo cert ML cert expires   boiler   cert TPWS OTMR max mph air brk
30777 SR N15  class 4-6-0 30777 Sir Lamiel 98577 no 2013   yes yes 75 no
30825 SR S15 class 4-6-0 [825] 98625 no(1)     yes no 45 no
30850 SR LN class 4-6-0 Lord Nelson [E850] 98750 no   2015 yes yes 75 yes
30926 SR Schools class 4-4-0 Repton [926] 98726 no(1)     yes no 45 no
34046 SR WC class 4-6-2  Braunton (rebuilt) 98746 yes   2017 yes yes 75 yes
34067 SR BB class 4-6-2  Tangmere 98767 yes 2018 2021 yes yes 75 yes
35028 SR MN class 4-6-2  Clan Line (rebuilt) 98828 yes     yes yes 75 yes


London Midland Scottish Railway
Loco No Loco detailstext TOPS no 12mo cert ML cert expires   boiler  
cert
TPWS OTMR max mph air brk
44767 LMS 5MT class 4-6-0 98567 yes(1) 2017 2020 yes no 45 no
44871 LMS 5MT class 4-6-0 98571 yes 2017 2020 yes yes 60 yes
44932 LMS 5MT class 4-6-0 98532 yes 2017 2020 yes yes 60 no
45212 LMS 5MT class 4-6-0 updated 98512       yes yes 60  
45231 LMS 5MT class 4-6-0 The Sherwood Forester 98531 yes 2020 2023 yes yes 60 no
45305 LMS 5MT class 4-6-0 Alderman A E Draper 98505 yes     yes yes 60 no
45407 LMS 5MT class 4-6-0 The Lancashire Fusilier 98507 yes 2017 2020 yes yes 60 yes
45428 LMS 5MT class 4-6-0 98528 yes(1)     yes no 45 no
45690 LMS 5XP class 4-6-0 Leander [5690] 98690 no 2012 2012 yes yes 75 no
45699 LMS 5XP class 4-6-0 Galatea 98699 yes 2020 2023 yes yes 75 no
46100 LMS 7P class 4-6-0 Royal Scot   no   2018 yes yes 75 i/h
46115 LMS 7P class 4-6-0 Scots Guardsman 98715 yes 2015 2018 yes yes 75 no
46201 LMS 8P class 4-6-2 Princess Elizabeth [6201] 98801 yes Dec-12 Dec-12 yes yes 75 yes
46233 LMS 8P class 4-6-2 Duchess of Sutherland [6233] 98834 yes Feb-12 2021 yes yes 75 yes
48151 LMS 8F  class 2-8-0 98851 yes 2017 2020 yes yes 50 no


London North Eastern Railway
Loco No Loco detailstext TOPS no 12mo cert ML cert expires   boiler  
cert
TPWS OTMR max mph air brk
60007 LNE A4 class 4-6-2  Sir Nigel Gresley 98898 yes 2015 2017 yes yes 75 yes
60009 LNE A4 class 4-6-2  Union of South Africa 98809 yes     yes yes 75 yes
60019 LNE A4 class 4-6-2  Bittern [4464] 98819 yes   2015 yes yes 75 yes
60103 LNE A3 class 4-6-2  Flying Scotsman [4472] 98872 no 2008 2008 yes  i/h 75 yes
60163 LNE A1 class 4-6-2  Tornado 98863 yes 2015 2018 yes yes 75 yes
61264 LNE B1 class 4-6-0 updated 98564 yes     yes yes 75 no
61306 LNE B1 class 4-6-0 updated 98506 yes         75 no
61994 LNE K4  class 2-6-0 The Great Marquess [3442] 98642 yes     yes yes 60 no
62005 LNE K1 class 2-6-0 98605 yes     yes yes 50 no


British Railways
Loco No Loco detailstext TOPS no 12mo cert ML cert expires   boiler  
cert
TPWS OTMR max mph air brk
70000 BR 7MT class 4-6-2  Britannia 98700 yes   2020 yes yes 75 yes
70013 BR 7MT class 4-6-2  Oliver Cromwell 98713 yes 2014 2017 yes yes 75 no
71000 BR 8P   class 4-6-2  Duke of Gloucester 98802 no     yes yes 75 yes
75029 BR 4MT class 4-6-0 98429 yes(1)     yes no 45 no
76079 BR 4MT class 2-6-0 98476 no(1) 2014 2014 yes yes 60 yes

(1) Approved for use between Battersby and Whitby only

(2) Approved for use on London Underground Ltd only



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