Metropolitan Railway C Class
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
BuilderNeilson and Company
Serial number4352–4355
Build date1891
Total produced4
 • Whyte0-4-4T
 • UICB2′ n2t
Gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm)
Fuel typeCoal
CylindersTwo, inside
OperatorsMetropolitan Railway
ClassC class
Number in class4
DispositionNo. 69 sold around 1920, others scrapped

The Metropolitan Railway C class was a group of four 0-4-4T steam tank locomotives built in 1891 by Neilson and Company. They were to a design by James Stirling, originally the Q class of the South Eastern Railway,[1] and were fitted with condensing apparatus for working in tunnels.

The Neilson works numbers were 4352–5, they were delivered in June 1891 as Metropolitan Railway nos. 67–70. Larger boilers were fitted during 1901–03, with the pressure increased to 150 pounds-force per square inch (1,030 kPa) as compared the 140 lbf/in2 (965 kPa) of the original boilers. No. 67 was sold in 1917 to the Ministry of Munitions; the others were sold in 1923 to Charles Williams of Morriston.[2]


  1. ^ Casserley, H.C. (1977). The Later Years of Metropolitan Steam. Truro: D.Bradford Barton. p. 7. ISBN 0-85153-327-2.
  2. ^ Goudie, Frank (1990). Metropolitan Steam Locomotives. Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. pp. 27–29. ISBN 1-85414-118-X.