Metropolitan Railway D Class
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
BuilderSharp, Stewart and Company
Serial number4055–4056, 4075–4078
Build date1895
Total produced6
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte2-4-0T
 • UIC1′B n2t
Gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm)
Fuel typeCoal
Career
OperatorsMetropolitan Railway
Numbers71–76[1]
DispositionAll scrapped

The Metropolitan Railway D Class was a group of six 2-4-0T locomotives built for the Metropolitan Railway in 1894-1895 by Sharp, Stewart and Company.

Overview

Two locomotives were used on the Verney Junction-Aylesbury section. The other four ran between Aylesbury and Baker Street and were fitted with condensing apparatus, but this was later removed.[2]

Withdrawal

From 1920 the class was withdrawn. Some were sold, others scrapped. None were preserved.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Casserley, H.C. (1977). The Later Years of Metropolitan Steam. Truro: D.Bradford Barton. p. 7. ISBN 0-85153-327-2.
  2. ^ Day, J. and Fenton, W. The Last Drop - London Transport Steam 1863-1971, London Transport Publications 1971, P.14