LMS 5XP ‘Jubilee’ with Riveted Tender 45654 ‘Hood’ BR Lined Green (Late Crest) – DCC Sound
Built: 1934 - 1936
Constructed by: LMS at Derby and Crewe
Duties: Express passenger
• Accessory pack
• Sprung buffers
• Diagonal cab-side stripe
• Etched name-plates
The London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Jubilee Class is a steam locomotive type designed principally for main line passenger work. 191 locomotives were built between 1934 and 1936. They were built alongside the numerous LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0. 113 locomotives were ordered straight from the drawing board. No. 5642 which had been named Silver Jubilee on 19 April 1935 in recognition of the Silver Jubilee of King George V on 6 May of that year, gave the entire class its name.
The power classification was 5XP, in common with the earlier Patriot class. In January 1951, the classification was revised to 6P; this was revised again to 6P5F in November 1955, but the latter change was not applied to the locomotives' cabsides, which continued to show 6P. The class is often associated with the Midland Division, i.e. the lines inherited from the former Midland Railway, because until the late 1950s, it was rare for any 7P locomotives to work south of Leeds. Until then, Jubilees were the largest express engine normally found on the lines running out of St Pancras or radiating from Derby. The locos were synonymous with all main lines throughout the former LMS system, over which they were known to haul many of the famous named expresses including the Irish Mail, Thames Clyde, The Waverley, Devonian, Lakes Express, Lancastrian, Manxman, Mancunian, Palatine, Peaks Express, The Pines and the Ulster Express.
Four Jubilees have been preserved with two of them 45593 and 45596 being purchased directly from BR after the end of main line steam, the other two being rescued from Woodham Brothers. All four members of the class have operated in preservation and all have run on the main line. As of 2019 three members of the class are operational and all of them have main line certificates, the most recent engine being 45596 Bahamas following running in at Tyseley. While three members of the class are operational the fourth engine 45593 Kolhapur is stored inside the shed at Tyseley Loco Works awaiting its turn in the overhaul queue.