LMS Stanier Mogul 42968 BR Lined Black L/Crest (Preserved)
Built: 1933 – 1934
Built for: LMS
Designed by: Sir William Stanier
Duties: mixed traffic
• Preserved example
• AWS equipment modelled
• Riveted Fowler tender modelled with optional coal rails
• Accessory pack includes fireman’s tools
• Hinged tender fall-plate
The London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Stanier Class 5 2-6-0 or Stanier Mogul is a class of 2-6-0 mixed traffic steam locomotive. Forty were built between October 1933 and March 1934. Although all built at Crewe Works, they were designed at Horwich Works as a development of the Horwich Mogul, the LMS Hughes Crab 2-6-0. They had the addition of several features brought over from the Great Western Railway by newly arrived Chief Mechanical Engineer William Stanier, most notably the taper boiler associated with the GWR 4300 Class.
Due to a higher boiler pressure than the Crabs the cylinders were 3" smaller in diameter and so the cylinders were able to be mounted horizontally: the only Stanier design to do so. Like the Crab the loco was paired with a Fowler tender that was narrower than the locomotive. When built the first ten locomotives had no water pick-up gear fitted to their tenders.
They were initially numbered 13245–13284 (following on from the Crabs), but as standard locomotives, in the LMS 1933 renumbering scheme they were renumbered 2945–2984 in 1934 (the Crabs becoming 2700–2944). BR added 40000 to their numbers so they became 42945–42984. They were always painted black, and this was lined out except during the austere periods of the 1940s and towards the end of steam.
From the end of 1934 Stanier turned to a larger 4-6-0 for his mixed traffic class, this being the LMS Black Five. Withdrawals commenced in November 1963 with the last one being withdrawn in February 1967. One, 42968, is preserved at the Severn Valley Railway.