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Era 3 (1923 to 1947) The Big Four (LNER, LMS, GWR and SR)
In 1890 Adams ordered 20 powerful four- coupled tank engines from Nine Elms Works, the design being preferred to six-coupled because of the many poorly laid out goods yards and the sharply curved Cattewater and Sutton Harbour lines at Plymouth. When the South Western gained control of Southampton docks in 1892 Adams transferred two engines there which had their cab front and back sheets cut away to aid visibility and were named JERSEY and GUERNSEY. Over the next few years twelve more were transferred to the docks, including two of the five built by Drummond. All 25 engines were taken into B.R. stock in January 1948; however fourteen were withdrawn over the next year, leaving just eleven survivors, distributed to Eastleigh, Plymouth, Bournemouth and Ashford. The last two representatives stationed at Winchester were withdrawn in October 1963, a month short of their seventieth birthday. Happily both have been preserved.
* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.
B4 0-4-0T Southern Black Lined Green 100
B4 0-4-0T Southern Wartime Black 87
B4 0-4-0T Sussex Yellow
B4 0-4-0T Sussex Yellow DCC
B4 0-4-0T BR Early Crest Black 30084
B4 0-4-0T BR Early Crest Black 30084 DCC
B L & SWR B4 0-4-0T Lined Green 91- Dapol Exclusive Model