LMS Period Locomotives: lnwrbns_lms506
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 'Large boilered' Claughton class No 5962 has
just been given the 'off' as it starts away from Platform 3 with a Liverpool
express service circa 1928. Built at Crewe works in January 1920 as LNWR No 194
with the standard sized boiler, No 5962 was to receive the larger boiler in
1928 as an attempt to overcome the poor steaming problems associated with the
class. Despite this and other modifications, notably the improvement to the
cylinders to stop steam leaking with wear, the class were replaced by the
Patriot class. The locomotive still carried its LNWR number up to February 1928
when it acquired its LMS number. Although No 5962 had the larger boiler which
was used by the Patriots, and despite the fact that many Patriots were notional
rebuilds of Claughton class locomotives No 5962 was never rebuilt because the
Patriot class were in turn superceded by Stanier's Jubilee class which had a
new type of boiler borrowing much of its design from the Great Western Railway.
Consequently No 5962 was withdrawn as seen above in December 1935 to be
scrapped by Crewe works.