LMS 3563 Johnson/Fowler 3500 gallon

LMS 3563 Johnson/Fowler 3500 gallon

LMS  3563 Johnson/Fowler 3500 gallon
LMS 3563 Johnson/Fowler 3500 gallon


Present Location Unknown
Designed For LMS
Type & Original Water Capacity Johnson/Fowler 3500 gallon
Original Coal Capacity (tons) 5.5
Chassis Type Johnson 3 axle outside springs
Wheelbase 6ft 6in + 6ft 6in
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Current Water Capacity (gallons) 3500
Current Coal Capacity (tons) 5.5
Scoop Fitted Yes
Allocated To 42859 LMS Crab class 2-6-0
Present Number 3563
Status Other
Notes This tender is a bit of a mystery. It has Midland Railway Johnson frames but the last tender allocated to 42859 on the loco and tender record cards is a Fowler 3500 gallon no. 3563 listed as built in 1925 by North British Locomotive Co. It would be expected that the tender would be all new construction and the record card does not list it as reusing old frames. John Jennisonís article on LMS 3500 gallon tenders in LMS Review No. 1 also doesnít list it as having old frames. The most obvious explanation would be an undocumented tender exchange in the latter days of BR steam. However there is photographic evidence that this tender had Johnson frames in the early 1950's. A possible explanation is a frame swap that hasn't been documented. The engine entered and left Barry scrapyard with the same tender.Tank and frame are currently separated. The frame was removed to an unknown location in December 2012 and may have been scrapped but the situation is unclear. Tank was at Binbrook Airfield but was moved to a different unknown location by November 2013. The picture above is an undated image taken at Woodham Bros, Barry.
Photo by Collection of Justin Edwards
Date Record Last Updated 02/12/2020

circa 2000 Collection Justin edwards
circa 2000 Collection Justin edwards



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