LMS 2870 Deeley/Fowler 3500 gallon

LMS 2870 Deeley/Fowler 3500 gallon

LMS  2870 Deeley/Fowler 3500 gallon
LMS 2870 Deeley/Fowler 3500 gallon


Present Location Mid Hants
Designed For LMS
Type & Original Water Capacity Deeley/Fowler 3500 gallon
Original Coal Capacity (tons) 7
Chassis Type Deeley 3 axle
Wheelbase 7ft 0in + 6ft 9in
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Current Water Capacity (gallons) 3500
Current Coal Capacity (tons) 7
Scoop Fitted No
Allocated To 88 (53808) SDJR 7F class 2-8-0
Present Number 2870
Owner Somerset and Dorset Trust
Status Under Restoration/Overhaul
Notes This tender was initially built as a Johnson 4100 gallon bogie tender in 1902 or 1903. In 1909 the 4100 gallon tank was transferred to a new Deeley 3 axle chassis. The Johnson tank was replaced with a Fowler 3500 gallon, probably sometime in the 1930's. Thus none of the original bogie tender survives in the current version. It is intended to replace the tank at the next overhaul. Information on the history of this tender is from Midland Railway Locomotives Volume 4 by Stephen Summerson
Photo by Mike Haddon
Photo Date 12/06/2015
Date Record Last Updated 05/10/2020

11/03/2018 Mike Haddon
11/03/2018 Mike Haddon



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