Ivatt 2-6-0 configuration Steam locomotives

Picture of Ivatt, a steam locomotive from The Olden Days

Built: Designed by H. G. Ivatt. Built by British Rail in the LMS workshops

Description: Ivatt had 4 manifestations, classes 1 to 4, all 2-6-0 . The "0" indicates they had no tank, so were "saddlebacks" Most were class 2 - for light, mixed traffic, with 17410 lbf tractive effort and weight of 47.1 tons. Class 4 were designed for medium freight work, 24170 lbf tractive effort and weight of 59.1 tons. I found no record of classes 1 and 3.

Special Events With USA Tank No. 30072, double-headed the "Re-opening Special" in June 1968. It also represented the KWVR at the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway in Durham in 1975.

Retirement: Class 2 has 7 preserved in various locations, while class 4 has only 1, at Lostock Hall, Preston.

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