List of King Arthur class locomotives

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Below are the names and numbers of the LSWR N15 class/SR 'King Arthur' Class locomotives. Another successful publicity campaign by the Southern Railway when named from 1925 onwards, they represented the counties of Devon and Somerset due to their association with the legend of King Arthur. The batches have been separated for ease of reference.

Contents

The Urie Arthurs

BR No.SR No.SR Name [1]BuilderBuiltWithdrawnNotes
30736736ExcaliburLSWR, Eastleigh01918-08-01August 191801956-11-01November 1956Lemaître exhaust
30737737King UtherLSWR, Eastleigh01918-10-01October 191801956-06-01June 1956Lemaître exhaust
30738738King PellinoreLSWR, Eastleigh01918-12-01December 191801958-03-01March 1958
30739739King LeodegranceLSWR, Eastleigh01919-02-01February 191901957-05-01May 1957
30740740MerlinLSWR, Eastleigh01919-04-01April 191901955-12-01December 1955Deliberately involved in crash staged for film at Longmoor Military railway[2]
30741741Joyous GardLSWR, Eastleigh01919-04-01April 191901956-02-01February 1956Lemaître exhaust
30742742CamelotLSWR, Eastleigh01919-06-01June 191901957-02-01February 1957
30743743LyonnesseLSWR, Eastleigh01919-08-01August 191901955-10-01October 1955
30744744Maid of AstolatLSWR, Eastleigh01919-09-01September 191901956-01-01January 1956
30745745TintagelLSWR, Eastleigh01919-11-01November 191901956-02-01February 1956
30746746PendragonLSWR, Eastleigh01922-06-01June 192201955-10-01October 1955
30747747ElaineLSWR, Eastleigh01922-07-01July 192201956-10-01October 1956
30748748VivienLSWR, Eastleigh01922-08-01August 192201957-09-01September 1957
30749749IseultLSWR, Eastleigh01922-09-01September 192201957-06-01June 1957
30750750Morgan le FayLSWR, Eastleigh01922-10-01October 192201957-07-01July 1957
30751751EtarreLSWR, Eastleigh01922-11-01November 192201957-06-01June 1957
30752752LinetteLSWR, Eastleigh01922-12-01December 192201955-12-01December 1955Lemaître exhaust
30753753MelisandeLSWR, Eastleigh01923-01-01January 192301957-03-01March 1957
30754754The Green KnightLSWR, Eastleigh01923-02-01February 192301953-02-01February 1953
30755755The Red KnightLSWR, Eastleigh01923-03-01March 192301957-05-01May 1957Lemaître exhaust

The Eastleigh Arthurs

BR No.SR No.SR Name[1]BuilderBuiltWithdrawnNotes
30448448Sir TristramSR, Eastleigh01925-05-01May 192501960-08-01August 1960
30449449Sir TorreSR, Eastleigh01925-06-01June 192501959-12-01December 1959
30450450Sir KaySR, Eastleigh01925-06-01June 192501960-09-01September 1960
30451451Sir LamorakSR, Eastleigh01925-06-01June 192501962-06-01June 1962
30452452Sir MeliagranceSR, Eastleigh01925-07-01July 192501959-08-01August 1959
30453453King ArthurSR, Eastleigh01925-02-01February 192501961-07-01July 1961
30454454Queen GuinevereSR, Eastleigh01925-03-01March 192501958-10-01October 1958
30455455Sir LancelotSR, Eastleigh01925-03-01March 192501959-04-01April 1959
30456456Sir GalahadSR, Eastleigh01925-04-01April 192501960-05-01May 1960
30457457Sir BedivereSR, Eastleigh01925-04-01April 192501961-05-01May 1961
30793793Sir OntzlakeSR, Eastleigh01926-03-01March 192601962-09-01September 1962
30794794Sir Ector de MarisSR, Eastleigh01926-03-01March 192601960-08-01August 1960
30795795Sir DinadanSR, Eastleigh01926-04-01April 192601962-08-01August 1962
30796796Sir Dodinas le SavageSR, Eastleigh01926-04-01April 192601962-03-01March 1962
30797797Sir Blamor de GanisSR, Eastleigh01926-06-01June 192601959-05-01May 1959
30798798Sir HectimereSR, Eastleigh01926-06-01June 192601962-06-01June 1962
30799799Sir IronsideSR, Eastleigh01926-07-01July 192601961-02-01February 1961
30800800Sir Meleaus de LileSR, Eastleigh01926-09-01September 192601961-09-01September 1961
30801801Sir Meliot de LogresSR, Eastleigh01926-10-01October 192601959-04-01April 1959
30802802Sir DurnoreSR, Eastleigh01926-10-01October 192601961-07-01July 1961
30803803Sir Harry le Fise LakeSR, Eastleigh01926-11-01November 192601961-09-01September 1961
30804804Sir Cador of CornwallSR, Eastleigh01926-12-01December 192601962-02-01February 1962
30805805Sir ConstatineSR, Eastleigh01927-01-01January 192701959-06-01June 1959
30806806Sir GalleronSR, Eastleigh01927-01-01January 192701961-04-01April 1961

The Scotch Arthurs

BR No.SR No.SR Name[1]BuilderBuiltWithdrawnNotes
30763763Sir Bors de GanisNorth British Loco 2320901925-05-01May 192501960-10-01October 1960
30764764Sir GawainNorth British Loco 2321001925-05-01May 192501961-07-01July 1961
30765765Sir GarethNorth British Loco 2321101925-05-01May 192501962-09-01September 1962
30766766Sir GeraintNorth British Loco 2321201925-05-01May 192501958-12-01December 1958
30767767Sir ValenceNorth British Loco 2321301925-05-01May 192501959-06-01June 1959
30768768Sir BalinNorth British Loco 2321401925-05-01May 192501961-11-01November 1961
30769769Sir BalanNorth British Loco 2321501925-06-01June 192501960-03-01March 1960
30770770Sir PrianiusNorth British Loco 2321601925-06-01June 192501962-11-01November 1962Interestingly, this locomotive was the subject of a spelling mistake, as the Knight of the same name in the book Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Mallory was Sir Priamus.
30771771Sir SagramoreNorth British Loco 2321701925-06-01June 192501961-02-01February 1961
30772772Sir PercivaleNorth British Loco 2321801925-06-01June 192501961-09-01September 1961
30773773Sir LavaineNorth British Loco 2321901925-06-01June 192501962-02-01February 1962
30774774Sir GaherisNorth British Loco 2322001925-06-01June 192501960-01-01January 1960
30775775Sir AgravaineNorth British Loco 2322101925-06-01June 192501960-02-01February 1960
30776776Sir GalagarsNorth British Loco 2322201925-06-01June 192501959-01-01January 1959
30777777Sir LamielNorth British Loco 2322301925-06-01June 192501961-10-01October 1961Preserved as part of the National Collection, back on mainline railtours after work done on firebox stays. Operational base is the Great Central Railway (preserved).
30778778Sir PelleasNorth British Loco 2322401925-07-01July 192501959-05-01May 1959
30779779Sir ColgrevanceNorth British Loco 2322501925-07-01July 192501959-07-01July 1959
30780780Sir PersantNorth British Loco 2322601925-07-01July 192501959-07-01July 1959
30781781Sir AglovaleNorth British Loco 2322701925-08-01August 192501962-05-01May 1962
30782782Sir BrianNorth British Loco 2322801925-07-01July 192501962-09-01September 1962
30783783Sir GillemereNorth British Loco 2327901925-08-01August 192501961-03-01March 1961
30784784Sir NerovensNorth British Loco 2328001925-09-01September 192501959-10-01October 1959
30785785Sir Mador de la PorteNorth British Loco 2328101925-09-01September 192501959-10-01October 1959
30786786Sir LionelNorth British Loco 2328201925-09-01September 192501959-08-01August 1959
30787787Sir MenadeukeNorth British Loco 2328301925-09-01September 192501959-02-01February 1959
30788788Sir Urre of the MountNorth British Loco 2328401925-09-01September 192501962-02-01February 1962
30789789Sir Guy[disambiguation needed]North British Loco 2328501925-09-01September 192501959-12-01December 1959
30790790Sir VilliarsNorth British Loco 2328601925-09-01September 192501961-11-01November 1961
30791791Sir UwaineNorth British Loco 2328701925-09-01September 192501960-05-01May 1960
30792792Sir Hervis de RevelNorth British Loco 2328801925-09-01September 192501959-02-01February 1959

References

  1. ^ a b c All details from: Burridge, Frank: Nameplates of the Big Four (Oxford Publishing Company: Oxford, 1975) ISBN 0-902888-43-9
  2. ^ Bradley, D.L. (1967). Locomotives of the L.S.W.R.: Part 2. Kenilworth: RCTS. p. 185.