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LSWR Drummond T9 "Greyhound" Class 4-4-0

photograph: Mike Morant collection.

A very smart looking Nº122 in its Southern livery.

Of all of Dugald Drummond's designs for the LSWR his T9 express passenger class could probably be described as his most successful. They were popular with their crews and nicknamed "greyhounds" due to their sprightly acceleration. This was due to the design being remarkably free-running with a well steaming boiler, substantial firegrate and masterfully applied Stephenson link motion.

The first twenty engines, to be numbered 113 to 122 and 280 to 289 were built at Nine Elms between June 1899 and February 1900. These had ordinary fireboxes. Simultaneously Dubs & Co built thirty engines numbered 702 to 719 and 721 to 732 with cross water tubes in their fireboxes. This arrangement increased the heating surface and became the standard for all future Drummond passenger engines. Engine 720 was built as an experimental 4-2-2-0. A further fifteen engines were built at Nine Elms between December 1900 and October 1901. This batch were identifiable by having wider cabs and splashers which enclosed the throw of the coupling rods - the earlier batches having separate "outboard" splashers for the rods. Although the class is most associated with tenders of the Drummond "watercart" pattern the first two batches were originally supplied with six wheeled tenders before being paired with a watercart and subsequently after grouping a number of engines re-gained six wheeled tenders for working on the central section.

During World War Two four members of the class were loaned to the LMS for use on the Somerset and Dorset. In 1947 thirteen were converted to oil burners. When this experiment ended in 1948 they were not converted back and were instead withdrawn. Otherwise the majority survived into British Railways ownership. Prior to this a few were repainted into Bullied malachite green livery including the celebrated Royal Engine number 119. In BR days they wore initially plain black but later lined black livery. The last member of the class, 30287, was withdrawn in August 1961. We are fortunate that one member of such a successful design number 120 (30120) survives as part of the NRM collection. It was restored to running condition and from May 1983 was running in BR mixed traffic black livery on the Mid Hants Railway. It subsequently moved to the Swanage Railway where it ran until its boiler certificate expired. It is currently stored as a static display on the Bluebell Railway though plans to restore her to running condition have been halted and a new display home is being sought.

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  • 301
    Pre-grouping
    Nº301 of December 1900 on a pre-grouping train.
    Photograph: Mike Morant collection.
  • T9
    LSWR
    An unidentified T9 heads its train in LSWR days.
    Photograph: Mike Morant collection.
  • 122
    Andover
    Nº 122 photographed at Andover, date unknown.
    Photograph: Mike Morant collection.
  • 300
    Pullman
    Nº 300 on a down Eastbourne Pullman train on the Quarry Line. This was probably a Sundays only working.
    Photograph: Dr. Ian C. Allan/Mike Morant collection.
  • 281
    Bournemouth
    Nº281 photographed runing tender first at Bournemouth West in Southern Railway days.
    Photograph: Mike Morant collection.
  • 727
    Yeovil Jn
    Nº727 photographed at Yeovil Junction in 1947.
    Photograph: Mike Morant collection.
  • 30119
    Clapham Jn
    Nº30119 photographed on the Windsor side of Clapham Junction. For many years from 1935 this engine was kept in pristine condition, painted in green with engine and tender wheels lined out, black shaded gilt lettering and numerals and with the metalwork highly burnished and a number of her fittings chrome plated. An organ pipe whistle was fitted and plaques bearing the royal coat of arms were provided for fitting to the leading splashers when required. Seen here, probably in 1948, in early British Railways livery, she was withdrawn in December 1952. At one time suggested for preservation, that choice finally settled on the next loco in line, Nº30120.
    Photograph: Mike Morant collection.
  • 30313
    Eastleigh
    Nº30313 photographed in ex-works condition and without a crest on the tender at Eastleigh, June 1949.
    Photograph: Mike Morant collection.
  • 30719
    Dalisbury
    Nº30719 on shed at Salisbury MPD, 26th June 1950. Note the lack of tender markings!
    Photograph: Dr. Ian C. Allan/Mike Morant collection.
  • 30120
    With 32421
    Nº30120 alongside 'Brighton Atlantic' Nº32421 South Foreland. Location unknown.
    Photograph: Mike Morant collection.
  • 30114
    Turntable
    Nº30114 is being turned in BR days.
    Photograph: Mike Morant collection.
  • 30282
    Bournemouth
    Nº30282 on shed at Bournemouth during BR days. The class spent most of its twilight years working the Withered Arm and secondary traffic in Hampshire.
    Photograph: Mike Morant collection.
  • 30726
    Exeter
    Nº30726 at Exeter St. Davids during August 1958 on a train facing towards Cowley Bridge Junction.
    Photograph: Mike Morant collection.
  • 30711
    Exeter
    Nº30711 at Exeter St Davids during 1958.
    Photograph: Mike Morant collection.
  • 30709
    Halwill
    N Class Nº31845 waits at Halwill as T9 Nº30709 runs in with a train for Padstow and Bude on 21st April 1960.
    Photograph reproduced with kind permission of Joanes Publications.
  • 30706
    Alderbury
    Nº30706 thought to be on the approach to Clarendon Road bridge at Alderbury, from the Salisbury direction. Date not known.
    Photograph: Dr. Ian C. Allan/Mike Morant collection.
  • 30338
    Wadebridge
    Nº30338 waits at Wadebridge with a train for Padstow.
    Photograph: Roy Vandersteen collection.
  • 120
    Norwood shed
    Nº120 at Norwood shed ready for the Blue Belle tour on 15th September 1963. Prior to the tour the shed was open-house which is where we see 120 buffered up to Caledonian Nº123 prior to their light engine working to Victoria.
    Photograph by Mike Morant.
  • 120
    Mid-Hants Rly
    The NRM's T9 whilst running as Southern 120 on the Mid Hants Railway.
    Photograph by Tony Cane.
  • 120
    Mid-Hants Rly
    Nº120, now in BR black, all steamed up and raring to go......
    Photograph by Keith Harwood.
  • 120
    Mid-Hants Rly
    ....and in the rather sodden-looking platform.
    Photograph by John Lewis.
  • 120
    Number plate
    The Southern Railway number plate on T9 120 at Sheffield Park on 21st July 2001.
    Photograph by Colin Duff.

Technical Details

Introduced:
Driving Wheel:
Bogie Wheel:
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Urie Power Classification:
BR Power Classification:
1899
6 ft 7ins
3 ft 7ins
63 ft 9ins
96 tons 3cwt
3,500#/4,000§ gals
19 in x 26 in
175 lb sq in
17,670 lbs
4#/5§ tons
H
3P*
* Bradley has them as 2P. The classification was never carried on the cabsides.
# six wheel tenders
§ eight wheel "water cart" tenders.

Data

This list is in number order, not by date of construction of the locomotives.
LSWR/SR Nº BR Nº Built Builder Wide/Narrow Superheated Withdrawn
113 *
114 *
115 *
116
117
118 *
119 §
120
121 *
122
280 *
281
282
283
284
285
286 *
287
288
289
300
301
302
303 *
304
305 *
307
310
311
312
313
314 *
336
337
338
702
703
704
705
706
707
708
709
710
711
712
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714
715
716
717
718
719
721
722 *
723
724
725
726
727
728
729
730
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732
773 *
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30115
-
30117
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30119
30120
30121
30122
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30281
30282
30283
30284
30285
30286
30287
30288
30289
30300
30301
30302
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30304
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30307
30310
30311
30312
30313
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30336
30337
30338
30702
30703
30704
30705
30706
30707
30708
30709
30710
30711
30712
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30715
30716
30717
30718
30719
30721
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30725
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30727
30728
30729
30730
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§ From 1935 Nº119 was specially painted for, and kept almost exclusively for, working Royal Trains.
* Built by Dübs & Co for display at 1901 Glasgow Exhibition with much extra lining and burnished buffers, wheel bosses and tyres, coupling rods, window surrounds, piping, safety valve columns and cab fittings. Subsequently sold to the LSWR. Renumbered as 733 in December 1924.
* Converted to oil burning 1947. Laid aside in October 1948 for reconversion to coal firing, though this never happened and the derelict locos were scrapped in April and May 1951.
732 and 733 were also scheduled to be converted but the oil burning conversion scheme was cancelled before this took place.
* Preserved as part of the National Collection.
 

Shed allocations. NB These are known allocations and it is certain that many are missed out, especially wartime shed moves.

B - Bournemouth BA - Bricklayers Arms Bar - Barnstaple Bas - Basingstoke Dtr - Dorchester
E - Eastleigh EJ - Exmouth Junc F - Feltham Fr - Fratton G - Guildford
NE - Nine Elms PF - Plymouth Friary R - Reading S - Salisbury SL - Stewarts Lane
W - Wadebridge Y - Yeovil
LSWR/SR Nº Shed 1 Shed 2 Shed 3 Shed 4 Shed 5 Shed 6 Shed 7 Shed 8 Shed 9 Shed 10 Shed 11 Shed 12 Shed 13 Shed 14
113 B by mid-1902 G 20/6/36 F 31/12/47
114 NE by mid-1902 Fr 7/37
115 NE by mid-1902 Fr 5/36
116 E by mid-1902 PF 20/2/37 Dtr 4/2/50
117 E by mid-1902 EJ 8/37 R 19/4/38 S 1/9/38 E 4/9/48 SL 3/1/49 Y 4/2/50 Dtr 5/2/51 E 12/5/51 Dtr 27/6/51 E 1/10/53
118 B by mid-1902 Fr 7/37
119 NE by mid-1902 Dtr 27/6/51
120 NE by mid-1902 Fr 7/37 E 28/6/47 Fr 12/5/51 Dtr 27/6/51 G 11/12/52 Dtr 8/1/53 E 1/10/53 EJ 18/3/61 E 9/11/61
121 NE by mid-1902 Fr 8/37 G 28/10/44 E 28/6/47
122 S by mid-1902 Y 5/2/51
280 S by mid-1902 PF 8/37 Fr 31/12/47
281 S by mid-1902 Btn 6/28 SL 4/30 NE 30/1/39 SL 24/5/39 F ? * Dtr 8/2/46 SL 31/5/48 Fr 4/9/48 G 12/8/49 E 5/2/51
282 B by mid-1902 Btn 7/28 SL 4/30 EJ 10/39 SL 30/6/49 E 5/8/50
283 NE by mid-1902 EJ 8/37 E 5/2/51
284 S by mid-1902 Dtr 8/37 E 12/5/51
285 NE by mid-1902 S 8/37 Dtr 31/5/48 E 6/12/51
286 Y by mid-1902 Dtr 8/37 B 8/2/46 E 31/12/47
287 Y by mid-1902 Fr 8/37 E 26/9/49
288 PF by mid-1902 B 7/37 S 1/9/38 E 5/2/51
289 Dtr by mid-1902 PF 8/37 S 31/5/48 E 5/2/51
300 NE by mid-1902 SL 6/24 Fr5/6/37 SL 7/37 BA 1/10/37 SL 10/37 EJ 10/39 Dtr 12/47 E 4/2/50 S 8/12/50 E 6/12/51
301 B by mid-1902 SL 6/24 EJ 10/39 SL 31/5/48 Fr 4/9/48 G 12/8/49 Y 7/1/50 S 4/2/50
302 NE by mid-1902 E 8/37 Bas 4/2/50 S 5/2/51
303 NE by mid-1902 Btn 7/28 SL 4/30 Btn 20/6/36 SL 7/37 NE 1/7/40 S&DJR ** Fr 30/6/45
304 EJ by mid-1902 SL 6/24 Btn 20/6/36 SL 10/37 NE 1/7/40 S&DJR *** Fr 30/6/45 SL 31/5/48 Bas 3/49 SL 12/8/49 B 12/12/49 E 114/3/50 S 5/2/51
305 EJ by mid-1902 E 8/37 Fr 26/7/47
307 NE by mid-1902 SL 6/24 NE 1/7/40 S&DJR ** Bas 12/47 Y 30/6/49 Dtr 5/8/50 Fr 12/5/51 G 6/12/51 S 7/10/52
310 NE by mid-1902 SL 6/24 Btn ?/36 SL 8/37 S 10/39 Y 31/12/47 Fr 8/1/49 G 8/10/51 E 18/11/53 B 8/10/57
311 E by mid-1902 SL 6/24 NE 1/7/40 G 31/12/47 SL 31/5/48 E 8/1/49 SL 12/8/49 F 12/12/49 G 9/10/50
312 E by mid-1902 SL 6/24 S 10/39 S&DJR **** SL 31/5/48 E 8/1/49 SL 12/8/49 G 12/12/49
313 EJ by mid-1902 SL 6/24 Btn ?/36 SL 8/37 E 1/7/40 G 27/6/41 S 22/6/54 EJ 19/8/59
314 S by mid-1902 SL 6/24 S 10/39 Fr 31/12/47
336 EJ by mid-1902 Btn ?/31 SL 7/37 E 1/7/40 G 5/8/50 Y 5/2/51 G 6/12/51
337 NE by mid-1902 Fr 8/37 E 21/6/39 B 8/2/46 S 31/5/48 Y 4/9/48 G 6/12/51 Fr 8/2/55 G 31/10/56
338 Fr by mid-1902 SL 8/1/49 NE 7/1/50 Dtr 4/2/50 Y 11/4/51 G 6/12/51 NE 13/6/54 EJ 14/6/59
702 B by mid-1902 Fr 20/6/36 Y 31/12/47 EJ 4/9/48 S 7/6/52 EJ 12/1/59
703 Y by mid-1902 W 20/2/37 EJ 12/8/49 S 27/6/51
704 NE by mid-1902 Btn 7/28 SL ?/31 G 1/7/40 SL 31/5/48 Fr 8/1/49 Y 4/2/50 EJ 5/2/51
705 NE by mid-1902 G 27/2/40 E 28/6/47 B 8/12/50 EJ 582/51 S 27/6/51 Bas 12/51 G 31/10/56
706 EJ by mid-1902 E 8/37 Bas 12/47 Y 30/6/49 S 4/2/50 EJ 17/6/50 Y 6/12/51 B 11/12/54
707 EJ by mid-1902 E 8/37 EJ 30/6/49 Y 6/12/51 Bas 7/6/52 EJ 7/10/52 Y 3/3/53 B 31/10/54 E 11/3/55 B 8/10/57
708 Bas by mid-1902 E 8/37 Fr 12/3/39 Bas 31/8/47 G 12/8/49 R 20/3/50 G 25/3/50 E 22/4/50 B 8/12/50 Bas 12/51 EJ 7/10/52
709 EJ by mid-1902 S 26/4/45 EJ 8/10/51
710 E by mid-1902 W 20/2/37 Y 27/2/40 G 22/4/50 S 5/2/52 EJ 12/5/51
711 NE by mid-1902 PF 8/37 E 31/5/48 Fr 8/12/50 EJ 6/12/51
712 S by mid-1902 Fr 2/36 Y 27/2/40 E 12/12/49 Bas 4/2/50 EJ 5/2/51
713 NE by mid-1902 Bas 2/36 S 20/6/36 NE 8/2/46 E 31/12/47
714 B by mid-1902 Bas 7/37 G 8/37 Y 27/2/40 EJ 9/10/50
715 EJ by mid-1902 S 7/37 EJ 17/6/50
716 E by mid-1902 S 8/37 EJ 20/3/39 Y 31/12/47 Fr 12/3/49 W 12/8/49 EJ 12/12/49
717 E by mid-1902 EJ 8/37 W 31/12/47 EJ 12/12/49 Bar 30/7/52 EJ 7/10/52
718 NE by mid-1902 PF 20/6/36 EJ 10/11/38 S 20/3/39 NE 8/2/46 EJ 14/6/59
719 PF by mid-1902 EJ 8/37 B 1/9/38 S 22/4/50 NE 27/6/51 EJ 14/6/59
721 PF by mid-1902 Bas 7/38 Fr 2/12/38 EJ 27/2/40 S 26/4/45 Dtr 31/5/48 E 25/3/50 NE 8/12/50 S 7/10/52
722 EJ by mid-1902 E 31/12/47
723 NE by mid-1902 EJ 20/2/37 Y 4/9/48 S 12/5/51
724 Bas by mid-1902 EJ 17/2/40 S 22/4/50 NE 8/10/51 Bas 7/10/52 G 12/1/59
725 NE by mid-1902 EJ 27/2/40 S 5/8/50 NE 8/10/51 Fr 7/6/52
726 Dtr by mid-1902 Btn 9/28 SL 4/30 G 1/7/40 SL 31/5/48 Fr 4/9/48 SL 30/6/49 Fr 12/12/49 S 5/12/51 Bas 10/51 Fr 7/6/52 EJ 6/6/58
727 Dtr by mid-1902 S 20/6/36 EJ 8/12/50 S 12/5/51 B 8/10/51 E 11/3/55
728 NE by mid-1902 B 22/5/37
729 S by mid-1902 Btn 7/28 S 1/30 NE 8/37 SL 19/4/38 NE 1/7/40 S 31/12/47 Fr 4/9/48 SL 8/1/49 E 22/4/50 B 27/6/51 Fr 22/6/54 B 6/6/58 EJ 6/5/60
730 NE by mid-1902 E 14/7/36 G 7/37 EJ 27/2/40 S 5/8/50 B 5/2/51 Fr 6/12/51
731 S by mid-1902 E 21/6/39 EJ 27/2/40 Fr 31/12/47
732 Fr by mid-1902 EJ 8/37 Fr 31/12/47 F 22/4/50 G 8/1/53 Fr 3/3/53 E 14/6/59
773/733 NE by mid-1902 EJ 8/37 Fr 31/12/47 B 8/12/50 Fr 14/3/51 F 6/12/51 Fr 21/1/52

* Reported to be shedded here during WWII
** Loaned to Somerset & Dorset Oct-Dec 1941
*** Loaned to Somerset & Dorset Oct 1941 to May 1945
**** Loaned to Somerset & Dorset Oct 1941 to Feb 1942

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