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1000, Midland Railway Compound locomotive
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No: 6392   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: BR Derby Works   Country: England
1000, Midland Railway Compound locomotive

Photographed in the Engine House, Highley, Shropshire, on 7 March during the Severn Valley Steam Gala.
This Class was developed from a series of five locomotives (263I-2635) introduced in 1902 by Samuel W. Johnson which had had a 3-cylinder compound arrangement on the Smith system with one high pressure inside cylinder and two low pressure outside cylinders. From 1905 onwards, Johnson's successor Richard Deeley built an enlarged and simplified version, eliminating all the Smith refinements whilst fitting his own starting arrangement, making the engines simpler to drive. These locomotives were originally numbered 1000-1029, but in the 1907 renumbering scheme the five Smith/Johnson locomotives became 1000-1004 and the Deeley compounds 1005-1034, ten more of these being added in 1908-9. The original Johnson locomotives were all subsequently renewed as Deeley compounds including the now-preserved 1000 in 1914 which was outshopped with a superheater on the same occasion.
Numbered 1000-44 by both the Midland and LMS companies, British Railways renumbered the Midland series of compounds 41000-44 after nationalisation in 1948.

Picture added on 14 March 2009
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I would be very interested to know if no.1000 was ever based at Canklow sheds near Rotherham. If so there is a good chance that it has been driven by my grandfather who was an MR driver prior to the railway companies amalgamation. He was frequently scheduled on the "long drag" run to Carlisle.

Added by Brian Kendal on 21 January 2010.
Hi Brian,
Can't find a list of sheds for 1000 anywhere but I have a suggestion for you.
If you email [email protected] they may be able to answer your question directly or even perhaps publish it in the magazine, which is Steam World.
Good luck with your search.


Added by John Southall on 24 January 2010.
Hi again Brian,
Just found another website about sheds.
1000 by then 41000 in 1948 and 1950 was a Derby Midland loco. Sadly that is all they list so the mag is still the best idea.

Added by John Southall on 25 January 2010.

Thank you for all your efforts and research. Unfortunately my grandfather died in 1925 before I was born.

However, in 1945 I met his fireman, then retired. He said "I'll tell thi this abaht thi grandad, - Many's the time we've topped Settle Bank, four minutes down in time and t'watter's out of gauge, and thi grandfather's opened t'regulator wide and ah've sed to him "Bill tha can fire the bl...y thing thissen - Ah'm hanging on"

Pardon the Yorkshire dialect!

Many thanks again

Brian Kendal

Added by Brian Kendal on 26 January 2010.
No problem at all Brian.
I love researching on the internet. Sometimes it is rewarding and satisfying other times it can be disappointing and frustrating. But at all times good fun.
As an ex-pat Sheffielder living in Devon I love the dialect, just great.
Best wishes


Added by John Southall on 28 January 2010.
my great great grandfather was a driver of no.1000. His name was Edward Kemp.

Added by Thomas Kemp on 12 October 2010.
Built at Derby Works for the Midland Railway in 1902, then rebuilt in 1914. My grandfather worked at St Pancras for the Midland Railway, starting as a clerk at age 14.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 29 August 2011.
The London, Midland and Scottish Railway Compound 4-4-0 was a class of steam locomotive designed for passenger work.

Added by Violleta on 18 January 2016.
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