SR Class N15X
They were in fact a rebuild of the LBSCR 'Remembrance' or Class L 4-6-4 tanks build by L Billington between 1914 and 1922 for the London to Brighton services. The trailing bogie and sidetanks were removed, and the bunker cut off.
The rebuild caused a certain amount of controversy among footplate crews, with some maintaining that one could not make such a change and have a sensible locomotive at the end of the process. Certainly the rebuilds gained a reputation for rough riding.
Several of them were loaned to the Great Western Railway during the period 1942 to 1944 to make up for a desperate need for freight power as part of the war effort on that railway.
- There are plans to build a replica of a Southern class N15X Locomotive which will even carrie
- Number that was never carried like the U1, W & Z Replicas.
|Locomotives of the Southern Railway|
|Maunsell:||H15 - Lord Nelson - N15 (King Arthur) - N15X - Q - V (Schools) - U - U1 - W - Z|
|Bulleid:||Leader - Merchant Navy - Q1 - USA - West Country/Battle of Britain|