LMS Jubilee Class 5593 Kolhapur

London Midland and Scottish Railway Jubilee Class 5593 (BR number 45593) named Kolhapur is a preserved British steam locomotive.

45593 Kolhapur at Tyseley in 2010.
45593 Kolhapur at Tyseley in 2010.
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
DesignerWilliam Stanier
BuilderNorth British Locomotive Company
Order numberLMS Lot 118
Serial number24151
Build date1934 (1934)
 • Whyte4-6-0
 • UIC2′C h3
Gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Leading dia.3 ft 3+12 in (1.003 m)
Driver dia.6 ft 9 in (2.057 m)
Length64 ft 8+34 in (19.73 m)
Loco weight79.55 long tons (80.83 t; 89.10 short tons)
Tender weight54.65 long tons (55.53 t; 61.21 short tons)
Fuel typeCoal
Fuel capacity9.0 long tons (9.1 t; 10.1 short tons)
Water cap.4,000 imp gal (18,000 l; 4,800 US gal)
BoilerLMS type 3A
Boiler pressure225 lbf/in2 (1.55 MPa) superheated
Cylinder size17 in × 26 in (432 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gearWalschaerts
Valve typePiston valves
Performance figures
Tractive effort26,610 lbf (118.4 kN)
Power class
  • 5XP (LMS)
  • 6P (BR)
  • 5593 (LMS)
  • 45593 (BR)
Axle load classRoute Availability 8
Current ownerTyseley Locomotive Works

Revenue serviceEdit

5593 was built in 1934 by the North British Locomotive Company of Glasgow, Works number 24151, and part of Lot 118, to a design by William Stanier. In May 1936 it was named Kolhapur after Kolhapur, a princely state in western India.

Kolhapur's right hand side nameplate, as preserved.

Initially built with a low degree superheat domeless boiler, 5593 received a domed boiler in April 1937.

5593 hauled the train carrying Winston Churchill from Liverpool on his return from talks with President Roosevelt in 1942.[1]

After nationalisation in 1948 it was renumbered 45593 by British Railways in December of that year.[2] It was allocated to various sheds during the 1950s and 1960s, including Longsight, Carlisle Upperby, Willesden, Aston, Burton, Patricroft and Newton Heath.[2]

On 23 March 1965 5593 was transferred to Leeds Holbeck and was kept there in good condition to work railtours over the Settle-Carlisle Railway. The locomotive was also given a yellow cabside warning stripe to indicate that it was barred from the electrified West Coast Main Line south of Crewe where it was out-of-gauge. Kolhapur was withdrawn in October 1967.


5593 Kolhapur in LMS red at Tyseley in July 2014.

45593 was bought in good condition January 1968 by the then Standard Gauge Steam Trust. It was restored during the 1980s to LMS crimson lake livery. In 1994 it temporarily assumed the identity and special livery of scrapped sister and class pioneer 5552 Silver Jubilee for the silver jubilee of the preserved Great Central Railway. 45593 was repainted into BR green in 1995.

In 2008, Kolhapur appeared at the York Railfest along with Castle 7029 Clun Castle. It returned to Tyseley for the Tyseley 100 celebrations. For this, it was going to be repainted into LMS crimson lake livery but this was never applied.

45593 is currently (April 2022) out of service at Tyseley Locomotive Works, awaiting an overhaul.


  1. ^ "Kolhapur". Vintage Trains. Archived from the original on 13 February 2005. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b "No. 45593 - Kolhapur". LMS Jubilees. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2017.

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