Midland Railway 2501 Class
The Midland Railway 2501 Class was a class of 2-6-0 steam locomotives. There was an inability of the Midland's own Derby Works or British locomotive companies to provide motive power at the time. Thus they were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in the United States as a kit of parts, shipped, and assembled at Derby.
|Midland Railway 2501 class|
Little or no consideration was given to British practice, so they were distinctly American in appearance. Another 10 engines were also ordered, but were actually built by Schenectady Locomotive Works, becoming the 2511 Class.
Originally Nos 2501–2510, 2521–2540, in the Midland's 1907 renumbering scheme, the Baldwins became Nos 2200–2229, in the same order.
Being non-standard, they had a short life and were all withdrawn between November 1908 and March 1914.. All were scrapped.
start of year
|1909||29||8||2212, 2215, 2219–2221, 2225, 2226, 2229|
|1910||21||3||2203, 2204, 2207|
|1911||18||3||2200, 2202, 2208|
|1913||13||10||2201, 2205, 2206, 2211, 2213, 2216–2218, 2222, 2224|
|1914||3||3||2210, 2214, 2223|
- Baxter 1982, pp. 172–173.
- Baxter, Bertram (1982). Baxter, David, ed. British Locomotive Catalogue 1825–1923, Volume 3A: Midland Railway and its constituent companies. Ashbourne, Derbyshire: Moorland Publishing Company.
- Ellis, C. Hamilton (1966). The Midland Railway. Ashford, Middlesex: Malaga Books. pp. 111–114.
- Essery, R. J. & Jenkinson, D. (1989). An Illustrated Review of Midland Locomotives from 1883, volume 4: Goods Tender Classes. Didcot, Oxon: Wild Swan Publications. pp. 15–18. ISBN 0-906867-74-6.
- Hunt, Dave. American Locomotives of the Midland Railway (No 1 Supplement to Midland Record) ISSN 1357 6399
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