DONCASTER WORKS RECORDS

Lists boiler types, numbers, fittings, variations, etc. for Doncaster locomotives and boilers.
Coverage ranges from Stirling boilers to BR Standard boilers.

 

 

This collection of notes is the result of concentrated research at Doncaster Works (mostly in the Locomotive Drawing Office) during 1960-65, whilst records were still available. This was followed by limited research 1965-70 (at Doncaster), 1970-74 (at Derby) and 1974- (at York), according to where I was based and the time I had available. But before the drawing office had closed, I had retrieved their Repairs to Engines volumes, and eventually (in 1975) deposited them in the new NRM at York. Some of the material I was privileged to see and copy (thanks to the late T.C.B. Miller, then C.M.E. of the Eastern Region) would appear not to have survived. This mainly applies to the Boiler, Engine and Tender Orders, which were recorded in tattered books held in the Locomotive Drawing Office. Many years ago I discarded my own notes taken from the Tender Order book, and also notes of Engine Orders for diesel and electric locomotives. Fortunately my other notes remain intact.

York, June 2010

 

This article was revised, particularly covering the 1896-1901 period, not because of new material coming to light, but rather a re-examination of the events taking place during that time. I have also found sufficient notes regarding tenders to be able to prepare a run-down on G.N.R. Tender Orders.

 

12 Quaker Green

York  YO24 2SS

June 2011

 

Part 1 - Stirling practice (1867-1895)

Part 2 - Ivatt boiler orders (1896-1900) revised 8 January 2014

Part 3 - Boiler numbering (1901-02) revised 30 December 2013

Part 4 - Ivatt boiler orders (1900-1911)

Part 5 - Ivatt superheated boilers (1909-)

Part 6 - Ivatt boilers rebuilt by Gresley (1912-27)

Part 7 - Gresley boiler orders (1912-1922) revised 7 May 2014

Part 8 - Gresley boiler orders (1923-1941)

Part 9 - Thompson boiler orders (1941-1946)

Part 10 - Peppercorn boiler orders (1946-1948)

Part 11 - BR boiler orders of L.N.E.R. and LMS types (1948-1951)

Part 12 - BR Standard boiler orders (1951-1957)

Appendixes

A - Doncaster Works References with their Stirling and Ivatt Classifications revised 5 December 2015

B - Ivatt Engine Classifications

C - Classes introduced by Gresley - G.N.R.

D - Ivatt Boiler Classifications revised 13 November 2014

E - Ivatt Engine Orders

F - Gresley Engine Orders - G.N.R.

G - Gresley Engine Orders - L.N.E.R.

H - Thompson Engine Orders

I  - Peppercorn Engine Orders

J - BR Engine Orders (Steam only)

K - Boiler sizes

L - G.N.R. Tender Orders revised 11 August 2014

M - Ivatt Class D1 4-4-0 Nos. 1386-95 revised 1 December 2013

N - L.N.E.R. Tender Orders

O - Early G.N.R. Tank Engines 1850-67

P - Tenders attached to Class A4 Pacifics

Q - Doncaster Works Nos.

R - Doncaster Works General Plan and Tender Arrangement Drawings revised 3 September 2014

S - Boilers for Sturrock Engines

T - Drawings for Stirling Engines revised 26 August 2014

U - Vacuum Brakes

V - Engine Withdrawal Dates 1896-1922 revised 15 February 2014
W - Slide Valves and Piston Valves compiled 13 May 2014

AA - Locomotive Drawing Office - Sturrock Era revised 22 January 2016

AB - Locomotive Drawing Office - Stirling Designs compiled 18 October 2014

AC - Locomotive Drawing Office - Interregnum 1895-96 compiled 18 October 2014

AD - Locomotive Drawing Office - Ivatt Designs compiled 18 October 2014

AE - Locomotive Drawing Office - Gresley Designs for G.N.R. compiled 18 October 2014

AF - Locomotive Drawing Office - Gresley Designs for L.N.E.R. compiled 18 October 2014

AG - Locomotive Drawing Office - Thompson Designs compiled 18 October 2014

AH - Locomotive Drawing Office - Peppercorn Designs compiled 18 October 2014

AI  - GNR Locomotive History revised 22 January 2016