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Locomotive Class List 1846-1923

Notes

This list utilises a classification system based on that used by the LNER, in which the leading letter relates to the locomotive’s wheel arrangement. The class designations of ex-NBR engines which survived into LNER ownership have been retained, with the addition of leading zeros to give a standard four character code.

The list is sub-divided into groups depending on whether the engine survived the grouping, was built by the NBR and withdrawn before Grouping, or had been absorbed by the NBR through amalgamation, etc.

On this page:

0 Locomotives transferred to LNER at the Grouping

Class Built Details
C010 1911 4-4-2 ‘Atlantic’ tender engines initially for express services on the Edinburgh - Carlisle & Perth routes. 6 engines built by R. Stephenson & Co in 1911. NBR nos 901-906.
C011 1906 4-4-2 ‘Atlantic’ tender engines for express services on the NBR’s principal main lines. 16 engines in total built by N.B. Loco Co. 14 in 1906 (NBR nos 868-881) and a further 2 engines in 1921 (NBR nos 509 & 510).
C015 1911 4-4-2 saturated tank engines for suburban services around Edinburgh & Glasgow and main line stopping services. 30 engines in total built by Yorkshire Engine Co, between 1911 & 1913. NBR nos 1-6, 12, 15, 16, 25, 26, 39, 41, 43, 48, 51, 53, 64, 102, 122, 131, 133, 134, 135, 141, 155, 164, 265, 267, 309.
C016 1915 4-4-2 superheated tank engines for suburban services around Edinburgh & Glasgow and main line stopping services. 21 engines in total built by North British Loco Co, between 1915 & 1921. NBR nos 438-452 (built 1915-16) & 511-516 (built 1921).
D025 1886 4-4-0 tender engines built for Aberdeen and Edinburgh - Glasgow express services. 12 engines in total built by the NBR at Cowlairs between 1886 & 1888. NBR nos 592-597 and 598-603.
D026 1903 4-4-0 tender engines built for Edinburgh - Aberdeen and Edinburgh - Carlisle express services. 12 engines in total built by the NBR at Cowlairs in 1903. NBR nos 317-328.
D027 1877 4-4-0 tender engines built for Waverley route express services. 6 engines in total, of which 5 engines were built by Neilson & Co. in 1877-78 and the remaining 1 built at Cowlairs 1879. NBR nos 476, 478 , 479, 488 & 489 (Neilson) and 490 (Cowlairs). These engines were part of an original class of 12, known as the ‘Abbotsford’ class (see also class D028) and were all rebuilt in 1902.
D028 1877 4-4-0 tender engines built for Waverley route express services and Aberdeen - Burntisland expresses. 6 engines in total, of which 1 engine was built by Neilson & Co. in 1877, followed by 2 in 1878 and the remaining 3 built at Cowlairs 1878-1879. NBR nos 477, 486 & 487 (Neilson) and 491, 492 & 493 (Cowlairs). These engines were part of an original class of 12, known as the ‘Abbotsford’ class (see also class D027) and were all rebuilt in 1904.
D029 1909 4-4-0 saturated tender engines for express services on the Edinburgh - Carlisle, Aberdeen, Perth & Glasgow main lines. 16 engines in total, of which 6 engines were built by North British Loco Co. in 1909 and the remaining 10 built at Cowlairs in 1911. NBR nos 895-900 (NB Loco) and 243-245, 338-340 & 359-362 (Cowlairs). Known as the ‘Scott’ class, all engines were given names associated with Sir Walter Scott. (see also class D030)
D030 1912 4-4-0 superheated tender engines for express services on the Edinburgh - Carlisle, Aberdeen, Perth & Glasgow main lines. 27 engines in total were built at Cowlairs during the period 1912-1920. NBR nos 363 & 400 (built 1912), 409-423 (built 1914), 424-428 (built 1915) and 497501 (built 1920). Known as the ‘Scott’ class, all engines were given names associated with Sir Walter Scott. (see also class D029)
D031 1884 4-4-0 tender engines for express services on the Edinburgh - Aberdeen, Berwick, Carlisle, Perth & Glasgow main lines. 48 engines in total were built at Cowlairs during the period 1884-1899. Popularly known in NBR days as either ‘574‘, ‘633’ or ‘729’ class. NBR nos 574-579 (‘574’ class); 633-642, 36, 37, 262, 293, 312, 404, 211, 212, 213-218 (‘633’ class); 729-740 & 765-770 (‘729’ class).
D032 1906 4-4-0 tender engines for fast fitted goods services and mixed traffic duties. 12 engines in total were built at Cowlairs during the period 1906-1907. Popularly known as ‘Intermediates’. NBR nos 882-893. (See also class D033)
D033 1909 4-4-0 tender engines for mixed traffic duties. 12 engines in total were built at Cowlairs during the period 1909-1910. Popularly known as ‘Intermediates’ they were a mixed traffic version of the original ‘Scott’ class (see class D029) . NBR nos 331-333, 382-385, 864-867, and 894 (See also class D032).
D034 1913 4-4-0 superheated tender engines for mixed traffic duties, including West Highland and stopping passenger services. 32 engines in total were built at Cowlairs during the period 1913-1920. Popularly known as ‘Glens’, they were all named after Scottish glens . NBR nos 34, 35, 100, 149, 153, 221, 241, 242, 256, 258, 266, 270, 278, 281, 287, 291, 298, 307, 405, 408, 490, 492-496 & 502-505.
D035 1894 4-4-0 tender engines for service on the West Highland Railway. 23 engines of this class were built at Cowlairs during the period 1894-1896 and were the major part of an original class of 24 engines built for the WHR. Popularly known as ‘West Highland Bogies‘, none of these engines were ever rebuilt. NBR nos 55, 227, 231, 232, 341-346, 394, 395, 693, 694, & 696-704 (See also class D036).
D036 1894 4-4-0 tender engine for service on the West Highland Railway. 1 engine of this class was built at Cowlairs in 1894 and was a part of an original class of 24 engines built for the WHR. Popularly known as a ‘West Highland Bogie’, this was the only engine out of the original 24 to be rebuilt. NBR no 695. (See also class D035)
D050 1879 4-4-0 tank engines for passenger services on the Glasgow-Helensburgh line. 3 engines were built by Neilson & Co in 1879. NBR nos 494-496.
D051 1880 4-4-0 tank engines for suburban and country branch line passenger services. 30 engines were built at Cowlairs during the period 1880-1884. NBR nos 19, 33, 52, 60, 67, 72-79, 98, 99, 101, 103-105, 109-111, 147, 174, 225, 268, 294, 299, 316 & 483.
E007 1873 2-4-0 tender engines for local passenger services. 8 engines were built at Cowlairs in 1873. NBR nos 418, 419 & 424-429.
G007 1886 0-4-4 tank engines for local passenger services in the Glasgow area and North Berwick branch. 12 engines, in two batches, were built at Cowlairs in 1886 & 1889. NBR nos 586-591 (built 1886) and 90-95 (built 1889).
G008 1877 0-4-2 tank engines for passenger services on the Glasgow - Helensburgh line. 6 engines were built at Cowlairs in 1877. They were converted to the 0-4-4 wheel arrangement within 5 years of building. NBR nos 88, 89, 157, 167, 314 & 480.
G009 1909 0-4-4 tank engines for local branch passenger and main line stopping services. 12 engines were built by the North British Loco Co. in 1909. NBR nos 239, 334, 349-356, 474 & 475.
J031 1867 0-6-0 tender engines for goods and mineral traffic. 88 engines in total were built by outside contractors and at Cowlairs between 1867 & 1875. NBR nos 396-401 (Neilson & Co, 1867); 376-381 (Neilson & Co, 1868); 7, 57, 335-340, 359363, 400 (Dubs & Co, 1868-9); 114-122, 243-246 (Cowlairs 1869-70); 12, 48, 53, 124, 126, 127, 129, 219, 257, 267, 309 (Cowlairs, 1871); 16, 26, 64, 102, 133, 266, 307, 407-417 (Cowlairs, 1872); 47, 54, 61, 65, 69-71, 276, 450-452 (Cowlairs, 1874); 23, 31, 142, 275, 283, 285, 291, 298 & 453 (Cowlairs, 1875).
J032 1876 0-6-0 tender engines for main line goods traffic. 32 engines in total were built at Cowlairs and by Neilson & Co between 1876 & 1877. NBR nos 100, 139, 153, 242, 270, 278, 281, 287, 292, 304, 305, 315 (Cowlairs) & 454-473 (Neilson).
J033 1883 0-6-0 tender engines for secondary main line goods traffic. 36 engines in total were built at Cowlairs between 1883 & 1887. Similar to those built by Drummond (see class J034). NBR nos 566-573, 112, 150, 178, 484 (built 1883-4); 580-585 (built 1884); 80-83, 85, 148 (built 1885); 21, 24, 137, 140, 160, 170 (built 1885-6); 156, 159, 168, 169, 249 & 269 (built 1887).
J034 1879 0-6-0 tender engines for general goods traffic on all parts of the system. 101 engines in total were built Dubs & Co. and at Cowlairs between 1879 & 1883. Holmes continued to build a similar type (see class J033). NBR nos 497-501 (Dubs, 1879); 34, 35, 87, 277, 279, 288-290, 296, 300-303, 306, 401-403 (Cowlairs, 1879); 46, 84, 171, 175, 272, 273, 506-509, 510517 (Cowlairs, 1880); 128, 143, 518-533 (Cowlairs, 1881); 27, 28, 30, 125, 163, 184, 534-545, 548-553 (Cowlairs, 1882); 18, 138, 271, 286, 311, 481, 482 & 554565 (Cowlairs, 1883).
J035 1906 0-6-0 tender engines for long distance main line goods traffic. 76 engines in total were built by North British Loco Co. and at Cowlairs between 1906 & 1913. NBR nos 848-857 (NBL, 1906); 329, 330 (Cowlairs, 1906); 185-190 (Cowlairs, 1908); 191-196 (Cowlairs, 1908-9); 197206, 364-373 (NBL, 1909); 207, 208, 374381 (NBL, 1910); 38, 56-59, 115, 120, 335337, 347, 348 (Cowlairs, 1910-11); 220, 226, 228, 253, 254 (Cowlairs, 1912); 86, 124, 126, 127 & 129 (Cowlairs, 1913).
J036 1888 0-6-0 tender engines for long distance main line goods traffic. 168 engines in total were built at Cowlairs and by outside contractors between 1888 & 1900. NBR nos 604-609 (Cowlairs, 1888); 613-622, 145, 172 (Cowlairs, 1889); 623-632, 173, 176 (Cowlairs, 1890); 643-654, 655-660, 661, 662, 179, 45, 68, 183 (Cowlairs, 1891); 663-677 (Neilson & Co, 1891); 678692 (Sharp, Stewart & Co, 1892); 247, 248, 357, 358, 611, 612 (Cowlairs, 1892); 177, 180, 181, 182, 250, 280 (Cowlairs, 1893); 705-716 (Cowlairs, 1896); 717-728 (Cowlairs, 1897); 741-752 (Cowlairs, 18989); 753-764 (Cowlairs, 1899); 771-794 (Cowlairs, 1900).
J037 1914 0-6-0 superheated tender engines for long distance goods & mineral traffic. 104 engines in total were built at Cowlairs and by North British Loco Co. between 1914 & 1921. NBR nos 8, 13, 44, 62, 113 (Cowlairs, 1914-15); 136, 222, 255, 260, 261, 263, 429-432 (Cowlairs, 1915); 433437 (Cowlairs, 1916); 292, 297, 304, 454, 455 (Cowlairs, 1918); 88, 89, 123, 139, 151, 157, 158, 161, 162, 167, 274, 295, 305, 314, 315, 456-469, 476-480 (NBL, 1918-19); 470-473, 313, 485-489 (NBL, 1919); 296, 300-303, 306, 401-403, 491 (NBL, 1919-20); 46, 72, 73, 84, 109-111, 171, 175, 272, 273, 299, 506-508 (NBL, 1920-21); 517, 101, 103, 98, 33, 128, 104, 105, 143 & 518 (Cowlairs, 1921).
J081 1871 0-6-0 saddle tank engines for local passenger services. 15 engines were built at Cowlairs between 1871 & 1873. NBR nos 229, 230 (built 1871); 39, 51, 149, 221, 256, 405, 406 (built 1872); 62, 113, 136, 222, 255 & 261 (built 1873).
J082 1875 0-6-0 tank engines for local passenger services. 25 engines were built at Cowlairs between 1875 & 1878. NBR nos 165, 166, 259, 284 (built 1875); 241, 297 (built 1876); 20, 123, 151, 158, 161, 162, 274, 295 (built 1877); 22, 29, 49, 96, 97, 106-108, 240, 313 & 485 (built 1878).
J083 1900 0-6-0 tank engines for shunting & short distance local goods services. 40 engines were built by outside contractors between 1900-1901. NBR nos 795-814 (Neilson, Reid & Co, 1900-1901); 815-834 (Sharp, Stewart & Co, 1901).
J084 1873 0-6-0 tender engines built for coal traffic. 20 engines built at Cowlairs in 1873. NBR Nos 430-449. All of these engines were converted to saddle tanks between 1889 and 1892 and nos 430, 432 and 443 survived the Grouping.
J085 1870 0-6-0 saddle tank engines for shunting & short distance local goods services. 10 engines were built at Cowlairs between 1870 & 1873. NBR nos 130, 132, 152, (built 1870); 258 (built 1872); 8, 13, 44, 260 & 263 (built 1873).
J086 1870 0-6-0 saddle tank engines for local passenger services. 3 engines were built at Cowlairs in 1870. NBR nos 220, 226 & 228.
J088 1904 0-6-0 outside cylinder tank engines for dock shunting. 35 engines were built at Cowlairs between 1904 & 1919. NBR nos 836-841 (built 1904-5); 842-847 (built 1905); 233-238 (built 1909); 66, 114, 116119, 121, 130, 132, 152 (built 1912); 277, 288-290, 87, 271 & 279 (built 1919).
N014 1909 0-6-2 tank engines for banking duties on Cowlairs incline. 6 engines were built by North British Loco Co. 1909. NBR nos 858-863.
N015 1910 0-6-2 tank engines for local short distance goods and mineral traffic. 69 engines were built by North British Loco Co. between 1910 & 1920. NBR nos 7,154, 209, 210, 251, 282, 386-393, 396-399 (built 1910); 907-926 (built 1912; 219, 223, 224, 229, 230, 246, 252, 257, 264 (built 1913); 47, 54, 61, 65, 69, 70, 276, 453, 142, 165, 166, 259 (built 1916-17); 20, 22, 29, 49, 96, 97, 106-108 & 240 (built 1920).
Y009 1882 0-4-0 saddle tank engines for light shunting and dock work. 38 engines, two of which were built initially by Neilson & Co. and the others at Cowlairs between 1882 and 1899. NBR nos 546 & 547 (Neilson & Co, 1882); 32, 42, 144, 146, 308, 310 (Cowlairs, 1887); 341-346 (Cowlairs, 1889); 9-11, 14, 17, 40 (Cowlairs, 1890); 50, 63, 227, 231, 232, 610 (Cowlairs, 1891); 32, 40, 42, 50, 63, 144 (Cowlairs, 1897); 146, 308, 310, 546, 547 & 610 (Cowlairs 1899). (Note that some early build engines were placed on duplicate list and their numbers reallocated to later build engines.)
Y010 1868 0-4-0 tender engines for local short distance goods and mineral traffic. 2 engines were built at Cowlairs in 1868. NBR nos 357 & 358.
Y011 1921 0-4-0 petrol shunting engine for shunting duties at Kelso. 1 engine built by the Motor Rail & Tram Car Co. in 1921. NBR no 1.

1 Locomotives built by / for NBR and withdrawn before the Grouping

Class Built Details
D121 1871 4-4-0 tender engines for express passenger services. 2 engines built at Cowlairs in 1871. NBR Nos 224 & 264.
D122 1873 4-4-0 tender engines for express passenger services on the Waverley route. 4 engines built at Cowlairs in 1873. NBR Nos 420423.
E105 1847 2-4-0 tender engines for passenger services on the Hawick branch. 8 engines were built by R&W Hawthorn in 1847. NBR nos 39-46.
E109 1849 2-4-0 passenger tender engines similar to those bought in 1847 for the Hawick line (see class E105). 7 engines built by R&W Hawthorn 1849-51. NBR Nos 56, 58-63.
E115 1861 2-4-0 tender engines for passenger service. 24 engines built by Dubs and Neilson between 1861 & 1867. NBR Nos 90-95, 341-346, 382-393.
E117 1869 2-4-0 express passenger tender engines. 2 engines built at Cowlairs in 1869. NBR Nos 141 & 164.
E118 1869 2-4-0 tender engine for passenger services. 1 engine built at Cowlairs in 1869. NBR Number 38.
E120 1873 2-4-0 tender engines for passenger services. 2 engines built at Cowlairs in 1873 from parts of older engines. NBR Nos 40 & 63.
J103 1846 0-6-0 tender engines for Lothians coal traffic. 6 engines were built by R&W Hawthorn in 1846. NBR nos 27-32.
J106 1848 0-6-0 heavy goods tender engines originally intended for the Hawick line. 8 engines were built by R&W Hawthorn in 1848. NBR nos 47-54.
J110 1850 0-6-0 goods tender engines similar to those bought in 1848 for the Hawick line (see class J106). 8 engines built by R&W Hawthorn 1850-52. NBR Nos 64-71.
J114 1860 0-6-0 tender engines for goods service. 62 engines built by the NBR at St Margarets and various outside builders between 1860 & 1867. NBR Nos 76-79 (St Margarets 1860-61), 80-85 (Hawthorn of Leith 1861-62), 168-183 (R. Stephenson & Co. 1862-64) and 185-208, 364-375 (Dubs & Co. 1865-67).
J124 1868 0-6-0 tender engines for goods services. 8 engines built at St Margarets 1868-69. NBR Nos 56, 58, 59, 131, 134, 135, 154, & 155. Known as ‘Longbacks‘.
J125 1869 0-6-0 tender engine for goods services. 1 engine built at St Margarets in 1869. NBR Number 17.
J126 1867 0-6-0 tender engines built for coal traffic initially resulting from the 1865 amalgamations. 12 engines built at Cowlairs between 1867 and 1871. NBR Nos 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 15, 25, 66, and 251-4. These engines had 15'-0" wheelbase.
J127 1870 0-6-0 tender engines built for coal traffic. 6 engines built at Cowlairs between 1870 and 1871. NBR Nos 2, 41, 43, 86, 223, and 265. These engines had 14'-6" wheelbase, with correspondingly shorter boilers when compared to class J126.
J129 1870 0-6-0 saddle tank engines for general service. 3 engines built at Cowlairs in 1870. NBR Nos 112, 140 & 286.
J130 1866 0-6-0 saddle tank engines for general service. 3 engines built by Dubs & Co in 1866-7. NBR Nos 209, 210, & 282.

J132 1874 0-6-0 saddle tank engines for light shunting duties at ferry stations. 6 engines built at Cowlairs in 1874. NBR Nos 32, 42, 144, 146, 308 & 310.
U107 1849 2-2-2-0 passenger tender engine to Crampton’s patent design originally intended for express passenger work on the Edinburgh-Berwick line. 1 engine built by E.B. Wilson & Co in 1849. NBR number 55.
W104 1847 2-2-2 tender engines for express passenger services on the Edinburgh -Berwick line. 6 engines were built by R&W Hawthorn in 1847. NBR nos 33-38.
W108 1849 2-2-2 passenger tender engine intended for express passenger work on the Edinburgh-Berwick line. 1 engine built by R&W Hawthorn in 1849.
W112 1856 2-2-2 well tank engines intended for the newly opened Selkirk & Jedburgh branches. 2 engines built by the NBR at St Margarets in 1856. NBR Nos 31 & 32.
W134 1876 2-2-2 tender engines for express services on the Edinburgh -Glasgow line. 2 engines built by Neilson & Co in 1876. NBR Nos 474 & 475.
Y116 1865 0-4-0 tender engines built for colliery work in the Lothians. 3 engines built at St Margarets 1865-6. NBR Nos 109, 110, & 184.
Y133 1872 0-4-0 saddle tank engines for Leith Docks traffic. 2 engines built at Cowlairs in 1872. NBR Nos 18 & 311.
Z101 1846 0-4-2 tender engines believed to be mainly for passenger services. 16 engines were built by R&W Hawthorn in 1846 for the opening of the NBR Edinburgh-Berwick line. NBR nos 1-16.
Z102 1846 0-4-2 tender engines believed to be mainly for goods services. 10 engines were built by R&W Hawthorn in 1846 for the opening of the NBR Edinburgh-Berwick line. NBR nos 17-26.
Z111 1855 0-4-2 goods tender engines originally ordered by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway but the order was transferred to the NBR. 4 engines built by Fairbairn & Son in 1855. NBR Nos 72-75.
Z113 1857 0-4-2 well tank engines intended for branch line service. 15 engines built by the NBR at St Margarets and Burntisland between 1857 & 1867. NBR Nos 20, 22, 29, 49, 96-99, 103-107, 108 & 143.

2a Locomotives acquired from Port Carlisle / Carlisle & Silloth Railways

Class Built Details
E200 1854 2-4-0 tank engine. 1 engine originally built for the Carlisle & Silloth Bay Railway & Dock Co. by R&W Hawthorn in 1854. Acquired by NBR in 1859 and allocated NBR no 100.
E201 1856 2-4-0 tender engines. 2 engines originally built for the Carlisle & Silloth Bay Railway & Dock Co. by outside contractors in 1856-7. Acquired by NBR in 1859 and allocated NBR nos 101 (built R&W Hawthorn, 1856) & 102 (built R Stephenson & Co, 1857).

2b Locomotives acquired from Peebles Railway

Class Built Details
E203 1855 2-4-0 tank engines for passenger services. 2 engines originally built for the Peebles Railway by Neilson & Co in 1855. Acquired by NBR in 1861 and allocated NBR nos 86 & 87.
Z204 1856 0-4-2 tender engines for goods services. 2 engines originally built for the Peebles Railway by Hawthorn of Leith in 1856-7. Acquired by NBR in 1861 and allocated NBR nos 88 & 89.

3 Locomotives acquired from Edinburgh Perth & Dundee Railway

Class Built Details
E309 1850 2-4-0 tank engines. 2 engine originally built for the Edinburgh Perth & Dundee Railway by R&W Hawthorn in 1850. Acquired by NBR in 1862 and allocated NBR nos 143 & 144.
J302 1847 0-6-0 tender engines for goods services. 10 engines originally ordered by the Edinburgh & Northern Railway and built by R&W Hawthorn in 1847-8. Acquired by NBR in 1862 and allocated NBR nos 119-123, 128 & 131-134.
J305 1850 0-6-0 tender engines for goods services. 3 engines originally built for the Edinburgh Perth & Dundee Railway by R&W Hawthorn in 1850-51. Acquired by NBR in 1862 and allocated NBR nos 137-139.
J315 1856 0-6-0 tender engines for goods & mineral services. 8 engine originally built for the Edinburgh Perth & Dundee Railway by outside contractors and at Burntisland works during the period 1856-63. Acquired by NBR from 1862 and allocated NBR nos 154, 155 (Hawthorn of Leith, 1856); 148,156 (Neilson & Co, 1861); 145, 150, 159 & 160 (Burntisland, 1861-63).
V313 1847 2-2-0 tender engines. 2 engines originally built by R&W Hawthorn in 1847. Little else is known. Acquired by NBR in 1862 and allocated NBR nos 151 & 152.
W303 1848 2-2-2 tender engines for express passenger services. 4 engines originally ordered by the Edinburgh & Northern Railway and delivered by R&W Hawthorn in 1848, after the E&NR became the Edinburgh, Perth & Dundee Railway. Acquired by NBR in 1862 and allocated NBR nos 124127.
W311 1861 2-2-2 tender engine for express services. 1 engine originally built by the Edinburgh Perth & Dundee Railway at Burntisland works in 1861. Acquired by NBR in 1862 and allocated NBR no 147.
Y306 1847 0-4-0 tender engine for service on the Granton section. 1 engine originally built for the Edinburgh Leith & Granton Railway by Hawthorn of Leith in 1847. Acquired by NBR in 1862 and allocated NBR no 140.
Y308 1847 0-4-0 tender engine for service on the Granton section. 1 engine originally built for the Edinburgh Leith & Granton Railway by Hawthorn of Leith in 1847. Acquired by NBR in 1862 and allocated NBR no 142.
Y310 1847 0-4-0 tender engine. 1 engine originally built by R&W Hawthorn in 1847. Little else is known. Acquired by NBR in 1862 and allocated NBR no 146.
Y312 1847 0-4-0 tender engine. 1 engine originally built by R&W Hawthorn in 1847. Little else is known. Acquired by NBR in 1862 and allocated NBR no 149.
Y314 1855 0-4-0 tender engines. 3 engines in class, as follows: No.153 was originally built for the Edinburgh Perth & Dundee Railway for Granton passenger services; no.157 for the Leslie Railway (operated by the EP&DR) and no. 158 for the Kinross-shire Railway (also operated by EP&DR). All engines were built by Hawthorn of Leith in 1855-61 and were acquired by NBR in 1862 (although no.157 remained owned by the Leslie Railway until 1869).
Y316 1857 0-4-0 outside cylinder tender engines. 2 engine originally built for the Fife & Kinross Railway by Hawthorn of Leith in 1857. Acquired by NBR in 1862 and allocated NBR nos 161 & 162.
Y318 1852 0-4-0 tender engine for mineral traffic. 1 engine originally built for the West of Fife Mineral Railway by Hawthorn of Leith in 1852. Acquired by NBR in 1862 and allocated NBR no 164.
Y319 1858 0-4-0 saddle tank engines for mineral traffic. 3 engines originally built for the West of Fife Mineral Railway by Neilson & Co in 1858-59. Acquired by NBR in 1862 and allocated NBR nos 165-167.
Z301 1847 0-4-2 tender engines for passenger services. 10 engines originally ordered by the Edinburgh & Northern Railway and built by R&W Hawthorn in 1847-8. Acquired by NBR in 1862 and allocated NBR nos 111-118, 129 & 130.
Z304 1847 0-4-2 tender engines. 2 engines originally built for the Edinburgh Perth & Dundee Railway by R&W Hawthorn in 1847-8. Acquired by NBR in 1862 and allocated NBR nos 135 &136.
Z307 1845 0-4-2 tender engine for service on the Granton section. 1 engine originally built for the Edinburgh Leith & Granton Railway by Hawthorn of Leith in 1845. Acquired by NBR in 1862 and allocated NBR no 141.
Z317 1857 0-4-2 tender engine. 1 engine originally built for the Charlestown Railway by Hawthorn of Leith in 1857. Acquired by NBR in 1862 and allocated NBR no 163.

4 Locomotives acquired from Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway

Class Built Details
E406 1854 2-4-0 tender engines. 2 engines originally purchased by the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway from Sharp Brothers in 1854. They survived to be acquired by NBR in 1865 and were allocated NBR nos 231 & 232.
E407 1859 2-4-0 tender engines. 4 engines were originally built for the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway by Beyer Peacock in 1859-61 and a further 3 engines were built in NBR days at Cowlairs in 1865-67. The original 4 survived to be acquired by the NBR in 1865 and were allocated NBR nos 233, 234, 237, 238. The Cowlairs engines were numbered 235, 236 & 239.
E417 1862 2-4-0 tender engines for passenger services. 6 engines were originally built by the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway at Cowlairs in 1862-64 and a final 2 engines were built in NBR days at Cowlairs in 1866-67. The original 6 survived to be acquired by the NBR in 1865 and were allocated NBR nos 351-356. The final two engines were numbered 349 & 350.
V414 1841 2-2-0 tender engines for passenger services. 7 engines originally built for the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway by Bury c.1841. Only 4 engines survived to be acquired by NBR in 1865 and they were allocated NBR nos 263-266.
W401 1856 2-2-2 tender engines for express passenger services. 8 engines originally ordered by the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway and built by Beyer Peacock in 1856-61. All survived to be acquired by NBR in 1865 and they were allocated NBR nos 213218, 211 & 212.
W402 1846 2-2-2 tender engines for express passenger services. 6 engines originally ordered by the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway and built by R&W Hawthorn in 1846. 3 engines survived to be acquired by NBR in 1865 and they were allocated NBR nos 219, 221 & 222.
W403 1841 2-2-2 tender engines for passenger services. 7 engine originally built for the opening of the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway by R&W Hawthorn c1841. Only 1 engine survived to be acquired by NBR in 1865 and it was allocated NBR no 220.
W404 1848 2-2-2 tender engines for passenger services. 2 engines originally built by the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway at Cowlairs in 1848-49. All survived to be acquired by NBR in 1865 and they were allocated NBR nos 223 & 224.
W405 1847 2-2-2 tender engines for passenger services. 6 engines originally ordered by the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway and built by Sharp Brothers in 1847-48. All survived to be acquired by NBR in 1865 and they were allocated NBR nos 225230.
Z408 1850 0-4-2 tender engine. 1 engine originally built for the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway by R&W Hawthorn in 1850. It survived to be acquired by NBR in 1865 and was allocated NBR no 242.
Z409 1847 0-4-2 tender engines for goods services. 6 engines ordered by the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway and built by Neilson & Co in 1847-48. They were originally built as 2-2-2 passenger engines and converted to 0-4-2 goods engines by the E&GR in 1852-3. 4 engines survived to be acquired by NBR in 1865 and they were allocated NBR nos 243-246.
Z410 1851 0-4-2 tender engines. 2 engines originally purchased by the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway from Neilson & Co in 1851. They survived to be acquired by NBR in 1865 and were allocated NBR nos 249 & 250.
Z411 1844 0-4-2 tender engines. 6 engines originally built for the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway by R&W Hawthorn in 1844-46. All survived to be acquired by NBR in 1865 and they were allocated NBR nos 255-260.
Z412 1846 0-4-2 tender engines for goods services. 3 engines originally ordered by the EL&GR, but purchased by the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway when built by Bury in 1846. They were built as 0-4-0s and converted to 0-4-2s by the E&GR before 1854. 2 engines survived to be acquired by NBR in 1865 and they were allocated NBR nos 261 & 267.
Z413 1866 0-4-2 tender engine for goods traffic. 1 engine laid down by the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway at Cowlairs and completed by the NBR in 1866. Allocated NBR no 262.
Z415 1855 0-4-2 outside cylinder tender engines for goods traffic. 12 engines originally built for the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway by Neilson & Co in 1855-57. All survived to be acquired by NBR in 1865 and were allocated NBR nos 283-294.
Z416 1859 0-4-2 tender engines. 18 engines originally built for the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway by Beyer Peacock in 1859-62 and at Cowlairs in 1864. All survived to be acquired by NBR in 1865 and were allocated NBR nos 317-328 and 329-334.

5 Locomotives acquired from Stirling & Dunfermline Railway

Class Built Details
W503 1850 2-2-2 tank engine for passenger work. This engine was originally purchased for the Stirling & Dunfermline Railway from Neilson & Co in 1853. Built in 1850, originally as a 2-2-0T with coach, it was later converted to 2-2-2T. It survived to be acquired by NBR in 1865 and was allocated NBR no 254.
Z501 1851 0-4-2 tender engines. 2 engines originally built for the Stirling & Dunfermline Railway by William Simpson & Co. of Aberdeen in 1851. They survived to be acquired by NBR in 1865 and were allocated NBR nos 247 & 248.
Z502 1854 0-4-2 tender engines. 3 engines originally built for the Stirling & Dunfermline Railway by Neilson & Co in 1854. They survived to be acquired by NBR in 1865 and were allocated NBR nos 251-253.

6 Locomotives acquired from Caledonian & Dumbartonshire Railway

Class Built Details
E601 1858 4-0 tender engine for mixed traffic. 1 engine originally built for the Caledonian & Dumbartonshire Railway by John Jones & Son in 1858. Acquired by NBR in 1865 and allocated NBR no 306.
E604 1850 2-4-0 tank engines for mixed traffic. 2 engines originally built as 2-2-2Ts for the Caledonian & Dumbartonshire Railway by Neilson & Co in 1850. Converted to 2-40Ts in 1851. Acquired by NBR in 1865 and allocated NBR nos 309 &310.
W602 1858 2-2-2 tender engine for passenger traffic. 1 engine originally built for the Caledonian & Dumbartonshire Railway by John Jones & Son in 1858. Acquired by NBR in 1865 and allocated NBR no 307.
W605 1850 2-2-2 tank engines for passenger traffic. 2 engines originally built for the Caledonian & Dumbartonshire Railway by Neilson & Co in 1850. Acquired by NBR in 1865 and allocated NBR nos 311 & 312.
Z603 1857 0-4-2 tender engine for goods traffic. 1 engine originally built for the Caledonian & Dumbartonshire Railway by John Jones & Son in 1857. Acquired by NBR in 1865 and allocated NBR no 308.

7 Locomotives acquired from Monkland Railway

Class Built Details
J705 1850 0-6-0 tender engine for goods traffic. 1 engine originally built for the Monklands Railway by R&W Hawthorn in 1850. Acquired by the NBR in 1865 and allocated NBR no 276.
J706 1851 0-6-0 tender engines for goods services. 3 engines originally built for the Monklands Railway and 1 engine believed built for the E&GR, all by R&W Hawthorn in 185155. Acquired by NBR in 1865 and allocated NBR nos 277-280.
Y701 1864 0-4-0 tender engines for mineral traffic. 2 engines originally built for the Monklands Railway by Hawthorn of Leith in 1864. Both were acquired by the NBR in 1865 and allocated NBR nos 268 & 269.
Y702 1851 0-4-0 tender engine. 1 engine originally built for the Monklands Railway by R&W Hawthorn in 1851. Acquired by the NBR in 1865 and allocated NBR no 270.
Y703 1852 0-4-0 tender engines. 4 engines originally built for the Monklands Railway by R&W Hawthorn in 1852-55. All were acquired by the NBR in 1865 and allocated NBR nos 271-274.
Y704 1849 0-4-0 tender engine. 1 engine originally built for the Monklands Railway by Neilson & Co in 1849. Acquired by the NBR in 1865 and allocated NBR no 275.
Y707 1852 0-4-0 saddle tank engine for mineral traffic. 1 engine originally built for the Monklands Railway by Sharp Stewart in 1852. Acquired by the NBR in 1865 and allocated NBR no 281.
Y708 1855 0-4-0 saddle tank engine. 1 engine originally built for the Monklands Railway by Neilson & Co in 1855. Acquired by the NBR in 1865 and allocated NBR no 282.
Y710 1862 0-4-0 outside cylinder saddle tank engines. 3 engines originally built by Neilson & Co in 1862-64. Two were built for the Monklands Railway and one (no 315) was acquired second-hand by the MR. All were acquired by the NBR in 1865 and allocated NBR nos 313-315.
Z709 1856 0-4-2 tender engines for goods traffic. 11 engines originally built for the Monklands Railway by outside contractors between 1856 & 1864. All were acquired by the NBR in 1865 and allocated NBR nos 295-303 (built Neilson & Co, 1856-64); 304 & 305 (built R&W Hawthorn, 1857).
Z711 1857 0-4-2 saddle tank engine. 1 engine originally built for the Monklands Railway by Neilson & Co in 1857. Acquired by the NBR in 1865 and allocated NBR no 316.

8a Locomotives acquired from Forth & Clyde Junction Railway

Class Built Details
E803 1859 2-4-0 tender engines. 4 engines originally built for the Forth & Clyde Junction Railway by Brassey & Betts in 1859-61. Acquired by the NBR in 1871 and allocated NBR nos 401-404.
E803 1859 2-4-0 tender engines. 4 engines originally built for the Forth & Clyde Junction Railway by Brassey & Betts in 1859-61. Acquired by the NBR in 1871 and allocated NBR nos 401-404.

8b Locomotives acquired from Leven & East of Fife Railway

Class Built Details
Y804 1855 0-4-0 tender engines. 3 engines originally built for the Leven & East of Fife Railway by Hawthorn of Leith in 1855-57. Acquired by the NBR in 1877 and allocated NBR nos 481, 484 & 485.
Y805 1870 0-4-0 tender engines. 2 engines originally built for the Leven & East of Fife Railway by Black Hawthorn in 1870-74. Acquired by the NBR in 1877 and allocated NBR nos 482 & 483.

8c Locomotives acquired from Glasgow Bothwell & Hamilton Railway

Class Built Details
J806 1877 0-6-0 tank engines. 4 engines originally built for the Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton & Coatbridge Railway by Dubs & Co in 1877. Acquired by the NBR in 1878 and allocated NBR nos 502-505.

8d Locomotives acquired from Collieries, Docks & Companies

Class Built Details
Y801 1859 0-4-0 saddle tank engines for mineral traffic. 2 engines originally built for colliery owner G. Simpson, by outside contractors. Both were acquired by the NBR in 1866 and allocated NBR nos 240 (built by Dick & Stevenson in 1865) and 241 (built by Andrew Barclay in 1859).
Y802 1866 0-4-0 tender engines for mineral traffic. 2 engines originally built for colliery owner John Watson by Neilson & Co in 1866. Acquired by the NBR in 1866 and allocated NBR no 394 & 395.
Y851 1884 0-4-0 saddle tank engine for works shunting. 1 engine built for the Gartness Iron Co. by Andrew Barclay c.1884. Acquired by the NBR c.1888 and allocated NBR no 610.
Y852 1884 0-4-0 saddle tank engine for dock shunting. 1 engine built for the Methil Dock Co. by Andrew Barclay c.1884. Acquired by the NBR c.1891 and allocated NBR no 611.
Y853 1887 0-4-0 saddle tank engine for dock shunting. 1 engine built for the Methil Dock Co. by Grant Ritchie c.1887. Acquired by the NBR c.1891 and allocated NBR no 612.
Y854 1891 0-4-0 saddle tank engine for mineral traffic. 1 engine built for colliery owner G. Wood by Andrew Barclay c.1891. Acquired by the NBR c.1901 and allocated NBR no 835.
Y855 unknown 0-4-0 saddle tank engine . 1 engine built for Findlayson by Andrew Barclay, date unknown. Acquired by the NBR in 1915 for Rosyth Dockyard shunting and allocated directly to duplicate list as NBR no 1250.

References

This list was compiled by Allan Rodgers of the North British Railway Study Group from the following sources: