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BR 0-6-0 700 Class - Late BR (OO Gauge)

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  • Length: 190mm
  • DCC Type: DCC Ready
  • Livery: Late BR
  • Class: 700
  • Designer: Dugald Drummond
  • Entered Service: 1897
  • Detail: Removable Coal Load and Diecast Boiler
  • Motor: 3 Pole with Flywheel
  • Purpose: Freight
  • Wheel Configuration: 0-6-0
  • Special Features: NEM Couplings, Sprung Buffers

Click here for all four variants of the 0-6-0 700 Class locomotives.


In 1895 it became apparent that the LSWR was in need of some 25 – 30 modern goods locomotives. At the time William Adams was still the locomotive superintendent of the London & South Western Railway but had to relinquish his position due to ill health in favour of Dugald Drummond.

Drummond whose past career had taken him from his native Scotland, to Australia and then to Glasgow brought with him not only a wealth of experience but designs of his own for the required 0-6-0 goods locomotive required for the LSWR. Drummond set about finding suitable manufacturers of the locomotive, eventually settling on Dubs & Co whose Works were based in Glasgow. Much of the locomotive’s design owed a great deal to the 0-6-0s produced for the Caledonian Railway and for which Dugald Drummond had been responsible.

Dubs & Co duly set about producing the required locomotives and from March to August, 1897 all 30 locomotives were delivered. The locomotives were numbered 687 – 716 when built however the locomotives were known as the 700 Class, however the official drawings also refer to them as “Dubs goods engines”! There were many components on this new Class that were already standard on several other LSWR locomotives, namely the C8 Class 4-4-0s, the K10 Class also a 4-4-0 and the M7 Class 0-4-4Ts.

There were initially some mechanical problems but one of the main concerns was the poor steaming.  When built the engines were fitted with conical smokebox doors and firebox spark arresters and therefore to improve the steaming the arresters were removed and new Adams pattern smokebox doors were fitted between 1902 and 1904. After this the Class were used for rather unglamorous mainline freight duties, however during the First World War they were rostered for use on secondary passenger services as well as troop trains. They could also be seen frequently handling horsebox specials and for this locomotives 687 and 700 were equipped with Westinghouse air brakes, which were removed from both locomotives by early 1936.

Ref: R3239