4-4-0 Shire

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The 4-4-0 Shire is a steam locomotive in the UK Railway Set.

Statistics and information

One livery variation
Type: Express Passenger and Fast Goods Steam Locomotive
Introduction: 1927
Withdrawal: 1970
Speed: 90mph
Power: 1250hp
Weight: 119t
Tractive Effort: 95kN
Replaces: Edwardian
Replaced By: Sulzer Type 2, EE Type 3

Prototype information

Gresley designed the D49 Class in 1927 to replace pre-grouping express locomotives on lines where the weight and expense of his Pacific locomotives were not suitable.

Similar locomotives

Gresley's D49 was one of the last and largest 4-4-0 locomotives built in Britain, followed only by the SR V Class, the most powerful 4-4-0 built in Europe.

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