Locomotive names of the United Kingdom beginning with P

Steam locomotives operated in the United Kingdom with names beginning with P.

Name Railroad, # Builder, s/n Build date Whyte type Notes
P. H. Chambres LNWR 445   1/1911 4-4-0 Became LMS 5328; wd 11/1935.
Pacific LNWR 976 Crewe 4674 8/1907 4-4-0 Became LMS 5264; wd 12/1928.
Packwood Hall GWR 4949     4-6-0  
Palestine LMS 5623     4-6-0  
Pallas GWR Gooch 1856 0-6-0 Wd 1879.
Pandora GWR Gooch 1863 0-6-0 Wd 1880.
Pandora LNWR 1116 Crewe 4500 9/1905 4-4-0 Became LMS 5218; rn 25218; wd 4/1936.
Panopea LNWR 520 Crewe 4471 3/1905 4-4-0 Became LMS 5202; wd 1/1934.
Panthea GWR Gooch 1856 0-6-0 Wd 1878.
Panther GWR SR&Co 1840 2-2-2 Wd 1869.
Papyrus LNER 2750     4-6-2  
Paris LBSCR 313 Brighton 10/1883 0-4-2 Rn 613 in 3/1905; wd 3/1907; scrapped.
Park Hall GWR 5910     4-6-0  
Parkhurst LBSCR 341   1/1882 2-2-2 Wd 6/1907.
Partridge LNWR 1713   9/1911 4-4-0 Became LMS 5375; wd 12/1935.
Pasha GWR GWR 1847 4-2-2 Wd 1876.
Pathfinder LNWR 1691 Crewe   4-6-0 Became LMS 5605; wd 11/1934.
Patience LNWR 2179 Crewe 5/1897 2-4-0 Wd 3/1920.
Patience LNWR 2499 Crewe 2/1920 4-6-0 Named 8/1922; became LMS 5970; rb 1928; wd 12/1935.
Patriot LMS 5500     4-6-0  
Patriot LNWR 1914 Crewe 1/1920 4-6-0 Named in honor of LNWR employees who were killed during World War I (1914-1919); Became LMS 5964; wd 5/1935.
Patshull Hall GWR 4950     4-6-0  
Patterdale LNWR 381 Crewe 4/1893 2-4-0 Became LMS 5037; wd 12/1927.
Paviland Grange GWR 6845     4-6-0  
Peacock GWR Avonside 1866 2-4-0 Wd 1875.
Peacock GWR 3450     4-4-0  
Pearl GWR Gooch 1852 0-6-0 Wd 1878.
Pearl LNWR 234 Crewe 4536 3/1906 4-4-0 Became LMS 5237; wd 2/1932.
Peebles-shire LNER 311     4-4-0  
Peel LNWR 2581 Crewe 4525 12/1905 4-4-0 Became LMS 5233; wd 8/1934.
Pegasus GWR NG&Co 1842 2-2-2 Wd 1868.
Pegasus LNWR 446 NBL   4-6-0 Became LMS 5668; wd 8/1935.
Pegasus LNWR 482 Crewe 1/1894 2-4-0 Wd 10/1914.
Pelican GWR 3451     4-4-0  
Pelops GWR Gooch 1855 0-6-0 Wd 1876.
Pembroke Castle GWR 4078     4-6-0  
Pendeford Hall GWR 4951     4-6-0  
Pendennis Castle GWR 4079     4-6-0 Trialled against LNER's A1 class where it compared favorably in 1925. Sold 1964 by British Railways to John Gretton and Bill McAlpine; moved to Didcot shed in 1967; sold to Hammersley Iron Properties of Australia in 1977; returned to the UK and sold to Didcot Railway Centre in 1999 where it is undergoing a complete restoration to operational status.
More information: Didcot Railway Centre; Wikipedia.
Pendragon BR 73083 Derby 7/1955 4-6-0 Officially named 10/1959 at Eastleigh; wd 9/1966; scr 2/1967.
Pendragon SR 746     4-6-0  
Penguin GWR 3452     4-4-0  
Penguin LNWR 2012 Crewe 4515 11/1905 4-4-0 Became LMS 5228; wd 11/1931.
Penhydd Grange GWR 6844     4-6-0  
Peninsular & Oriental S.N. Co. SR 21C6     4-6-2  
Penmaenmawr LNWR 1188   4/1913 4-4-0 Became LMS 5392; rn 25392; wd 2/1941.
Penn (1st)
GWR Avonside 1866 2-4-0 Wd 1877.
Penn (2nd) GWR GWR 1877 2-4-0T Wd 1892.
Penrhos Grange GWR 6868     4-6-0  
Penrith Beacon LNWR 2187 Crewe 12/1896 2-4-0 Became LMS 5069; wd 6/1932.
Penwith WCwR     2-4-0ST  
Peplow Hall GWR 4952     4-6-0  
Percy Bysshe Shelley LNWR 2293 Crewe   4-6-0 Became LMS 5636; wd 1/1935.
Peregrine LNER 4903     4-6-2  
Peri GWR GWR 1846 2-2-2 Wd 1870.
Perseus GWR GWR 1850 4-2-2 Wd 1880.
Perseus LNWR 2494   8/1911 4-4-0 Became LMS 5368; wd 11/1936.
Perseverance LMS 5731     4-6-0  
Perseverance LNWR 2180 Crewe 3/1897 2-4-0 Became LMS 5073; wd 2/1926.
Pershore Plum GWR 3353     4-4-0  
Persia LNWR 2276 Crewe   4-6-0 Became LMS 5685; wd 8/1936.
Persimmon LNER 2549     4-6-2  
Perthshire LNER 250     4-4-0  
Pet     6/1865 0-4-0T Small 18" gauge cabless locomotive used in the Crewe Works; wd October 1929; displayed at Towyin; displayed at the National Railway Museum; now on display at the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum.
Peter Poundtext LNER 9497     4-4-0  
Peterston Grange GWR 6867     4-6-0  
Petrel LNWR 209     2-4-0 Transferred to LMS in 1923; rn Engineer Crewe; rn Engineer South Wales.
Petrel LNWR 1744 NBL   4-6-0 Became LMS 5676; wd 4/1935.
Petworth LBSCR 334   7/1881 2-2-2 Wd 11/1908.
Phaeton LNWR 2086   4/1913 4-4-0 Became LMS 5394; wd 7/1936.
Phalaris LNWR 1297 Crewe 4675 8/1907 4-4-0 Became LMS 5265; wd 11/1931.
Phantom LNWR 883 Crewe 8/1894 2-4-0 Became LMS 5049; wd 9/1928.
Phlegethon (1st)
GWR FM&J 1842 2-2-2 Pulled the train for Queen Victoria's first journey by rail on June 13, 1842; wd 1866.
Phlegethon (2nd) GWR Swindon 1866 2-4-0 Wd 1887.
Phoenix GWR NG&Co 1842 2-2-2 Wd 1870.
Phoenix LMS 5736     4-6-0 Rebuilt 1942 with a larger, superheated taper boiler
Phoenix N&CJR        
Pilot B&GR     2-4-0  
Pilot LNWR 864 Crewe 6/1896 2-4-0 Became LMS 5063; wd 7/1927.
Pioneer   Barclay 1876 0-4-0WT Built for and delivered to the collier railway predecessor of the C&MLR; Rebuilt as 0-4-2WT.
Pioneer BP&GV     0-6-0T Became Great Western 2197
Pioneer GWR Gooch 1861 0-6-0 Wd 1877.
Pioneer LNWR 1212 Crewe 11/1888 2-4-0 Became LMS 5013; wd 1/1928.
Pirate GWR R Stephenson 1855 4-4-0 Wd 1876.
Pisces GWR Rothwell 77 6/1842 2-4-0 With Capricornus, pulled the first train from Totnes to Laira on May 5, 1848. Wd 6/1874.
Pitchford Hall GWR 4953     4-6-0  
Pitt LNWR 1522 Crewe 1/1888 2-4-0 Became LMS 5005; wd 6/1932.
Plaish Hall GWR 4954     4-6-0  
Planet GWR Mather, Dixon 51 1838 2-2-2 Wd 1840; used as stationary boiler at Reading.
Planet LNWR 2197   4/1913 4-4-0 Became LMS 5397; wd 12/1935.
Plaspower Hall GWR 4955     4-6-0  
Plato GWR Swindon 1854 0-6-0ST Wd 1883.
Plegethon GWR     2-2-2  
Plowden BCR     0-6-0 Ex-SH&RG.
Plowden Hall GWR 4956     4-6-0  
Pluck LNWR 2178 Crewe 1/1894 2-4-0 Wd 9/1922.
Plumer LNER 9657     0-6-0  
Plumpton LBSCR 345   3/1882 2-2-2 Wd 1/1911.
Plutarch GWR Gooch 1862 0-6-0 Wd 1875.
Pluto GWR FM&J 1841 2-2-2 Wd 1870.
Pluto LNWR 745 Crewe   4-6-0 Became LMS 5651; wd 7/1934.
Pluto SDR     4-4-0ST  
Plutus GWR Gooch 1855 0-6-0 Wd 1874.
Plym GWR Gooch 1859 0-6-0 Wd 1875; s to V. J. Barton.
Plynlimmon LNWR 257 NBL   4-6-0 Became LMS 5666; wd 9/1934.
Polar Star BR 70026 Crewe 10/1952 4-6-2 Wd 1/1967; scr 5/1967.
Polar Star GWR R Stephenson 1840 2-2-2 Rb as 4-2-2T; Wd 1870.
Pollux CR SSG 1865 4-4-0ST Originally intended to be named Tamar. Transferred to SDR in 1866; became GWR 2120 in 1876.
Pollux (1st)
GWR NG&Co 1842 2-2-2 Wd 1866.
Pollux (2nd)
GWR Swindon 1866 2-4-0 Wd 1877.
Pollux (3rd) GWR GWR 1877 2-4-0T Wd 1892.
Polyphemus LMS 5688     4-6-0  
Polyphemus LNWR 1929   4/1900 4-4-0 Became LMS 5117; rb 2/1924.
Portishead WC&PR     0-6-0T Became Great Western 5
Portland Bill SR 2038     4-4-2  
Postlip Hall GWR 4957     4-6-0  
Poulton Grange GWR 6843     4-6-0  
Powderham Castle GWR 4080     4-6-0  
Powerful LNWR 1924   3/1900 4-4-0 Rb 6/1922; became LMS 5183.
Precedent LNWR 1749 NBL   4-6-0 Became LMS 5677; wd 1/1935.
Precedent LNWR 2175 Crewe 11/1894 2-4-0 Wd 4/1915.
Precursor LNWR 513 Crewe 4415 3/1904 4-4-0 Became LMS 5278; wd 7/1936.
Premier (1st)
GWR Mather, Dixon 40 1837 2-2-2 Wd 1840.
Premier (2nd)
GWR Swindon 1846 0-6-0 Wd 1869.
Premier LNWR 1216 Crewe 11/1888 2-4-0 Wd 3/1921.
Premier LNWR 1694 Crewe   4-6-0 Became LMS 5753; wd 2/1936.
President Garfield LNWR 253 Crewe 2/1895 2-4-0 Wd 8/1921.
President Washington LNWR 256 Crewe 8/1894 2-4-0 Became LMS 5047; wd 2/1923.
Prestatyn LMS 5522     4-6-0  
Preston Hall GWR 5911     4-6-0  
Pretty Polly LNER 2560     4-6-2  
Priam GWR NG&Co 1842 2-2-2 Wd 1864.
Priam SDR Haigh 1851 4-4-0ST Became GWR 2100 in 1876.
Prince GWR GWR 1846 2-2-2 Wd 1870.
Prince SDR Ince Forge 14 1871 2-4-0ST Became GWR 2137 in 1876; standard gauged and rn 1316 in 1893; converted to be a stationary boiler in 1899; scr 1935.
Prince Albert GWR 4042     4-6-0  
Prince Albert LNER 5509     4-4-0  
Prince Albert LNWR 1178 Crewe   4-6-0 Became LMS 5743; wd 9/1934.
Prince Albert LNWR 1214 Crewe 11/1890 2-4-0 Wd 4/1914.
Prince Christian GWR 1118 Swindon   2-2-2  
Prince Edward Island LMS 5560     4-6-0  
Prince George GWR 4044     4-6-0  
Prince George LNER 5437 Gorton 11/1913 4-4-0 Ex-Charles Stuart Worsely.
Prince Henry GWR 4043     4-6-0  
Prince Henry LNER 5429     4-4-0  
Prince John GWR 4045     4-6-0  
Prince Leopold LNWR 857 Crewe 7/1897 2-4-0 Became LMS 5074; wd 7/1928.
Prince of Wales   Bassett-Lowke   4-4-2 15" gauge.
Prince of Wales (1st) GWR 1132 Swindon   2-2-2  
Prince of Wales (2nd)
GWR 4041     4-6-0  
Prince of Wales LNER 2553     4-6-2  
Prince of Wales LNER 5508     4-4-0  
Prince of Wales LNWR 819 Crewe   4-6-0 Became LMS 5600; wd 10/1933.
Prince Palatine LNER 2551     4-6-2  
Prince Regent     1812    
Prince Rupert LMS 5671     4-6-0  
Princess C&MLR Stuart 717 1900 0-4-2T Parts were used to rebuild Chevalier in 1926; scrapped before 1931.
Princess LNWR 2006 Crewe 11/1890 2-4-0 Became LMS 5021; wd 4/1932.
Princess SWMR     0-6-0ST  
Princess Alexandra GWR 4053     4-6-0  
Princess Alexandra LMS 6224     4-6-2  
Princess Alice GWR 4050     4-6-0  
Princess Alice LMS 6223     4-6-2  
Princess Arthur of Connaught LMS 6207   1935 4-6-2  
Princess Augusta GWR 4058     4-6-0  
Princess Beatrice (1st) GWR 3076 GWR 2/1899 4-2-2 Wd 7/1912.
Princess Beatrice (2nd) GWR 4052     4-6-0  
Princess Beatrice LMS 6209   1935 4-6-2  
Princess Beatrice LNWR 2190   4/1875 2-4-0 Became LMS 5000; wd 6/1932
Princess Charlotte GWR 4054     4-6-0  
Princess Elizabeth GWR 4057     4-6-0  
Princess Elizabeth LMS 6201   1933 4-6-2  
Princess Eugénie GWR 4060     4-6-0  
Princess Helena (1st) GWR 3074 GWR 6/1898 4-2-2 Name removed in 4/1914; wd 12/1915.
Princess Helena (2nd) GWR 4051     4-6-0  
Princess Helena LNWR 1517 Crewe 11/1888 2-4-0 Became LMS 5009; wd 10/1928.
Princess Helena Victoria LMS 6208   1935 4-6-2  
Princess Louise (1st) GWR 3075 GWR 7/1898 4-2-2 Wd 6/1912.
Princess Louise (2nd)
GWR 4047     4-6-0  
Princess Louise LMS 6204   1935 4-6-2  
Princess Louise LNWR 42 Crewe 8/1920 4-6-0 Named 2/1922; became LMS 6004; rebuilt 1928 with a larger Belpaire boiler; name removed in 6/1935; became BR 46004; wd 4/1949.
Princess Louise LNWR 1177 Crewe 3/1896 2-4-0 Wd 2/1920.
Princess Margaret GWR 4056     4-6-0  
Princess Margaret Rose LMS 6203   1935 4-6-2  
Princess Marie Louise LMS 6206   1935 4-6-2  
Princess Mary GWR 4046     4-6-0  
Princess Mary LNER 5510     4-4-0  
Princess Maud GWR 4049     4-6-0  
Princess May (1st)
GWR 1129 Swindon   2-2-2  
Princess May (2nd) GWR 3077 GWR 2/1899 4-2-2 Wd 11/1912.
Princess of Wales GWR 1119 Swindon   2-2-2  
Princess Patricia GWR 4059     4-6-0  
Princess Royal GWR 3073 GWR 6/1898 4-2-2 Wd 10/1912.
Princess Sophia GWR 4055     4-6-0  
Princess Victoria GWR 4048     4-6-0  
Princess Victoria LMS 6205   1935 4-6-2  
Priory Hall GWR 4958     4-6-0  
Private E. Sykes, V.C. LMS 5537     4-6-0  
Private E. Sykes, V.C. LMS 6015 Crewe 4/1921 4-6-0 Built as LNWR 158; named 4/1926; wd 3/1933.
Private E. Sykes, V.C. LNWR 2035 Crewe 3/1920 4-6-0 Named 2/1922; became LMS 5976; name removed in 4/1926 and transferred to LMS 6015; wd 3/1935.
Private W. Wood, V.C. LMS 5536     4-6-0  
Private W. Wood, V.C. LMS 6018 Crewe 4/1921 4-6-0 Built as LNWR 179; named 4/1926; wd 2/1933.
Private W. Wood, V.C. LNWR 1097 Crewe 5/1920 4-6-0 Named 2/1922; became LMS 5988; name removed in 4/1926 and transferred to LMS 6018; wd 5/1935.
Problem LNWR 2580 Crewe 4524 12/1905 4-4-0 Became LMS 5232; wd 12/1931.
Prometheus (1st) GWR GWR 1850 4-2-2 Boiler exploded on Aug 11, 1862, near Paddington Station; rb 1870 with a new boiler and longer wheelbase making it more similar to the Rover class than the Iron Duke class for which it was originally built; Wd 1887.
Prometheus (2nd) GWR GWR 1888 4-2-2 Wd 1892.
Prometheus (3rd) GWR 3017 GWR 4/1892 2-2-2 Originally built as Nelson (2nd); Rb as 4-2-2 in 9/1894; rn Prometheus in 5/1895; wd 9/1908.
Prometheus (4th) GWR 3049 GWR 2/1895 4-2-2 Rn Nelson (3rd) in 5/1895.
Proserpine GWR FM&J 1842 2-2-2 Wd 1873.
Prosperpine LNWR 871 Crewe 5/1894 2-4-0 Became LMS 5044; wd 8/1925.
Psyche GWR Gooch 1853 0-6-0 Wd 1874.
Psyche LNWR 1510 Crewe 4501 9/1905 4-4-0 Became LMS 5219; wd 12/1930.
Ptarmigan LNWR 1681   9/1911 4-4-0 Became LMS 5373; rn 25373; became BR 58012; wd 5/1948
Puck LNWR 514 Crewe 10/1895 2-4-0 Ex-Lawrence in 1913; became LMS 5055; wd 8/1926.
Punjab LMS 5579     4-6-0  
Purdon Vicars LNER 5430     4-4-0  
Purley Hall GWR 4959     4-6-0  
Pyle Hall GWR 4960     4-6-0  
Pyracmon GWR GWR 1847 0-6-0 Wd 1872.
Pyrland Hall GWR 4961     4-6-0  
Python LNWR 1784 Crewe 4502 10/1905 4-4-0 Became LMS 5220; wd 11/1931.
Python SDR Avonside 1874 0-6-0ST Became GWR 2168 in 1876; standard gauged and rn 1318.