Locomotive names of the United Kingdom beginning with F

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

Name Railroad, # Builder, s/n Build date Whyte type Notes
F. S. P. Wolferstan LNWR 1294   11/1910 4-4-0 Became LMS 5322; rn 25322; wd 12/1938.
F. W. Webb LNWR 238   10/1910 4-4-0 Became LMS 5336; wd 3/1936.
Faendre Hall GWR 5954     4-6-0  
Faerie Queene LNWR 1433 Crewe 4547 4/1906 4-4-0 Became LMS 5250; wd 1/1936.
Fairbairn LNWR 870 Crewe 3/1898 2-4-0 Became LMS 5078; wd 12/1928.
Fairey Battle GWR 5077     4-6-0  
Fairleigh Hall GWR 4926     4-6-0  
Fairlight LBSCR 331   7/1881 2-2-2 Wd 2/1909.
Fairway LNER 2746 Doncaster 1700 10/1928 4-6-2 Involved in a level crossing accident at Dunbar in 5/1929; rn 92 in 1946; became BR 60092; wd 10/1964; scr 12/1964.
Falaba LNWR 1324 Crewe   4-6-0 Became LMS 5683; rn 25683; wd 1/1946.
Falcon GWR SR&Co 1840 2-2-2 Wd 1867.
Falcon LNER 4484 Doncaster 1849 10/1963 4-6-2 Rn 25 in 1946; became BR 60025; wd 10/1963; scr 1/1964 at Doncaster.
Falcon SDR Haigh 1852 4-4-0ST Involved in a collision with Brutus on September 13, 1866; became GWR 2102 in 1876.
Falkland Islands LMS 5606     4-6-0  
Fallodon LNER 2816 Darlington 10/1930 4-6-0 Rb from B17 class to B2 class; rn 1616 in 1946; became BR 61616; wd 9/1959; scr 9/1959 at Stratford.
Falstaff LNWR 2203 NBL   4-6-0 Became LMS 5681; wd 6/1935.
Fame LNWR 2578 Crewe 4522 12/1905 4-4-0 Became LMS 5309; wd 8/1936.
Farleigh Castle GWR 5027     4-6-0  
Farnborough Hall GWR 4927     4-6-0  
Father Ambrose NBR 498 Cowlairs 11/1920 4-4-0 Became LNER 9498 in 1921; rn 2439 in 1946; became BR 62439; wd 10/1959; scr 2/1960.
Fawley Court GWR 2942     4-6-0  
Fearless LMS 5723     4-6-0  
Felicia Hemans LNWR 1400 Crewe   4-6-0 Became LMS 5631; wd 6/1936.
Felstead LNER 2743 Doncaster 1693 8/1928 4-6-2 Rn 89 in 1946; became BR 60089; wd 10/1963; scr 2/1964 at Inverurie.
Fenton GWR SG&Co 1865 2-4-0 Wd 1892.
Fiji LMS 5607     4-6-0  
Firdausi LNER 2503 Doncaster 1793 8/1934 4-6-2 Rn 38 in 1946; became BR 60038; wd 11/1963; scr 12/1963.
Fire Ball GWR JT&E 1840 2-2-2 Pulled the first train from Temple Meads to Bath on Aug 31, 1840, then the first train from Temple Meads to Bridgwater on June 14, 1841; rb 1849 as 2-2-2ST; wd 1866.
Fire Brand GWR JT&E 1840 2-2-2 Wd 1866.
Fire Fly GWR JT&E 1840 2-2-2 Wd 1870.
Fire Fly     2005 2-2-2 Operable replica of GWR's Fire Fly, based at Didcot Railway Centre.
Fire King (1st)
GWR JT&E 1840 2-2-2 Involved in the first accident on the Great Western on Oct 25, 1840, when the train missed a stop at Faringdon station; rb c. 1849 as 2-2-2ST; wd 1875.
Fire King (2nd) GWR 3010 GWR 3/1892 2-2-2 Rb 9/1894 as 4-2-2; wd 9/1908.
Fire Queen LNWR 1360   7/1911 4-4-0 Became LMS 5362; rn 25362; wd 3/1939.
Firth of Clyde BR 70050 Crewe 8/1954 4-6-2 Wd 8/1966; scr 12/1966.
Firth of Forth BR 70051 Crewe 8/1954 4-6-2 Wd 12/1967; scr 3/1968.
Firth of Tay BR 70052 BR Crewe 8/1954 4-6-2 Wd 4/1967; scr 11/1967.
Fishbourne SR 14     0-4-4T Operated on the Isle of Wight.
Fisher LMS 5669     4-6-0  
FitzHerbert Wright LNER 1249 NBL 26150 10/1947 4-6-0 Officially named in 12/1947; became BR 61249; wd 6/1964; scr 1/1965.
Fitzwilliam SYR Dodds 1849 0-4-2  
Flamboyant LNER 153 Doncaster 2047 8/1949 4-6-2 Became BR 60153; wd 11/1962; scr 4/1963 at Doncaster.
Flamingo GWR 3445     4-4-0  
Flamingo LNER 2749 Doncaster 1707 1/1929 4-6-2 Rn 95 in 1946; became BR 60095; wd 4/1961; scr 4/1961 at Doncaster.
Fleetwood LMS 5546     4-6-0  
Fleißiges Lieschen RH&DR 11 Krupp 1937 4-6-2 Rn Black Prince in 1976; still in service as of 2009.
Fleur-de-Lis GWR Swindon 1863 2-4-0T Wd 1872.
Flirt GWR Gooch 1852 0-6-0 Wd 1874.
Flora GWR Gooch 1854 0-6-0 Wd 1872; s 1873 to M. Moxhan & Co.
Flora MacIvor GCR 1381 Kitson 5382 8/1924 4-4-0 Became LNER 6381; rn 2674 in 1946; became BR 62674; wd 7/1961; scr 1/1962.
Florence GWR GWR 1851 0-6-0ST Wd 1874.
Florence LNWR 1217 Crewe 6/1891 2-4-0 Wd 11/1915.
Flying Dutchman BR 70018 Crewe 6/1951 4-6-2 Wd 12/1966; scr 6/1967.
Flying Dutchman GWR 3009 Swindon 3/1892 2-2-2 GWR 3009 "Flying Dutchman" as a 2-2-2Rb 11/1894 as 4-2-2; wd 8/1912.
Flying Fox LNER 4475 Doncaster 1567 4/1923 4-6-2 Rn 106 in 1946; rb from A1 class to A3 class in 3/1947; became BR 60106; wd 12/1964; scr 3/1965.
Flying Fox LNWR 1920   8/1899 4-4-0 Rb 12/1920; became LMS 5166.
Flying Scotsman LNER 4472 Doncaster 1564 2/1923 4-6-2 Rn 103 in 1946; became BR 60103; wd 1/1963; sold to Alan Pegler and restored to LNER condition; used in excursion service in England until 1968; shipped to the USA in 1969 for a tour of the country; sold in 1973 to William McAlpine and returned to the UK; shipped to Australia in 1988 for excursions to commemorate the Australian bicentennial; returned to the UK; sold in 1996 to Dr. Tony Marchington and restored again to operating condition; sold 4/2004 to the National Railway Museum; overhaul begun in 2007 expected to be completed in 2010.
More information: National Railway Museum; Wikipedia.
Foch NBR 608 Cowlairs 8/1888 0-6-0 Transferred to LNER in 1921; rn 9608 in 1/1925 at Cowlairs; wd 6/1937; scr 8/1937 at Inverurie.
Ford Castle LNER 2817 Darlington 11/1930 4-6-0 Rb from B17 class to B2 class; rn 1617 in 1946; became BR 61617; wd 8/1958; scr 8/1958 at Stratford.
Forfarshire LNER 266 Darlington 12/1927 4-4-0 Rn 2706 in 1946; became BR 62706; wd 2/1958; scr 2/1958 at Darlington.
Formidable LNWR 1953   2/1902 4-4-0 Became LMS 5120; rb 12/1923.
Forrester S&WR     0-6-0T  
Forth GWR Gooch 1854 0-6-0 Wd 1878.
Forthampton Grange GWR 6837     4-6-0  
Foster GWR SG&Co 1865 2-4-0 Wd 1876.
Fowler GWR GWR 1866 0-6-0ST S 6/1872 to SDR; rb; returned to GWR in 1876 as #2158
Fowler SDR GWR 1866 0-6-0ST Ex-GWR Fowler.
Foxcote Manor GWR 7822     4-6-0  
Foxhound LNWR 1628   5/1911 4-4-0 Became LMS 5345; rn 25345; wd 12/1933.
Foxhunter LNER 134 Darlington 2053 11/1948 4-6-2 Became BR 60134; wd 10/1965; scr 11/1965.
Framlingham LNER 2803 Darlington 10/1946 4-6-0 Rb from B17 class to B2 class; rn 1603 in 1946; became BR 61603; wd 9/1958; scr 9/1958 at Stratford.
Francis Stevenson LNWR 1960   3/1902 4-4-0 Rb 2/1918; became LMS 5153.
Frank Bibby GWR 3364     4-4-0  
Franklin LNWR 1520 Crewe 5/1891 2-4-0 Became LMS 5027; wd 12/1931.
Frankton Grange GWR 6816     4-6-0  
Frederick Baynes LNWR 2239 Crewe 9/1914 4-6-0 Became LMS 5918; wd 3/1935.
Frederick Saunders GWR 3042 GWR 10/1894 4-2-2 Wd 1/1912.
French NBR 176 Cowlairs 4/1890 0-6-0 Officially named after its use during World War I; transferred to LNER in 1921; rn 9176 in 8/1925 at Inverurie; rn B5217 in 1946; became BR 65217; wd 10/1962; scr 5/1963 at Inverurie.
Frensham Hall GWR 5981     4-6-0  
Freshford Manor GWR 7813     4-6-0  
Freshwater SR 8     0-6-0T Operated on the Isle of Wight
Frewin Hall GWR 6909     4-6-0  
Friar LNWR 837 Crewe 4531 2/1906 4-4-0 Became LMS 5240; wd 10/1933.
Friar Tuck S&WR     0-6-0T  
Frilford Grange GWR 6815     4-6-0  
Frilsham Manor GWR 7816     4-6-0  
Fringford Manor GWR 7814     4-6-0  
Fritwell Manor GWR 7815     4-6-0  
Frobisher LMS 5640     4-6-0  
Frobisher LNWR 1528 Crewe 2/1888 2-4-0 Wd 2/1916.
Frobisher LNWR 2268 Crewe 3/1920 4-6-0 Named 8/1922; became LMS 5979; wd 4/1934.
Fulton GWR GWR 1863 2-4-0 Wd 1876.
Furious LMS 5729     4-6-0  
Fury GWR Swindon 1846 0-6-0 Wd 1871.
Fury LMS     4-6-0 Ex-British Legion.

Photo credits:

  • Flying Dutchman - The Wikimedia Commons image description page (retrieved April 24, 2012) for this photograph asserts that the photograph is in the public domain due to its age (sourced to Howden, J.R. (1907) The Boys' Book of Locomotives London: E. Grant Richards, pp. fig. 1).