Locomotive names of the United Kingdom beginning with L

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

Name Railroad, # Builder, s/n Build date Whyte type Notes
L./Cpl. J. A. Christie, V.C. LNWR 1407 Crewe 2/1920 4-6-0 Named 2/1922; became LMS 5967; wd 11/1934.
La France GWR 102 SACM   4-4-2 Retired October 1926.
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La France LBSCR 39     4-4-2 Named in June 1913 in honor of a visit by the President of France, M. Poincare; denamed 1925.
La France LNWR 1926   3/1900 4-4-0 Rb 3/1922; became LMS 5180.
Ladas LNER 2566     4-6-2  
Lady Faringdon LNER 5364     4-4-2  
Lady Godiva LMS 5519     4-6-0 Became BR 45519.
Lady Godiva LMS 6008 Crewe 9/1920 4-6-0 Built as LNWR 110; named 5/1923; wd 12/1932.
Lady Godiva LNWR 1976   7/1903 4-4-0 Wd 12/1922.
Lady Macbeth GWR 2905     4-6-0  
Lady Margaret GWR 1308     2-4-0T  
Lady of Avenel LNER 9340     4-4-0  
Lady of Lynn GWR 2906     4-6-0  
Lady of Lyons GWR 2903     4-6-0  
Lady of Quality GWR 2908     4-6-0  
Lady of the Lake GWR 2902     4-6-0  
Lady Patricia LMS 6210   1935 4-6-2  
Lady Rowena LNER 9424     4-4-0  
Lagoon GWR Gooch 1861 0-6-0 Wd 1876.
Laird o' Monkbarns LNER 9412     4-4-0  
Laird of Balmawhapple LNER 6398     4-4-0  
Lalla Rookh GWR R Stephenson 1855 4-4-0 Wd 1872.
Lambert GWR 3055 GWR 3/1895 4-2-2 Originally built as Trafalgar; rn 7/1901; wd 2/1914.
Lambton Castle LNER 2823     4-6-0  
Lanarkshire LNER 265     4-4-0  
Lanarkshire Yeomanry LMS 5154     4-6-0  
Lancashire LNER 236     4-4-0  
Lancashire Fusilier LMS 6119     4-6-0  
Lance GWR St&Sl 1841 2-2-2 Wd 1870.
Lance (1st) SDR Longridge 1851 4-4-0ST Involved in a head-on collision with another train on December 2, 1873, near Menheniot station; scr.
Lance (2nd) SDR Avonside 1875 4-4-0ST Became GWR 2130 in 1876; kept as a broad gauge locomotive at Swindon for shunting work; scr 1893.
Lanchester BuR 83 Avonside 2071 1933 0-4-0T Built as 2 ft gauge; s to Birtley Brick Company in 1938; sold again in 1947; sold July 1949 to Dinorwic Slate Quarries; regauged to 1 ft 10¾ in and renamed Elidir after 1951; sold and shipped to Canada for operations there; returned to England and preserved at the Shildon Museum; awaiting restoration to operations for the Leighton Buzzard Light Railway.
Lancing SR 904     4-4-0  
Landrail LNWR 1417   9/1911 4-4-0 Became LMS 5370; wd 12/1936.
Lanelay Hall GWR 4937     4-6-0  
Lang Meg LNWR 1287 Crewe 4533 3/1906 4-4-0 Became LMS 5306; wd 2/1936.
Langford Court GWR 2946     4-6-0  
Langton Hall GWR 6914     4-6-0  
Lapwing LNWR 1642 Crewe 4534 3/1906 4-4-0 Became LMS 5243; wd 11/1935.
Lark SDR Avonside 1874 0-4-0ST Became GWR 2178 in 1876; standard gauged in 1892; rn 1332; s to Powesland & Mason.
Launceston Castle GWR 5000     4-6-0  
Laurel GWR Swindon 1864 2-4-0T Also used as a tender locomotive. Wd 1872.
Laval LBSCR 310 Brighton 7/1883 0-4-2 Wd 7/1906.
Lawrence LNWR 514 Crewe 10/1895 2-4-0 Rn Puck in 1913; became LMS 5055; wd 8/1926.
Lawton Hall GWR 5906     4-6-0  
Lazonby LNWR 512   11/1880 2-4-0 Became LMS 5003; wd 8/1929.
Leamington Spa LNWR 104   6/1915 4-4-0 Became LMS 5403; wd 11/1935.
Leander GWR Gooch 1852 0-6-0 Wd 1875.
Leander LMS 5690     4-6-0  
Leatherhead LBSCR 59 Brighton 6/1860 2-4-0 Named in 1872; rb as 2-4-0T in 5/1872; rn 276 in 10/1875; rn 410 in 12/1879; wd 3/1880.
Leatherhead SR 939     4-4-0  
Leaton Grange GWR 6821     4-6-0  
Leckhampton Hall GWR 5945     4-6-0  
Leeds United LNER 2856     4-6-0  
Leeward Islands LMS 5614     4-6-0  
Leicester City LNER 2865     4-6-0  
Leinster LMS 5741     4-6-0  
Lemberg LNER 2544     4-6-2  
Leo GWR Rothwell 70 10/1841 2-4-0 Wd 12/1870.
Leonidas GWR Gooch 1863 0-6-0 Wd 1881.
Leopard GWR SR&Co 1840 2-2-2 Wd 1878.
Leopard SDR Avonside 1872 4-4-0ST Became GWR 2128 in 1876; kept as a broad gauge locomotive at Swindon for shunting work; scr 1893.
Leopold GWR GWR 1856 2-4-0 Wd 1877.
Lethe GWR FM&J 1842 2-2-2 Wd 1878.
Levens LNWR 2513 Crewe 4535 3/1906 4-4-0 Became LMS 5293; rn 25293; wd 6/1939.
Levens Hall GWR 6913     4-6-0  
Leviathan LMS 5704     4-6-0  
Leviathan LNWR 301 Crewe 4450 11/1904 4-4-0 Became LMS 5289; wd 4/1936.
Lewis Carroll LNWR 146 Crewe   4-6-0 Became LMS 5627; wd 7/1936.
Libra GWR Rothwell 72 2/1842 2-4-0 Wd 6/1871.
Liddington Hall GWR 4938     4-6-0  
Liffey GWR Gooch 1855 0-6-0 Wd 1872.
Lightning BR 70019 Crewe 6/1951 4-6-2 Wd 3/1966; scr 6/1967.
Lightning (1st) GWR GWR 1847 4-2-2 Wd 1878.
Lightning (2nd) GWR GWR 1878 4-2-2 Wd 1892.
Lightning (3rd) GWR 3016 GWR 4/1892 2-2-2 Rb 11/1894 as 4-2-2; wd 3/1911.
Lily GWR Swindon 1864 2-4-0T Used as a tender locomotive; wd 1872; boiler sold to Telegraph Construction Company and reused as a stationary boiler aboard the SS Great Eastern.
Lincolnshire LNER 245     4-4-0  
Lincolnshire Regiment LNER 2805 NBL 23808 12/1928 4-6-0 Ex-Burnham Thorpe; scr 7/1958 at Doncaster.
Linden Hall GWR 5984     4-6-0  
Linette BR 73087 Derby 8/1955 4-6-0 Wd 10/1966; scr 4/1967.
Linette SR 752     4-6-0  
Lion GWR SR&Co R 1838 2-2-2 Wd 1847.
Lion SDR SSG 1859 4-4-0ST Became GWR 2113 in 1876.
Little Giant   Bassett-Lowke 1905 4-4-2 15" gauge; preserved at the Cleethorpes Miniature Railway.
Little Wonder FR   1869 0-4-0+0-4-0T Double Fairlie; wd 1882.
Littleton Hall GWR 4939     4-6-0  
Liver L&MR Clarence   0-4-0  
Liverpool L&MR Clarence   0-4-0 Deemed unacceptable for the railroad by George Stephenson because it originally had 6' tall drivers; drivers replaced with 4' 6" wheels; s to B&LR.
Liverpool LNER 2864     4-6-0  
Livingstone LNWR 173 NBL   4-6-0 Became LMS 5664; wd 2/1935.
Livingstone LNWR 1680 Crewe 6/1891 2-4-0 Wd 4/1913.
Llandovery Castle GWR 5001     4-6-0  
Llandrindod LNWR 2153   6/1915 4-4-0 Became LMS 5406; rn 25406; wd 4/1937.
Llandudno LMS 5520     4-6-0  
Llandudno LNWR 363   5/1915 4-4-0 Became LMS 5400; wd 11/1935.
Llanfair Grange GWR 6877     4-6-0  
Llanfrechfa Grange GWR 6827     4-6-0  
Llangedwyn Hall GWR 4941     4-6-0  
Llanstephan Castle GWR 5004     4-6-0  
Llanthony Abbey GWR 5088     4-6-0  
Llantilio Castle GWR 5028     4-6-0  
Llanvair Grange GWR 6825     4-6-0  
Llewellyn LMS 6019 Crewe 4/1921 4-6-0 Built as LNWR 180; named 4/1923; wd 12/1934.
Llewellyn LNWR 869 Crewe 11/1896 2-4-0 Wd 1/1922.
Load Star GWR     2-2-2  
Loadstone LNWR 2175 NBL   4-6-0 Became LMS 5680; wd 6/1937.
Loch Arkaig LNER 4674     2-6-0  
Loch Eil LNER 4692     2-6-0  
Loch Garry LNER 4684     2-6-0  
Loch Insh LMS 14379     4-4-0  
Loch Laggan LNER 4701     2-6-0  
Loch Laidon LNER 4699     2-6-0  
Loch Lochy LNER 4682     2-6-0  
Loch Lomond LNER 4700     2-6-0  
Loch Long LNER 3441     2-6-0  
Loch Morar LNER 4691     2-6-0  
Loch Naver LMS 14392     4-4-0  
Loch Oich LNER 4704     2-6-0  
Loch Quoich LNER 4697     2-6-0  
Loch Rannoch LNER 4698     2-6-0  
Loch Sheil LNER 4693     2-6-0  
Loch Tay LMS 14385     4-4-0  
Loch Treig LNER 4685     2-6-0  
Locke GWR GWR 1863 2-4-0 Wd 1881.
Locke LNWR 1011 Crewe 4666 7/1907 4-4-0 Became LMS 5257; wd 1/1933.
Lockheed-Hudson GWR 5081     4-6-0  
Loco Works Brighton LBSCR 377S Brighton 1878 0-6-0T Ex-Morden.
Locomotion S&D Stephenson 1825    
Locomotive Department LBSCR 637 Brighton 1878 0-6-0T Ex-Southdown.
Locust GWR Vulcan 1862 2-4-0T Wd 1876.
Lode Star GWR R Stephenson 1841 2-2-2 Wd 1870.
Lode Star GWR 4003   1903 4-6-0 Retired in 1951. Preserved at the Great Western Museum in Swindon in 1962; transferred to the National Railway Museum in 1992 where it remains on static display.
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London GWR GWR 1865 0-6-0 Wd 1873; s to B&E as #100; returned to GWR as #2081 in 1876; wd 1888.
London LBSCR 162 Brighton 9/1863 2-2-2 Named in 12/1872; wd 5/1885.
London LBSCR 339   12/1881 2-2-2 Wd 11/1908.
London Rifle Brigade LMS 6166     4-6-0  
London Scottish LMS 6124     4-6-0  
Longford Grange GWR 6878     4-6-0  
Lord Aberconway LNER 6154     0-6-4T Ex-LPTB
Lord Anson SR 861     4-6-0  
Lord Byron LNWR 1679 Crewe   4-6-0 Became LMS 5623; wd 5/1935.
Lord Collingwood SR 862     4-6-0  
Lord Duncan SR 858     4-6-0  
Lord Faber LNWR 1131 Crewe 8/1914 4-6-0 Became LMS 5912; wd 2/1935.
Lord Faringdon LNER 6169     4-6-0  
Lord Glenallan LNER 6386     4-4-0  
Lord Glenarthur G&SWR 394     4-4-0  
Lord Glenvarloch LNER 9427     4-4-0  
Lord Hawke SR 860     4-6-0  
Lord Hood SR 859     4-6-0  
Lord Howe SR 857     4-6-0  
Lord Hurcombe BR 70001 Crewe 3/1951 4-6-2 Withdrawn August 1966; scrapped January 1967.
Lord James of Douglas LNER 6394     4-4-0  
Lord Kenyon LNWR 968 Crewe 7/1916 4-6-0 Became LMS 5922; wd 9/1934.
Lord Kitchener BR 70043 Crewe 6/1953 4-6-2 Officially named 2/1957; wd 8/1965; scr 11/1965.
Lord Kitchener LNWR 2401 Crewe 10/1914 4-6-0 Became LMS 5919; wd 9/1934.
Lord Loch LNWR 1059   11/1910 4-4-0 Became LMS 5321; rn 25321; wd 2/1948.
Lord Mildmay of Flete GWR 3417     4-4-0  
Lord Nelson SR 850     4-6-0  
Lord of the Isles (1st)
GWR GWR 1851 4-2-2 Originally named Charles Russell but entered service with the new name; involved in an accident in 1852; wd 1884; stored at Swindon until 1906, but taken for display tours to Edinburgh in 1890, Chicago in 1893 and London in 1897.
Lord of the Isles (2nd) GWR 3046 GWR 1/1895 4-2-2 Wd 10/1908.
Lord of the Isles LNER 3444     2-6-0  
Lord Palmer GWR 2975     4-6-0  
Lord President LNER 2003     2-8-2  
Lord Rathmore LMS 5533     4-6-0  
Lord Rathmore LNWR 650 Crewe 6/1913 4-6-0 Became LMS 5905; wd 2/1933.
Lord Roberts BR 70042 Crewe 4/1953 4-6-2 Wd 5/1967; scr 1/1968.
Lord Rodney SR 863     4-6-0  
Lord Rowallan BR 70045 Crewe 6/1954 4-6-2 Officially named 7/1957 at Euston; wd 12/1967; scr 3/1968.
Lord Rutherford of Nelson LMS 5665     4-6-0  
Lord St. Levan SR 758        
Lord St. Vincent SR 856     4-6-0  
Lord Stalbridge LNWR 2428   5/1913 4-4-0 Became LMS 5399; wd 7/1936.
Lord Stuart of Wortley LNER 6168     4-6-0  
Lordington LBSCR 584     0-6-2T  
Lorna Doone GWR 3047 GWR 2/1895 4-2-2 Wd 11/1912.
Lovett Eames   Baldwin 5000 4/1880 4-2-2 Built as Philadelphia & Reading Railroad #507; repossessed by Baldwin; s to Frederick W. Eames, founder of Eames Vacuum Brake Company, and named Lovett Eames in honor of his father; shipped to England and operated on Great Northern Railway; modified for Britain's smaller loading gauge with a shorter stack and cab roof; s 1884 to a scrap dealer and subsequently scrapped; the bell from this locomotive has been preserved and as of 1973 was in the Railway Gallery of the Science Museum in London.
Lowther LNWR 2186 Crewe 1/1896 2-4-0 Became LMS 5067; wd 12/1927.
Loyalty LNWR 1680   4/1913 4-4-0 Became LMS 5393; rn 25393; wd 5/1941.
Lucan GWR Hawthorn 1855 4-4-0ST Wd 1872.
Lucifer GWR Longridge 1841 2-2-2 Wd 1870.
Luckie Mucklebackit LNER 6385     4-4-0  
Lucknow LNWR 1290 Crewe   4-6-0 Became LMS 5729; wd 2/1935.
Lucknow LNWR 1673 Crewe 5/1891 2-4-0 Wd 3/1919.
Lucretius GWR Hawthorn 1854 4-4-0ST Wd 1872.
Lucy Ashton LNER 6387     4-4-0  
Ludford Hall GWR 4940     4-6-0  
Ludlow Castle GWR 5002     4-6-0  
Lullington LBSCR 348   4/1882 2-2-2 Wd 7/1908.
Lulworth Castle GWR 5003     4-6-0  
Lumley Castle LNER 2824     4-6-0  
Luna GWR Gooch 1863 0-6-0 Wd 1880.
Lusitania LNWR 1100 Crewe   4-6-0 Became LMS 5673; rn 25673; wd 1/1949.
Lynx CR SSG 1859 4-4-0ST Transferred to SDR in 1866; became GWR 2109 in 1876.
Lynx GWR SR&Co 1840 2-2-2 Wd 1870.
Lynx LNWR 2005 Crewe 1/1894 2-4-0 Became LMS 5041; wd 12/1930.
Lyonesse BR 73113 Doncaster 10/1956 4-6-0 Officially named 12/1959 at Eastleigh; wd 1/1967; scr 5/1967.
Lyonesse SR 743     4-6-0  
Lyons LBSCR 300 Brighton 9/1876 0-4-2 Wd 6/1903.
Lyonshall Castle GWR 5036     4-6-0  
Lysander GWR 5079     4-6-0  
Lytham St. Annes LMS 5548     4-6-0