Locomotive names of the United Kingdom beginning with N

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

Name Railroad, # Builder, s/n Build date Whyte type Notes
Nabb Gill R&ER Manning Wardle   0-6-0T 3' gauge
Nanhoran Hall GWR 4947     4-6-0  
Nannerth Grange GWR 6826     4-6-0  
Napier LMS 5646     4-6-0  
Naples LBSCR 306 Brighton 4/1878 0-4-2 Wd 12/1904.
Napoleon GWR GWR 1856 2-4-0 Wd 1880.
Napoleon LNWR 1311 Crewe 4538 3/1906 4-4-0 Became LMS 5241; wd 1/1936.
Narcissus LNWR 606     2-4-0 Became LMS 5087.
Nasmyth LNWR 919 Crewe 12/1893 2-4-0 Became LMS 5040; wd 8/1928.
Natal Colony GWR 3396     4-4-0  
Naworth Castle LNER 2829     4-6-0  
Neath Abbey GWR 5090     4-6-0  
Nederland Line SR 21C15     4-6-2  
Neil Gow LNER 2581     4-6-2 Built as A1 class, upgraded to A3 class.
Nelson (1st)
GWR Gooch 1853 0-6-0 Wd 1873; s to Star Patent Fuel Company in Cardiff.
Nelson (2nd) GWR 3017 GWR 4/1892 2-2-2 Rb 9/1894 as 4-2-2; rn Prometheus (2nd) in 5/1895.
Nelson (3rd) GWR 3049 GWR 2/1895 4-2-2 Originally built as Prometheus (4th); rn Nelson in 5/1895; Wd 7/1913.
Nelson LMS 5664     4-6-0  
Nelson LNWR 1979   7/1903 4-4-0 Became LMS 5130 but the number was never applied to the locomotive's livery; wd 8/1923.
Nemesis GWR Gooch 1855 0-6-0 Nemesis at Trowbridge stationWd 1877.
Neptune (1st) GWR Tayleur 63 1838 2-2-2 Wd 1840.
Neptune (2nd) GWR Gooch 1854 0-6-0 Wd 1881.
Neptune LMS 5687     4-6-0  
Neptune LNWR 1980   8/1903 4-4-0 Rb 5/1922; became LMS 5182.
Nero GWR Gooch 1855 0-6-0 Wd 1877.
New Brunswick LMS 5557     4-6-0  
New Hebrides LMS 5618     4-6-0  
New South Wales LMS 5564     4-6-0  
New Zealand LMS 5570     4-6-0  
New Zealand LNWR 2081   6/1911 4-4-0 Became LMS 5354; wd 1/1936.
Newcomen LNWR 2151   10/1910 4-4-0 Became LMS 5334; rn 25334; wd 11/1937.
Newfoundland LMS 5573     4-6-0  
Newhaven LBSCR 330   6/1881 2-2-2 Wd 11/1908.
Newport GWR GWR 1866 0-6-0 Wd 1874; s to B&E as #106; returned to GWR as #2087 in 1876; wd 1889.
Newport SR 11     0-6-0T Operated on the Isle of Wight.
Newport Castle GWR 5065     4-6-0  
Newquay N&CJR     2-4-0T  
Newton LNWR 1480 Crewe 11/1888 2-4-0 Became LMS 5010; wd 3/1928.
Newton Hall GWR 5909     4-6-0  
Niagara LNWR 40 Crewe 4470 3/1905 4-4-0 Became LMS 5198; wd 11/1930.
Nice LBSCR 304 Brighton 12/1877 0-4-2 Wd 7/1904.
Nigeria LMS 5619     4-6-0  
Night Hawk LNER 2577     4-6-2  
Nightingale GWR 3449     4-4-0  
Nimrod GWR Gooch 1854 0-6-0 Wd 1877.
Ningwood SR 18     0-4-4T Operated on the Isle of Wight
Nora Creina GWR GWR 1851 0-6-0ST Wd 1872.
Normandy SR 96     4-4-0  
Norna LNER 9426     4-4-0  
North Borneo LMS 5620     4-6-0  
North Foreland SR 2422     4-4-2  
North Rhodesia LMS 5621     4-6-0  
North Star     1923 2-2-2 Operable replica of GWR's first North Star locomotive; its construction used some parts of the original. Preserved on static display at Swindon Railway Museum
North Star (1st)
GWR R Stephenson 1837 2-2-2 Pulled the inaugural train of railway directors on May 31, 1838; rb 1854; wd 1871; stored at Swindon until 1906.
North Star (2nd) GWR 380 Swindon 1866 2-2-2 Name removed circa 1897.
North Star GWR 4000     4-6-0  
North Star LNWR 934     2-4-0 Became LMS 5089.
North West Frontier LMS 5584     4-6-0  
Northern Chief RH&DR 2 Paxman 1925 4-6-2 Still in use as of 2009
Northern Rhodesia BR 45621     4-6-0  
Northumberland LNER 2758     4-4-0  
Northwick Hall GWR 4948     4-6-0  
Norton Hall GWR 5935     4-6-0  
Norwich City LNER 2839     4-6-0  
Nottingham Forest LNER 2866     4-6-0  
Nottinghamshire LNER 327     4-4-0  
Nova Scotia LMS 5556     4-6-0  
Novelty LMS 5733     4-6-0  
Novelty LNWR 1682 Crewe 6/1892 2-4-0 Became LMS 5036; wd 7/1928.
Novelty SH&RG Ericsson and Braithwaite 1828 0-2-2T Built by John Ericsson and John Braithwaite to participate in the Rainhill Trials; s to SH&RG; rb 1833 with new cylinders and boiler; original wheels and one original cylinder incorporated into a non-working replica in 1929; replica rebuilt in 1988 as a battery-powered locomotive; replica preserved at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry; the remaining original cylinder is on display at the Rainhill library
Nubian LNWR 1623   8/1911 4-4-0 Became LMS 5364; wd 11/1936.
Nunhold Grange GWR 6842     4-6-0  
Nunney Castle GWR 5029   5/1934 4-6-0 Withdrawn December 1963; sent to Woodham Brothers Scrapyards, sold May 1964 to the Great Western Society, moved to Didcot in May 1976; sold to Jeremy Hosking; preserved in operational condition.
More information: Wikipedia.
Nyasaland LMS 5622     4-6-0  

Photo credits

  • Nemesis - Photographer unknown; date before 1872.  The Wikimedia Commons image description page (retrieved December 9, 2012) asserts that this photograph is in the public domain due to its publish date