Locomotive names of the United Kingdom beginning with V

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

Name Railroad, # Builder, s/n Build date Whyte type Notes
Valiant LMS 5707     4-6-0  
Valour GCR 1165     4-6-0 Became LNER 6165.
Vampire LNWR 885     2-4-0 Transferred to LMS in 1923; rn Engineer.
Vancouver GWR 3401     4-4-0  
Vandal LNWR 1117 Crewe 4454 11/1904 4-4-0 Became LMS 5194; wd 11/1931.
Vanguard LNWR 2220   8/1911 4-4-0 Became LMS 5374; rn 25374; wd 11/1938.
Velocipede LNWR 2584 Crewe 4528 1/1906 4-4-0 Became LMS 5312; wd 12/1935.
Venice LBSCR 307 Brighton 4/1878 0-4-2 Wd 11/1902.
Ventnor LBSCR 333   8/1881 2-2-2 Wd 11/1908.
Ventnor SR 16     0-4-4T Operated on the Isle of Wight.
Venus BR 70023 Crewe 8/1951 4-6-2 Wd 12/1967 following an accident at Carlisle; scr 4/1968.
Venus (1st) GWR Tayleur 64 1838 2-2-2 Wd 1843; rb and returned to service 1846; rb as 2-2-2T; wd 1870.
Venus (2nd) GWR Longridge 1841 2-2-2 Wd 1870.
Venus L&BR SR&Co 7/1840 2-2-2 Became Joint Committee #51; transferred to SER.
Venus NDR     2-4-0  
Vernon LMS 5661     4-6-0  
Vesper GWR Gooch 1854 0-6-0 Wd 1879.
Vesta GWR FM&J 1841 2-2-2 Wd 1864.
Vesuvius GWR Swindon 1846 0-6-0 Wd 1870.
Vesuvius LNWR 1137 Crewe 4464 2/1905 4-4-0 Became LMS 5299; rn 25299; wd 8/1936.
Vich Ian Vohr LNER 9361     4-4-0  
Victor LNWR 1430 Crewe 4484 5/1905 4-4-0 Became LMS 5210; wd 10/1931.
Victor Emmanuel GWR GWR 1856 2-4-0 Wd 1878.
Victor Hugo LNWR 1134 Crewe   4-6-0 Became LMS 5614; wd 12/1934.
Victor Wild LNER 4474     4-6-2  
Victoria GWR GWR 1856 2-4-0 Involved in a runaway incident at Weymouth on Aug 26, 1862. Wd 1879.
Victoria LBSCR 256 Brighton 12/1868 2-2-2 Named in 1871; rn 483 in 10/1881; wd 2/1891.
Victoria LMS 5565     4-6-0  
Victoria and Albert LNWR 1944   6/1901 4-4-0 Became LMS 5118 but the number was never applied to the locomotive livery; wd 2/1927.
Victorious LNWR 1950   6/1901 4-4-0 Rb 10/1922; became LMS 5186.
Victory LMS 5712     4-6-0  
Vimiera LNWR 1675 Crewe 5/1891 2-4-0 Became LMS 5024; wd 9/1926.
Vindictive LMS 5726     4-6-0  
Vindictive LNWR 13 Crewe 7/1920 4-6-0 Named 7/1922; rn #2430 in 10/1922; became LMS 5999; rb 1928; name removed in 8/1936; wd 6/1937.
Violet GWR Swindon 1864 2-4-0T Wd 1872.
Violet LNWR 763     2-4-0 Became LMS 5092.
Viper GWR Haigh 26 1838 2-2-2 Rn Teign in 1846 for work on the South Devon Railway; returned to GWR and rn Viper in 1851; wd c. 1868.
Virgil GWR Hawthorn 1854 4-4-0ST Wd 1873.
Virgo GWR Rothwell 71 12/1841 2-4-0 Wd 12/1870.
Viscount LNWR 1737 Crewe 4473 3/1905 4-4-0 Became LMS 5316; wd 7/1936.
Viscount Churchill GWR 111 GWR 9/1924 4-6-0 Ex-The Great Bear, originally built as a 4-6-2, but Ian Allan's The ABC of Great Western Locomotives (March 1944) lists this locomotive as a 4-6-0; retired July 1953. The Great Western Archive mentions that parts of The Great Bear were used to build Viscount Churchill.
More information: Wikipedia.
Viscount Horne GWR 5086     4-6-0  
Vivien BR 73117 Doncaster 11/1956 4-6-0 Wd 3/1967; scr 9/1967.
Vivien SR 748     4-6-0  
Vixen GWR Gooch 1854 0-6-0 Wd 1879.
Vizier LNWR 2202 Crewe 4504 10/1905 4-4-0 Became LMS 5221; wd 12/1930.
Volcano (1st) GWR GWR 1851 0-6-0ST Wd 1874.
Volcano (2nd) GWR 2140 Vulcan 1854 0-6-0 Ex-SDR in 1876; wd 1877.
Volcano SDR Vulcan 1854 0-6-0ST Became GWR 2140 in 1876; wd 1877.
Vulcan BR 70024 Crewe 8/1951 4-6-2 Wd 12/1967; scr 4/1968.
Vulcan GWR Tayleur 51 1837 2-2-2 Became the first locomotive to be operated on the Great Western Railway when it was used for testing on December 28, 1837.  Wd 1843; rb as 2-2-2T; returned to service in 1846; wd 1868; used as a stationary boiler in Reading until 1870.
Vulcan LNWR 525 NBL   4-6-0 Became LMS 5669; wd 4/1937.
Vulcan SDR Avonside 1874 0-6-0ST Became GWR 2169 in 1876; pulled the last broad gauge train on the Fallmouth branch on May 20, 1892; standard gauged and rn 1319 in 1892.
Vulture L&BR 7 Rennie 5/1840 2-2-2 Became Joint Committee #48; transferred to LBSCR as #15; wd 3/1853.
Vulture GWR SR&Co 1840 2-2-2 Wd 1870.
Vulture LNWR 2257 Crewe 4494 8/1905 4-4-0 Became LMS 5215; wd 12/1933.