Powered Stock Search
Search for any records which match the criteria you enter in the Search Field(s) of your choice, use as few characters as necessary and read the notes below first! If a list showing basic information is all you want, then you're done, but if you want to see the full record containing more fields and most recent observations, just click on the highlighted ROW that you want.
If you can provide new or updated information, please e-mail me at mickm(at)uklocos.com. Enjoy !
1. You MUST Select Search Field 1 and enter your search criteria.
2. Select Search Field 2 and enter a
2nd Criteria to narrow your search.
3. Click Loco Gauge or Traction
buttons to restrict results further.
Click No Locos to search stock only.
4. You may narrow Stock search by
clicking the button of choice. eg.
click None to search for Locos only.
5. Click "Search Database" and if your
search takes too long, be ready to
click "Stop" and see why!
If you don't find, or
aren't sure, what you are looking for, try the Wildcard Search below first as it
will search for your criteria on ALL fields. Then you can submit specific
information, such as 'Works Number' into the search box above for more
Type is rail vehicle type ie. :
1 - Steam Locomotive
Miscellaneous (Air etc.)
Standard Gauge Plant
Narrow Gauge Plant
You don't need to put whole words into the search criteria, but beware of over shortening, eg Drewry will pick up Baguley/Drewry and Drewry/Vulcan, 700 will pick up 70013 and 9700, the name prince will match on both Black Prince and Princess etc.
Wheels - Arrangement, Power & Transmission: A Whyte system is used for all locos e.g. 0-6-0DH for a diesel engine with hydraulic transmission, 0-4-0T for a steam tank engine etc. Mainline diesels are in the continental form such as Bo-Bo. A quick search on the field will show the general form used, though the type of cylinders (OC or IC) is not yet up-to-date.
Gauge: Generally only locomotives above 15 inch gauge are available for search and if you want to search on gauge, type in the actual gauge (eg 1ft 3in or 4ft 81/2 in) but remember that there are too many standard gauge locos to give the search any value. Abbreviations for feet (') and inches (") must not be used as it will produce an error report.
TOPS Number: This is usually the original TOPS number that BR gave to it's diesel locos and by which they are generally known.
Map Reference: Map References are in the format of two letters followed by a space then six figures eg SK 123456. It is often enough just to use the letters with the first, or first and second numbers in your search.
Location: This field is the quite problematical, with locos moving between sites for overhaul, rail tours, loan, hire etc. If you want to locate a particular
loco prior to a visit, take note of the Comments and do contact the site to confirm current whereabouts if it's particularly important.
County: Counties outside England like Ayrshire are written with the Country first eg. Scotland Ayrshire, Ireland Cork etc.
If you are sending in an update for a locomotive, please try and refer to it by Builder and Works Number. A locomotive number is satisfactory for ex-BR locos however, because it's generally a unique number. No.1 for an industrial loco is most unhelpful, though a location will help a little!
Every effort is made to keep this database of live steam, diesel and electric locos and stock up-to-date, but there can be no guarantee that records are 100% accurate since locos frequently move around for overhaul, loan and hire.