2.65% Lickey Incline Grade With Plenty Of Steam!
These two classic Mogul type 2-6-0 locomotives are working their way up a 1 inch to 37.7 foot incline (2.65% grade) continuously for 2 miles!
The Lickey Incline is just south of Birmingham, England, and boasts the steepest continuous 2 mile long incline in Great Britain!
Banker (helper or pusher engines) are still used today even though the line has gone to diesel.
Seen here are the LMS Stanier Mogul and the Collett Mogul GWR 4300 Class locomotives, both 2-6-0 type locomotives with build dates in the early 1900’s. The LMS Stanier was built by the LMS Crewe Works while the Collett Mogul was built by the Swindon Works of the Great Western Railway.
This clip represents their first run on the Lickey Incline in more than 30 years!
- Rail Line: Birmingham and Gloucester Railway
- Locomotive Names: LMS Stanier Mogul and Collett Mogul GWR 4300 Class
- Power type: 2-6-0 Steam
- Builders: LMS Crewe Works and Swindon Works of the Great Western Railway.
If youâve ever taken a ride on the Lickey Incline or have seen these trains in action please let us know in the comments below! Would love to hear your experience on this classic pieces of history!