This class, known sometimes understandably, but erroneously as the D3 class, appeared as a natural further development of the very successful D2 class of mixed traffic locos.
It was effectively the precursor to the famous “Gladstone” class, in which Stroudley made some significant changes to items within his standardisation policy, in such details as front buffer beam height and depth, wider footplate, multi-valve crosshead pump, steel frames instead of iron, and steam driving wheel flange lubrication.
208 Richmond 209 Devonshire
210 Cornwall (later 610 Belgravia from Oct 1901)
211 Beaconsfield (Cavendish from Nov 1885)
212 Hartington 213 Norfolk