British Railway History Item
LNER Class Gresley London & North Eastern Railway J39/2 0-6-0
Built 1926-41. Designed by Nigel Gresley.
Total Number Built 106 - Total to BR 106.
Introduced 1926. Gresley London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) large 5'2" wheeled development of Class J38.
The Class J39 was the most numerous of the Gresley designs with 289 being constructed and was divided into three parts based upon the type of tender that was attached, with parts 1 and 2 applying to the LNER 3,500 and 4,200 gallon tenders respectively.
Part 3 was reserved for those with miscellaneous tenders from the North Eastern and Great Central Railways. 3,900 gallon on 64842-45; 4,125 gallon on 64855-59; plus various others.
Number Series 64784-64970 (with gaps - see Locomotive Numbers below).
Built at London & North Eastern Railway Doncaster Works.
No Lot Nos. yet available.
The first loco withdrawn was 64873 on 18 May 1959 from Stratford shed.
The last six locos withdrawn were 64786, 64790, 64795, 64822, 64946 and 64950 on 29 December 1962 from Dundee Tay Bridge, Thornton Junction, Dunfermline Upper, Dundee Tay Bridge, Dunfermline Upper and Dundee Tay Bridge sheds respectively.
None are preserved.
Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 57 tons 17 cwt
Tend 52 tons 0 cwt
Driving Wheel: 5' 2"
Boil Press: 180lb/sq in Su
Cylinders: Two 20" x 26" (inside)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (piston valves)
TE: 25,665 lb
Class Total: 106
Allocation and Withdrawal Details
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