British Railway History Item
LNER Class Gresley London & North Eastern Railway J38 0-6-0
Built 1926. Designed by Nigel Gresley.
Total Number Built 35 - Total to BR 35.
Introduced 1926. Gresley London & North Eastern Railway design. Predecessor of Class J39 with smaller wheels, boiler 6" longer and smokebox 6" shorter than J39. Classification 6F.
(a) Rebuilt with J39 boiler.
This class was the first LNER standard design with 4'8" wheels, but on completion of the initial order of 35 locomotives in 1926 no more were built, further construction being based on the 5'2" wheeled Class J39.
The class was built for use on the North British section in Scotland.
Number Series 65900-65934.
Built at ??? Works.
No Lot Nos. yet available.
The first two locos withdrawn were 65923 and 65928 on 29 December 1962 both from Dunfermline Upper shed.
The last two locos withdrawn were 65901 and 65929 on 22 April 1967 from Thornton Junction and Dunfermline Upper sheds respectively, being cut up by Motherwell Machinery & Scrap, Wishaw in September of the same year.
These were the last two Gresley engines to remain in BR stock.
None are preserved.
Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 58 tons 19 cwt
Tend 44 tons 1 cwt
Driving Wheel: 4' 8"
Boil Press: 180lb/sq in Su
Cylinders: Two 20" x 26" (inside)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (piston valves)
TE: 28,415 lb
Class Total: 35
Allocation and Withdrawal Details
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