British Railway History Item
LNER Class Riddles Ministry of Supply J94 0-6-0 Saddle Tank
Built 1943-45. Designed by Robert Riddles.
Total Number Built 75 - Total to BR 75.
Introduced 1943. Riddles Ministry of Supply design, purchased by LNER in 1946.
War Department type of 0-6-0 Saddle Tank, several hundreds of which were built between 1943 and 1945. 75 were purchased by the LNER in 1948 and numbered 8006-8080.
Many of the class later acquired the hopper-type bunker.
Number Series 68006-68080.
Built at ??? works.
No Lot Nos. yet available.
Withdrawals commenced in 1960, the last two, Nos. 68006 and 68012 were withdrawn in 1967 on closure of the Crompton & High Peak Railway.
The first loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
The last loco withdrawn was ??? in 1967 from ??? shed.
Loco No. 68071 is preserved, as have many others of the class built for the War Department which never came into BR's hands.
Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 48 tons 5 cwt
Driving Wheel: 4' 3"
Boil Press: 170lb/sq in NS
Cylinders: Two 18" x 26" (inside)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (slide valves)
TE: 24,870 lb
Class Total: 75
Allocation and Withdrawal Details
Last Updated : Monday 21st April 2003 19:07