British Railway History Item
LNER Class Hill Great Eastern Railway Y4 0-4-0 Tank
Built 1913-20. Designed by A.J. Hill.
Total Number Built 5 - Total to BR 5.
Introduced 1913. Hill Great Eastern Railway (GER) Class B74 dock tank.
68129 known locally as the Stratford Pot was transferred to Departmental stock by BR in 1953 as No. D33 for working in Stratford Works and latterly acquired a Great Northern Railway chimney.
Number Series 68125-68129.
Built at Great Eastern Railway Stratford Works.
Considering their 0-4-0 Tank wheel arrangement, these five dock tanks were quite large and powerful engines which worked in the London area for all of their lives, all being allocated to Stratford shed or works.
With the exception of the departmental loco which survived until the closure of the Old Works in 1963, the other four engines were withdrawn between 1955 and 1957, being replaced by 0-6-0 diesel shunting engines.
The first loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? 1955 from ??? shed.
The last loco withdrawn was Departmental No. D33 in 1963 from Stratford Works.
None are preserved.
Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 38 tons 0 cwt
Driving Wheel: 3' 10"
Boil Press: 180lb/sq in NS
Cylinders: Two 17" x 20" (outside)
Valve Gear: Walschaerts (slide valves)
TE: 19,225 lb
Class Total: 5
Allocation and Withdrawal Details
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