British Railway History Item
LNER Class Holden J Great Eastern Railway J66 0-6-0 Tank
Built 1886-88. Designed by James Holden.
Total Number Built 50 - Total to BR 20.
Introduced 1886. James Holden Great Eastern Railway (GER) design.
68370 was employed as a Departmental locomotive No. D32.
68378 and 68382 were transferred to Departmental stock as D36 & D31 respectively by BR in September 1952 and ??? 1953, some working in Straford Works.
The three locos transferred to Departmental stock replaced three Class J92 Tank Crane engines which were J. Holden rebuilds of Ruston & Proctor 0-6-0 Tanks of 1868.
(a) Mersey Railway No.3, listed here as 68389, is also Class J66 and is also employed as a Departmental locomotive.
Number Series 68370-68389.
Built at the Great Eastern Railway Stratford Works.
No Lot Nos. yet available.
After the 1923 grouping, the class was dispersed over the LNER system and at the private sidings of Staveley Iron Works.
All were withdrawn before 1954 except for 68370, 68378, 68382 and 68383. 68383 was withdrawn in 1955, D31 (68382) November 1959, D36 (68378) ??? 1959, leaving D32 (68370) withdrawn in 1960
The first loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
The last loco withdrawn was D32 (68370) on ??? 1960 from ??? shed.
None are preserved.
Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 40 tons 6 cwt
Driving Wheel: 4' 0"
Boil Press: 160lb/sq in NS
Cylinders: Two 16?" x 22" (inside)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (slide valves)
TE: 16,970 lb
Class Total: 20
Allocation and Withdrawal Details
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