British Railway History Item
LNER Class Hill Great Eastern Railway J68 0-6-0 Tank
Built 1912-23. Designed by A.J. Hill.
Total Number Built 30 - Total to BR 29.
Introduced 1912. AJ Hill Great Eastern Railway (GER) Class C72 development of Class J69 with large tanks and side-window cab.
Number Series 68638-68666.
Built at ??? Works.
No Lot Nos. yet available.
Thirty of these locos were constructed. Twenty for the GER between 1912 and 1914 and a further ten by the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) after the grouping of 1923.
These were the final development of the original Holden 0-6-0 Tanks.
The last loco of the class to be constructed was 68666 which emerged from Stratford Works in November 1923 as GER No. 7040.
They were fitted with the same 180lb boiler as the Class J69, but had side window cabs with large square front and rear windows in place of the round ones fitted to the other types.
Four locos were used as shunters in Boston Docks from 1929 to 1953.
One engine was sold to the War Department in 1940.
The first loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
The last loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
None are preserved.
Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 42 tons 9 cwt
Driving Wheel: 4' 0"
Boil Press: 180lb/sq in NS
Cylinders: Two 16?" x 22" (inside)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (slide valves)
TE: 19,090 lb
Class Total: 29
Allocation and Withdrawal Details
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