British Railway History Item
LNER Class Worsdell W North Eastern Railway J72 0-6-0 Tank
Built 1898-1951. Designed by William Worsdell.
Total Number Built 113 - Total to BR 113.
Introduced 1898. W Worsdell North Eastern Railway (NER) Class E1 design.
(a) Altered cylinder dimensions.
69005 & 69023 transferred to Departmental stock as Nos. 58 & 59 by BR.
All the locomotives built from 1914 onwards had Ross pop safety valves and larger bunkers.
The original 85 engines were built between 1898 and 1925, the class being perpetuated by British Railways wnen a further twenty-eight locomotives were built between 1949 and 1951, fifty-one years after the first of the class was constructed!
No parallel example of this can be found in the British Isles, and probably not in the world, of a design being constructed over a period of fifty-four years practically without alteration.
Number Series 68670-68754, 69001-69028.
Built at ??? Works.
No Lot Nos. yet available.
Scrapping of the earlier engines commenced in 1958, but about half of these and all the later ones were still running in 1961.
By the end of 1963 however, all the original engines had gone, the last two survivors being Nos. 68723 and 68736, which had been repainted in NER light green livery and crest for station pilot work at Newcastle, and there were only four survivors of the post-Nationalisation batch in service, these too being withdrawn in 1964
The first loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? 1950 from ??? shed.
The last loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? 1952 from ??? shed.
Loco 69023 is preserved in NER livery and carries the name "Joem".
Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 38 tons 12 cwt
Driving Wheel: 4' 1?"
Boil Press: 140lb/sq in NS
Boil Dia: 3'8"
Two 17" x 24" (inside)
Two 18" x 24" (inside) (a)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (slide valves)
18,790 lb (a)
Class Total: 113
Allocation and Withdrawal Details
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