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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work at Newcastle, and there were only four survivors of the post-Nationalisation batch in service, these too being withdrawn in 1964

The first loco withdrawn was ???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The last loco withdrawn was ???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"

Cylinders:
Two 17" x 24" (inside)
Two 18" x 24" (inside) (a)

Valve Gear: Stephenson (slide valves)

TE:
16,760 lb
18,790 lb (a)

Wheelbase: 6'8"+7'
Number Series

Class Total: 113

68670
68671
68672
68673
68674
68675
68676
68677
68678
68679
68680
68681
68682
68683
68684
68685
68686
68687
68688
68689
68690
68691
68692
68693
68694
68695
68696
68697
68698
68699
68700
68701
68702
68703
68704
68705
68706
68707
68708
68709
68710
68711
68712
68713
68714
68715
68716
68717
68718
68719
68720
68721
68722
68723
68724
68725
68726
68727
68728
68729
68730
68731
68732
68733
68734
68735
68736
68737
68738
68739
68740
68741
68742
68743
68744
68745
68746
68747
68748
68749
68750
68751
68752
68753
68754
69001
69002
69003
69004
69005
69006
69007
69008
69009
69010
69011
69012
69013
69014
69015
69016
69017
69018
69019
69020
69021
69022
69023
69024
69025
69026
69027
69028

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