British Railway History Item
LNER Class Ivatt Great Northern Railway J52/2 0-6-0 Saddle Tank
Built 1897-1922. Designed by H A Ivatt.
Total Number Built ?? - Total to BR 85.
J52/2. Introduced 1897. H A Ivatt Great Northern Railway (GNR) standard saddle tank with domed boiler.
(a) 68840, 68860, 68876 Boiler pressure increased.
68816, 68840 and 68845 transferred to Departmental stock as Nos. 2, 9 & 1 by BR.
68858 became the second loco to carry Departmental No. 2 when the former 68816 was withdrawn.
Built between 1892 and 1909, there were initially 117 locomotives in the class. The earlier engines had domeless boilers as first built, some being fitted with condensing apparatus for working through the Metropolitan tunnels.
Number Series 68805-68889.
J52/1 68757-68804 - Total 48.
J52/2 68805-68889 - Total 85.
Built at the Great Northern Railway Doncaster Works.
No Lot Nos. yet available.
Withdrawals were heavy after 1954 and the last J52 survivors went in 1961.
The first loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
The last two locos withdrawn were 68869 and 68875 on 20 March 1962 from Ardsley shed.
Loco 68846 is preserved in GNR livery as No. 1247.
Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 51 tons 14 cwt
Driving Wheel: 4' 8"
170lb/sq in NS
175lb/sq in NS (a)
Cylinders: Two 18" x 26" (inside)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (slide valves)
22,370 lb (a)
Class Total: 85
Allocation and Withdrawal Details
Last Updated : Monday 28th April 2003 18:31