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LNER Class Robinson Great Central Railway L3 2-6-4 Tank

Built 1914-1917. Designed by Robinson.

Total Number Built 20 - Total to BR 19.

Introduced 1914. Robinson Great Central Railway (GCR) design.

(a) Altered cylinder dimensions.

Originally built with early type "flower pot" chimneys, some of the class acquiring a later type of chimney and altered bunkers.

Number Series 69050-69062, 69064-69069.

Built at the Great Central Railway Gorton Works.

No Lot Nos. yet available.

These were the first locomotives with the popular 2-6-4 wheel arrangement to be built in this country, being constructed during the early years of World War I and intended for heavy freight and mineral haulage.

Loco No. 69060 was used as stationary boiler at Stratford Carriage Works for three years between August 1954 and August 1957, after being withdrawn from Scunthorpe Frodingham shed in June 1954.

The first loco withdrawn by the LNER 9063 was ??? on ??? 1947 from ??? shed.

The first loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
The last loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? 1955 from ??? shed.

None are preserved.

Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 97 tons 9 cwt
Driving Wheel: 5' 1"
Boil Press: 180lb/sq in Su
Valve Gear: Stephenson (slide valves)

Cylinders:
Two 21" x 26" (inside)
Two 20" x 26" (inside)(a)

TE:
28,760 lb
26,085 lb (a)
Number Series

Class Total: 20

69050
69051
69052
69053
69054
69055
69056
69057
69058
69059
69060
69061 a
69062
69063
69064
69065
69066
69067
69068
69069

Allocation and Withdrawal Details


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