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LNER Class Hill Great Northern Railway N7 0-6-2 Tank

Built 1915-1924. Designed by A.J. Hill

Total Number Built 3 - Total to BR 3.

N7 Introduced 1914. A J Hill Great Eastern Railway (GER) design. Rebuilt to Class N7/4 by BR.

Twelve engines made up Hill's GER Class L77 Tanks at the 1923 grouping, all being built at Stratford.

A Total of 134 Class N7 engines were built, originally with Belpaire fireboxes, but all eventually received Gresley round-topped boilers.

Number Series 69602, 69609 and 69609.

Sub Classes:

N7 - Total 3.
N7/1 - Total 32.
N7/2 - Total 14.
N7/3 - Total 48.
N7/4 - Total 19.
N7/5 - Total 18.

Built at:

Stratford GER Works - Total 22
Doncaster Works.
Gorton Works.
William Beardmore & Co. Works, Dalmuir.
Robert Stephenson Works.

No Lot Nos. yet available.

During the mid-1950s 85 Class N7 engines were allocated to Stratford shed with more allocated to the Stratford district sheds of Hertford East, Bishops Stortford, Southend Victoria and Colchester.

Withdrawals began in 1958 and all had gone by 1962.

The first loco withdrawn was ???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The last loco withdrawn was ???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

None are preserved.

Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 62 tons 5 cwt
Driving Wheel: 4' 10"
Boil Press: 180lb/sq in Su
Cylinders: Two 18" x 24" (inside)
Valve Gear: Walschaerts (piston valves)
TE: 20,515 lb
Number Series

Class Total: 3

69602
69609
69618

Allocation and Withdrawal Details


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