British Railway History Item
LNER Class Thompson London & North Eastern Railway Q1/1 0-8-0 Tank
Rebuilt 1942-43. Designed by Edward Thompson.
Total Number Built 4 - Total to BR 4.
Q1/1 Introduced 1942. Thompson London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) rebuild of Robinson Great Central Railway (GCR) Class 8A 0-8-0 tender engines, LNER Class Q4 of 1902, with 1,500 gallon tanks and 4? tons coal capacity.
It was the intention to rebuild 25 Class Q4 locos, but this was cut short and only thirteen engines were rebuilt.
Number Series 69925-69928.
Q1/1 69925-69928 Total 4.
Q1/2 69929-69937 Total 9.
Built at the London & North Eastern Railway Doncaster Works.
No Lot Nos. yet available.
LNER 0-8-0 No. 5058 was the first of the LNER Q4 class to be rebuilt in 1942 as a tank locomotive. The design was introduced to meet an urgent requirement for heavy shunting locomotives which had arisen due to World War II. Three further engines were rebuilt in 1942-43, the four locomotives designated as Class Q1/1.
In 1942/3 the design was modified to provide for more water capacity. Nine locomotives designated Class Q1/2 were rebuilt during 1943-5 with extended frames and the larger 2,000 gallon tanks.
The first loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
The last loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
None are preserved.
Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 69 tons 18 cwt
Driving Wheel: 4' 8"
Cylinders: Two 19" x 26" (outside)
Boil Press: 180lb/sq in NS
Valve Gear: Stephenson (slide valves)
Class Total: 4
Allocation and Withdrawal Details
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