British Railway History Item
LNER Class Hill Great Eastern Railway J20 0-6-0
Built 1920-22. Designed by Alfred John Hill.
Total Number Built 8 - Total to BR 8.
Nickname 'Long Box Nokkos'
Introduced 1920. Hill Great Eastern Railway (GER) design with Belpaire boiler.
Rebuilt to J20/1 with Gresley round-topped boilers commenced in 1943 and all locos were eventually converted, the latter ones by British Railways.
In 1941, replacement boilers were needed for all 25 of the Class J20 engines, plus the remaining unrebuilt Class B12 that had been transferred to the Great North of Scotland lines. A LNER standard type of boiler was constructed with a round topped firebox instead of the Belpaire type, the first example being fitted in 1943 to LNER No. 8292 (BR 64697), with the last in January 1956 to No. 64676. The delay of thirteen years before the last loco was modified came to an end when the remaining Scottish based B12 locos were eventually withdrawn and the remaining boilers were dispatched to Stratford.
Number Series 64676-64698 (with gaps - see Locomotive Numbers below).
Built at ??? Works.
No Lot Nos. yet available.
All the class spent most of their working lives allocated to Stratford, Cambridge and March sheds although, surprisingly, some visited both Darlington and Doncaster Works for attention betwen 1926-1930.
The first loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
The last loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
None are preserved.
Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 54 tons 15 cwt
Tend 38 tons 5 cwt
Driving Wheel: 4' 11"
Boil Press: 180lb/sq in Su
Cylinders: Two 20" x 28" (inside)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (piston valves)
TE: 29,045 lb
Last Updated : Thursday 12th November 2015 03:01