British Railway History Item
LNER Class Worsdell T W Great Eastern Railway J15 0-6-0
Built 1883-1913. Designed by T W Worsdell.
Total Number Built 289 - Total to BR 127.
Introduced 1883. T W Worsdell Great Eastern Railway (GER) Class Y14 design, perpetuated by J Holden, SD Holden and AJ Hill.
(a) Fitted with side windows and tender-cab for working the Colne Valley line (Colchester-Halstead-Haverhill).
Some engines carried the older stovepipe chimney.
Number Series 65350-65479 (with gaps - see Locomotive Numbers below).
Built at ??? Works.
No Lot Nos. yet available.
The class could be broadly diveded in two types. Those built up to the end of 1890 with level grates, and those constructed from 1891 onwards with sloping grates. The division of the two types was important for maintenance purposes as the two designs of boiler were not interchangeable.
These engines were true maids of all work and ended their days meandering along the light and branch lines of East Anglia, alongside the equally ancient Great Eastern Railway 2-4-0s.
The 289 locos in the class were numerically the largest class on the GER system and were withdrawn over a period of 42 years, 272 of them surviving the grouping of 1923, the last on being withdrawn in 1962.
The first loco withdrawn was 65380 on 13 January 1948 from Cambridge shed.
The last loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
One loco No. 65462 is preserved as LNER No. 7564.
Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 37 tons 2 cwt
Tend 30 tons 13 cwt
Driving Wheel: 4' 11"
Boil Press: 160lb/sq in NS
Cylinders: Two 17?" x 24" (inside)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (slide valves)
TE: 16,940 lb
Class Total: 272
Allocation and Withdrawal Details
Last Updated : Saturday 19th April 2003 14:57