British Railway History Item
LNER Class Worsdell W North Eastern Railway J27 0-6-0
Built 1906-23. Designed by Wilson Worsdell.
Total Number Built 115 - Total to BR 115.
Introduced 1906. W Worsdell North Eastern Railway (NER) Class P3 development of Classes J24, J25 and J26.
(a) Introduced 1921. Raven locomotive with superheater and piston valves. superheater removed from 65863/9/72/4/8/81/6/9/92/3/4 by BR.
(b) Raven locomotives with superheaters and piston valves; superheater removed from 1943.
A total of 105 engines were built before the Grouping, with a further ten being built in 1923. Engines from 65860 onwards were built by Raven.
Number Series 65780-65894.
Built at ??? Works.
No Lot Nos. yet available.
Originally the Class J27 engines had a reduced number of boiler tubes and altered grate shape, although all J26's and J27's eventually carried the same boiler.
The last 35 J27's were built with extended smokeboxes, centre wheels with balance weights, superheated boilers, Ross 'pop' safety valves, piston valves, and mechanical lubricators.
From 1943 saturated boilers were fitted to all but five of these superheated engines.
Originally the J27's had a reduced number of boiler tubes and altered grate shape, although all J26's and J27's eventually carried the same boiler.
The first loco withdrawn was ??? in 1959 from ??? shed.
The last loco withdrawn was ??? in 1967 from ??? shed.
Loco 65894 is preserved as NER No. 2392.
Motive Power Details
47 tons 0 cwt
49 tons 10 cwt (a)
Tend 36 tons 19 cwt
Driving Wheel: 4' 7?"
180lb/sq in NS
180lb/sq in Su (a)
Cylinders: Two 18?" x 26" (inside)
Stephenson (slide valves)
Stephenson (piston valves) (a-b)
TE: 24,640 lb
Class Total: 115
Allocation and Withdrawal Details
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