British Railway History Item
LNER Class Worsdell T W Great Eastern Railway F4 2-4-2 Tank
Built 1884-1909. Designed by T.W. Worsdell. Rebuilt by J Holden.
Total Number Built 160 - Total to BR 37.
Introduced 1884. Worsdell Great Eastern Railway design, modified by J Holden and SD Holden. Classification 1MT.
(a) Fitted with push-pull control apparatus.
Thirty locos were rebuilt by S D Holden from 1911 with high-pressure boiler and reclassified as Class F5.
Two others were also rebuilt by S D Holden from 1911 with higher boiler pressure, larger tanks and side-window cab and reclassified as Class F6.
Number Series 67151-67187.
Built at ??? Works.
No Lot Nos. yet available.
Withdrawals of the Worsdell engines began as early as 1913 with the last going in 1929. The first of the later J Holden engines was also withdrawn in 1929, the class becoming extinct in 1956.
The last working loco, 67157 was transferred from Yarmouth Beach to Norwich during the week ended 24 January 1948, then on to Kittybrewster the following week, joining two others based there, Nos. 67151 and 67164 (withdrawn on 28 and 27 August 1961 respectively). They were employed on the Fraserburgh to St Combs branch and were equipped with cowcatchers.
Although withdrawn on the 8th June 1948, loco 67157 continued to work the branch until the 15th - the word of authority seemingly slow in getting to such isoloated parts!
The first loco was withdrawn in 1913 from ??? shed.
The first eleven locos withdrawn were 67159/61/68/69/70/72/73/79/80/81/86 on 24 April 1948 all from Stratford shed.
The last loco withdrawn was 67157 on 8 June 1956 from Kittybrewster shed.
None are preserved.
Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 51 tons 11 cwt
Driving Wheel: 5' 4"
Boil Press: 160lb/sq in NS
Cylinders: Two 17?" x 24" (inside)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (slide valves)
TE: 15,620 lb
Class Total: 117
Allocation and Withdrawal Details
Last Updated : Monday 21st April 2003 13:01