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LNER Class Neilson Great Eastern Railway Y5 0-4-0 Saddle Tank

Built 1874-1903. Designed by Neilson & Co.

Total Number Built 4 - Total to BR 1.

Introduced 1874. Neilson & Co. Saddle Tank design for Great Eastern Railway (GER). Departmental locomotive.

Number Series 68081.

Built at the Sentinal Works.

No Lot Nos. yet available.

The other three engines of the class were withdrawn 1926-31, but No. 7230, the 1903 built engine, was retained for Departmental duties at Stratford Works and finally scrapped in 1948.

The loco 68081 was withdrawn on ??? from Stratford Works as No. 8081.

None are preserved.

Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 21 tons 4 cwt
Driving Wheel: 3' 7"
Boil Press: 140lb/sq in NS
Cylinders: Two 12" x 20" (outside)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (slide valves)
TE: 7,970 lb
Number Series

Class Total: 4




68081

Allocation and Withdrawal Details


Last Updated : Monday 21st April 2003 19:16

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