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LNER Class Holden J Great Eastern Railway J65 0-6-0 Tank

Built 1888-93. Designed by J Holden.

Total Number Built 20 - Total to BR 4.

Introduced 1888. J. Holden Great Eastern Railway (GER) design.

The class was constructed in two batches of ten in 1889 and 1893 and originally classified as Class E22.

Number Series 68211, 68213-68215.

Built at Stratford Great Eastern Railway Works.

The class became known as Blackwall Tanks in view of their association with the Fenchurch Street-Blackwall line where a daily 15 minute interval service once operated from early morning to 7pm.

Of the four that survived into British Railway stock, all but one were withdrawn between 1948 and 1953.

The first loco withdrawn was 68213 on 6 February 1948 from Yarmouth Beach shed.
The last loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.

None are preserved.

Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 36 tons 11 cwt
Driving Wheel: 4' 0"
Boil Press: 160lb/sq in NS
Cylinders: Two 14" x 20" (outside)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (slide valves)
TE: 11,105 lb
Number Series

Class Total: 4

68211
68213
68214
68215

Allocation and Withdrawal Details


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