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LNER Class Holden S D Great Eastern Railway J69 0-6-0 Tank

Built 1902-??. Designed by James Holden.

Total Number Built ?? - Total to BR 89.

J69 Introduced 1902. J. Holden Great Eastern Railway (GER) Development of Class J67 with higher boiler pressure, larger tanks and firebox.

Some rebuilt from J67 with 1,200 gallon tanks and widened cab and bunker. Reclassified J69/1 by BR.

J69/2 Introduced 19??. J Holden Rebuild of Class J67/1 with higher boiler pressure and large firebox.

68543 transferred to Departmental stock as No. D45 by BR in 1959, but scrapped later that year.

Number Series 68491-68636 (with gaps - see Locomotive Numbers below).

Sub Classes:

J67/1 Total 35.
J67/2 Total 10.

Built at the ??? Works.

No Lot Nos. yet available.

160 locos were built as Class J67 and Class J69 during 1886-1904. There were many minor variations in this series and many of the locomotives were rebuilt between the two classes, in some instances more than once.

Engine 68529 was rebuilt with larger 180lb boiler and reclassified as Class J69 in 1906. However, it was given back the smaller 160lb psi boiler in 1938 and reclassified again before finally being reconverted yet again with the 180lb type boiler as Class J69/1, its fourth classification!

The Class R24 fleet was built from 1890 onwards and varied from the first 0-6-0 Tanks built by having a wheelbase which was 6 inches longer but a rear overhang which was one foot less, resulting in a shorter engine overall. The side tanks were also placed further forward with the cab being slightly smaller. Up to 1901, 140 of this type were built with 100 of them being used forsuburban passenger services, with the remainder being used as shunting engines.

The main difference in external appearance between the Class J67 and J69, lay in the larger tanks of the Class 69.

In the early 1950s locomotive 68619 was returned to its LNER numbering of E8619 and painted in GER blue for use at Liverpool Street Station as station pilot.

The first loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
The last loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.

Loco 68633 is preserved as GER No. 87.

Motive Power Details
J69

Weight: Loco 40 tons 9 cwt
Driving Wheel: 4' 0"
Boil Press: 180lb/sq in NS
Cylinders: Two 16?" x 22" (inside)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (slide valves)
TE: 19,090 lb

J69/2

Weight: Loco 40 tons 9 cwt
Driving Wheel: 4' 0"
Boil Press: 180lb/sq in NS
Cylinders: Two 16?" x 22" (inside)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (slide valves)
TE: 19,090 lb
Number Series

Class Total: 89

68491
68494
68495
68497
68499
68500
68501
68502
68503
68504
68505
68507
68508
68524
68525
68526
68527
68528
68530
68532
68533
68534
68535
68537
68538
68541
68542
68543
68544
68545
68546
68548
68549
68550
68551
68552
68553
68554
68555
68556
68557
68558
68559
68560
68561
68562
68563
68565
68566
68567
68568
68569
68570
68571
68573
68574
68575
68576
68577
68578
68579
68581
68585
68587
68596
68598
68599
68600
68601
68602
68603
68605
68607
68612
68613
68617
68618
68619
68621
68623
68625
68626
68629
68630
68631
68632
68633
68635
68636

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