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LNER Class Gresley London & North Eastern Railway J50/3 0-6-0 Tank

Built 1926. Designed by Nigel Gresley.

Total Number Built 38 - Total to BR 38.

J50/3. Introduced 1926. Gresley Post-Grouping LNER development with detail differences.

68961/71/76 transferred to Departmental stock Nos. 14, 15, 16 by BR.

The earlier GNR built engines had slightly more rounded cabs and otherwise differ slightly in minor detail.

Number Series 68940-68977.

Sub Classes:

J50/1 68890-68899 - Total 10.
J50/2 68900-68939 - Total 40.
J50/3 68940-68977 - Total 38.
J50/4 68978-68991 - Total 14.

Built at the London & North Eastern Railway Doncaster Works.

No Lot Nos. yet available.

This Gresley Class was introduced in 1922 and was good enough for development by the LNER as one of their standard designs.

In 1922 ten J50s were built with a further sixty-two being built between 1924-1939. During this time a further thirty J51s built from 1913-19 (also GNR Class J23) were rebuilt to Class J50.

The class was widely scattered over the LNER, with a small group operating in Scotland.

The first loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
The last loco withdrawn was 68961 on ??? September 1965 from ??? shed.

None are preserved.

Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 58 tons 3 cwt
Driving Wheel: 4' 8"
Boil Press: 175lb/sq in NS
Cylinders: Two 18?" x 26" (inside)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (slide valves)
TE: 23,635 lb
Number Series

Class Total: 38

68940
68941
68942
68943
68944
68945
68946
68947
68948
68949
68950
68951
68952
68953
68954
68955
68956
68957
68958
68959
68960
68961
68962
68963
68964
68965
68966
68967
68968
68969
68970
68971
68972
68973
68974
68975
68976
68977

Allocation and Withdrawal Details


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