British Railway History Item
LNER Class Parker Manchester Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway N5/2 0-6-2 Tank
Built 1891-1901. Built by Parker.
Total Number Built 131 - Total to BR 121.
N5/2 Introduced 1891. Parker Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway (MS&LR) development of Class N4.
These engines differed from the Class N4 in having Stephenson's in place of Joy's valve gear, both classes being identical in appearance.
The MS&LR was absorbed by the Great Central Railway (GCR) in 1905 and the locos became GCR Classes 9C and 9F.
(a) Fitted with push-pull controls by BR.
One hundred and twenty nine Class N5 engines were built for the MS&LR and two more were subsequently acquired by the GCR in 1905 from the Wrexham, Mold & Connah's Quay Railway. A total of 121 were taken over by BR
69270 and one other loco, which was withdrawn in 1936, were built new for the Wrexham, Mold & Connah's Quay Railway to the Great Central Railway design.
No. 69250 was the first locomotive in this country to be fitted with a Belpaire firebox.
No. 69311 was rebuilt to Class N5/3 in 1915 by Robinson with larger extended tanks, and larger bunker and cylinders.
Number Series 69250-69310, 69312-69370.
N5/2 69250-69310, 69312-69370 Total 120.
N5/3 69311 Total 1.
Built at the ??? Works.
No Lot Nos. yet available.
The first loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
The last loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
None are preserved.
Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 62 tons 7 cwt
Driving Wheel: 5' 1"
Cylinders: Two 18" x 26" (inside)
Boil Press: 160lb/sq in NS
Valve Gear: Stephenson (slide valves)
TE: 18,780 lb
Class Total: 121
Allocation and Withdrawal Details
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