British Railway History Item
LNER Class Worsdell T W North Eastern Railway N8 0-6-2 Tank
Built 1886-1890. Designed by T W Worsdell
Total Number Built 62 - Total to BR 30.
Introduced 1886. T W Worsdell North Eastern Railway (NER) design with Joy valve gear and slide valves. Many rebuilt from compound locomotives.
The engines were first constructed as Worsdell-von Borries 2-cylinder compounds, but all were later converted to 'simples' and some fitted with superheaters and/or piston valves.
Some rebuilt by Wilson Worsdell & Vincent Raven:
(a) Rebuilt with superheater, Stephenson valve gear, piston valves and 19" x 24" cylinders (b) superheater later removed.
(c) Rebuilt with superheater, Stephenson valve gear, piston valves and 19" x 26" cylinders (d) superheater later removed.
Number Series 69371-69387, 69389-69401.
Built at the ??? Works.
No Lot Nos. yet available.
The last engines were withdrawn at the end of 1954.
The first loco withdrawn was 69399 on 4 October 1948 from Hull Dairycoates shed.
The last loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
None are preserved.
Motive Power Details
56 tons 5 cwt
58 tons 14 cwt (a)(c)
Driving Wheel: 5' 1?"
160lb/sq in NS
160lb/sq in Su (a)(b)
Joy (slide valves)
Stephenson (piston valves) (a-d)
Two 18" x 24" (inside)
Two 19" x 24" (inside) (a-b)
Two 19" x 26" (inside) (c-d)
19,235 lb (a-b)
20,840 lb (c-d)
Class Total: 63
Allocation and Withdrawal Details
Last Updated : Friday 2nd May 2003 18:34