British Railway History Item
LNER Class Hill London & North Eastern Railway N7/2 0-6-2 Tank
Built 1926. Designed by A.J. Hill
Total Number Built 14 - Total to BR 14.
N7/2 Introduced 1926. Hill London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) design, rebuilt by Gresley. Post-Grouping development of Great Eastern Railway (GER) Class N7/1 built in 1926-27 with long travel valves increased from 3 3/8" to a fraction under 5 3/4".
All except 69689 & 69695 rebuilt to Class N7/3 by BR.
A Total of 134 Class N7 engines were built, originally with Belpaire fireboxes, but all eventually received Gresley round-topped boilers.
Number Series 69672-69700 (with gaps - see Locomotive Numbers below).
N7 - Total 3.
N7/1 - Total 32.
N7/2 - Total 14.
N7/3 - Total 48.
N7/4 - Total 19.
N7/5 - Total 18.
Stratford GER Works - Total 22
William Beardmore & Co. Works, Dalmuir.
Robert Stephenson Works.
No Lot Nos. yet available.
During the mid-1950s 85 Class N7 engines were allocated to Stratford shed with more allocated to the Stratford district sheds of Hertford East, Bishops Stortford, Southend Victoria and Colchester.
All Class N7/2 locos were allocated to Stratford (9) and Hatfield (5) at Nationalisation in 1948.
Withdrawals began in 1958 and all had gone by 1962.
The first loco withdrawn was 69689 on ?? March 1957 from Stratford shed.
The last loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
None are preserved.
Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 64 tons 17 cwt
Driving Wheel: 4' 10"
Boil Press: 180lb/sq in Su
Cylinders: Two 18" x 24" (inside)
Valve Gear: Walschaerts (piston valves)
TE: 20,515 lb
Class Total: 14
Allocation and Withdrawal Details
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