British Railway History Item
LNER Class Hill London & North Eastern Railway N7/4 0-6-2 Tank
Built 1940-49. Designed by A.J. Hill
Total Number Built 19 - Total to BR 19.
N7/4 Introduced 1940. Hill London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) design, rebuilt by Gresley. Original Stratford built Class N7 which were rebuilt between 1940 and 1949, rebuilt with round topped boiler, retaining short travel valves.
A Total of 134 Class N7 engines were built, originally with Belpaire fireboxes, but all eventually received Gresley round-topped boilers.
All were built with high bunkers without coal rails.
Number Series 69600-69621 (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 N7/4 locos were allocated to Stratford at Nationalisation in 1948.
Withdrawals began in 1958 and all had gone by 1962.
The first loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
The last loco withdrawn was ??? on ??? from ??? shed.
None are preserved.
Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 61 tons 16 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: 19
Allocation and Withdrawal Details
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