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LNER Class Hill London & North Eastern Railway N7/5 0-6-2 Tank

Built 1943. Designed by A.J. Hill

Total Number Built 18 - Total to BR 18.

N7/5 Introduced 1943. Hill London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) design, rebuilt by Gresley. Original Class N7/1 which were rebuilt in 1943 with round topped boiler, but 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 69622-69669 (with gaps - see Locomotive Numbers below).

Sub Classes:

N7 - Total 3.
N7/1 - Total 32.
N7/2 - Total 14.
N7/3 - Total 48.
N7/4 - Total 19.
N7/5 - Total 18.

Built at:

Stratford GER Works - Total 22
Doncaster Works.
Gorton Works.
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 N7/5 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The first loco withdrawn was ???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The last loco withdrawn was ???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 64 tons 0 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
Number Series

Class Total: 18

69622
69632
69633
69635
69636
69639
69647
69648
69649
69650
69651
69652
69656
69660
69663
69664
69666
69669

Allocation and Withdrawal Details


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