GCR Class 1A
|GCR Class 1A
LNER Class B8
No. 1349 at Retford (GC) Locomotive Depot 13 April 1947
|Designer||John G. Robinson|
|Gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|3 ft 6 in (1.067 m)|
|Driver diameter||5 ft 7 in (1.702 m)|
|Length||63 ft 0.3 in (19.210 m)|
|Locomotive weight||122 long tons (124 t)|
|Fuel capacity||6 long tons (6.1 t)|
|Water capacity||4,000 imperial gallons (18,000 l; 4,800 US gal)|
|Boiler pressure||180 psi (1.24 MPa)|
|Cylinder size||21.5 in × 26 in (546 mm × 660 mm)|
|Tractive effort||27,445 lbf (122.1 kN)|
The Great Central Railway Class 1A, classified B8 by the LNER, was a class of 4-6-0 mixed traffic locomotives designed by John G. Robinson for fast goods, relief passenger and excursion services. They were known as the ‘Glenalmond Class’ and were a smaller wheeled version of Robinson’s earlier Sir Sam Fay express passenger class (LNER Class B2), which they closely resembled.
The prototype was built at Gorton locomotive works, during 1913 and the remaining ten, one year later. Unfortunately they suffered from the same design problems associated with the Sir Sam Fay class and were mainly used on secondary passenger and freight services.
|Built||GCR Nos.||LNER Nos.||LNER 1942 Nos.||Name||Withdrawn|
|June 1913||4||5004||1349||Glenalmond||November 1947|
|July 1914||439||5439||1350||Sutton Nelthorpe||August 1947|
|August 1914||440||5440||1351||October 1947|
|September 1914||441||5441||1352||May 1947|
|September 1914||442||5442||1353||March 1949|
|October 1914||443||5443||1354||March 1948|
|October 1914||444||5444||1355||September 1948|
|November 1914||445||5445||1356||August 1947|
|November 1914||446||5446||1357||Earl Roberts of Kandahar||April 1949|
|December 1914||279||5279||1358||Earl Kitchener of Khartoum||August 1948|
|January 1915||280||5280||1359||March 1947|
None has been preserved.
- Boddy, M. G.; Brown, W. A.; Fry, E. V.; Hennigan, W.; Hoole, Ken; Manners, F.; Neve, E.; Platt, E. N. T.; Proud, P.; Yeadon, W. B. (March 1975). Fry, E. V., ed. Locomotives of the L.N.E.R., Part 2B: Tender Engines—Classes B1 to B19. Lincoln: RCTS. ISBN 0-901115-73-8.
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