GER Class G15

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GER Class G15
LNER Class Y6
3mm scale Y6 tram locomotive.jpg
A 3mm scale GER Class G15 locomotive
Specifications
Power type Steam
Designer Thomas William Worsdell
Builder Stratford Works
Build date 1883–1897
Total produced 10
Configuration 0-4-0T
UIC classification B n2t
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 3 ft 1 in (0.940 m)
Locomotive weight 21 tons 5 cwt (47,600 lb or 21.6 t)
Fuel type Coal
Fuel capacity 0 tons 10 cwt (1,100 lb or 0.5 t)
Water capacity 500 imp gal (2,270 l; 600 US gal)
Boiler pressure 140 lbf/in2 (0.97 MPa)
Firegrate area 9.7 sq ft (0.90 m2)
Heating surface:
– Total
348.46 sq ft (32.373 m2)
Cylinders Two, inside
Cylinder size 11 in × 15 in (279 mm × 381 mm)
Tractive effort 5,837 lbf (25.96 kN)
Career
Railroad(s) GER » LNER » BR
Class GER: G15
LNER: Y6
Power class BR: 0F
Axle load class LNER/BR: RA 1
Withdrawn 1907–1952
Disposition All scrapped

The GER Class G15 was a class of ten 0-4-0T steam tram locomotives designed by Thomas William Worsdell for the Great Eastern Railway. They passed to the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at the 1923 grouping, and received the LNER classification Y6.

Overview[edit]

These locomotives has 11-by-15-inch (279 mm × 381 mm) inside cylinders driving 3-foot-1-inch (0.940 m) wheels. They were used on the Wisbech and Upwell Tramway in East Anglia. They were later used elsewhere after being replaced by the more powerful GER Class C53 (LNER Class J70) 0-6-0Ts.

Table of orders and numbers[1]
Year Order Manufacturer Quantity GER Nos. LNER Nos. Notes
1883–84 G15 Stratford Works 3 130, 131, 132 —, —, 7132
1885 N17 Stratford Works 2 128, 129 —, 07129
1891–92 C29 Stratford Works 3 125, 126, 127 07125, 07126, —
1897 F40 Stratford Works 2 133, 134 7133, 7134

Four were withdrawn before the grouping – 131 in 1907, 130 in 1909, 127 and 128 in 1913. Sometime before 1921, numbers 125, 126 and 129 were placed on the duplicate list, and had their numbers prefixed with a "0" (The original numbers were reused on the 1921-batch of class C53 locomotives). Four more were withdrawn before the 1944 renumbering — 7132 in 1931, 07129 in 1933, 07125 and 07126 in 1943. The remaining two were numbered 8082 (ex-7133) and 8083 (ex-7134). Both survived into British Railways ownership in 1948 and they were numbered 68082 and 68083. The former was withdrawn in 1951, and the latter in 1952.[2] None has been preserved, although 68083 had been earmarked for preservation,[1] although it was scrapped after standing in Stratford paintshop for over a year.

The Nene Valley Railway were building a replica of the Y6 steam tram to play as Toby the Tram Engine for their Day Out with Thomas events but when Rev. W. Awdry died, the project was ceased halfway through.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aldrich 1969, p. 109
  2. ^ Aldrich 1969, p. 110

Bibliography[edit]

  • Aldrich, C. Langley (1969). The Locomotives of the Great Eastern Railway 1862–1962 (7th ed.). Wickford, Essex: C. Langley Aldrich. OCLC 30278831. 

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