GNR Class C2

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This article is about the Great Northern Railway 4-4-2 tank locomotives (LNER Class C12). For the LNER Class C2 (ex-GNR small boiler class C1 "Klondyke" locomotives, see GNR Class C1 (small boiler).
Great Northern Railway C2 class
London & North Eastern Railway C12
67356 at Kings Lynn.jpg
67356 at Kings Lynn, 1957
Specifications
Power type Steam
Designer Henry Ivatt
Builder Doncaster Works
Serial number 755–758, 788–971, 796–797, 812–821, 832–841, 924–933, 1017–1026, 1155–1164
Build date 1898–1907
Total produced 60
Configuration 4-4-2T
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Leading wheel
diameter
3 ft 8 in (1.118 m)
Driver diameter 5 ft 8 in (1.727 m)
Trailing wheel
diameter
3 ft 8 in (1.118 m)
Locomotive weight 62.30 long tons (63.30 t)
Fuel type Coal
Fuel capacity 2.50 long tons (2.54 t)
Water capacity 1,350 imperial gallons (6,100 l; 1,620 US gal)
Boiler pressure 170–175 psi (1.17–1.21 MPa)
Cylinders Two, inside
Cylinder size 18 in × 26 in (457 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gear Stephenson
Valve type Slide valves
Tractive effort 17,900–18,425 lbf (79.6–82.0 kN)
Career
Operator(s)
Number in class 1 January 1923: 60,
1 January 1948: 49
Number(s) GNR: 1009A, 1010, 1013–1020, 1501–1550
Withdrawn 1937–1958
Disposition All scrapped

The Great Northern Railway class C2 locomotives were a class of 4-4-2 tank locomotives built by the Great Northern Railway (GNR) between 1898 and 1907. They were used on local and commuter passenger trains in Yorkshire and North London. They were withdrawn between 1937 and 1958.

Numbering[edit]

The GNR numbered them 1009A, 1010, 1013–1020 and 1501–1550. All passed to the London and North Eastern Railway in 1923, who renumbered them by adding 3000 to their GNR number.

In the post World War II renumbering scheme, the remaining 50 locomotives were renumbered 7350–7399.

In 1948, the remaining 49 locomotives passed to British Railways, who renumbered them by prefixing a 6 to their LNER number (i.e. 67350–67399).

References[edit]

  • Casserley, H.C.; S.W. Johnston (1966, 1974). Locomotives at the Grouping 2: London & North Eastern Railway. Shepperton, Surrey: Ian Allan Ltd. pp. 18, 103, 105, 106. ISBN 0-7110-0553-2. 

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