LNER Class A2
|LNER A2 class|
|Type and origin|
|Builder||NER/LNER Darlington Works|
|Build date||1922 (2), 1924 (3)|
|UIC classification||2′C1′ h3|
|Gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|37.25 in (0.946 m)|
|Driver diameter||80 in (2.032 m)|
|45.25 in (1.149 m)|
|Fuel capacity||5.5 long tons (5.6 t)|
|Water capacity||4,125 imp gal (18,750 l)|
|Boiler pressure||200 psi (1.38 MPa)|
|Cylinder size||19 in × 26 in (483 mm × 660 mm)|
|Valve type||8 3⁄4-inch (220 mm) piston valves|
|Tractive effort||29,918 lbf (133.08 kN)|
The first London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Class A2 was a class of 4-6-2 steam locomotive designed by Vincent Raven. Two were built by the North Eastern Railway (as NER class 4.6.2) in 1922 before the grouping and another 3 by the LNER in 1924. Their LNER numbers were 2400–2404. All five locomotives were named by the LNER.
Because of the great length of their parallel boilers, the Raven pacifics earned the nickname 'Skittle-alleys'.
All the Raven A2s were withdrawn in 1936–1937 and none have survived into preservation.
|2400||City of Newcastle||December 1922||April 1937|
|2401||City of Kingston upon Hull||December 1922||July 1936|
|2402||City of York||March 1924||July 1936|
|2403||City of Durham||March 1924||May 1937|
|2404||City of Ripon||March 1924||February 1937|
No. 2404 was unique amongst the class in being rebuilt in 1929 with a Gresley A1-style taper boiler.
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