LNER Class D49

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LNER Class D49
LNER D49 246 'Morayshire' at Doncaster Works.JPG
Preserved D49 class no. 246 Morayshire at Doncaster Works
Specifications
Power type Steam
Designer Nigel Gresley
Builder LNER Darlington Works
Build date 1927–1935
Total produced 76
Configuration 4-4-0
UIC classification 2′B h3
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Leading wheel
diameter
3 ft 1 14 in (0.946 m)
Driver diameter 6 ft 8 in (2.032 m)
Axle load 21.25 long tons (21.59 t)
Weight on drivers 42.00 long tons (42.67 t)
Locomotive weight 65.11 long tons (66.15 t)
Tender weight 52.65 long tons (53.49 t)
Fuel capacity Coal
Boiler LNER Diagram 97
Boiler pressure 180 psi (1.24 MPa)
Firegrate area 26 square feet (2.4 m2)
Heating surface:
– Tubes
871.75 square feet (80.988 m2)
– Flues 354.53 square feet (32.937 m2)
– Firebox 171.5 square feet (15.93 m2)
Superheater area 271.8 square feet (25.25 m2)
Cylinders Three
Cylinder size 17 in × 26 in (432 mm × 660 mm)
Tractive effort 21,556 lbf (95.9 kN)
Career
Railroad(s) LNER » BR
Power class BR: 4P
Axle load class Route availability 8
Withdrawn 1957–1961
Disposition One preserved, remainder scrapped

The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) D49 Class is a class of 4-4-0 steam locomotives designed by Nigel Gresley. They were named after fox hunts and shires.

One, 246/62712 Morayshire has been preserved on the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway.

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Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 3 January 1931, locomotive No. 2758 Northumberland was hauling a passenger train that was derailed at Carlisle, Cumberland due to excessive speed through a curve. Three people were killed.[1]
  • In July 1958, locomotive No. 62703 Hertfordshire ran into the turntable pit at Bridlington, Yorkshire and rolled into its side.[2]

Images[edit]

62712 Morayshire before preservation at Hawick.
D49/2 Hunt 62757 The Burton in early British Railways colours during 1948

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hall, Stanley (1990). The Railway Detectives. London: Ian Allan. p. 97. ISBN 0 7110 1929 0. 
  2. ^ Hoole, Ken (1983). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 4. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 39. ISBN 0 906899 07 9. 
  • Boddy, M. G.; Brown, W. A.; Fry, E. V.; Hennigan, W.; Manners, F.; Neve, E.; Tee, D. F.; Yeadon, W. B. (April 1968). Fry, E. V., ed. Locomotives of the L.N.E.R., Part 4: Tender Engines—Classes D25 to E7. Kenilworth: RCTS. pp. 86–113. ISBN 0-901115-01-0. 

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