LNER Class J38
|LNER Class J38|
Gresley J38 0-6-0 No. 65925 and brake van on a goods working at the site of Forest Mill station,
|Gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Driver diameter||56 in (1.422 m)|
|Locomotive weight||58.95 long tons (59.9 t)|
|Locomotive and tender
|103.15 long tons (104.8 t)|
|Boiler pressure||180 psi (1.24 MPa)|
|Cylinder size||20×26 in (508×660 mm)|
|Valve gear||Stephenson (piston valves)|
|Tractive effort||28,415 lbf (126.40 kN)|
|Operator(s)||London and North Eastern Railway
|Power class||BR: 6F|
The London and North Eastern Railway Class J38 was a class of steam locomotive designed for freight work. They were designed by Nigel Gresley and introduced in 1926. A total of 35 were built and they were used in Scotland. All passed into British Railways ownership in 1948 and they were numbered 65900-65934.
- BR Power classification, 6F
- Locomotive weight, 58 tons 19 cwt
- Tender weight, 44 tons 4 cwt
- Boiler pressure, 180 psi
- Superheater, Yes
- Cylinders, 20"x26"
- Driving wheel diameter, 4' 8"
- Tractive effort, 28,415 lb
- Valve gear, Stephenson (piston valves)
All J38s were withdrawn between 1962 and 1967, with none surviving the cutter's torch. There are plans to build a replica of an LNER J38, along with a J39, for preservation in a few years to come.
Ian Allan ABC of British Railways Locomotives, 1962 edition
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