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,
|Type and origin|
|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 transport. 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All J38s were withdrawn between 1962 and 1967, with none surviving into preservation and falling to the cutter's torch.
Ian Allan ABC of British Railways Locomotives, 1962 edition
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