LNER Class J39

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LNER Class J39
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No. 4965 at Grantham Shed 1947
Power type Steam
Designer Nigel Gresley
Build date 1926
Total produced 289
Configuration 0-6-0
UIC classification Ch
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 62 in (1.575 m)
Locomotive weight 57.85 long tons (58.8 t)
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 180 psi (1.24 MPa)
Cylinders Two, inside
Cylinder size 20×26 in (508×660 mm)
Valve gear Stephenson (piston valves)
Tractive effort 25,665 lbf (114.16 kN)
Railroad(s) London and North Eastern Railway
British Railways
Class LNER: J39
BR: 4P5F
Disposition All scrapped

The London and North Eastern Railway Class J39 was a class of 0-6-0 steam locomotive designed for freight work. They were based on the previous Class J38 but with larger driving wheels.

A total of 289 J39s were built over fifteen years. They were designed by Nigel Gresley and introduced in 1926. All passed into British Railways ownership in 1948 and they were numbered 64700-64988.


J39/2 No. 64898 at Lincoln, Pelham St. Level-Crossing 21 May 1956
J39/3 No. 4973 at Immingham Locomotive Depot 21 September 1947.


None have survived to preservation but there are plans to build a replica of an LNER J39, along with a J38, for preservation in a few years to come.[citation needed]

In model form[edit]

Bachmann manufactures the J39/2 version in 00 gauge model form. [1]

Bassett-Lowke manufactures the J39/2 version in 0 gauge model form.

Union Mills manufactures the J39 in British N-Scale


Ian Allan ABC of British Railways Locomotives, 1962 edition

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