Locomotives of the Great Eastern Railway

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The Great Eastern Railway was formed on 1 August 1862, when the Eastern Counties Railway changed its name. The ECR had originally been built to 5 ft (1,524 mm) gauge, was converted to 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge in September and October 1844.[1]

Robert Sinclair (1856–1866)[edit]

Image Class Type Quantity Manufacturer Date Notes
2-2-2 6 1856–59
Z 2-4-0 6 Rothwell & Co. 1858 [2]
2-4-0 GER 0397.jpg
Y 2-4-0 110 Neilson & Co. (20)
R. Stephenson & Co. (15)
R. & W. Hawthorn & Co. (15)
Kitson & Co. (25)
Vulcan Foundry (25)
Schneider & Cie. (10)
1859–66 [3] 20 later rebuilt as 4-4-0 between 1876–78;
10 rebuilt as class U13 in 1882 (see below)
X 2-4-0T 5 Stratford Works 1862 [4]
2-2-2 GER 0290.jpg
W 2-2-2 31 Wm. Fairbairn & Sons (5)
Slaughter, Grüning & Co. (10)
Kitson & Co. (10)
Schneider & Cie. (6)
1862–67 [5] Two rebuilt as 4-2-2 in 1873
V 2-4-2T 20 Neilson & Co. 1864–65 [4]

Samuel Waite Johnson (1866–1873)[edit]

Image Class Type Quantity Manufacturer Date Notes
125 2-4-0 5 Neilson & Co. 1867 [6]
201 0-6-0ST 1 Hudswell, Clarke & Co. 1867 [7]
202 0-6-0ST 1 Hudswell, Clarke & Co. 1867 [7]
GER 2-4-0 No1 Class 160.jpg
1 2-4-0 40 Sharp, Stewart & Co. (30)
Stratford Works (10)
1867–72 [8] “Little Sharpies”
0-6-0 GER 421.jpg
417 0-6-0 60 Neilson & Co. (20)
Worcester Engine Co. (40)
1867–69 [9]
204 0-6-0T 5 Ruston, Proctor & Co. 1868 [7] Three converted to crane-tanks “B”, “C” and “D”; LNER Class Z4, later class J92
116 2-4-0 3 Stratford Works 1868–69 [10]
73 2-2-2 2 Stratford Works 1870 [6]
477 0-6-0 50 Beyer, Peacock & Co. (20)
R. Stephenson & Co. (5)
Dübs & Co. (5)
Nasmyth, Wilson & Co. (5)
Yorkshire Engine Co. (15)
1871–73 [11]
T7 0-4-2T 15 Stratford Works 1871–75 [10]
200 0-4-0ST 1 Manning, Wardle & Co. 1872 [10] renumbered as "A"
134 0-4-4T 30 Neilson & Co. (15)
Avonside Engine Co. (15)
1872–73 [12]

William Adams (1873–1878)[edit]

Image Class Type Quantity Manufacturer Date Notes
4-4-0 GER 306.jpg
C8 4-4-0 2 Stratford Works 1874
209 0-4-0ST 4 Neilson & Co. 1874–76 [13] LNER Class Y5; two more built in 1897; another two in 1903 (see below)
61 0-4-4T 50 Neilson & Co. (25)
R. Stephenson & Co (10)
Kitson & Co. (10)
1875–78 [14]
4-4-0 GER 266.jpg
265 4-4-0 20 Dübs & Co. (10)
R. & W. Hawthorn & Co. (10)
1876–77 [15] “Ironclads”
K9 0-4-2T 10 Stratford Works 1877–78 [16]
230 0-4-0Tram 1 Kitson & Co. 1878 [16]
2-6-0 GER 530.jpg
527 2-6-0 15 Neilson & Co. 1878–79 [17]

Massey Bromley (1878–1881)[edit]

Image Class Type Quantity Manufacturer Date Notes
E10 0-4-4T 60 Stratford Works 1878–83 [18]
4-2-2 GER 609.jpg
245 4-2-2 20 Dübs & Co. (10)
Kitson & Co. (10)
1879–82 [19]
140 0-4-4T 10 R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co. 1880 [20] Converted to 0-4-2T 1891–97
M12 0-6-0T 10 Stratford Works 1881 [20]
0-6-0 GER 552.jpg
552 0-6-0 10 Kitson & Co. 1882 [21]
U13 2-4-0 10 Stratford Works 1882 [3] Rebuilds of Class Y (above)

Thomas William Worsdell (1882–1885)[edit]

Image Class Type Quantity Manufacturer Date LNER Class Notes
G14 2-4-0 20 Stratford Works 1882–83 [21]
Y14 0-6-0 69 Stratford Works (50)
Sharp, Stewart & Co. (19)
1883–86 J15 [22][23] Another 200 built 1886–1906; another 20 built 1912–13
3mm scale Y6 tram locomotive.jpg
G15 0-4-0Tram 10 Stratford Works 1883–97 Y6 [24]
M15 2-4-2T 30 Stratford Works 1884–86 F4 [25] Another 130 built 1886–1909
GER G16 Class 4-4-0 230.jpg
G16 4-4-0 11 Stratford Works 1884–85 [26] Compound

James Holden (1885–1907)[edit]

Image Class Type Quantity Manufacturer Date LNER Class Notes
GER 0-6-0 T18 Tank Engne 275.jpg
T18 0-6-0T 50 Stratford Works 1886–88 J66 [27]
2-4-0 GER T19 class 761.jpg
T19 2-4-0 110 Stratford Works 1886–97 D13 [28] 60 rebuilt as 4-4-0 in 1905–08
Y14 0-6-0 200 Stratford Works 1886–1906 J15 [29][23] Continuation of T. W. Worsdell design; another 20 built 1912–13
M15 2-4-2T 130 Stratford Works 1886–1909 F4 [25][30] Continuation of T. W. Worsdell design; 32 rebuilt as class M15R (LNER F5)
127 0-6-0 1 Stratford Works 1887 [31] Compound, later rebuilt as N31
E22 0-6-0T 20 Stratford Works 1888–93 J65 [32]
GER 2-2-2 Class D27 No1000.jpg
D27 2-2-2 21 Stratford Works 1888–93 [33]
Hertford East station pilot geograph-2888755-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
R24 0-6-0T 140 Stratford Works 1890–1901 J67 [34] 89 Rebuilt as S56
2-4-0 GER 420.jpg
T26 2-4-0 100 Stratford Works 1891–1902 [35][36] "Intermediate"
2-4-2T GER 1085.jpg
C32 2-4-2T 50 Stratford Works 1893–1902 F3 [37]
0-6-0 GER 998.jpg
N31 0-6-0 81 Stratford Works 1893–97 J14 [38]
Stratford Old (Locomotive) Works geograph-2382240-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
209 0-4-0ST 4 Stratford Works 1897,1903 Y5 [39]
GER 4-2-2 Class P43 No10.jpg
P43 4-2-2 10 Stratford Works 1898 [40]
S44 0-4-4T 40 Stratford Works 1898–1901 G4 [41]
S46 4-4-0 41 Stratford Works 1900–02 D14 [42] “Claud Hamilton” (round-top firebox)
F48 0-6-0 59 Stratford Works 1900–03 J16 [43][44] all eventually rebuilt as J17
G58 0-6-0 31 Stratford Works 1900–11 J17 [45][44]
GER Decapod, 0-10-0 (Howden, Boys' Book of Locomotives, 1907).jpg
A55 0-10-0T 1 Stratford Works 1902 [46] “Decapod” - Rebuilt as 0-8-0 tender engine in 1906
D56 4-4-0 70 Stratford Works 1903–11 D15 [47] “Claud Hamilton” (Belpaire firebox)
Stratford Locomotive Depot tram engine geograph-2380139-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
C53 0-6-0Tram 12 Stratford Works 1903–21 J70 [48]
Fenchurch Street geograph-2889157-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
S56 0-6-0T 20 Stratford Works 1904 J69 [49] Another 89 rebuilt from R24

Stephen Dewar Holden (1908–1912)[edit]

Image Class Type Quantity Manufacturer Date LNER Class Notes
Y65 2-4-2T 12 Stratford Works 1909–10 F7 [50]
Cambridge Locomotive Depot geograph-2362450-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
G69 2-4-2T 20 Stratford Works 1911–12 F6 [51]
Hugh llewelyn 1540 (6325588628).jpg
S69 4-6-0 71 Stratford Works (51)
W. Beardmore & Co. (20)
1911–20 B12 [52][53] Another 10 built in 1928
E72 0-6-0 10 Stratford Works 1912 J18 [54][55] Three rebuilt as T77 by GER, remainder rebuilt as J19 by LNER
Y14 0-6-0 20 Stratford Works 1912–13 J15 [31][23] Continuation of T. W. Worsdell design

Alfred John Hill (1912–1922)[edit]

Image Class Type Quantity Manufacturer Date LNER Class Notes
C72 0-6-0T 20 Stratford Works 1912–14 J68 [56] Another 10 built by the LNER in 1923
Stratford Locomotive Depot geograph-2382193-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
B74 0-4-0T 5 Stratford Works 1913–20 Y4 [57]
L77 0-6-2T 12 Stratford Works 1915–21 N7 [58] Another 122 built by the LNER, 1923–28
March Locomotive Depot ex-GE J19 0-6-0 geograph-2870980-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
T77 0-6-0 25 Stratford Works 1916–20 J19 [59][55]
March 2 Locomotive Depot geograph-2353372-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
D81 0-6-0 25 Stratford Works 1920–22 J20 [60][61]

Locomotives built to GER designs after 1922[edit]

Image GER Class LNER Class Type Quantity Manufacturer Date Notes
H88 D16 4-4-0 10 Stratford Works 1923 [62] “Super Claud”; delivered after grouping
C72 J68 0-6-0T 10 Stratford Works 1923 [56] Delivered after grouping
Stratford Locomotive Depot LNER Gresley N3-3 0-6-2T geograph-2886808-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
L77 N7 0-6-2T 122 Stratford Works (10)
Gorton Works (40)
R. Stephenson & Co. (20)
Wm. Beardmore & Co. (20)
Doncaster Works (32)
1923–28
S69 B12 4-6-0 10 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 1928 [53]

Preserved locomotives[edit]

Image GER No. GER Class Type Manufacturer Serial No. Date Notes
229 209 0-4-0ST Neilson & Co. 2119 April
1876
Sold 1918; awaiting restoration in Gloucestershire
GER T26 LNER E4 Bressingham.jpg
490 T26 2-4-0 Stratford Works 836 January
1895
[36] BR 62785. Static exhibit, National Collection; on loan to Bressingham Steam and Gardens.
Hugh llewelyn 87 (6684220051).jpg
87 S56 0-6-0T Stratford Works 1249 September
1904
BR 68633. Static exhibit, National Collection; on loan to Bressingham Steam and Gardens.
Hugh llewelyn 8217 (5624619116).jpg
1217 G58 0-6-0 Stratford Works 1270 May
1905
[44] BR 65567. Static exhibit, National Collection; on loan to Barrow Hill Roundhouse
GER TW Worsdell Y14 Class 7564 (8358116571).jpg
564 Y14 0-6-0 Stratford Works 1506 March
1912
[23] BR 65462. Owned by the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society
Locomotives built to GER designs after 1922
LNER Class N7.jpg
LNER
7999
N7
(GER L77)
0-6-2T Stratford Works 1702 March
1924
BR 69621. Owned by the East Anglian Railway Museum; on loan to the Churnet Valley Railway
LNER B12 8572 at Winchcombe (8816205019).jpg
LNER
8572
B12
(GER S69)
4-6-0 Beyer, Peacock & Co. 6488 August
1928
[53] BR 61572. In service on the North Norfolk Railway

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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