NER Class E

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NER Class E
LNER Class J71
Normanton (LMS) Locomotive Depot geograph-2380330-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
No. 8292 at Normanton Locomotive Depot 1947
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer T.W. Worsdell
Build date 1886-1895
Total produced 120
Configuration 0-6-0T
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Driver diameter 4 ft 7 14 in (1.403 m)
Wheelbase 13 ft 8 in (4.17 m)
Length 28 ft 8 34 in (8.757 m)
Axle load 13.2 long tons (13.4 t)
Locomotive weight 37.6 long tons (38.2 t)
Fuel type coal
Fuel capacity 1.25 long tons (1.27 t)
Water capacity 690 imp gal (3,100 l; 830 US gal)
Boiler pressure 140 psi (0.97 MPa)
Firegrate area 11.3 sq ft (1.05 m2)
Cylinders two inside
Cylinder size 16 in × 22 in (410 mm × 560 mm)
last 20 built with 16 34 in × 22 in (430 mm × 560 mm)
Performance figures
Tractive effort 12,130 lbf (54.0 kN)
Locomotive brake Steam
Train brakes Some fitted with vacuum for passenger use
Operator(s) North Eastern Railway, London & North Eastern Railway, British Rail
Disposition All scrapped

The North Eastern Railway (NER) Class E, classified as Class J71 by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), was a class of small 0-6-0T steam locomotive designed by T.W. Worsdell. They had inside cylinders and Stephenson valve gear and were the basis for the later NER Class E1 (LNER Class J72).


Eighty-one of them passed into British Railways ownership in 1948 and they were numbered 68230-68316 (with gaps).

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • In 1890, locomotive No. 811 was hauling a freight train when it was derailed on the Redheugh Incline, Gateshead, County Durham.[1]


  1. ^ Hoole, Ken (1982). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 3. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 8. ISBN 0-906899-05-2. 

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