NER Class S

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NER Class S
LNER Class B13
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Wilson Worsdell
Build date 1899-1909
Total produced 40
Rebuild date 1913-1925
Specifications
Configuration 4-6-0
Leading wheel
diameter
3 ft 7 14 in (1.099 m)
Driver diameter 6 ft 1 14 in (1.861 m)
Wheelbase 26 ft 0 12 in (7.938 m) engine
12 ft 8 in (3.86 m) tender
50 ft 8 14 in (15.450 m) total
Axle load 19.7 long tons (20.0 t)
Locomotive weight 64.3 long tons (65.3 t)
Tender weight 43.5 long tons (44.2 t)
Locomotive and tender
combined weight
107.8 long tons (109.5 t)
Boiler 4 ft 9 in (1.45 m)
Boiler pressure 160 psi (1.1 MPa)
Firegrate area 23 sq ft (2.1 m2)
Heating surface:
– Tubes
884 sq ft (82.1 m2)
– Flues 379 sq ft (35.2 m2)
– Firebox 120 sq ft (11 m2)
– Total 1,659 sq ft (154.1 m2)
Superheater area 276 sq ft (25.6 m2)
Cylinders 2 (outside)
Cylinder size 20 in × 26 in (510 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gear Stephenson
Performance figures
Tractive effort 19,309 lbf (85.89 kN)
Career
Operator(s) North Eastern Railway, London & North Eastern Railway
Retired 1928-1938
Disposition all scrapped

The North Eastern Railway Class S (LNER Class B13) was a 4-6-0 type of steam locomotive designed for express passenger workings. The first example was built in 1899. They were very similar to the NER Class S1, except for the smaller wheels of the Class S.

Design[edit]

They were designed to reduce double heading on the East Coast Main Line. However they steamed poorly, with a smaller and shallower grate than was used even by other locomotives at the time, and the 4-4-0s of the NER Class R quickly replaced them, with the 4-4-2 layout being preferred for later express passenger designs. The class were re-classified as London and North Eastern Railway Class B13 in 1923.

Modifications[edit]

The first seven locomotives had slide valves, while the remainder had piston valves. The slide valve engines were later fitted with piston valves. Schmidt superheaters were fitted between 1913 and 1925.[1]

Numbering[edit]

Reference [2]

NER number Build date Notes
2001 1899
2002 1899
2003 1899
2004 1899
2005 1899
2006 1899
2007 1900
2008 1900
2009 1900
2010 1900
726 1906
740 1906
757 1906
760 1906
761 1906
763 1906
766 1906
768 1906
775 1906
1077 1906
738 1908
739 1908
741 1908
743 1908
744 1908
745 1908
746 1908
747 1908
748 1908
749 1908
750 1908
751 1908
752 1908
753 1908
754 1909
755 1909
756 1909
758 1909
759 1909
762 1909

Withdrawal[edit]

They were withdrawn between 1928 and 1938.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.lner.info/locos/B/b13.shtml
  2. ^ http://brdatabase.info/locoqry.php?action=class&id=600213&type=S&page=fleet&ad=&sc=

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