GER Class G69
No. 67236 at Cambridge Locomotive Depot February 1951
|Type and origin|
|Designer||James Holden &
S. D. Holden
|Total produced||20 new, 2 rebuilt from M15|
|Gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Driver diameter||5 ft 4 in (1.626 m)|
|Locomotive weight||56 long tons 9 cwt (126,400 lb or 57.4 t)|
|Boiler pressure||180 psi (1.24 MPa)|
|Cylinder size||17 1⁄2 in × 24 in (440 mm × 610 mm)|
|Tractive effort||17,571 lbf (78.16 kN)|
The GER Class G69 was a class of twenty 2-4-2T steam locomotives built by for the Great Eastern Railway by S. D. Holden in 1911–12 following the design of two rebuilt examples of the GER Class M15 designed by James Holden, his father in 1904. They all passed to the London and North Eastern Railway at the 1923 grouping and received the classification F6.
These locomotives were fitted with 17 1⁄2-by-24-inch (444 mm × 610 mm) cylinders and 5-foot-4-inch (1.626 m) wheels. They were the final development of the GER's radial (2-4-2T) tank locomotive. Being inteded for London suburba service, they were built with condensing gear, and Westinghouse air brakes.
|Year||Order||Manufacturer||Quantity||GER Nos.||LNER Nos.||1946 Nos.||Notes|
|1904||(D58)||Stratford Works||2||789–790||7789–7790||7218–7219||Rebuilt from class M15 in 1912|
All were still in service at the 1923 grouping, the LNER adding 7000 to the numbers of nearly all the ex-Great Eastern locomotives, including the class G69 locomotives. The LNER added vacuum ejectors to all but one locomotive in 1927; the one exception being fitted in 1929. They also removed the condensing apparatus between 1936 and 1938.
start of year
|1955||22||10||67220, 67222–67223, 67226, 67232–67233, 67236–67239|
|1956||12||5||67219, 67224–67225, 67234–67235|
- Baxter, Bertram (2012). Baxter, David; Mitchell, Peter, eds. British Locomotive Catalogue 1825–1923, Volume 6: Great Eastern Railway, North British Railway, Great North of Scotland Railway, Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway, remaining companies in the LNER group. Southampton: Kestrel Railway Books. p. 97. ISBN 978-1-905505-26-5.
- "The S.D. Holden F6 (GER Class G69) 2-4-2T Locomotives". Lner.info. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
- "Rail UK Steam Loco Class Information". Railuk.info. Retrieved 2012-02-28.