GER Class T77

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GER Class T77
LNER Class J19
Finchley 2 Road & Frognal geograph-2353250-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Down (westbound) freight on the North London line at Finchley Road & Frognal. The train was probably from Temple Mills Yard (Leyton), heading for the SR with a Gresley rebuild of ex-GE J19 No. 64657. 7 May 1955
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer A. J. Hill
Builder Stratford Works
Build date 1916–1920
Total produced 25
Specifications
Configuration 0-6-0
UIC class C h2
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver dia. 4 ft 11 in (1.499 m)
Wheelbase 38 ft 7 in (11.76 m)
Length 52 ft 2 in (15.90 m) over buffers
Loco weight 47 long tons 7.5 cwt (106,100 lb or 48.1 t)
Firebox:
 • Firegrate area
21.6 sq ft (2.01 m2)
Boiler pressure 160 lbf/in2 (1.10 MPa)
Heating surface 1,501.1 sq ft (139.46 m2)
Cylinder size 20 in × 28 in (508 mm × 711 mm)
Valve gear Stephenson
Performance figures
Tractive effort 25,817 lbf (114.84 kN)
Career
Operators
Class
  • GER: T77
  • LNER: J19
Power class BR: 5F
Axle load class LNER/BR: RA 5
Withdrawn 1959–1962
Disposition All scrapped

The GER Class T77 was a class of twenty-five 0-6-0 steam locomotives designed by A. J. Hill for the Great Eastern Railway. They all passed to the London and North Eastern Railway at the 1923 grouping and received the classification J19.

History[edit]

These locomotives were a development of the GER Class E72, and shared the same 20-by-28-inch (508 mm × 711 mm) cylinders, 4-foot-11-inch (1.499 m) wheels, and Belpaire firebox-fitted boiler. Changes included vacuum brakes from new, and the abandonment of cylinder tail rods.

Table of orders and numbers[1]
Year Order Manufacturer Quantity GER Nos. LNER Nos. 1946 Nos. Notes
1916–17 T77 Stratford Works 10 1140–1149 8140–8149 4650–4659
1917–18 H80 Stratford Works 5 1260–1264 8260–8264 4660–4664
1918–19 X80 Stratford Works 5 1265–1269 8265–8269 4665–4669
1920 A81 Stratford Works 5 1250–1254 8250–8254 4670–4674

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 T77 locomotives. Between 1934 and 1939 all were rebuilt with round-top fireboxes, and the cylinder bore was reduced to 19 inches (483 mm).[1] The rebuilt locomotives were reclassified J19/2, while the yet-to-be rebuilt locomotives reclassified J19/1. The J19/2 classification also included the rebuilt former Class E72 locomotives.[2]

At nationalisation in 1948, British Railways added 60000 to their LNER numbers. They all continued in service until 1959, when the first was withdrawn; all were gone by the end of 1962.[1]

Table of withdrawals[3]
Year Quantity in
service at
start of year
Quantity
withdrawn
Locomotive numbers Notes
1959 25 8 64651/58/61/62/65/68/70/72
1960 17 6 64650/54/56/59/60/63
1961 11 7 64652/53/55/66/67/69/74
1962 4 4 64657/64/71/73

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Aldrich 1969, p. 73.
  2. ^ Aldrich 1969, p. 71.
  3. ^ Baxter 2012, p. 102.
  • Aldrich, C. Langley (1969). The Locomotives of the Great Eastern Railway 1862–1962 (7th ed.). Wickford, Essex: C. Langley Aldrich. OCLC 30278831. 
  • 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. ISBN 978-1-905505-26-5. 

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