GNR Class C2

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Great Northern Railway C2 class
London & North Eastern Railway C12
67356 at Kings Lynn.jpg
67356 at Kings Lynn, 1957
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
DesignerHenry Ivatt
BuilderDoncaster Works
Serial number755–758, 788–971, 796–797, 812–821, 832–841, 924–933, 1017–1026, 1155–1164
Build date1898–1907
Total produced60
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte4-4-2T
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Leading dia.3 ft 8 in (1.118 m)
Driver dia.5 ft 8 in (1.727 m)
Trailing dia.3 ft 8 in (1.118 m)
Loco weight62.30 long tons (63.30 t)
Fuel typeCoal
Fuel capacity2.50 long tons (2.54 t)
Water cap1,350 imperial gallons (6,100 l; 1,620 US gal)
Boiler pressure170–175 psi (1.17–1.21 MPa)
CylindersTwo, inside
Cylinder size18 in × 26 in (457 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gearStephenson
Valve typeSlide valves
Performance figures
Tractive effort17,900–18,425 lbf (79.6–82.0 kN)
Career
Operators
Number in class1 January 1923: 60,
1 January 1948: 49
NumbersGNR: 1009A, 1010, 1013–1020, 1501–1550
Withdrawn1937–1958
DispositionAll scrapped

The Great Northern Railway class C2 locomotives were a class of 4-4-2 tank locomotives built by the Great Northern Railway (GNR) between 1898 and 1907. They were used on local and commuter passenger trains in Yorkshire and North London. They were withdrawn between 1937 and 1958.

Numbering[edit]

The GNR numbered them 1009A, 1010, 1013–1020 and 1501–1550. All passed to the London and North Eastern Railway in 1923, who renumbered them by adding 3000 to their GNR number.

In the post World War II renumbering scheme, the remaining 50 locomotives were renumbered 7350–7399.

In 1948, the remaining 49 locomotives passed to British Railways, who renumbered them by prefixing a 6 to their LNER number (i.e. 67350–67399).

References[edit]

  • Casserley, H.C.; S.W. Johnston (1974) [1966]. Locomotives at the Grouping 2: London & North Eastern Railway. Shepperton, Surrey: Ian Allan Ltd. pp. 18, 103, 105, 106. ISBN 0-7110-0553-2.

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