H&BR Class F3

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H&BR Class F3
LNER Class N13
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Matthew Stirling
Builder Hawthorn Leslie and Company
Build date 1913-1914
Total produced 10
 • Whyte 0-6-2T
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver dia. 4 ft 6 in (1.37 m)
Loco weight 61.45 long tons (62.44 t)
Fuel type coal
Fuel capacity 3 long tons (3.0 t)
Water cap 2,000 imp gal (9,100 l; 2,400 US gal)
 • Firegrate area
16 14 sq ft (1.51 m2)
Boiler pressure 175 psi (1.21 MPa)
Cylinders two inside
Cylinder size 18 in × 26 in (460 mm × 660 mm)
Performance figures
Tractive effort 23,205 lbf (103.22 kN)

The H&BR Class F3 (LNER Class N13) was a class of 0-6-2T steam locomotives of the Hull and Barnsley Railway.[1][2] They were designed by Matthew Stirling to work goods trains to and from the King George Dock at Hull which opened in 1914. They were not fitted with vacuum brakes so they were not suitable for passenger work.


Sources disagree about some dimensions. LNER encyclopedia[citation needed] gives boiler pressure as 160 psi and tractive effort as 21,216 lbf (94,370 N). Ian Allan gives[citation needed] 175 psi and 23,205 lbf (103,220 N) respectively. The locomotives were fitted with new boilers between 1926 and 1934 so it is possible that the boiler pressure was raised at this time.

British Railways[edit]

All 10 locomotives survived into British Railways ownership in 1948 but one was scrapped immediately and did not receive a BR number. The remaining 9 were given BR numbers 69111-69119.


The N13s were withdrawn between 1952 and 1956. The last N13 to be withdrawn was number 69114 and it was the last H&BR locomotive to remain in service. None are preserved.


  1. ^ Ian Allan ABC of British Railways Locomotives, part 4 (1948 ed.). p. 52. 
  2. ^ "The M.Stirling N13 (H&BR Class F3) 0-6-2T Locomotives". LNER Encyclopedia.