LD&ECR Class A

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LD&ECR class A
LNER Class N6
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Kitson & Co.
Builder Kitson & Co.
Serial number 3605–3612, 3903–3904, 3909–3911, 3919–3923
Build date 1895 (8) 1900 (10)
Total produced 18
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte 0-6-2T
 • UIC C1 t
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver dia. 4 ft 9 in (1.448 m)
Trailing dia. 3 ft 9 in (1.143 m)
Loco weight 58 long tons 4 cwt (130,400 lb or 59.1 t)
Fuel type Coal
Fuel capacity 3 long tons 0 cwt (6,700 lb or 3 t)
Water cap 1,825 imp gal (8,300 l; 2,192 US gal)
Firebox:
 • Firegrate area
20.5 sq ft (1.90 m2)
Boiler pressure 170 psi (1.17 MPa)
Heating surface 1,289 sq ft (119.8 m2)
Cylinders Two, inside
Cylinder size 18 in × 26 in (457 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gear Allan
Valve type Balanced slide valves
Performance figures
Tractive effort 21,355 lbf (94.99 kN)
Career
Operators
Class
  • LD&ECR: A
  • LNER: N6
Numbers
  • LD&ECR: 1–8, 19–28
  • GCR: 1145B–1147B, 1154–1168 (1164–68 renumbered 40–43, 66)
  • LNER: 6414–6412, 6154–6153, 5040–5043, 5066
Withdrawn 1933–1938
Disposition All scrapped

The LD&ECR class A (LNER Class N6) was a class of 0-6-2T steam locomotives of the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway. An initial batch of eight was ordered and built in 1895. An order for 15 more was placed in 1899 but five of these were not delivered because the LD&ECR was unable to pay for them. The undelivered locomotives were re-sold by Kitson & Co. to the Hull and Barnsley Railway and became H&BR Class F1 (LNER Class N11).[1] There are some detail differences between the LD&ECR class A and the H&BR Class F1 but these were the result of later modifications.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Kitson N6 (GCR Class A) 0-6-2T Locomotives". The London & North Eastern Railway Encyclopedia. 
  • "LDECR/LNER "N6" Class 0-6-2T". BRDatabase. Archived from the original on 19 June 2016. 
  • Baxter, Bertram (1988). Baxter, David, ed. British Locomotive Catalogue 1825–1923, Volume 5B: Great Northern Railway and Great Central Railway. Ashbourne, Derbyshire: Moorland Publishing Company. p. 169. ISBN 978-0-903485-86-9.