LNER Class D49

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LNER Class D49
LNER D49 246 'Morayshire' at Doncaster Works.JPG
Preserved D49 class no. 246 Morayshire at Doncaster Works
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Nigel Gresley
Builder LNER Darlington Works
Build date 1927–1935
Total produced 76
Specifications
Configuration 4-4-0
UIC class 2′B h3
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Leading dia. 3 ft 1 14 in (0.946 m)
Driver dia. 6 ft 8 in (2.032 m)
Length 58 ft 8.75 in (17.901 m)
Width 8 ft 7 in (2.616 m)
Height 13 ft 0 in (3.96 m)
Axle load 21.25 long tons (21.59 t; 23.80 short tons)
Adhesive weight 42.00 long tons (42.67 t; 47.04 short tons)
Loco weight 65.11 long tons (66.15 t; 72.92 short tons)
Tender weight 52.65 long tons (53.49 t; 58.97 short tons)
Fuel type Coal
Firebox:
 • Firegrate area
26 square feet (2.4 m2)
Boiler LNER Diagram 97
Boiler pressure 180 psi (1.24 MPa)
Heating surface:
 • Tubes
871.75 square feet (80.988 m2)
 • Flues 354.53 square feet (32.937 m2)
 • Firebox 171.5 square feet (15.93 m2)
Superheater:
 • Heating area 271.8 square feet (25.25 m2)
Cylinders Three
Cylinder size 17 in × 26 in (432 mm × 660 mm)
Performance figures
Tractive effort 21,556 lbf (95.9 kN)
Career
Operators LNER » BR
Power class BR: 4P
Axle load class Route availability 8
Withdrawn 1957–1961
Disposition One preserved, remainder scrapped

The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) D49 Class is a class of 4-4-0 steam locomotives designed by Nigel Gresley. They were named after fox hunts and shires.

One, 246/62712 Morayshire has been preserved on the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway.

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Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 3 January 1931, locomotive No. 2758 Northumberland was hauling a passenger train that was derailed at Carlisle, Cumberland due to excessive speed through a curve. Three people were killed.[1]
  • In July 1958, locomotive No. 62703 Hertfordshire ran into the turntable pit at Bridlington, Yorkshire and rolled into its side.[2]

Images[edit]

62712 Morayshire before preservation at Hawick.
D49/2 Hunt 62757 The Burton in early British Railways colours during 1948

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hall, Stanley (1990). The Railway Detectives. London: Ian Allan. p. 97. ISBN 0 7110 1929 0. 
  2. ^ Hoole, Ken (1983). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 4. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 39. ISBN 0 906899 07 9. 
  • Boddy, M. G.; Brown, W. A.; Fry, E. V.; Hennigan, W.; Manners, F.; Neve, E.; Tee, D. F.; Yeadon, W. B. (April 1968). Fry, E. V., ed. Locomotives of the L.N.E.R., Part 4: Tender Engines—Classes D25 to E7. Kenilworth: RCTS. pp. 86–113. ISBN 0-901115-01-0. 

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