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 typeSteam
DesignerNigel Gresley
BuilderLNER Darlington Works
Build date1927–1935
Total produced76
 • Whyte4-4-0
 • UIC2′B h3
Gauge4 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)
Length58 ft 8.75 in (17.901 m)
Width8 ft 7 in (2.616 m)
Height13 ft 0 in (3.96 m)
Axle load21.25 long tons (21.59 t; 23.80 short tons)
Adhesive weight42.00 long tons (42.67 t; 47.04 short tons)
Loco weight65.11 long tons (66.15 t; 72.92 short tons)
Tender weight52.65 long tons (53.49 t; 58.97 short tons)
Fuel typeCoal
 • Firegrate area
26 square feet (2.4 m2)
BoilerLNER Diagram 97
Boiler pressure180 psi (1.24 MPa)
Heating surface:
 • Tubes
871.75 square feet (80.988 m2)
 • Flues354.53 square feet (32.937 m2)
 • Firebox171.5 square feet (15.93 m2)
 • Heating area271.8 square feet (25.25 m2)
Cylinder size17 in × 26 in (432 mm × 660 mm)
Performance figures
Tractive effort21,556 lbf (95.9 kN)
OperatorsLondon and North Eastern Railway » British Railways
Power classBR: 4P
Axle load classRoute availability 8
DispositionOne 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 onto its side.[2]


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


  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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