LNER Class J38

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LNER Class J38
Forest Mill Station geograph-2357411-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Gresley J38 0-6-0 No. 65925 and brake van on a goods working at the site of Forest Mill station,
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Nigel Gresley
Build date 1926
Total produced 35
 • Whyte 0-6-0
 • UIC Ch
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Driver dia. 56 in (1.422 m)
Loco weight 58.95 long tons (59.90 t; 66.02 short tons)
Total weight 103.15 long tons (104.81 t; 115.53 short tons)
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 180 psi (1.24 MPa)
Cylinders Two, inside
Cylinder size 20 in × 26 in (508 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gear Stephenson
Valve type piston valves
Performance figures
Tractive effort 28,415 lbf (126.40 kN)
Operators London and North Eastern Railway
British Railways
Class LNER: J38
Power class BR: 6F
Retired 1962–1967
Disposition All scrapped

The London and North Eastern Railway Class J38 was a class of steam locomotive designed for freight transport. They were designed by Nigel Gresley and introduced in 1926. A total of 35 were built and they were used in Scotland. All passed into British Railways ownership in 1948 and they were numbered 65900-65934.

The J39 was a later development, exchanging the J38's 4 ft 8 in (1.422 m) driving wheels with larger 5 ft 2 in (1.575 m), 289 J39s being built. Some of the J38s were later rebuilt with J39 boilers.



All J38s were withdrawn between 1962 and 1967, with none surviving into preservation and falling to the cutter's torch.


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