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
Specifications
Configuration 0-6-0
UIC class Ch
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Driver diameter 56 in (1.422 m)
Loco weight 58.95 long tons (59.90 t; 66.02 short tons)
Loco & tender 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)
Career
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.

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Preservation[edit]

All J38s were withdrawn between 1962 and 1967, with none surviving into preservation and falling to the cutter's torch.

Sources[edit]

Ian Allan ABC of British Railways Locomotives, 1962 edition

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