NBR D class 0-6-0T

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NBR D Class
LNER Class J83
Bathgate Locomotive Depot ex-NBR 0-6-0T geograph-2889726-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Condemned No 68470 in a dump at Bathgate Locomotive Depot 19 September 1962
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Matthew Holmes
Builder Neilson and Company, Sharp, Stewart and Company
Build date 1900-1901
Total produced 40
Configuration 0-6-0
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver dia. 4 ft 6 in (1.372 m)
Loco weight 45 LT (45.72211 t)
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 150 lbf/in2 (1.03 MPa)
Cylinders Two, inside
Cylinder size 17 in × 26 in (432 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gear Stephenson
Performance figures
Tractive effort 17,745 lbf (78.93 kN)
Withdrawn 1947-1962
Disposition All scrapped

The NBR D Class (LNER Class J83) is a class of 0-6-0 tank locomotives designed by Matthew Holmes for short distance freight and shunting duties on the North British Railway. They were introduced in 1900 and had inside cylinders and piston valves operated by Stephenson valve gear. Forty of these new Class D (LNER J83) engines were delivered in 1900-01, twenty each from Neilson and Company and Sharp, Stewart and Company.[1] The class were gradually displaced by diesel shunters during the 1950s, with the last withdrawn in 1962. The class were however successful with only three failing to complete one million miles (1,600,000 km) during their lifetime, and No. 9830 managed to complete two million miles (3,200,000 km).[2]


  1. ^ "The Holmes J83 (NBR Class D) 0-6-0T". LNER Encyclopedia. 
  2. ^ Ian Allan ABC of British Railways Locomotives (1948 ed.). part 4, p. 29.