NER Class E

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NER Class E
LNER Class J71
Normanton (LMS) Locomotive Depot geograph-2380330-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
No. 8292 at Normanton Locomotive Depot 1947
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer T.W. Worsdell
Build date 1886-1895
Total produced 120
 • Whyte 0-6-0T
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver dia. 4 ft 7 14 in (1.403 m)
Wheelbase 13 ft 8 in (4.17 m)
Length 28 ft 8 34 in (8.757 m)
Axle load 13.2 long tons (13.4 t)
Loco weight 37.6 long tons (38.2 t)
Fuel type coal
Fuel capacity 1.25 long tons (1.27 t)
Water cap 690 imp gal (3,100 l; 830 US gal)
 • Firegrate area
11.3 sq ft (1.05 m2)
Boiler pressure 140 psi (0.97 MPa)
Cylinders two inside
Cylinder size 16 in × 22 in (410 mm × 560 mm)
last 20 built with 16 34 in × 22 in (430 mm × 560 mm)
Loco brake Steam
Train brakes Some fitted with vacuum for passenger use
Performance figures
Tractive effort 12,130 lbf (54.0 kN)
Operators North Eastern Railway, London & North Eastern Railway, British Rail
Number in class 81 (BR)
Disposition All scrapped

The North Eastern Railway (NER) Class E, classified as Class J71 by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), was a class of small 0-6-0T steam locomotive designed by T.W. Worsdell. They had inside cylinders and Stephenson valve gear and were the basis for the later NER Class E1 (LNER Class J72).


Eighty-one of them passed into British Railways ownership in 1948 and they were numbered 68230-68316 (with gaps).

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • In 1890, locomotive No. 811 was hauling a freight train when it was derailed on the Redheugh Incline, Gateshead, County Durham.[1]


  1. ^ Hoole, Ken (1982). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 3. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 8. ISBN 0-906899-05-2. 

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