NER Class E1
One of 'modern' J72 0-6-0T's 69007 at Middlesbrough Locomotive Depot, 1954
|Type and origin|
|Driver diameter||4 ft 1.25 in (1.251 m)|
|Locomotive weight||38.6 long tons (39.2 t)|
|Boiler pressure||140 psi (970 kPa)|
|Cylinder size||17 in × 24 in (430 mm × 610 mm)|
|Tractive effort||16,760 lbf (74,600 N)|
The North Eastern Railway Class E1, classified as Class J72 by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) is a class of small 0-6-0T steam locomotives designed by Wilson Worsdell for shunting. They had inside cylinders and Stephenson valve gear.
A total of 113 locomotives were built:
- 1898-1899, 20 locos built by NER
- 1914, 20 locos built by NER
- 1920, 10 locos built by NER at Darlington Works
- 1922, 25 locos built for NER by Armstrong Whitworth & Co
- 1925, 10 locos built by LNER at Doncaster Works
- 1949-1951, 28 locos built by British Railways
British Railways numbers were:
- 68670-68754 (pre-nationalisation locos)
- 69001-69028 (new locos)
One of the BR built engines, No. 69023, survives and is owned by the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group. It has worked on several preserved railways. It has been named Joem, a combination of the locomotive's former owner's parents: Joseph and Emily, though it never carried this name in service. In contrast to the normal black paint finish, this loco operates in a hybrid NER/LNER/BR apple green paint scheme. It re-entered service in 2010 and visited many heritage railways. No. 69023 is now based on the Wensleydale Railway but returns to NELPG's base at Hopetown Carriage Works, Darlington for winter maintenance.
- "Joem the little engine with a heart of gold". Heritage Railway magazine. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
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