NER Class O
LNER Class G5
Ex-NER 0-4-4T in Stratford Locomotive Shed yard, 1946.
Type and origin
Total produced 110
4 ft ( 8 in 1⁄ 2 1,435 mm)
Driver dia. 5 ft 1.25 in (1.556 m)
54.2 long tons (55.1 t)
160 psi (1,100 kPa)
Cylinders two inside
Cylinder size 18 in × 24 in (460 mm × 610 mm)
All original locomotives scrapped. One replica being constructed.
NER Class O (LNER Class G5) was a class of 0-4-4T steam locomotives of the North Eastern Railway,  designed by the company's Chief Engineer,  Wilson Worsdell. They all survived into  British Railways ownership in 1948 and their BR numbers were 67240-67349. They were withdrawn between 1950 and 1958.
Accidents and incidents [ edit ]
In July 1957, locomotive No. No. 67338 was used for a series of tests into the performance of concrete sleepers when trains were derailed. These tests took place between
Halifax and Keighley, Yorkshire. 
Preservation [ edit ]
None of the G5s was preserved, although a new build is in the works at Shildon.
It will be built for use on various heritage lines. 
References [ edit ]