NER Class T2

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NER class T2
LNER class Q6
Tyne Dock locomotive shed.jpg
NER T2 (LNER Q6) in one of the roundhouses at Tyne Dock, South Shields
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Vincent Raven
Builder
Build date 1913–1921
Total produced 120
Specifications
Configuration 0-8-0
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Driver dia. 4 ft 7 12 in (1.410 m)
Loco weight 65.9 long tons (67.0 t; 73.8 short tons)
Tender weight 44.1 long tons (44.8 t; 49.4 short tons)
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 180 psi (1.2 MPa)
Cylinders Two, outside
Cylinder size 20 in × 26 in (508 mm × 660 mm)
Performance figures
Tractive effort 28,800 lbf (128 kN)
Career
Operators NER, LNER, BR
Class NER: T2, LNER: Q6
Power class BR: 6F
Axle load class Route availability 6
Disposition One preserved, remainder scrapped

The North Eastern Railway Class T2, classified as Class Q6 by the LNER, is a class of 0-8-0 steam locomotive designed for heavy freight. One-hundred-and-twenty were built at Darlington Works and Armstrong Whitworth between 1913 and 1921 to the design of Vincent Raven, based on the NER Class T and T1 (LNER Q5).

Numbering[edit]

All passed into British Railways ownership in 1948 and they were numbered 63340-63459.

Disposal[edit]

63372 was withdrawn in 1960 after an accident. General withdrawals were from 1963 to 1967.

Preservation[edit]

One, 2238 (LNER 1946 number 3395; BR 63395) has survived to preservation on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. It is owned by the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group (NELPG) and re-entered service after a major overhaul in 2007.

Gallery[edit]

LNER Q6 at Darlington Works after overhaul in March 1959 
63407 at West Hartlepool shed, June 1967 
63395 at Sunderland shed, June 1967 

References[edit]

  • Baxter, Bertram (1986). Baxter, David, ed. British Locomotive Catalogue 1825–1923, Volume 5A: North Eastern Railway, Hull and Barnsley Railway. Ashbourne, Derbyshire: Moorland Publishing Company. ISBN 0-903485-54-0. 
  • Boddy, M. G.; Brown, W. A.; Hennigan, W.; Hoole, Ken; Neve, E.; Yeadon, W. B. (September 1984). Fry, E. V., ed. Locomotives of the L.N.E.R., Part 6C: Tender Engines—Classes Q1 to Y10. Kenilworth: RCTS. ISBN 0-901115-55-X. 

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