NER class T2
LNER class Q6
NER T2 (LNER Q6) in one of the roundhouses at Tyne Dock, South Shields
4 ft ( 8 in 1⁄ 2 1,435 mm) standard gauge
Driver dia. 4 ft
7 in (1.410 m) 1⁄ 2
65.9 long tons (67.0 t; 73.8 short tons)
44.1 long tons (44.8 t; 49.4 short tons)
180 psi (1.2 MPa)
Cylinders Two, outside
Cylinder size 20 in × 26 in (508 mm × 660 mm)
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63372 was withdrawn in 1960 after an accident.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 It is owned by the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group (NELPG) and was withdrawn from service in January 2017 to await boiler overhaul. 
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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