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GER/LNER Holden "B12" Class 4-6-0


Class Types
GER Class S69

General
Designer Holden
Introduced 1911
Pre-Grouping Great Eastern Railway
Big Four London and North Eastern Railway
Description (1957) Class B12. Holden Great Eastern 4-6-0's, original-ly built 1911-20 with 6'6" wheels. Many were rebuilt to class B12/3. Most of the unconverted engines were transferred to the Great North of Scotland section from 1931 onwards, where they remained for the rest of their existence, the last of them being withdrawn in November 1954. The last ten engines, Nos. 61571-61580, were built new in 1928 with Gresley round-topped boilers, raised running plates over the wheels and valve modifications. Subsequently 44 of the earlier engines were similarly rebuilt and many of these conversions are still running in 1957.
Wheels 4-6-0
Number Built as B12 81
First in Service 12/1911
Last in Service 20/09/1961
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Beardmore, Dalmuir, Glasgow 20
Beyer Peacock Ltd. 10
Stratford Works 51
Orders
BuilderOrder #DateSize
Stratford Works S69 01/1911 5
Stratford Works A73 01/1913 10
Stratford Works E75 02/1913 5
Stratford Works R75 01/1914 10
Stratford Works M77 01/1914 6
Stratford Works B78 01/1915 5
Beardmore, Dalmuir, Glasgow W82 01/1920 20
Stratford Works H82 01/1920 10
Beyer Peacock Ltd. 1513 01/1928 10

Illustration
Copyright: Alan Whitehead c/o 53A Models
Power
B12/1 B12/3 B12/4

Wheels
B12/1 B12/3 B12/4

Dimensions
B12/1 B12/3 B12/4

Boiler & Firebox
B12/1 B12/3 B12/4