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LNER Hill "D16" Class 4-4-0


Class Types
LNER Class D16

General
Designer Hill
Introduced 1923
Big Four London and North Eastern Railway
Description (1957) Class D16/2, or 'Super Clauds', being rebuilds of the 'Claud Hamilton' class with larger boilers and extended smokeboxes. Nos. 62612/3/20 were from the final series of ten built new in 1923 with the large boiler. Since 1948 all of these engines have either been scrapped, or again converted to class D16/3. No 62590, scrapped in 1952, was the last to run with a Belpaire boiler.

Class D16/3. 'Claud Hamiltons' rebuilt from 1938 onwards with round-topped boilers, but retaining the original framing. Since 1948 the class has been augmented by rebuilds from class D16/2.

Also, Class D16/3. 'Claud Hamiltons' rebuilt from 1933 onwards with round-topped boilers, modified splashers and framing. Some locomotives of both varieties of D16/3 have piston valves and some slide valves. It is of interest to note that there were originally 121 engines in the 'Claud Hamilton' class, built between 1900 and 1923. Some engines, including the original Claud Hamilton, whose nameplate is now carried on engine 62546, were scrapped prior to Nationalization. Many of the class still in service, all now of the two varieties of class D16/3.
Wheels 4-4-0
Number Built as D16 10
First in Service 06/1923
Last in Service 10/1960
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Stratford Works 108
Orders
BuilderOrder #DateSize
Stratford Works H88 04/1923 10

Power
D16/2 D16/3
Variant Introduced 1926 1933

Wheels
D16/2 D16/3

Dimensions
D16/2 D16/3

Boiler & Firebox
D16/2 D16/3