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LNER Gresley "Shire/Hunt" Class 4-4-0


Class Types
LNER Class D49

General
Designer Gresley
Introduced 1927
Big Four London and North Eastern Railway
Description (1957) Class D49/1. Gresley 3-cylinder 6'8" 4-4-0 passenger engines with Walschaert's valve gear. Named after counties and known as the 'Shire' class.

Class D49/2, a variation of the 'Shire' class above, with Lentz poppet valves. Familiarly known as the 'Hunt' class.

Class D49/4. Formerly class D49/2, but rebuilt in 1942 with two inside cylinders. No other engines of the class were so treated, the solitary example being withdrawn from service in 1952.
Wheels 4-4-0
Number Built as D49 76
First in Service 29/10/1927
Last in Service 03/07/1961
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Darlington Works 76
Orders
BuilderOrder #DateSize
Darlington Works n/a 04/1926 10
Darlington Works n/a 04/1926 10
Darlington Works n/a 04/1926 6
Darlington Works n/a 04/1926 2
Darlington Works n/a 02/1928 8
Darlington Works n/a 12/1929 10
Darlington Works n/a 12/1929 5
Darlington Works n/a 10/1933 10
Darlington Works n/a 10/1933 5
Darlington Works n/a 10/1933 10

Illustration
Copyright: Gerald Robinson
Power
D49/1 D49/2 D49/4

Wheels
D49/1 D49/2 D49/4

Dimensions
D49/1 D49/2 D49/4

Boiler & Firebox
D49/1 D49/2 D49/4