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NBR/LNER Holmes "J36" Class 0-6-0


Class Types
NBR Class C

General
Designer Holmes
Introduced 1888
Pre-Grouping North British Railway
Big Four London and North Eastern Railway
Description (1957) Class J36. North British Holmes 0-6-0's with 5'0" wheels. Originally 168 engines in the class built between 1888 and 1900. Twenty-five of them served in France during the First World War and on return were given commemorative names. About ninety of the class are still in service.
Wheels 0-6-0
Number Built as J36 168
First in Service 08/1888
Last in Service 06/1967
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Cowlairs Works 138
Neilson, Reid & Co. 15
Sharp Stewart 15
Orders
BuilderOrder #DateSize
Cowlairs Works n/a 1888 6
Cowlairs Works n/a 1889 12
Cowlairs Works n/a 1890 12
Cowlairs Works n/a 1891 12
Cowlairs Works n/a 1891 6
Cowlairs Works n/a 1891 6
Neilson, Reid & Co. n/a 1891 15
Sharp Stewart n/a 1892 15
Cowlairs Works n/a 1892 6
Cowlairs Works n/a 1893 6
Cowlairs Works n/a 1896 12
Cowlairs Works n/a 1897 12
Cowlairs Works n/a 1898 12
Cowlairs Works n/a 1899 12
Cowlairs Works n/a 1900 6
Cowlairs Works n/a 1900 6
Cowlairs Works n/a 1900 6
Cowlairs Works n/a 1900 6
Historical Data Livery applied was usually unlined black but red lining was quite common after grouping. Two locomotives were turned out in lined apple green after WWII.

Illustration
Copyright: Gerald Robinson
Power
Original Boiler J36 Revised Boiler J36
Variant Introduced 1888 1888
Tractive Effort 17,901lbs 19,691lbs
Inside Cylinders 18" x 26" (2 off)
As Original Boiler J36
Inside Valves Slide
As Original Boiler J36
Inside Motion Stephenson
As Original Boiler J36

Wheels
Original Boiler J36 Revised Boiler J36
Drivers 5'
As Original Boiler J36
Locomotive Wheelbase 15' 6"
As Original Boiler J36
Tender Wheelbase 12'
As Original Boiler J36
Total Wheelbase 36' 9"
As Original Boiler J36
Descriptive Wheelbase 7' 6" + 8' 0" + 9' 3" + 6' 0" + 6' 0" = 36' 9"
As Original Boiler J36

Dimensions
Original Boiler J36 Revised Boiler J36
Length (over buffers) 49' 012" 49' 2"
Weight (in running order) 72t 4cwt 75t 9cwt
Weight (loco only) 40t 4cwt 41t 19cwt
Maximum Axle Load 15t 10cwt 15t 15cwt
Water Capacity 2,500gal
As Original Boiler J36
Coal Capacity 6t 0cwt
As Original Boiler J36

Boiler & Firebox
Original Boiler J36 Revised Boiler J36
Boiler Diagram   81
Boiler Max Diameter 4' 614" 4' 818"
Boiler Barrel Length 10' 214" 10' 214"
Boiler Pressure 150lbs 160lbs
Boiler Pitch 7' 3" 7' 412"
Firebox Length 5' 5" 5' 478"
Firebox Grate Area 17ft2 16.6ft2
Firebox Heating Surface 104.72ft2 95ft2
Tube Number 236 252
Tube Diameter 134" 134"
Tube Area 1130.41ft2 1214ft2
Total Evaporative Area 1235.13ft2 1309ft2
Total Heating Area 1235.16ft2 1309ft2