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LNER Gresley "J39" Class 0-6-0


Class Types
LNER Class J39

General
Designer Gresley
Introduced 1926
Big Four London and North Eastern Railway
Description (1957) Class J39. Gresley 5'2" mixed traffic 0-6-0's. A class of 289 engines built between 1926-41. They were fitted with several varieties of tenders, some from scrapped North Eastern locomotives.
Wheels 0-6-0
Number Built as J39 289
First in Service 28/09/1926
Last in Service 29/12/1962
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Beyer Peacock Ltd. 28
Darlington Works 261
Orders
BuilderOrder #DateSize
Darlington Works n/a 11/1925 44
Darlington Works n/a 08/1927 52
Darlington Works n/a 12/1928 27
Darlington Works n/a 12/1929 25
Darlington Works n/a 12/1933 12
Darlington Works n/a 12/1934 39
Darlington Works n/a 09/1935 6
Beyer Peacock Ltd. 1529 10/1935 9
Beyer Peacock Ltd. 1531 10/1935 10
Beyer Peacock Ltd. 1532 10/1935 9
Darlington Works n/a 11/1936 38
Darlington Works n/a 01/1940 18

Illustration
Copyright: Gerald Robinson
Power
Variant Introduced 1926
Tractive Effort 25,664lbs
Inside Cylinders 20" x 26" (2 off)
Inside Valves 8"Piston
Inside Motion Stephenson

Wheels
Drivers 5' 2"
Locomotive Wheelbase 1' 5"
Descriptive Wheelbase 8' 0" + 9' 0"
Different tenders used

Dimensions
Weight (in running order) 57t 17cwt

Boiler & Firebox
Boiler Diagram 97
Boiler Max Diameter 5' 6"
Boiler Barrel Length 11' 458"
Boiler Pressure 180lbs
Boiler Pitch 8' 912"
Firebox Length 9'
Firebox Grate Area 26ft2
Firebox Heating Surface 171.5ft2
Tube Number 177
Tube Diameter 134"
Tube Area 871.75ft2
Flue Elements 24
Flue Diameter 514"
Flue Area 354.53ft2
Total Evaporative Area 1397.78ft2
Superheater Elements 24
Superheater Element Diameter 1732"
Superheater Element Area 271.8ft2