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GER/LNER Hill "J68" Class 0-6-0T


Class Types
GER Class C72
LNER Class J68

General
Designer Hill
Introduced 1912
Pre-Grouping Great Eastern Railway
Big Four London and North Eastern Railway
Description (1957) Class J68, the last class of G.E.R. 0-6-0T's, built 1912-23, with larger tanks (smilar to those of class J69) and side-window cabs. One engine was sold to the War Department in 1940, but the remainder are still in service in 1957.
Wheels 0-6-0T
Number Built as J68 30
First in Service 06/1912
Last in Service 09/1961
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Stratford Works 30
Orders
BuilderOrder #DateSize
Stratford Works C72 04/1912 10
Stratford Works G75 10/1913 10
Stratford Works I89 08/1923 10

Power
Variant Introduced 1912
Tractive Effort 19,091lbs
Inside Cylinders 16.5" x 22" (2 off)
Inside Valves Slide
Inside Motion Stephenson

Wheels
Drivers 4'
Total Wheelbase 13' 10"
Descriptive Wheelbase 6' 4" + 7' 6" = 13' 10"

Dimensions
Length (over buffers) 27' 8"
Weight (in running order) 42t 9cwt
Maximum Axle Load 15t 2cwt
Water Capacity 1,200gal
Coal Capacity 2t 10cwt

Boiler & Firebox
Boiler Max Diameter 4' 2"
Boiler Barrel Length 9' 912"
Boiler Pressure 150lbs
Boiler Pitch 6' 9"
Firebox Grate Area 17.1ft2
Tube Number 198