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NER/LNER Worsdell "J72" Class 0-6-0T


Class Types
NER Class E1
LNER Class J72

General
Designer Worsdell
Introduced 1898
Pre-Grouping North Eastern Railway
Big Four London and North Eastern Railway
Description (1957) Class J72, a unique class of Worsdell 0-6-0T's. The original 85 engines were built between 1898 and 1925, the class being perpetuated by British Railways and a further 28 locomotives constructed 1949-51. No parallel example can be found in the British Isles, and probably not in the world, of a design being constructed at intervals over a period of fifty-four years practically without alteration.
Wheels 0-6-0T
Number Built as J72 113
First in Service 12/1898
Last in Service 10/1964
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Armstrong Whitworth 25
Darlington Works 78
Doncaster Works 10

Illustration
Copyright: Gerald Robinson
Power
J72 J72 J72
Variant Introduced 1898 1914 1949
Miscellaneous Differences 1898 Engines 1914-1925 Engines BR Engines
Tractive Effort 16,760lbs
As J72
As J72
Inside Cylinders 17" x 24" (2 off)
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As J72
Inside Valves Slide
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As J72
Inside Motion Stephenson
As J72
As J72

Wheels
J72 J72 J72
Drivers 4' 114"
As J72
As J72
Total Wheelbase 13' 8"
As J72
As J72
Descriptive Wheelbase 6' 8" + 7' 0" = 13' 8"
As J72
As J72

Dimensions
J72 J72 J72
Length (over buffers) 27' 1012" 28' 934" 29' 234"
Weight (in running order) 36t 14cwt 38t 12cwt 39t 12cwt
Maximum Axle Load   14t 7cwt  
Water Capacity   690gal  
Coal Capacity 1t 10cwt 2t 0cwt
As J72

Boiler & Firebox
J72 J72 J72
Boiler Diagram 73
As J72
As J72
Boiler Max Diameter 3' 8"
As J72
As J72
Boiler Barrel Length 10'
As J72
As J72
Boiler Pressure 140lbs
As J72
As J72
Boiler Pitch 6' 6"
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As J72
Firebox Length 4' 4"
As J72
As J72
Firebox Grate Area 11.3ft2
As J72
As J72
Firebox Heating Surface 73ft2
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Tube Number 139
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As J72
Tube Diameter 134"
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Tube Area 658ft2
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Total Evaporative Area 731ft2
As J72
As J72