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GNR/LNER Gresley "N2" Class 0-6-2T


General
Designer Gresley
Introduced 1920
Pre-Grouping Great Northern Railway
Big Four London and North Eastern Railway
Description (1957) Class N2, Gresley's development of class N1, with larger boilers, superheaters and piston valves. Some of the class were fitted with condensing apparatus and shorter chimneys for working on the Metropolitan widened lines. A few locomotives of this class were transferred to the Glasgow area and of these two were scrapped at the close of 1955 and early in 1956.
Wheels 0-6-2T
Number Built as N2 107
First in Service 12/1920
Last in Service 23/09/1962
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Beyer Peacock Ltd. 12
Doncaster Works 16
Hawthorne Leslie 20
North British Locomotive Company, Glasgow 50
Yorkshire Engine Company 9
Orders
BuilderOrder #DateSize
Doncaster Works 292 1920 10
North British Locomotive Company, Glasgow L734 1920 50
Beyer Peacock Ltd. n/a 04/1924 12
Doncaster Works 305 12/1924 6
Hawthorne Leslie n/a 10/1927 20
Yorkshire Engine Company n/a 10/1927 3
Yorkshire Engine Company n/a 10/1927 6

Illustration
Copyright: Gerald Robinson
Power
N2 N2/2 N2/3 N2/4
Variant Introduced 1920 1925 1925 1928
Tractive Effort 19,945lbs
As N2
As N2
As N2
Inside Cylinders 19" x 26" (2 off)
As N2
As N2
As N2
Inside Valves 8"Piston
As N2
As N2
As N2
Inside Motion Stephenson
As N2
As N2
As N2

Wheels
N2 N2/2 N2/3 N2/4
Drivers 5' 8"
As N2
As N2
As N2
Truck 3' 8"
As N2
As N2
As N2
Total Wheelbase 23' 9"
As N2
As N2
As N2
Descriptive Wheelbase 7' 3" + 9' 0" + 7' 6" = 23' 9"
As N2
As N2
As N2

Dimensions
N2 N2/2 N2/3 N2/4
Length (over buffers) 37' 1034"
As N2
As N2
37' 1134"
Weight (in running order) 70t 5cwt
As N2
70t 8cwt 71t 9cwt
Adhesive Weight 55t 15cwt
As N2
56t 18cwt 56t 16cwt
Maximum Axle Load 19t 0cwt
As N2
20t 0cwt 19t 19cwt
Water Capacity 2,000gal
As N2
As N2
As N2
Coal Capacity 4t 0cwt
As N2
As N2
As N2

Boiler & Firebox
N2 N2/2 N2/3 N2/4
Boiler Pitch 8' 9"
As N2
As N2
As N2