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GER/LNER Hill "N7" Class 0-6-2T


Class Types
GER Class L77
LNER Class N7

General
Designer Hill
Introduced 1915
Pre-Grouping Great Eastern Railway
Big Four London and North Eastern Railway
Description (1957) Class N7/4. Hill's design of 4'10" 0-6-2T's for the Great Eastern suburban services. Built between 1915 and 1924, originally with Belpaire fireboxes, but all have now received Gresley round-topped boilers.

Classes N7/1, N7/2, N7/3 and N7/5, Gresley's development of the original G.E.R. design, some constructed with Belpaire fireboxes, but most of the later ones were built new with round-topped boilers. The majority of the Belpaires have since been rebuilt to conform with the later locomotives.
Wheels 0-6-2T
Number Built as N7 134
First in Service 01/1915
Last in Service 16/09/1962
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Beardmore, Dalmuir, Glasgow 20
Doncaster Works 32
Gorton Works 40
Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn Ltd 20
Stratford Works 22
Orders
BuilderOrder #DateSize
Stratford Works L77 1915 2
Stratford Works K85 1921 10
Stratford Works K89 1923 10
Gorton Works n/a 1925 10
Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn Ltd n/a 05/1925 20
Doncaster Works 311 1926 9
Gorton Works n/a 1926 20
Beardmore, Dalmuir, Glasgow n/a 04/1926
Doncaster Works 310 06/1926 10
Doncaster Works 312 12/1926 10
Doncaster Works 313 12/1926 3
Gorton Works n/a 1927 10

Illustration
Copyright: Gerald Robinson
Power
N7 N7/1 N7/2 N7/3 N7/4 N7/5

Wheels
N7 N7/1 N7/2 N7/3 N7/4 N7/5

Dimensions
N7 N7/1 N7/2 N7/3 N7/4 N7/5

Boiler & Firebox
N7 N7/1 N7/2 N7/3 N7/4 N7/5