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GER/LNER "Y5" Class 0-4-0ST


Class Types
GER Class Class 209
LNER Class Y5

General
Introduced 1874
Pre-Grouping Great Eastern Railway
Big Four London and North Eastern Railway
Description (1957) Class Y5, G.E.R. 3'7" 0-4-0ST, one of a class of four locomotives built 1874-1903. The other three were withdrawn between 1926-31, but No. 7230, the 1903 engine, was retained for Departmental duties at Stratford works and finally scrapped in 1948.
Wheels 0-4-0ST
Number Built 8
Number Scrapped 8
Number Preserved 0
First in Service 05/1874
Last in Service 15/04/1948
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Neilson, Reid & Co. 4
Stratford Works 4
Orders
BuilderOrder #DateSize
Stratford Works G40 1897 2
Stratford Works R55 1903 2

Illustration
Copyright: Alan Whitehead c/o 53A Models
Power
Variant Introduced 1874
Tractive Effort 7,970lbs
Outside Cylinders 12" x 20" (2 off)
Outside Valves Slide
Outside Motion Stephenson

Wheels
Drivers 3' 7"
Total Wheelbase 5' 9"
Descriptive Wheelbase 5' 9"

Dimensions
Length (over buffers) 21' 334"
Weight (in running order) 21t 4cwt
Maximum Axle Load 11t 4cwt
Water Capacity 470gal
Coal Capacity 0t 10cwt

Boiler & Firebox
Boiler Diagram 43
Boiler Max Diameter 3' 414"
Boiler Barrel Length 8' 7.938"
Boiler Pressure 140lbs
Boiler Pitch 4' 334"
Firebox Length 3' 018"
Firebox Grate Area 7.01ft2
Firebox Heating Surface 38.85ft2
Tube Number 126
Tube Diameter 158"
Tube Area 475.7ft2
Total Evaporative Area 514.55ft2
Total Heating Area 514.55ft2