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GER/LNER Holden "B12" Class 4-6-0

Class Types
GER Class S69

Designer Stephen Holden
Introduced 1911
Pre-Grouping Company Great Eastern Railway
Grouping Company London and North Eastern Railway
Description (1957) Class B12. Holden Great Eastern 4-6-0's, original-ly built 1911-20 with 6'6" wheels. Many were rebuilt to class B12/3. Most of the unconverted engines were transferred to the Great North of Scotland section from 1931 onwards, where they remained for the rest of their existence, the last of them being withdrawn in November 1954. The last ten engines, Nos. 61571-61580, were built new in 1928 with Gresley round-topped boilers, raised running plates over the wheels and valve modifications. Subsequently 44 of the earlier engines were similarly rebuilt and many of these conversions are still running in 1957.
Wheel Arrangement 4-6-0
Number Built as B12 81
First in Service 12/1911
Last in Service 20/09/1961
Stratford Works 51
Beardmore, Dalmuir, Glasgow 20
Beyer Peacock Ltd. 10
BuilderSponsorOrder #DateSize
Stratford Works  S69 01/1911 5
Stratford Works  A73 01/1913 10
Stratford Works  E75 02/1913 5
Stratford Works  M77 01/1914 6
Stratford Works  R75 01/1914 10
Stratford Works  B78 01/1915 5
Stratford Works  H82 01/1920 10
Beardmore, Dalmuir, Glasgow  W82 01/1920 20
Beyer Peacock Ltd.  1513 01/1928 10

Copyright: Alan Whitehead c/o 53A Models
B12/1 B12/3 B12/4
Variant Introduced 1911 1913 1913

B12/1 B12/3 B12/4

B12/1 B12/3 B12/4

Boiler & Firebox
B12/1 B12/3 B12/4