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GER/LNER Holden "F4" Class 2-4-2T


Class Types
GER Class M15
LNER Class F4

General
Designer James Holden
Introduced 1884
Pre-Grouping Great Eastern Railway
Big Four London and North Eastern Railway
Description (1957) Class F4. Worsdell 5'4" 2-4-2T's for the G.E.R. The class originally consisted of 160 locomotives constructed between 1884 and 1909. Scrapping commenced in 1913, but 30 were rebuilt as class F5 and two others as class F6. No. 67157 was the last survivor and was scrapped in 1956.
Wheels 2-4-2T
Number Built as F4 160
First in Service 07/1884
Last in Service 05/1958
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Stratford Works 160
Orders
BuilderSponsorOrder #DateSize
Stratford Works  E16 1884 20
Stratford Works  M15 1884 10
Stratford Works  O18 1886 10
Stratford Works  P55 1903 10
Stratford Works  D58 1904 10
Stratford Works  C59 1905 10
Stratford Works  R58 1905 10
Stratford Works  I60 1906 10
Stratford Works  A62 1907 10
Stratford Works  D63 1907 10
Stratford Works  G63 1907 10
Stratford Works  H63 1907 10
Stratford Works  A65 1908 10
Stratford Works  S64 1908 10
Stratford Works  I65 1909 10

Power
Joy Radial Valve Gear Stephenson Valve Gear
Variant Introduced 1884 1884
Miscellaneous Differences Joy valve gear and 17½" cylinders Stephenson valve gear and 18" cylinders
Tractive Effort 15,618lbs
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Inside Cylinders 17.5" x 24" (2 off) 18" x 24" (2 off)
Inside Valves Slide Slide
Inside Motion Joy Stephenson

Wheels
Joy Radial Valve Gear Stephenson Valve Gear
Pony 3' 9"
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Drivers 5' 4"
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Truck 3' 9"
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Locomotive Wheelbase 23'
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Descriptive Wheelbase 7' 6" + 8' 0" + 7' 6" = 23' 0"
As Joy Radial Valve Gear

Dimensions
Joy Radial Valve Gear Stephenson Valve Gear
Length (over buffers) 34' 10"
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Weight (in running order) 51t 11cwt
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Adhesive Weight 26t 12cwt
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Maximum Axle Load 14t 14cwt
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Water Capacity 1,200gal
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Coal Capacity 3t 10cwt
As Joy Radial Valve Gear

Boiler & Firebox
Joy Radial Valve Gear Stephenson Valve Gear
Boiler Diagram 33
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Boiler Max Diameter 4' 2"
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Boiler Barrel Length 10' 212"
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Boiler Pressure 160lbs
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Boiler Pitch 7' 312"
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Firebox Length 5' 5"
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Firebox Grate Area 15.3ft2
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Firebox Heating Surface 98.4ft2
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Tube Number 227
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Tube Diameter 158"
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Tube Area 1018ft2
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Total Evaporative Area 1116.4ft2
As Joy Radial Valve Gear
Total Heating Area 1116.4ft2
As Joy Radial Valve Gear