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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
Pre Grouping 2152 m/e 12/1913
London and North Eastern Railway (1946) 9859   20/10/1946
British Railways 69859   01/07/1949

Locomotive Specifics
Designer V. Raven / N. Gresley
Class A8
Company History LNER
Rebuild History
ClassFrom
H112/1913
A813/03/1936
Wheels 4-6-2T
Builder Darlington Works
To Service During 12/1913 to Saltburn (SALT)
Withdrawal Mon 08/02/1960 off Sunderland (52G)
Scrapping During 02/1960
Service Life 46 yrs, 2 mths , 9 dys

Notes
Notes Into Darlington for cutting up 8/2/60

Allocations
Code Name From Date
SALT Saltburn (New) m/e 12/1913
BLA Blaydon on 28/05/1928
MID Middlesbrough on 29/05/1936
53B Hull Botanic Gardens on 04/06/1950
51D Middlesbrough on 19/11/1950
51E Stockton on 21/06/1953
51D Middlesbrough on 20/09/1953
51K Saltburn on 13/06/1954
54A Sunderland on 15/09/1957
   Withdrawn on 08/02/1960

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC 53B Hull Botanic Gardens m/e 30/06/1950
ALLOC 51D Middlesbrough m/e 30/11/1950
ALLOC 51E Stockton 4w/e 11/07/1953
ALLOC 51D Middlesbrough 4w/e 03/10/1953
ALLOC 51K Saltburn 4w/e 19/06/1954
ALLOC 54A Sunderland 4w/e 05/10/1957
TOSTORE   4w/e 30/05/1959
WDN   w/e 08/02/1960

* Stephenson Locomotive Society data - raw and not yet cross-referenced
Modifications
Date Modified Modification
12/1913 Diagram 63 boiler fitted (number D272)
24/12/1931 Diagram 63 boiler fitted (number 2377)
29/04/1938 Diagram 63 boiler fitted (number D1293)
20/06/1940 Diagram 63A boiler fitted (number 2659)
29/01/1944 Diagram 63 boiler fitted (number D1102)
01/02/1947 Diagram 63 boiler fitted (number 2376)
01/07/1949 Diagram 63A boiler fitted (number 2468)
29/09/1951 Diagram 63A boiler fitted (number 24716)
28/10/1954 Diagram 63B boiler fitted (number 24736)
23/10/1956 Diagram 63B boiler fitted (number 24756)


Works Visits
Works Stopped Entry Departure Durn Level of Work Mileage
Gateshead Works 22/09/1923 03/12/1923 73 days General  
Darlington Works 03/06/1925 25/09/1925 115 days General  
Darlington Works 30/09/1925 09/10/1925 10 days Light Repair  
Darlington Works 12/07/1927 07/10/1927 88 days General  
Darlington Works 19/10/1927 03/11/1927 16 days Light Repair  
Gateshead Works 26/07/1929 03/10/1929 70 days General  
Gateshead Works 10/11/1930 08/12/1930 29 days Light Repair  
Gateshead Works 06/11/1931 24/12/1931 49 days General
Boiler number 2377 (Diagram 63)
 
Darlington Works 14/12/1933 20/01/1934 38 days General  
Darlington Works 07/01/1936 13/03/1936 67 days Rebuilding  
Darlington Works 08/03/1938 29/04/1938 53 days General
Boiler number D1293 (Diagram 63)
 
Darlington Works 30/04/1938 09/05/1938 10 days Unclassified  
Darlington Works 28/05/1940 20/06/1940 24 days General
Boiler number 24712 (Diagram 63A)
 
Darlington Works 09/07/1941 22/07/1941 14 days Unclassified  
Darlington Works 31/12/1943 29/01/1944 30 days General
Boiler number D1102 (Diagram 63)
 
Darlington Works 18/12/1946 01/02/1947 46 days General
Positive lub. drive fitted
Boiler number 2376 (Diagram 63)
 
Darlington Works 03/05/1948 1 day Weighing  
Darlington Works 31/05/1949 01/07/1949 32 days General
Boiler number 2468 (Diagram 63A)
Renumbered to BR 69859
 
Darlington Works 03/09/1951 29/09/1951 27 days General
Boiler number 24716 (Diagram 63A)
 
Darlington Works 08/10/1951 10/10/1951 3 days Unclassified  
Darlington Works 15/10/1951 19/10/1951 5 days Unclassified  
Darlington Works 23/09/1954 28/10/1954 36 days General
Boiler number 24736 (Diagram 63B)
 
Darlington Works 19/09/1956 23/10/1956 35 days General
Boiler number 24756 (Diagram 63B)
 
Darlington Works 21/05/1957 12/06/1957 23 days Light Casual  

Mentions ...
Report Date Title Report Source
31/10/1957 Sunderland MPD This shed now has the following A8's 69852/4/5/8/9/62/72/8/89 and in addition 69873/83/93 are sub-shedded at Durham having replaced G5's. SLS/195711
31/05/1959 Class A8 4-6-2T (Sunderland) All the locomotives of this class were noted stored during May viz.-Borough Gardens 69852/6/8/70, Darlington 69887, Saltburn 69869, Selby 69861, Sunderland 69850/3/4/5/7/9/73/4/5/8/83, Thornaby 69860, West Hartlepool 69867/77/85, York 69886. SLS/195907

Summary
Date Event Details Source See Also
12/1913 To Service      
28/05/1928 Allocation Reallocated to Blaydon (BLA)    
29/05/1936 Allocation Reallocated to Middlesbrough (MID)    
20/10/1946 Renumbered Renumbered to 9859    
04/06/1950 Allocation Reallocated to Hull Botanic Gardens (53B)    
19/11/1950 Allocation Reallocated to Middlesbrough (51D)    
21/06/1953 Allocation Reallocated to Stockton (51E)    
20/09/1953 Allocation Reallocated to Middlesbrough (51D)    
13/06/1954 Allocation Reallocated to Saltburn (51K)    
15/09/1957 Allocation Reallocated to Sunderland (54A)    
08/02/1960 Withdrawn Condemned as 69859 from Sunderland (52G)    

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