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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
London and North Eastern Railway (1924) 1487 on 18/01/1930
London and North Eastern Railway (1946) 4817   05/01/1947
British Railways 64817   18/03/1950

Locomotive Specifics
Designer N. Gresley
Class J39
Company History LNER
Wheels 0-6-0
Builder Darlington Works
Order Number No Order ID issued
Fittings (as built)
Engine Brakes Steam Brake with Vacuum Ejector
To Service Thu 18/01/1930 to York (North) (YK)
Withdrawal Thu 29/03/1962 off Low Moor (56F)
Scrapping During 06/1962
Service Life 32 yrs, 2 mths , 11 dys

Notes
Notes Cut up at Cowlairs

Allocations
Code Name From Date
YK York (North) (New) on 18/01/1930
HLD Hull Dairycoates on 22/10/1937
SKN Stockton on 28/03/1943
BLA Blaydon on 21/06/1943
HTN Heaton on 07/11/1948
51A Darlington on 19/11/1950
51D Middlesbrough on 07/01/1951
51C West Hartlepool on 14/09/1952
51J Northallerton on 19/09/1954
51F West Auckland on 06/03/1955
54A Sunderland on 25/09/1955
56F Low Moor on 25/01/1959
   Withdrawn on 29/03/1962

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC HTN Heaton w/e 13/11/1948
ALLOC 51A Darlington m/e 30/11/1950
ALLOC 51D Middlesbrough m/e 31/01/1951
ALLOC 51C West Hartlepool 4w/e 04/10/1952
ALLOC 51J Northallerton 4w/e 18/09/1954
ALLOC 51F West Auckland 4w/e 26/03/1955
ALLOC 54A Sunderland 4w/e 08/10/1955
ALLOC 56F Low Moor 4w/e 21/02/1959
WDN   on 29/03/1962

* Stephenson Locomotive Society data - raw and not yet cross-referenced
Modifications
Date Modified Modification
18/01/1930 Diagram 97 boiler fitted (number 2318)
28/11/1933 Diagram 97 boiler fitted (number 2312)
10/10/1935 Diagram 97 boiler fitted (number 8022)
23/10/1940 Diagram 97 boiler fitted (number 8010)
06/03/1943 Diagram 97 boiler fitted (number 8014)
08/11/1947 Diagram 97 boiler fitted (number C1833)
09/01/1954 Diagram 97 boiler fitted (number 27525)
18/02/1961 Diagram 97 boiler fitted (number 27769)


Works Visits
Works Stopped Entry Departure Durn Level of Work Mileage
Darlington Works 15/06/1904 01/07/1904 17 days Unclassified
Tender only
 
Darlington Works 28/05/1931 31/07/1931 65 days General  
Darlington Works 23/10/1933 28/11/1933 37 days General
Boiler number 2312 (Diagram 97)
 
Darlington Works 02/09/1935 10/10/1935 39 days General
Boiler number 27460 (Diagram 97)
 
Darlington Works 03/05/1938 11/06/1938 40 days General
Boiler number 2714 (Diagram 97)
 
Darlington Works 12/09/1940 23/10/1940 42 days General
Boiler number 8010 (Diagram 97)
 
Darlington Works 05/02/1943 06/03/1943 30 days General
Boiler number 8014 (Diagram 97)
 
Darlington Works 01/12/1943 31/12/1943 31 days Light Repair  
Cowlairs Works 10/03/1945 31/03/1945 22 days General  
Cowlairs Works 19/01/1946 09/03/1946 50 days Light Repair  
Cowlairs Works 11/06/1947 08/11/1947 151 days General
Boiler number 27531 (Diagram 97)
 
Cowlairs Works 23/02/1950 18/03/1950 24 days Light Intermediate
Renumbered to BR 64817
 
Darlington Works 26/02/1951 28/02/1951 3 days Light Casual  
Cowlairs Works 10/05/1951 20/06/1951 42 days Light Intermediate  
Gorton Works 19/11/1953 09/01/1954 52 days General
Boiler number 27525 (Diagram 97)
 
Cowlairs Works 20/09/1957 26/10/1957 37 days Heavy Intermediate  
Darlington Works 07/01/1958 16/01/1958 10 days Light Casual  
Cowlairs Works 12/11/1958 01/12/1958 20 days Unclassified  
Darlington Works 22/05/1959 07/08/1959 78 days Light Casual  
Cowlairs Works 09/01/1961 18/02/1961 41 days General
Not repaired
Boiler number 27769 (Diagram 97)
 

Mentions ...
Report Date Title Report Source
31/12/1942 L.N.E.R. Notes (March Area) March Area.-'V.2's' appear quite often, the following having been noted in Oct./Nov.: 4772/96, 4813/7. 'J.17' 8195 has been fitted with carriage heating and vacuum brake. 2859 East Anglian was here 31/10/42 fresh from Plant. It has ordinary whistle. A 'Pacific' visits us regularly on Sundays, examples noted being 4472/4 an 2571. 'E.4's' 7408/16/66/92 an 7503 are stationed here for working on the Joint line to Spalding, &c.-the first ones shedded here for a long time. Our regular station pilot 8062 is often in shops and its place is taken by 'D.16' 8805 or by 'D.9' or 'J.15' classes. SLS/194302
24/08/1947 Cowlairs Works On 24/8 the following withdrawn locos. were in the Works yard: 'Dl' 2212, 'D29' 2415 and 'D31' 2068, the last two having been stripped; whilst those seen here newly painted were: 'D29' 2411 (green), 'J37' 4617 and 'J39' 4704. Locos. awaiting works, some of which had been stripped were: 'J39' 4711, 4817/40/49/65, 4919/22/28/42; 'K2' 1732/46/51/68/91; 'K3' 1879; 'D1' 2216; 'Dll' 2691; 'J38' 5909; 'J36' 5223/61; 'J35' 4503; 'J37' 4546/48/65/67, 4607/15; 'D31' 2059; 'D34' 2489; 'C15' 7453/65/66, 'N14' 9121; 'N15' 9191, 9214. The Erecting Shop was full and included: 'K2' 1720/34/52; 'K3' 1855; 'J39' 4912/16; 'J38' 5901/12; 'Dll' 2684/87 and 'Y9' 8120/22. SLS/194710
30/11/1947 Eastfield MPD Further locos. ex Cowlairs Works that have been noted here during November were: Nos. 1728/45, 1764/6 (green, with 1766 snowplough fitted), 2406/31/64/75, 4574, 4605/39, 4817, 4932, 5924, 7465, 8096, 8471, 8957, 9144/62/73. SLS/194801

Summary
Date Event Details Source See Also
18/01/1930 To Service To service as London and North Eastern Railway Number 1487
Built at Darlington Works, Works Number
Allocated to York (North) (YK)
Diagram 97 boiler fitted
   
22/10/1937 Allocation Reallocated to Hull Dairycoates (HLD)    
28/03/1943 Allocation Reallocated to Stockton (SKN)    
21/06/1943 Allocation Reallocated to Blaydon (BLA)    
05/01/1947 Renumbered Renumbered to 4817    
07/11/1948 Allocation Reallocated to Heaton (HTN)    
19/11/1950 Allocation Reallocated to Darlington (51A)    
07/01/1951 Allocation Reallocated to Middlesbrough (51D)    
14/09/1952 Allocation Reallocated to West Hartlepool (51C)    
19/09/1954 Allocation Reallocated to Northallerton (51J)    
06/03/1955 Allocation Reallocated to West Auckland (51F)    
25/09/1955 Allocation Reallocated to Sunderland (54A)    
25/01/1959 Allocation Reallocated to Low Moor (56F)    
29/03/1962 Withdrawn Condemned as 64817 from Low Moor (56F)    

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