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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
North Eastern Railway 501 m/e 09/1889
London and North Eastern Railway 8251 m/e 06/1946
British Railways 68251 m/e 11/1951

Locomotive Specifics
Designer T. Worsdell
Class J71
Company History NER/LNER
Rebuild History
Wheels 0-6-0T
Builder Darlington Works
To Service During 09/1889
Withdrawal Mon 12/01/1959
Service Life 69 yrs, 4 mths , 12 dys


Code Subsequent Codes Name From Date
    (New) m/e 09/1889
GHD   Gateshead on 01/01/1948 (Snapshot)
52B   Heaton 4w/e 19/12/1953
53A   Hull Dairycoates 5w/e 20/04/1957
53B   Hull Botanic Gardens 5w/e 20/07/1957
53A   Hull Dairycoates 4w/e 19/10/1957
     Withdrawn on 12/01/1959

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC 52B Heaton 4w/e 26/12/1953
ALLOC 53A Hull Dairycoates 4w/e 20/04/1957
ALLOC 53B Hull Botanic Gardens 4w/e 13/07/1957
ALLOC 53A Hull Dairycoates 4w/e 05/10/1957
WDN   on 12/01/1959

* Stephenson Locomotive Society data - raw and not yet cross-referenced

Mentions ...
Report Date Title Report Source
30/06/1951 Locomotives still not renumbered Although it is well over three years since the B.R. renumbering scheme was introduced, there were several classes with a small percentage still not renumbered (or at any rate not advised as done) at the end of June-Class B16 (69 survivors): Nos. 1419/23/33. Class D20 (28 survivors): Nos. 2360/72/95. Class Q5 (4 survivors): Nos. 3270, 3311/4/26. Of this large class, only 9 received B.R. numbers, the last to be done being 63313(2/12/48). None of the renumbered engines survives. Class Q6 is completely renumbered, No. 63342 having just been done. Class Q7 (15 engines): all done except. No. 3460. Class J21 (37 survivors): all done except 5025, 5117/22. Class J24 (6 survivors): not renumbered are 5623 (Scotland) and 5644. Class J25 (57 survivors): all done except 5663/7/86, 5727. (5699 has become 65699 but no trace of advice). Class J26 was completed on 19/5/51 when 65769 was done. Class J27 (115 engines): all done except 5890/4. Class G5 (106 survivors): all renumbered by 31/3/51. Class J71 (76 survivors): twelve to be done, Nos. 8230/1/9/47/9/51/4/72/98, 8304/11/6-an unusually large percentage not dealt with. Class J77 (38 survivors): Nos. 8405/38 not renumbered. Class J72 (113 engines): to be renumbered 8672/81, 8730(?), 8748. Class N10 (19 survivors): all done (?except 9095). SLS/195108

Date Event Details Source See Also
09/1889 To Service To service as North Eastern Railway Number 501
Built at Darlington Works
06/1946 Renumbered Renumbered to 8251    
01/01/1948 Allocation Allocation Snapshot - Gateshead (GHD)    
11/1951 Renumbered Renumbered to 68251    
19/12/1953 Allocation Reallocated to Heaton (52B)    
20/04/1957 Allocation Reallocated to Hull Dairycoates (53A)    
20/07/1957 Allocation Reallocated to Hull Botanic Gardens (53B)    
19/10/1957 Allocation Reallocated to Hull Dairycoates (53A)    
12/01/1959 Withdrawn Condemned as 68251    

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