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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
North Eastern Railway 260 m/e 07/1890
London and North Eastern Railway 8258 m/e 08/1946
British Railways 68258 m/e 05/1951

Locomotive Specifics
Designer T. Worsdell
Class J71
Company History NER/LNER
Rebuild History
Wheels 0-6-0T
Builder Darlington Works
To Service During 07/1890
Withdrawal w/e Tue 09/11/1954
Service Life 64 yrs, 4 mths , 10 dys


Code Subsequent Codes Name From Date
    (New) m/e 07/1890
WHL   West Hartlepool on 01/01/1948 (Snapshot)
     Withdrawn w/e 09/11/1954

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
WDN   on 09/11/1954

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

Mentions ...
Report Date Title Report Source
31/10/1954 Darlington Works Darlington Works have completed Class '2' B.R. engines up to No. 78039 and withdrawal of old N.E.R. types has speeded up recently. Nos. 69770, 69385, 68258, 68292 (this engine had the extra hanging buffers for shunting the old cauldron wagons long since gone), 68304, 65661/7/86/705/10, and 62358/71/4/80/89. 62371 is of note as she is one of the 1942 rebuilt class''D20' engines, and also, in her early N.E. days as No. 592 she was stationed at Edinburgh, for working the East Coast trains to Newcastle, with Driver John Graham, who was later promoted to Night Running Foreman at Bank Top, Darlington. One thing peculiar to this engine was the absence of brass beading on the splasher above the rear driving wheels, which gave her an odd look. SLS/195412

Date Event Details Source See Also
07/1890 To Service To service as North Eastern Railway Number 260
Built at Darlington Works
08/1946 Renumbered Renumbered to 8258    
01/01/1948 Allocation Allocation Snapshot - West Hartlepool (WHL)    
05/1951 Renumbered Renumbered to 68258    
09/11/1954 Withdrawn Condemned as 68258    

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