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|NER Class E1 |
LNER Class J72
Preserved loco 69023, 2012
The North Eastern Railway Class E1, classified as Class J72 by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) is a class of small 0-6-0T steam locomotives designed by Wilson Worsdell for shunting. They had inside cylinders and Stephenson valve gear.
A total of 113 locomotives were built:
- 1898–1899, 20 locos built by NER at Darlington Works
- 1914, 20 locos built by NER at Darlington Works
- 1920, 10 locos built by NER at Darlington Works
- 1922, 25 locos built for NER by Armstrong Whitworth & Co
- 1925, 10 locos built by LNER at Doncaster Works
- 1949-1951, 28 locos built by British Railways at Darlington Works
The first batch of ten locomotives each was built from 1898-99.
British Railways numbers were:
- 68670-68754 (pre-nationalisation locos)
- 69001-69028 (new locos)
No. 69023 (Departmental No. 59) was purchased by Mr. R. Ainsworth. It is owned by the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group. It has worked on several preserved railways.  In contrast to the normal black paint finish, this loco operates in a hybrid NER/LNER/BR apple green paint scheme. It re-entered service in 2010 and visited many heritage railways. No. 69023 is now based on the Wensleydale Railway but returns to the NELPG's base at Hopetown Carriage Works, Darlington for winter maintenance.
- "Joem the little engine with a heart of gold". Heritage Railway magazine. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
- Yeadon, W.B. (2007). Yeadon's Register of LNER Locomotives - Volume Forty Three Part A - Class J71 & J72. Nottingham: Book Law Publications. ISBN 1-899624-86-4.
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- The W.Worsdell J72 (NER Class E1) 0-6-0 Tank Engines LNER Encyclopedia
- NELPG 50th Anniversary North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group