Steam locomotive BR 65894 LNER J27 5894 Worsdell design NER P3 2392.
Photos taken June 2018 unless otherwise stated
Heritage & Preserved Steam Locomotive Engines
Class J27 steam locomotive 65894 was built at Darlington Works in 1923 as NER locomotive 2392, later became LNER 5894, finally continued working under British Railways in 1948 as 65894
Technical detail specifications of locomotive 65894:
Boiler pressure of 65894: 180 lbf/sq.in superheated.,
Weight of 65894: 47 tons, Wheel diameter of 65894: 4' 7ľ'',
Valve gear of 65894: Stephenson Piston valves,
Cylinders (diameter x stroke) of 65894: 18Ĺ" x 26" (I),
Tractive effort of 65894: 24640 lbf.,
BR Power classification of 65894: Class 4F, Route availability RA 5
J27 steam locomotive 65894 entering Grosmont station with an NYMR train from Pickering. June 2018
The first P3 locomotives were built at Darlington
works in 1906 and the initial batch comprised of 20 engines. The next
batches were built by the North British Locomotive Company, Beyer
Peacock in Manchester and then from Robert Stephenson and Company. Sir
Vincent Raven then brought the design up to date by fitting superheated
boilers and piston valves to a further batch built in 1921/2 and the
last ten 10 where also built in 1923 of which No 2392 was the last, out
shopped from Darlington North Road Works on 19th September 1923. The P3s
where the largest N.E.R. 0-6-0'sand were powerful hard working engines
which lasted until the end of steam in the North East of England in the
1960s. Initially 2392 was allocated to Bank Top shed, Darlington, then
to Ferryhill to cover Durham coalfield workings until re-allocated in
1930 to York, mainly seeing use on local goods trains to Scarborough. In
1926 under the LNERís the P3 locomotives where reclassified as the J27
Class, hence then identified as class J27 No.2392. In 1946, under the
LNERís renumbering scheme, No.2392 became No. 5894 and after
nationalisation in 1948, the engine was renumbered again and became
class J27 No.65894. The engine carried this identification until the end
of its BR career in 1967 and after much restoration work under the
auspices of the NELPG is still going strong in June 2018 on the NYMR.
Waiting at Pickering, 65894 is in the standard black livery of British Railways freight locomotives.
The tender of J27 65894
J27 65894 leaving Grosmont with a train for Pickering.
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