BR 2-8-0 52xx Class – Late BR
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Designed by T.W Worsdell, the GER Class Y14 (LNER Class J15) was his solution to the lack of suitable freight locomotives available on the Doncaster route, following the opening of the GN&GE joint line. The first Y14s were built in July 1883, and they would go on to become the most numerous of the Great Eastern Railway’s locomotive types, with a total of 259 being built in 27 batches. One of the reasons for the type’s success was their simple design and in 1891, the Great Eastern Railway set the world record for erecting a steam locomotive, No. 930 being assembled at Stratford in just 9 hours and 45 minutes, beating the previous record set at Crewe.
Locomotive 65477 was built at Stratford Works under Order G73 and entered traffic during August 1913 as NER No.549. Renumbered to LNER No.7549 following Grouping, in December 1946 the locomotive was renumbered to 5477. The locomotive spent its working life allocated to Cambridge Shed and at Nationalisation took the BR No.65477, finally being withdrawn during February 1960 and cut up shortly after, in March 1960.
3 Pole Motor with Flywheel
00 Gauge Model