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2-4-0 Tender
E1
E2
GCR 12A
E4
E5
NER 901
NER 1440
E7
 
2-4-0 Tank
E8

LNER 2-4-0 Locomotives

2-4-0 Tender Locomotives

2-4-0 tender locomotives were an evolutionary step in express passenger design, coming after the 'Singles' (eg. 2-2-2s and 4-2-2s) but before the 4-4-0s ('Americans'). The development of the express passenger 2-4-0 depended on the ability to make steel connecting rods that were strong enough for high speed running. They were superceded by 4-4-0s which offered greater high speed stability due to their front bogies.

The move from 2-4-0s to 4-4-0s occurred during the 19th Century, resulting in only eight 2-4-0 tender designs surviving into LNER ownership.

ClassBuilderDesignerFirst Built Last WithdrawalComments
E1 GNR Stirling 1884 1927 1884 date includes GNR E2 rebuilds.
E2 GCR Parker 1887 1924
12A GCR Sacre 1885 1923 Withdrawn before receiving an LNER Classification
E4 GER J. Holden 1891 1959 "Intermediates"
E5 NER Tennant 1885 1929 'Tennants'
'901' NER Fletcher 1875 1925 Withdrawn before receiving an LNER Classification
'1440' NER Fletcher 1875 1925 Withdrawn before receiving an LNER Classification
E7 NBR Wheatley 1873 1927

2-4-0 Tank Locomotives

Very few of the LNER constituent companies ever built 2-4-0T tank locomotives, hence only two 2-4-0T locomotives served with the LNER - both inherited from the Great Central Railway (GCR). It should also be noted that many of the J65 0-6-0T class were operated in a 2-4-0T configuration with the front two axles uncoupled.

ClassBuilderDesignerFirst Built Last WithdrawalComments
E8 GCR Sacre 1881 1925


 
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