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They were superceded by 4-4-0s which offered greater high speed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.
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.