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J39s on the Scarborough & Whitby line

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:56 pm
by markindurham
We know that at least one J39 traversed the S & W as part of a snowplough pair in 1947, but were they actually officially barred from the route? Would appreciate thoughts on this, and details of any workings. Thank you.

Mark

Re: J39s on the Scarborough & Whitby line

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:37 pm
by WTTReprinter
My Summer 1953 RA book for the NER quotes:
J39 locos: RA6
Scarborough (Gallows Close) to Whitby (Prospect Hill Jcn): RA 2.

Additionally B1, D2, G5, N13, A5, A8, J25, J26, J27, J73, J36, D20, D49, V3, V1, L1 & LMR 4MTT 2-6-4 (LMR Standard - Taper boilers) were also permitted.

So it would appear those J39s were well out of group! Mind you, some of those permitted were RA5: so much for RA2.

Re: J39s on the Scarborough & Whitby line

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:32 am
by markindurham
Thanks for that - should J24s have been on the list as well? Otherwise that was 2 supposedly barred locomotives together on that snowplough job!

I wonder if any D2s, N13s, J73s or J36s actually worked the route?

Edit - the J24s were all gone by 1953, hence their omission from the list...