is this a J72 or a J52 or what please?

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SirAnorack
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is this a J72 or a J52 or what please?

Post by SirAnorack » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:55 pm

Found this old negative yesterday. Not the greatest quality but its obviously an 0-6-0ST, but well no it isn't as it has an open cab and is close coupled to a tender, or is that just an illusion caused by the fogging to the right hand side....the number as far as I can make it out is 8685 and for what its worth there is a number 9 chalked on the cabside. According to my 1946 ABC of LNER locomotives there was no such loco in that year, but according to the online brdatabase there was such a loco, originally NER No 1741 and it was a J72. I note it does appear as 8685 in the 1948 abc with a symbol beside it to indicate it weighed more than the other class members. So I deduce this picture is post 1946 renumbering, but my problem is that a Southerner that doesn't look anything like a J72, but does resemble a J52??

Can anyone enlighten me please!

Thanks

John
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Re: is this a J72 or a J52 or what please?

Post by jwealleans » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:49 am

It's a J54 or very similar. Take a look at the locomotive pages in this forum.

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Re: is this a J72 or a J52 or what please?

Post by drmditch » Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:02 am

I think you may be confusing the bunker for a tender!

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Re: is this a J72 or a J52 or what please?

Post by Darryl Tooley » Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:03 am

Looks to be J57 No 3685 (withdrawn 1938).

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Re: is this a J72 or a J52 or what please?

Post by SirAnorack » Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:18 am

Thanks everybody. It seems certain to be No 3865 and the negative is older than I had thought.
John

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Re: is this a J72 or a J52 or what please?

Post by 37b » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:36 pm

I'm obviously missing something here, but the J72s were side tanks.

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Re: is this a J72 or a J52 or what please?

Post by rockinjohn » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:20 am

Hi all well looks like a J52 but none that I knew early-mid 50s in North London, no condensing pipes or extra domes behind chimney stovepipe or otherwise, that I witnessed & doesn't appear to have an enclosed cab strange? even for Ivatt's earlier 0-6-0 saddle tanks.jj

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Re: is this a J72 or a J52 or what please?

Post by rockinjohn » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:27 am

Hi all, well doesn't look like any of the Ivatt J52's I witnessed early-mid'50's in North London,with or without condensing pipes/extra domes behind stovepipe chimney or otherwise,and appears to have no covered cab?maybe an earlier Stirling/Ivatt 0-6-0 saddle tank.jj

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Re: is this a J72 or a J52 or what please?

Post by PGBerrie » Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:58 pm

There is a picture of J57 3685 from the other side in the Green Bible (Fig. 45 in Part 8A), which confirms what Darryl Tooley says.

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