I have added a new collection of photos of S.D. Holden F6 (GER Class G69) 2-4-2T
The GER Class G69 was a class of twenty 2-4-2T steam locomotives built by for the Great Eastern Railway by S. D. Holden in 1911–12 following the design of two rebuilt examples of the GER Class M15 designed by James Holden, his father, in 1904. They all passed to the London and North Eastern Railway at the 1923 grouping and received the classification F6.
These locomotives were fitted with 17+1⁄2-by-24-inch (444 mm × 610 mm) cylinders and 5-foot-4-inch (1.626 m) wheels. They were the final development of the GER's radial 2-4-2T) tank locomotive. Being intended for London suburban service, they were built with condensing gear, and Westinghouse air brakes.
All were still in service at the 1923 grouping, the LNER adding 7000 to the numbers of nearly all the ex-Great Eastern locomotives, including the Class G69 locomotives. The LNER added vacuum ejectors to all but one locomotive in 1927; the one exception being fitted in 1929. They also removed the condensing apparatus between 1936 and 1938.
On 1 January 1923 the whole class was allocated to Stratford Engine Shed and were employed on suburban traffic in East London on the lines out of Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street.
At Nationalisation in 1948, British Railways added 60000 to their LNER numbers. They all continued in service until 1955, when the first was withdrawn; all were gone by May 1958.
Including this photo of
67218 at Epping with a service to Ongar 14th April 1957
Just 1 photos from G.E.R. era
69 unknown location
LNER era photos start here
7003 Stratford 1936
B.R. era photos start here with
67203 Ongar with a service for Epping 9th April 1955
67238 unknown location