Locomotives of the Hull & Barnsley Railway (later LNER)

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Locomotives of the Hull & Barnsley Railway (later LNER)

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The Hull Barnsley & West Riding Junction Railway and Dock Company (HB&WRJR&DCo.) was opened on 20 July 1885. It had a total projected length of 66 miles but never reached Barnsley, stopping a few miles short at Stairfoot. The name was changed to The Hull and Barnsley Railway (H&BR) in 1905. Its Alexandra Dock in Hull opened 16 July 1885.
The main line ran from Hull to Cudworth, with two other lines branching off at Wrangbrook Junction, the South Yorkshire Junction Railway to Denaby, and The Hull & South Yorkshire Extension Railway, an eight-mile branch to Wath-upon-Dearne, opened 31 March 1902. The company also had joint running powers on the Hull and Barnsley and Great Central Joint Railway (Gowdall and Braithwell Railway).
Before the Grouping of 1923, the line was taken over by the North Eastern Railway (NER). Following incorporation into the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), duplicated infrastructure was closed or reduced in function – notably Cannon Street station and the Springhead Locomotive Works.
Closure of the greater part of the main line itself came during the time of British Railways.

This 1st collection features M.Stirling J23 (H&BR Class B) 0-6-0 Locomotives

The Hull & Barnsley (H&BR) Class B (LNER J23) locomotives were Matthew Stirling's first locomotive design. From an initial order of eight in 1889, the class was multiplied to become the backbone of the H&BR's mineral locomotives. A total of fifty five were built in nine batches between 1889 and 1908, by Kitson & Co, Vulcan Foundry, and Yorkshire Engine Co. The general design followed the family Stirling tradition of domeless boilers, sparse cabs, and open Ramsbottom safety valves.

Just 1 photo H&BR livery start here

all the rest of the photos are taken in the LNER era


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