LNER Internal Combustion Locomotives
Although all four post-Grouping companies pursued diesel traction, it was the LMS shunters and GWR railcars that were the most numerous. The LNER commissioned just five shunters, all of which lasted to Nationalisation (1948). They were preceded by a 1932 shunter that initially ran on LNER lines without being purchased. The LNER also inherited petrol locomotives from the GER and NBR, and purchased a third. All three survived to Nationalisation.
Also listed here are two experimental locomotives that ran trials on LNER metals, one a hybrid steam-diesel.
Internal Combustion Locomotives
|Class||Builder||Designer||First Built||Last Withdrawal||Comments|
|Z6 / Y11||Simplex||1921||1956||Petrol Shunters|
|Graz 0-4-0||Simmerung-Graz-Pauker||1924||?||Diesel Hydraulic|
|J45 / DES1||English Electric||1944||1967||Diesel Shunters|
|0-6-0||Armstrong Whitworth||1932||1933||Ran trials only before transfer|
|1-Co-1||Armstrong Whitworth||1933||1934||Experimental diesel-electric|
|Kitson-Still||Kitson&Co, Leeds||1927||1935||Experimental steam-diesel hybrid|
|DS1173||Drewry/Vulcan Foundry||1947||1968||Diesel Mechanical 0-6-0|
The LNER also had 10 narrow gauge internal combustion locomotives. These were used for a variety of different purposes including "passing through [creosote] tanks", moving spoil, and the infilling of the Hull Queen's Dock. These were made by Baguley/McEwan Pratt, Motor Rail & Tram, and Ruston & Hornsby; and gauges ranged between 2ft and 3ft. The records for these locomotives is fragmentary.
Internal Combustion Railcars
The LNER inherited a number of railcars with internal combustion. Most were built on a trial basis and were never purchased in larger numbers.
|Builder and Type||First Built||Last Withdrawal||Comments|
|NER Inspection Car||1908||1939||NER Petrol Inspection Cars|
|NER Petrol-Electric Autocars||1903||1931|
|NER Petrol Rail Motor Bus||1922||1927|
|NER Petrol Autocar||1923||1934|
|GCR Petrol-Electric Railcar||1912||1935||'Bollington Bug'|
|Armstrong Whitworth Diesel-Electric Railcars||1933||1939|
|Metro-Vick-Cammell Railcar||1937||1951 (re-gauge)|