The LNER 0-8-0 Locomotives

The 0-8-0 was an obvious answer to increasing loads that could not be hauled by 0-6-0s without double-heading. Early examples on the London North Western Railway (LNWR) were three- or four-cylinder compounds, but it was the simple two-cylinder version that became established. Four of the LNER's constituents, all handling significant coal traffic, adopted the 0-8-0. Some 374 0-8-0s were inherited by the LNER, 236 surviving to nationalisation. The NER alone supplied over 200, including five three-cylinder locos, to which the LNER added a further ten.

0-8-0 Tender Locomotives

ClassBuilderDesignerFirst Built Last WithdrawalComments
Q1 GNR Ivatt 1901 1935 "Long Toms"
Q2 GNR Ivatt 1902 1935 "Long Toms"
Q3 GNR Ivatt / Gresley 1903 1937 Sole "Long Tom" rebuild
Q4 GCR Robinson 1902 1951 "Tinies"
Q5 NER W.Worsdell 1901 1951
Q6 NER Raven 1913 1967
Q7 NER Raven 1919 1962
Q10 H&BR M.Stirling 1907 1931

0-8-0 Tank Locomotives

Only one 0-8-0 tank locomotive (the GCR No. 400B) entered LNER ownership at Grouping in 1923, and was quickly withdrawn from service. For heavy wartime shunting needs, Thompson rebuilt thirteen of the Robinson Q4s as Q1 0-8-0T heavy shunters between 1942 and 1945.

ClassBuilderDesignerFirst Built Last WithdrawalComments
WMCQR No. 6 Sharp&Stewart 1846 1923 GCR No. 400B
Q1 LNER Thompson 1942 1959 Rebuilt from Q4