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Great Eastern class Y14
London & North Eastern class J15
Great Britain | 1883 | 289 produced
No. 65465 at Stratford
No. 65465 at Stratford

Due to an urgent need for freight locomotives, Worsdell developed the Y14, which, with its very low axle load and simple design, could be used almost anywhere and was inexpensive to maintain. Because the design was so successful, Worsdell's successors also had a total of 289 locomotives built by 1913.

Locomotive Magazine, October 1912

Changes during production included a sloped instead of a straight grate or a different chimney. Number 127 was the only one built as a compound, while another locomotive was built and under fire in just nine hours and 47 minutes, which was a record. On the LNER the Y14 class became the J15 and 127 were still in use until the formation of British Railways in 1948. Although these locomotives never received a superheater, the last ones lasted until 1958.

Variantas builtcompound No. 127
ManufacturerStratford, Sharp, Stewart & Co.
Axle config0-6-0 (Six-coupled) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Wheelbase16 ft 1 in
Fixed wheelbase16 ft 1 in
Service weight83,104 lbs88,300 lbs
Adhesive weight83,104 lbs88,300 lbs
Axle load30,240 lbs33,300 lbs
Water capacity3,171 us gal
Fuel capacity11,200 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power550 hp (410 kW)600 hp (447 kW)
Optimal speed21 mph28 mph
Starting effort16,942 lbf13,481 lbf
with start valve16,177 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter59 in58 in
Boiler pressure160 psi175 psi
Expansion typesimplecompound
Cylinderstwo, 17 1/2 x 24 intwo, HP: 18 x 24 in
and LP: 26 x 24 in
Grate area18 sq ft17.9 sq ft
Firebox area100.9 sq ft105 sq ft
Tube heating area963.1 sq ft1,109 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,064 sq ft1,214 sq ft
Total heating area1,064 sq ft1,214 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
Thomas William Worsdell
last changed: 10/2023

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