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NER E1 Tank 2173 NER Lined GreenNER E1 Tank 2173 NER Lined GreenNER E1 Tank 2173 NER Lined Green
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NER E1 Tank 2173 NER Lined Green


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E1 Class 2173 NER Lined Green


Built: 1898 – 1951

Built for: NER / LNER / BR

Designed by: Wilson Worsdell

Duties: shunting and station pilot

Wheels: 0-6-0T



• All-new model 

• Realistic fire-box flicker

• Sprung buffers

• Pre-fitted speaker for ease of Digital Sound installation



The J72 Class of tank engine possess the unique record of having been constructed at varying periods, over a span of 54 years under three railway company ownerships: NER, LNER and BR.


Designed by T.W.Worsdell, and originally designated Class E1 by him, the J72 was introduced in 1898 for light goods and shunting duties. They were a further development of the near-identical J71 Class, which had slightly larger diameter wheels, and were built at 

Darlington and Doncaster Works and by the Armstrong-Whitworth Company.


85 J72s were built, the last LNER versions in 1925, then, after nationalization, between 

1949-1951, British Railways built a further batch of 28 identical to the original 1898

design making a class total of 113.


During the late ‘40s, a number of J72s were fitted with vacuum braking, enabling them to 

work on station pilots and carriage shunting duties.

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