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Era 3 (1923 to 1947) The Big Four (LNER, LMS, GWR and SR)
Designed by T.W Worsdell, the GER Class Y14 (LNER Class J15) was his solution to the lack of suitable freight locomotives available on the Doncaster route. The first Y14s were built in July 1883 and they became the Great Eastern Railway's most common locomotive type, with a total of 259 being built in 27 batches. The secret of their success was their simple design and in 1891, the Great Eastern Railway set the world record for erecting a steam locomotive, No. 930 being assembled at Stratford in just 9 hours and 45 minutes.
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
5 pole & twin flywheel
Thomas William Worsdell
* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.
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