Hall class introduced on the GWR by Collett in This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. However, it had the additional requirement of having to be cheap because, due to wartime and post-war economies, the LNER, never the richest railway company, had to make savings. Despite the steady process of dieselisation, the London Extension kept many of its B1s alongside a growing number of Stanier Black 5s and Standard class 5s. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. They were however popular engines and they worked all over the former LNER system. The GN also used B1s for fast freight eg. Bachmann sell a ready-to-run model of the Thompson B1 in OO gauge 4mm scale. Introduced
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This led to the fact that the Class B1 contained the shortest name given to a British locomotive ((6) Gnu) and one of the longest. LNER Thompson Class B1 is a preserved British steam locomotive.
In preservation, it has carried the LNER-derived number and the name.
Initially designated "Class B", they had been reclassified to Class B1 by the time B1s were named after construction, and carried the names of LNER directors.
This problem is considered to have caused many drivers to use the regulator rather than the reversing gear. The first batch of ten were built before the renumbering, and were named after antelopes: LNER No.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. However, it had the additional requirement of having to be cheap because, due to wartime and post-war economies, the LNER, never the richest railway company, had to make savings. Diameter: 5ft 6in Pressure: psi Diagram No.
It was somewhat ironic that among the engines that came under threat with the arrival of the B1s were the ones that Thompson admired the most: the engines of the North Eastern Railway designed by Vincent Raven his father-in-law.
Built for mixed traffic duties during the strict conditions of World War 2, the B1s were Thompson's take on a 2-cylinder general purpose.
More Images One of these boilers was lucky enough to make it to Barry Scrapyard. The first forty engines to be turned out from Darlington were named after various species of Antelope which gave the class its name. Thank you to Robert Langham for the photograph of preserved No.
B1 – LNER Thompson Antelope – Preserved British Steam Locomotives
Infourteen B1s were loaned to the Southern Region when the Bulleid Pacifics had to be urgently withdrawn for special axle examinations.
Margarets also worked many of the long distance goods trains to Carlisle and Newcastle.