A brand new EX-SHOP STOCK 00 gauge example especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their DIGITAL series. This Class J50 BR Black 68959, comes complete with all paperwork, accessories and packaging!
The Gresley designed J50 Class eventually comprised 102 locomotives, with design variations such as brakes, driving positions, boilers and bunker sizes resulting in four class parts. Serving across the LNER from Eastfield in Scotland, to Cambridge, where there was hard work to be done, a J50 was invariably on hand to do it.
Built new in 1922 and 1924, twenty locomotives of the LNER J50 Class utilised a stock of second hand standard 4′ 5″ boilers, becoming J50/2 and by 1926 had become the company’s Group Standard type. Fifty two more locomotives were built, thirty eight at Doncaster Works as J50/3 and fourteen at Gorton, as J50/4, between 1926 and 1939.
Withdrawals started in September 1958 and was completed by 1963, with six being transferred to Departmental use afterwards. These locomotives survived until around May 1965, No. 68961 Departmental No.14 being the last to go in September 1965.