North Eastern Railway, 1893

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Locomotives 2 1847-1901

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Steam locomotive and tender, North Eastern Railway, 4-4-0 No. 1621, designed by Wilson Worsdell, built at Gateshead in 1893, withdrawn in 1945. 20 initial engines were built, then 30 further units, designated Class Q (LNER Class D17/2). The last two D17/1s were withdrawn in 1945. Number 1629 was scrapped but number 1621 was saved for preservation. No D17/1s passed into British Railways ownership. Two D17/2s did (BR numbers 62111 and 62112) but they were withdrawn in February 1948. [On 4 October 1894, locomotive No. 1622 was one of two locomotives hauling a sleeping car train which overran signals and collided with a freight train being shunted at Castle Hills, Yorkshire. One person was killed. On 14 February 1927, locomotive No. 1628 was hauling a passenger train that was in a head-on collision with another at Hull Paragon station, Yorkshire due to a signalman’s error. Twelve people were killed and 24 were injured. This engine can be seen at Locomotion, The National Railway Museum at Shildon in County Durham.

Dimensions 43 × 25.5 cm