Matthew Stirling (railway engineer)

Matthew Stirling (Railway Engineer)

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Matthew Stirling (1856–1931) was Locomotive Superintendent of the Hull & Barnsley Railway . He retired in 1922 when the H&BR was taken over by the North Eastern Railway .

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Locomotive designs

His first locomotive design was the H&BR Class B 0-6-0 tender locomotive (1889). This later became LNER Class J23. A larger and more modern version of the Class B was developed later. This was designated H&BR Class L, and later became LNER Class J28. Matthew Stirling's locomotive designs often incorporated the design traditions established his father, including domeless boilers. His powerful H&BR Class A (LNER Class Q10) 0-8-0 freight locomotives were heavily used during World War I.

Other designs included:

The LNER Class N13s survived into the British Railways era and the last locomotive, No. 69114, was withdrawn in 1956.

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