NBR K Class

NBR K Class

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The NBR K Class is a class of 4-4-0 steam locomotive of the North British Railway. The first batch (later LNER Class D26) was designed by Matthew Holmes in 1902 and had 6' 6" driving wheels for express passenger work. Three more batches (later LNER Classes D32/D33/D34) were designed by William P. Reid with 6' 0" driving wheels for mixed traffic work. This included perishable goods, such as fish from Mallaig and Aberdeen. They had inside cylinders and Stephenson valve gear. Later locomotives had superheaters.


<!-- section under construction -->The LNER divided the NBR K Class into four sub-classes:

LNER Class D26

Twelve engines ordered in March 1902 and built at Cowlairs railway works in 1903. Three were withdrawn in 1922, leaving nine to enter LNER ownership in 1923. These nine had all been withdrawn by July 1926.

LNER Class D32

Twelve engines ordered in 1905 and built at Cowlairs in 1906-7. The LNER began to fit superheated boilers in 1923 and classified the superheated locomotives D32/2. The non-superheated locomotives were classified D32/1.

LNER Class D33

Twelve engines built at Cowlairs in 1909-10. The LNER fitted superheaters to all the D33s between 1925 and 1936.

LNER Class D34

Ten engines built at Cowlairs in 1913. Twenty-two engines built...
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