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Hornby BR 0-6-0 J15 Class Early BR R3231
Livery: Early BR
Designer: T.W. Worsdell
Entered Service: 1883
Detail: Removable Coal Load and Diecast Boiler
Motor: 5 pole & twin flywheel
Purpose: Mixed Traffic
Wheel Configuration: 0-6-0
Special Features: NEM Couplings, Sprung Buffers
A Brief History
Sometimes you remember a particular class of loco by a particular feature ; some of Gresley's A3 class for example by their German style smoke deflectors, the D11s of the Great Central Railway because they carried their names on their splashers. The J15s , basic freight locos introduced whilst Queen Victoria was still on the throne, were distinguished by their stovepipe chimneys, tapering outwards from the base to the top. They were the brainchild of T.W.Wordsell and the Great Eastern Railway. You rarely saw the class outside their native East Anglia, though the GER did have a route running north to Doncaster. March, Peterborough and the Norwich depots had a sizeable allocation, and your writer recalls seeing one at Dereham in Norfolk. It seems a long time ago now.