LNER Class J39

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The London and North Eastern Railway Class J39 was a class of 0-6-0 steam locomotive designed for freight work. They were based on the previous Class J38 but with larger driving wheels. A total of 289 J39s were built over fifteen years. They were designed by Nigel Gresley and introduced in 1926. All passed into British Railways ownership in 1948 and they were numbered 64700-64988. None have survived to preservation. Bachmann manufactures the J39/2 version in 00 gauge model form. Bassett-Lowke manufactures the J39/2 version in 0 gauge model form. Graham Farish manufactures the J39 in British N-Scale Ian Allan ABC of British Railways Locomotives, 1962 edition

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