0-6-0 Class J39 LNER Profile and Models

0-6-0 Class J39 LNER

4965 at Grantham Shed in April 1947. ©Ben Brooksbank

The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Class J39 was a class of medium powered 0-6-0 steam locomotive designed for mixed-traffic work throughout the former LNER system between London and the north of Scotland. The class was introduced by Nigel Gresley in July 1926, based on his previous Class J38 (introduced in January 1926) but with larger driving wheels. The larger wheels enabled them to be used on both passenger and freight trains, although at the expense of a lower tractive effort. All passed into British Railways ownership in 1948 and they were numbered 64700-64988. They began to be withdrawn from service in 1959 and all examples had been scrapped by the end of 1962.

(Information provided via Wikipedia)

Type of Locomotive



LNER Darlington Works
Beyer, Peacock and Co

Build Date

1926 to 1941

Total Built


Tractive Effort

25,665 lbf

Wheel Configuration


Operated By

London & North Eastern Railway
British Railways

Main Duties

Mixed Traffic

In Service Until


Surviving Examples



Products awaiting categorisation

Scale Brand Image Construction Type DCC Capability Product Code Product Title Livery
OO Gauge (1:76 Scale) South Eastern Finecast F172F LNER/BR J39/1 Class steam locomotive kit Requires assembly Not set F172F
LNER/BR J39/1 Class steam locomotive kit Awaiting Categorisation
OO Gauge (1:76 Scale) Wills Kits F102-J39 LNER Class J39 0-6-0 Body and Tender Kit Requires assembly Not set F102-J39
LNER Class J39 0-6-0 Body and Tender Kit Unpainted