2-8-0 0-8-2T Class U1 Beyer Garratt LNER Profile and Models

2-8-0 0-8-2T Class U1 Beyer Garratt LNER

2395. Official LNER Works Photograph. ©National Railway Museum

The London and North Eastern Railway Class U1 was a solitary 2-8-0+0-8-2 Beyer-Garratt locomotive designed for banking coal trains over the Worsborough Bank, a steeply graded line in South Yorkshire and part of the Woodhead Route. It was both the longest and the most powerful steam locomotive ever to run in Britain. It was built in 1925 with the motion at each end being based on an existing 2-8-0 design. The locomotive ran for some time as an oil burner, and was tried out on the Lickey Incline in 1949–1950 and again, after the electrification of its home line, in 1955. These trials were unsuccessful, and so the locomotive was withdrawn in 1955 and scrapped. 

(Information provided via Wikipedia)

Type of Locomotive



Beyer, Peacock & Co

Build Date


Total Built


Tractive Effort

72,940 lbf

Wheel Configuration


Operated By

London & North Eastern Railway
British Railways

Main Duties

Banking Coal Trains

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) DJH Model Railway Kits K40 LNER/BR Garratt 2-8-0+0-8-2 Requires assembly Not set K40
LNER/BR Garratt 2-8-0+0-8-2 Awaiting Categorisation