OXFORD RAIL N7’ 0- 6-2T debuts



The Great Eastern Railway’s ‘N7’ 0-6-2Ts were powerful and capable suburban tank engines and now for the first time we can own one in ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD inspects this brandnew Oxford Rail product.

HILL’S PUNCHY ‘N7’ 0-6-2Ts were designed to take charge of the Great Eastern Railway’s (GER) intensive commuter services from London Liverpool Street. The first entered service in 1915 for comparison trials between saturated and superheated boiler designs and ultimately 134 were built by the GER and its successor the London North Eastern Railway (LNER) by 1928.

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