The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review
Volume 33 (1927)

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No. 413 (15 January 1927)

Pacific type locomotives: Nigerian Railways. 1. illus., diagr. (s./f. els.)

Recent locomotives for the Egyptian State Railways. 2-3.
North British Locomotive Co. 2-6-2T and 4-4-2T designs.

Southern Railway electrification. 3.
Electrical equipment for Central Section ordered Metropolitan-Vickers.

A novel tee-square and drawing board. 3.

Railway electrification in Sweden: Stockholm and Gothenburg. 4-7

2-8-2 tender locomotives for the Barsi Light Railway. 7. diagr. (s.el.)
Nasmyth Wilson

Jacquet, A. "Type 10" express locomotive, Belgian National Railway Company. 8-11. 4 diagrs. including s.el.
fitted with doublw chimney

Lasseur, E. Hungarian State Railway locomotives. 13-18. 7 illus.

Ahrons, E.L.. The early Great Western standard gauge engtines. 18-19.
Locomotives built by Company between 1874 and 1878: 0-6-0 and 2-4-0T.

Brewer, F.W. Modern locomotive superheating on the Great Western Railway. 23-

The locomotive history of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway. 24-5.
Kitson 0-8-0ST Nos. 1274-93 and 0-6-0 M26 class.

Great Western Ry. 28.
No. 5001 Llandovery Castle fitted with 6ft 6in coupled wheels. No. 102 La France withdrawn. Former Taff Vale Railway Works in Cardiff closed and replaced by Caerphilly Works.

London and North Eastern Ry. 28
Named night sleeping car trains: Highlandman, Aberdonian and Night Scotsman.

London Midland & Scottish Ry. 28
Floriston water troughs.

The Panama Railway. 28-31.

A quaint passenger train, Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Ry. 31-2. illus.
Gazelle on Criggion branch.

London & North Eastern Ry. 32
New three-cylinder 4-4-0 passenger enngine to be built at Darlington to be known as D49, with first order for 28 engines. Some of these engines are to be compound (KPJ: emphasis), probably three. The boilers will be similar to the last 2-6-0 class built at Darlington, also the cab. (KPJ: K3 was last such, and boiler did not follow that pattern).
Some of the J39 class were stationed at West Hartlepool, Saltburn, Middlesbrough and Newcastle and others were to go to Grimsby and Immingham. On the North Eastern Section they were intended to displace certain P2 and P3 classes which were intended to be transferred to the Great Eastern district following alteration to their chimneys.
The 4-6-0 Cambridge engine sent to Craigellachie for bridge tests was No. 8526. It had since been returned, but during its absence No. 9454 (NBR 0-6-0) was sent to Cambridge in its place. NBR section No. 9903 Cock o' the North had been fitted with a Worthington feed water heater and pump.
The Prince of Wales visited Doncaster Works and inspected Pacific locomotive No. 2553 Manna which was renamed Prince of Wales.

London, Midland & Scottish Railway (L. & N.W. Section). 32
Nos. 13033-5 were the latest 2-6-0 mixed traffic engines to be built at Crewe and put into service on this section. Crewe had taken delevery of 4F 0-6-0 superheater goods emgines Nos. 4397-9 ex-North British Locomotive Company and 4341-5 ex-Kerr Stuart & Co. Last two 0-6-0T shunting tanks, Nos. 16498-9 delivered from Vulcan Foundry. Precursor class No. 2017 Tubal had been converted to George the Fifth with superheater and renumbered 5244. Latest addition to class G1 (superheated with Belpaire boiler) was former C class No. 2541 renumbered as 8953. Several Claughton class were running with oil-burning apparatus which had formerly been fitted to Prince of Wales type: these included Claughton type Nos. 986 and 2174 and Prince of Wales Nos. 5628 and 5645. Former North London Railway 4-4-0T type Nos. 2812, 2836, 2855 and 2856 (LMS Nos. 6486, 6467, 6463 and 6464) had been broken up at Bow. A former North Staffordshire Railway 2-4-0T had been working on the Broad Street to Poplar service.

E.J.H. Lemon. 32
Mr E.J.H. Lemon had been appointed Carriage & Wagon Superintendent from 1 January 1927. His predecessor, R.W. Reid, became Vice President for works and ancilliary undertakings on same date. Lemon was Manaager of the Derby Carriage and Wagon Works from January 1917; was appointed Divisional Carriage & Wagon Superintendent of the LMS in March 1923 and from 1 January 1925  Divisional Carriage & Wagon Superintendent at Newton Heath and Earlestown.

North Staffordshire Ry. locomotive shops in Stoke-on-Trent. 32
Closed 31 December 1926: staff transferred to Crewe and Derby.

Zeeland Steamship Co. 32
Transferred from 1 January 1927 from Folkestone to Flushing to Parkestone Quay with departure from Liverpool Street at 10.00

Leeds, Halifax & Bradford Junction Ry. 32.
Erratum: locomotive No. 99 should have been No. 399 (printer's error)

Southern Ry. 32
1927 programme for new construction: ten express locomotives of the King Arthur or Lord Nelson type; five 4-6-0 goods engines; twenty River class tank engines and 0-8-0 shunting locomotives.

Reviews. 32.
Les locomotives articulées. L. Weiner. Brussels: Buggenhoudt

Correspondence. 33

L.B. & S.C. engines. Frederick William Holliday
Response to letter by W.E Briggs in November Issue. Claimed that Stroudley Gladstone caused great surprise to engineering community by having a big coupled leading wheel (6ft 6 in diameter) and that would come off track at curves, but loaomotives rode well on curves. Old Sussex was builtby Robert Stephenson & Co. in 1864 and rebuilt by Stroudley in 1871. The rebuilding included Stroudley standard boiler, cab, chimney and cylinders. The framing at the rear as extended to take the cab. "She was a fine engine"  
Response to letter from Bennett. Craven No. 25 was stationed at Battersea running shed and worked between Victoria and Croydon in conjunction with Craven tank engines Nos. 11, 167. 213, 214 and 217. No. 11 was "a splendid little engine" with boiler pressure limited to 100 psi. "She was always in evidence". No. 25 was scrapped in about 1878.  

The "Sussex's" reversing gear. Malcolm M. Niven.
See letter November Issue by Briggs. Locomotive was LBSCR No. 203 Sussex originally built by Robert Stephenson & Co. in 1864 and rebuilt at Brighton Works under Stroudley in 1871 and was fitted with Dodd's gear wherein the wedge motion was actuated by David Joy's fluid pressure reversing gear.

Brewer, F.W. Modern locomotive superheating. 33
See letter by J.S. Gillespie on p. 407 of Volume 32. Argues that modern superheating excluded the smokebox type as the steam did not achieve a high enough temperature. Futhermore, Aspinall acknowledged the limitations of this type in the discussion on Fowler's paper presented to the Instn Civ. Engrs in 1914.

No. 414 (15 February 1927)

New Kitson Meyer type locomotives for Colombia. 35 + plate. diagrs., map
2-6-6-2T for Giradot line. P.C. Dewhurst involvement.

Exceptional load. 46.
Machinery for Arapuri Dam transported by out-of-gauge train from Auckland to Putaruri on 13 December 1926.

William C. Wilson. 47.
Retired after sixty years service with North British Locomotive Co.

The locomotive history of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway. 48.
Reference is made to a series of twenty 2-4-0 passenger engines, Nos. 200-219, built by the Avonside Co., and added to the railway stock of motive power in 1867. (Mr. Cortazzi was 'locomotive superintendent 1861- 1868.) "The last six of these engines were kept m stock In Bombay until 1875.

Ahrons, E.L.. The early Great Western standard gauge engtines. 57-9.
0-6-0ST No. 1134 Buffalo and 2-2-2 Sir Alexander classes

The manufacture, heat treatment, and testing of locomotive axles. 62-4.

The Panama Railway. 64
Locomotives supplied by the Portland Locomotive Works between 1852 and 1873 with works numbers and names

No. 415 (15 March 1927)

4-6-0 locomotives, Ceylon Government Rys. 69-70. illustration, diagram (side & front/rear elevations)
Light locomotive with 4ft coupled wheels buit by Nasmyth Wilson & Co. Ltd

Three-cylinder compound locomotive, London, Midland and Scottish Railway. 72 + plate f.p. 72. diagram. (side elevation)

Amac, pseud. The "Director" class, L. & N.E.R. in Soctland. 82.
The difficulties experienced by Scottish drivers with a strange design of cab, especially with the right-hand drive.

The manufacture, heat treatment, and testing of locomotive axles. 97-8.

Locomotive with cylinders and frame in one steel casting.  100. 2 illus.
0-8-0 for St. Louis Terminal Railway with castings supplied by Commonwealth Steel Co.

L.B. & S.C. R. locomotive "Gladstone". 100.
Restoration nearing completion.

High power electric locomotive. 100.
William P. Durtnall paper to Junior Institution of Engineers (North East Coast branch) on design of 2200 horse power high speed locomotive.

Correspondence. 101
William E. Briggs.
Writer had been a premium apprentice at Brighton Works and had seen Sussex when fitted with Joy valve gear and there is a picture in the Railway Magazine (1908, October, p. 321) showing it in this condition. He had noted that the Southern Railway was about to construct an 0-8-0T: R.J. Billinton had been about to order two 0-8-0Ts which would have been identical to the E6 0-6-2T type except that the extra coupled axle would have replaced the radial axle.
Expansion. M.M. Niven
Caprotti valve gear: D.K. Clark had discussed expansvie working in his 1852 ICE paper.

No. 416 (14 April 1927)

Plymouth, Birkenhead and the North Express Great Western Ry. 103 + plate (missing)
Photograph by B. Whicher of 10.30 ex-Plymouth Millbay leaving Teignmouth at 11.44: train formed of very mixed rolling stock behind Saint class 4-6-0 No. 2977 Robertson

Compound express locomotive German Railways (Baden). 104-6. illustration, diagram (side elevation)
Four-cylinder compound 4-6-2

The Panama Railway.  110-12. 5 illustrations, map

Household, H.W.G. Some notes on the Eskdale Railway. 115-117. 4 illustrations.
Mainly on handling stone traffic: most of the illustrations relate to this.

Ahrons, E.L.. The early Great Western standard gauge engtines. 118

Royal Train for the Duke & Duchess of York, New Zealand Government Railways. 119; 118. 4 illustrations.

Inness, R.H. (unattributed): Locomotive history of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, 1825-1876. 122-4.
Fig. 39 0-6-0 Peel and Fig. 40 as rebuilt as NER No. 1072.

Internal combustion shunting locomotive, Great Western Ry. 128-9. 3 illus.
Supplied Motor Rail & Tram Car of Bedford.

British locomotive builders, past and present. 130-2.
List with brief notes: is this what Lowe was based upon? Continued page 163

The manufacture, heat treatment, and testing of locomotive axles. 132-3.

No. 417 (14 May 1927)

London, Midland & Scottish Railway 10 a.m. Scotch Express near Oxenholme. 137 + sepia photographic plate
Hauled by Hughes 4-cylinder 4-6-0

Marc Seguin's tubular boiler. 141

Recent narrow gauge tank locomotives. 142-3. 3 illustrations.
2ft 8in gauge 0-4-2ST supplied by Peckett for Dorset china clay line (very low boiler); 3ft gauge 0-4-0 Jean, and 2ft 6in 0-4-0 Cranmore for Australian gas works.

New steam rail auto-car, L. & N.E. Ry.. 149-50. 2 illustrations.
Sentinel Waggon Works Ltd. Includes details of test running in the Whitby area. Livery was imitation teak; seating moquette with red and black pattern on buff background.

New 15 in. gauge 4-8-2 type locomotive. Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway. 150-1. illustration
Davey, Paxman & Co. of Colchester supplied to requirements of Captain J.E.P. Howey for 15 inch gauge line to be named Hercules and Samson: full dimensions tabulated.

The Deli Railway, Sumatra. 151-2. 2 illustrations.
Medan to Deli: 3ft 6in gauge: 2-6-4T illustrated. .

Early Great Western standard gauge engines, Llynvi & Ogmore Ry. supplementary notes. 156-7. illus., diagr.
0-6-0ST supplied by Black Hawthorn.

Obituary: Harold L. Hopwood. 157.
Died 23 April 1927 aged 46. Superintendent of Line for Southern Area, LNER. Joined GNR 13 January 1897. Published in Rly Mag. Founder member of Railway Club.

Special tool steels. 157-8. illustration

The Model Railway Club Exhibition. 158

Brewer, F.W. Modern locomotive superheating on the Great Western Railway. 161-2.

British locomotive builders, past and present. 163-4.
Continued from page 130. List with brief notes

No. 418 (15 June 1927)

The preservation of the "Gladstone". 171-2. illustration
Illustration shows 0-4-2 Gladstone in Stroudley yellow livery alongside Lord Nelson

Great Western Ry. 178.
'The first of the new "Cathedral" class 4-6-0 four-cylinder express engines is expected to be completed in early June': notes main dimensions correctly

The locomotive history of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway. 184-6. illustration, diagram (side elevation)

Stephenson's handwriting. 190-1.
Communications between George Stephenson and Michael Longridge.

Ljungstrom turbine locomotive. 193
On 20 May the Beyer Peacock experimental locomotive hauled an up train into St. Pancras.

New wagons for Anglo-German goods service via the Harwich-Zeebrugge train ferry. 199-200. illustration
Built Wismar Waggon Fabrik

No. 419 (15 July 1927)

Garratt articulated locomotives, Mauritius railways. 205. illustration
Three large Garratt locomotives of entirely new design were ordered by the Crown Agents for the Colonies for the Mauritius Railways, from Beyer, Peacock & Co., Ltd., on 14 December 1926, and they were completed and shipped from Birkenhead on 30 April 1927, nineteen weeks from receipt of the order.

L.M. & S. Rv. appointments. 205
Officially notified of the following appointments :- W. Land to be assistant to superintendent of motive power, chief general superintendent's office, Crewe. W. Paterson to be assistant to superintendent of motive power, Derby. W. F. BJake to be assistant to superintendent of motive power, Derby. H. D. Atkinson to be assistant to superintendent of motive power, Derby. O. E. Kinsman to be assistant, motive power staff section, Derby. R. C Morris to be district locomotive superintendent's assistant, Devons Road, Bow. G. F. Horne to be district locomotive superintendent's assistant. Newton Heath.

United Dairies Ltd. 205
Applied for permission to construct a light railway at Finchley to bring milk to London in specially constructed glass-lined tank wagons.

Four-cylinder 4-6-0 express locomotive, Great Western Ry. 206-7. 3 illustrations.
King class: King George V illustrated

Vacuum brake on freight trains in India. 225.
Signed Celer et Audax

C.A. Cardew. Influence of driving wheel diameter upon the steam consumption and overall economy of the steam locomotive. 233-4.

Light shunting tractors. 235. illustration
Mercury tractors with petrol engine made by Bramco of Birmingham.

Axleboxes of Anglo-German wagons, Harwich-Zeebrugge train ferry. 236. ddiagram
From index

No. 420 (15 August 1927)

4-6-0 three-cylinder express passenger engines, L.M. & S. Ry the "Royal Scot" No. 6100. 239-40. illustration, diagram (side elevation)
Built North British Locomotive Co. to the design of Sir Henry Fowler. Intended for haulage of express trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central. Number on tender, LMS device on cab side, no nameplate on locomotive illustrated. Next: No. 6101 Highland Chieftain.

2-8-2 type locomotives for the Kenya & Uganda Ry. 241-2. illustration, diagram (side elevation)
Built by Robert Stephenson & Co. Ltd of Darlington to the requirements of H.B. Emley, chief mecanical engineer under the supervision of Rendel, Palmer & Tritton on behalf of the Crown Agents

Multi-cylinder locoomotive Midland Ry.. 243-4. illustration, diagram (side elevation)
Cecil Paget patented design of 2-6-2 with sleeve valves, wide firebox of unusual construction. Scrapped in 1919, but achieved 82 mile/hour on trial. Aim was perfect balancing..

Inness, R.H. (unattributed): Locomotive history of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, 1825-1876. 252-3.
Secondhand locomotives acquired: inside cylinder 0-6-0s: Nos. 81 Miller and 82 Hawthorn (Hawthorn WN 532-3 of 1846) acquired from Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway where they had been Cowlairs Incline locomotives. No. 82 illustrated at Shildon. Three Bury 0-4-0s were also acquired: 87 Fryerage; 88 Deanery and 89 Huddersfield: last illustrated as NER No. 1089 (this last was supplied to Manchester & Leeds Railway in 1846

The "Imperial Indian Mail" trains. 262-4. 3  illustrations, plan.
Sleeping cars ran on six-wheeel bogies and were constructed for the weekly Bombay to Calcutta service. They were constructed at the Matunga workshops of the GIPR in Bombay. The ilustrations show the train leaving Parsik Tunnel and st the Ballard Pier station in Bombay.

Correspondence. 271

Vacuum brake on freight trains in India. W.H. Whitehouse. 271-2..

No. 421 (15 September 1927)

Express passenger locomotive with poppet valves: L. & N.E. Railway. 273-5. 5 illustrations.
This describes the fitting of oscillating cam valve gear to one member of the existing class: the following relate to new construction. The actual valves are illustrated. Also noted that goods engine which we fully described in issue of February 1926, had been in continuous service for upwards of two years, and the poppet valve gear had not, we are informed, given the slightest trouble, nor have any repairs or renewals to any part of it been required.

Four-cylinder express engine, Lord Nelson class, Southern Ry.  275 + col. folding plate f.p. diagr.
Coloured sectionalized diagrams.

Light traffic work with the "Sentinel" locomotive. 281-2.
Narrow gauge back-to-back locomotive (described as articulated); also non-articulated locomotives for narrow gauge passenger-carrying lines in India and for the Egyptian Nile Delta Railway.

Bennett, A.R. The Malta Railway. 283-5. 5 illus.

Inness, R.H. (unattributed): Locomotive history of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, 1825-1876. 292-3. 2 illustrations.
Secondhand locomotives: NER 0-6-0 No. 2259; 2-2-2 No. 93 Uranus. Also tabluates new G. Wilson 0-6-0s.

The locomotive history of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway. 300-2.  2 illustrations.

Running a  British locomotive on a United States railroad. 304-5. illustration
King class

No. 422 (15 October 1927)

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Brewer, F.W. Modern locomotive superheating on the Great Western Railway. 320

Inness, R.H. (unattributed): Locomotive history of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, 1825-1876. 330-1.
2-4-0 No. 98 Pierrmont of 1855; NER No. 1101 and NER No. 1099 at Hopetown Foundary

Household, H.G.W. The Railway Museum, London & North Eastern Ry., York. 332-3.

No. 423 (15 November 1927)

New 0-6-2 tank locomotives, L. & N.E. Ry. 341. illus.
With condensing apparatus. N7/2.

Bombay, Baroda and Central India Ry. metre gauge 4-6-4 tank engine. 342

British locomotive (G.W.R.) running on a U.S.A. railroad. 347.
From Index: King class

Cam-operated valve gear locomotive, L.M.& S. Ry. 348-51. illus., 3 diagrs., table.
No. 5908

New 15in gauge 4-8-2 type locomotive, Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway. 350. illus.
Built by Davey Paxman

The locomotive history of the Great Indian Peninsula Ry. 364-5. 2 illus., diagr. (s. el.)
Neilson Ghat locomotives: 0-8-0ST WN 1726-35.

L.M.S. Ry. L. & N.W.R. Section. 365.
Several Prince of Wales class locomotives running with tenders from ROD 2-8-0 type.

30 ton coal wagon, Carrongrove Paper Co. Ltd. 373.
From index

Early safety valves. E.A. Forward. 374.

No. 424 (15 December 1927)'

"Pacific" type express locomotive (Class XB), Indian State Rys. 375-7. 3 illustrations, diagram (side & front elevations).
Supplied Vulcan Foundry

Three-cylinder 4-4-0 passenger engine, L. & N.E. Ry. 378-9. illus.,diagr. (s. el.).
D49 Shire class

L. Derens. "Stephenson" locomotives for Holland Railway Co. 400-2