Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon
Volume 35 (1929)
Number 437 (15 January 1929)
New 4-6-0 "Hall" class lcomotives Great Western Ry. 1; 2.
illustration, diagram (side & front elevations)
Text begins "To take the place of the 4-4-0 engines which are not able to deal with the long and heavy trains of today". Also somewhat muddled about 6ft driving wheels implying that all Saint class had been so fitted rather than the prototype Saint Martin which is not mentioned. Illustration of No. 4901 Adderley Hall.
Three-cylinder 4-6-0 express locomotive, L. & N.E. Ry. 4-5. illustration,
diagram (side & front elevations)
No. 2800 Sandringham illustrated. Gresley B17 class for services in East Anglia
J.H.B. Jenkins died on 11 December 1928 whilst presiding over meeting at Railway Clearing House when aged 62. Served his time at Swindon under William Dean; after studying chemistry under F.W. Harris, chemist of the GWR he moved onto the chemical laboratory. In 1892 appointed chemist of the Great Eastern Railway in succession to H.J. Phillips who had established a chemical laboratory at Stratford under James Holden. In 1924 Jenkins became chief chemist to the LNER...
R.H. Inness (unattributed): Locomotive history of the Stockton
& Darlington Railway, 1825-1876. 27-8.
0-6-0s Nos. 19 and 20 (latter fitted outside cylinders): Designed James Irving Carson for West Hartlepool Railway: became NER Nos. 1194 and 1192.
T.H. Shields. Train resistance and tractive effort. 29-30. 4 diagrams.
Number 438 (15 February 1929)
Petrol-driven inspection car. Buenos Aires Great Southern Ry. 35-7.
Bogie vehicle built by Drewry Car Co. Ltd with sleeping bunks, lavatory with shower and kitchen. A six-cylinder engine was fitted
Articulated oil-burning locomotives, Southern Pacific Railroad. 37-8.
Cab-in-front 4-8-8-2 Mallet
Shunting engines for docks, London, Midland and Scottish
Ry.. 45. illustration, diagram (side elevation)
Outsde-cylinder 0-6-0T with 3ft 11in coupled wheels. This class was built for dock working and had a short wheel base and outside cylinders. Aided by the use of Cartazzi self-centring axleboxes on the rear axle, allowed the locomotive to negotiate curves of 2½ chains.
Geared steam locomotives. 53-6. 3 illustrations, diagram
Paper presented by K.W. Willans of Kerr, Stuart Ltd to the Junior Institution of Engineers describing patented watertube boiler andgeared 0-4-0 locomotive supplied to Balfour Beatty & Co. for the Fort William Hydro Electric contract.
T.H. Shields. Train resistance and tractive effort. 63-4. 4 diagrams.
Number 439 (15 March 1929)
Tank locomotives, Manchester Ship Canal Co. 69. illustration
Two engines supplied by Kitson & Co. Ltd to requirements of W.G. Smith, Mechanical Engineer: 0-6-0T with 18 x26in cylinders, 4ft 6in coupled wheels, 947.13ft2 total heating surface; 18.7ft2 and 180 psi boiler pressure.
H.H. The Pope's Railway. 69
Station opened inside Vatican Walls to receive freight inwards and convey Papal train outwards: train consisted of four saloons one of which was a chapel.
Six-coupled pannier tank engines, Great Western Ry.
70. illustration, diagram (side & front elevations)
Collett 57XX 0-6-0PT
Heavy shunting locomotives for the Indian State Rys. 71-3. 2
illustrations, 2 diagrams (side & front elevations)
Very large 0-8-0 tender engines with outside cylinders and wide fireboxes (akin to American switcher types): two types (both had 4ft 3in coupled wheels): XG with 23½ x 28in cylinders, 2453ft2 evaporative heating surface plus 605ft2 superheat and 41.5ft2 grate area; and XF with 20½ x 28in cylinders, 1699 evaporative heating surface plus 401ft2 superheat and 30.25ft2 grate area.
London & North Eastern Ry. 73
An order has been placed with the English Electric Co. Ltd. for diesel-electric loc omotive equipment comprising Beardmore 1000 h.p high speed engine driving a 675 kw electric generator and a 10 kw auxiliary generator together with complete control equipment. "We understand" to be installed in Raven 4-6-4 No. 13. Proposed use to haul freight at 20 mile/h.
Isle of Man Ry. 73
Frederick Joseph Vaughan to succeed James Bradshaw as locomotive, carriage & wagon superintendent.
Light rail units for passenger and freight work. 79-82
Paper presented to the Newcastle and Sunderland Railway Lecture and Debating Society by L. Ballan.
R.H. Inness (unattributed): Locomotive history of the Stockton
& Darlington Railway, 1825-1876. 94-5. 2 illustrations, diagram (side
Hopkins, Gilkes & Co. supplied 15 0-6-0 mineral engines between 1865 and 1868: WN 219-230; 248-50. They lasted until the 1900s. Table gives full details of NER numbers, scrapping dates, etc. Photographs show locomotives in NER state.
Number 440 (15 April 1929)
Locomotives for shunting, Southern Ry.. 103-4.
illustration, diagram (side & front elevations)
Maunsell Z class 0-8-0T fitted with Brighton 0-6-0 boiler and three cylinders. No. A950 and notes left-hand drive
New passenger locomotivesSouthern Ry. 104-5.
illustration, diagram (side & front/rear elevations)
Maunsell U class 2-6-0 with 6ft coupled wheels constructed at Brighton Works: No. A622 illustrated.
New tank locomotives, Somerset and Dorset Joint Ry.
Standard 0-6-0T built W.G. Bagnall: No. 23 illustrated.
R.H. Inness. (unattributed): Stockton & Darlington
Railway, locomotive history 1825-1876. 110-12.
2 illustrations, 2 diagrams (side elevations), 2 tables
Four powerful tank locomotives built for Skinningrove branch in Cleveland. Built R. Stephenson in 1866 WN 1691-4. Nos. 196 Roseberry, 197 Kildale, 198 Whitcomb and 199 Escomb which differed in having extended water tanks. They were fitted with Bouch's steam retarder, but were very damaging to the permanent way. Also 0-6-0 supplied by R. & W. Hawthorn & Co. WN 1410-21, running numbers 207-218 in 1867/8 and further five WN 1221-5 RN 221-5 in 1870. Some were fitted with Ramsay Kendal cabs.
Wood's patent vacuum braking device for locomotives.
119-20. 2 diagrs. (incl. s. el.).
Fitted to Great Southern Railways "Woolwich" 2-6-0s.
Number 441 (15 May 1929)
2-8-4 type express locomotives, Austrian Federal Rys. 137-9 + Supplement.
illustration, 2 diagrams (including side & front elevations & plan)
Florisdorf Locomotive Works
Household, H.G.W. Weston, Clevedon and Portishead Ry.
Next par see page 180.
Number 442 (15 June 1929)
A replica of "The Rocket". 171-2. illustration.
Constructed by Robert Stephenson & Co. on behalf of Henry Ford for the Mechanical Museum in Detroit.
The Bramhope Tunnel, L.N.E. Ry. 172. illustration. (and Supplement)
The Supplement (not with copy inspected) shows Z1 Class Atlantic approaching tunnel from south on a steep (1 in 94) gradient on a heavy Liverpool to Newcastle express. Text notes that the Leeds & Thirsk Railway opened on 9 July 1849; that Bramhope Tunnel is 2 miles 243 yards in length, that Thomas Grainger was the Engineer and James Gray, the contractor. There was a serious accident with severe loss of life (thirty died). An illustration shows a memorial in the form of the tunnel entrance in Otley Churchyard.
Railway exhibition at Delhi. 172.
Organized in New Dehli by the Publicity Department of the Indian State Railways. Included the Fairy Queen supplied to the East India Railway in 1857, an XC Class Pacific, a new 0-6-6-0 electric locomotive, and modern rolling stock.
4-8-0 locomotives Buenos Aires Central Ry. 173. illustration.
Supplied by Kerr Stuart to requirements of Oscar Jaette, Locomotive Superintendent and J.H. Bance, consulting engineer..
Institute of Transport Congress. 173.
Held at Grand Hotel, Harrogate, 9-11 May. Four papers presented: Characteristic fearures of the transport facilities of the North Eastern Area of the L. & N.E. Ry. by Thomas Hornsby, Divisional General Manager; Influences affecting transport development and efficiency by E.G.E. Beaumont; Internal air services and overseas connections by I.A. Edwards; and Trade and transport prospects on thje North-East Coast by R. Bell, Assistant General Manager, L. & N.E. Ry.
Metre-gauge tank locomotive for H.E.H. the Nizam's Guaranteed Rys. 174-5.
4-6-4T supplied by Beyer, Peacock under supervision of Rendel, Palmer & Tritton.
Locomotives for the Singapore Naval Base Contract. 175. 2 illustrations.
Avonside Engine Co. order for eleven metre-gauge outside-cylinder 0-6-0ST for Sir John Jackson Ltd, contractors. One photograph shows three locomotives loaded onto GWR boiler wagons in transit to docks.
Narrow gauge locomotives for the Nepal Government. 176. illustration. .
Avonside Engine Co 0-6-2T for 2ft 6in gauge: outside cylinders and frames.
Locomotive firebars. 176-7.
Life varied from three months to two years: longest on shunting locomotives, least on express passenger engines. Life was influenced by length of the bar, its shape (fish-bellied showed some advantage), fusion of impurities in fuel onto bars, deterioration in physical properties (cast iron inherently brittle), and too close placement.
Southern Ry., Isle of Wight Section. 177.
Beyer Peacock No. W13 Ryde and W16 Wroxhall fitted with steam heat fittings for working Bembridge branch.
Early South Australian Railway locomotives. 177. 2 illustrations.
2-4-0 No. 1 Adelaide (originally a 2-4-0T) supplied by William Fairbairn in 1855 which worked first train in South Australia and Avonside 2-4-0T No. 14 of 1865 (possibly originally supplied to New Zealand see Locomotive 15 September 1920).
Great Western Ry. 177.
New locomotives: 4920 Dumbleton Hall, 4921 Eaton Hall, 4922 Enville Hall, 4923 Evenly Hall, 4924 Eyden Hall and 4925 Eynsham Hall.
Conversion of 2-8-0 type goods tender engines into 0-8-0 shunting tank engines,
Nigerian Ry. 178-9. 2 illustrations, 2 diagrams. (side & front
Rebuilding under M.P. Sells, Chief Mechanical Engineer, at Ebute-Metta shops. 2-8-0s supplied by Hawthorn Leslie in 1908. Rebuilds used for work wharves during ground nut season.
Indian Rys. 179.
Several new extensions and connecting links had recently been opened. The Mysore Ry. had been extended to Shimoga, the last section of the Villupuram-Trichinopoly line of the S.I. Ry. has been completed and a portion of the Central India Coalfields Ry., about 116 miles long, had opened. This broad gauge line was built to the new standards of the Railway Board for heavy traffic. The new portion of the Victoria terminus, Bombay, had been opened by the Governor of Bombay. The "Grand Trunk Express" service between Peshawar and Mangalore via Delhi, Itarsi, Nagpur, Kazipet, Bezwada and Madras commenced running on April 1.
L. & N.E. Ry. 179.
Pacific type engines then worked north of Edinburgh as far as Dundee, over the Forth and Tay bridges. New 0-6-0 goods engines, J39 class, completed at Darlington Nos. 2728 to 2731. New Sentinel rail cars, Umpire and Eagle, are at Sunderland, Woodpecker and Courier at Tyne Dock, and Cleveland at Heaton. '.
Electric mining locomotives. 180. illus.
Supplied to mines in China by Greenwood & Batley Ltd, Albion Works, Leeds. 18 inch gauge.
Household, H.G.W. Weston, Clevedon and Portishead Ry.
180-2. 5 illus.
This part continued from page 161. The original stock was described in Locomotive, 1899, 4, 184.
Original locomotives: 0-6-0T Portishead built Robert Stephenson in 1887 ran as 2-4-0T and two 2-2-2T built Sharp Stewart in 1857 and 1866 for Furness Railway. Colour was crimson lake lined vermilion and black. At that time locomotives painted several shades of green. No. 2 Portishead (illustrated)(Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST WN 1134/1890) delivered to Logan & Hemingway (their No. 11, used in construction of Beighton and Chesterfield section of MSLR; sold in 1898 to Naylor Bros who possibly used it on constructing Buxton to Parsley Hay and Ashbourne to Parsley Hay lines. Sold in 1907 to Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway. Subsequently resold for contract work and replaced by a Terrier. Manning Wardle used by William Cowlin & Son in construction of Portishead power station. A Hudswell Clarke (WN 823/1908) outside-cylinder 0-6-ST named Walton Park, used on Shropshire & Montgomreryshire Railway and from 1913 sold to East Kent Railway (see Locomotive, 1917, 23, 133; 176).
Locomotives in service in 1929: No. 1 Clevedon (illustrated)(Dubs WN 1222/1879 supplied to Jersey Railway); rebuilt by Avonside in 1906 and sent to Clevedon. No. 2 Portishead (illustrated)(A1X Stroudley Terrier No. 643 Gipsy Hill) sold by Southern Railway in 1926. No. 3 Weston (illustrated): Manning Wardle inside-cylinder 0-6-0ST (WN 731/1881). Originally supplied to J.M. Smith of Bury and named Resolute. Subsequently used by Burry Port & Gwendreath Valley Railway, Yniscedwyn Colliery (South Wales Anthracite Colliery Co.) and Gabbutt & Co. of Huddersfield. No. 4 Hesperus (illustrated) Sharp Stewart 2-4-0T WN 2578/1875 sold to Watlington and Princes Risborough Railway. Became GWR No. 1384 and sold in about 1911. Locomotive 1911, 17, 230 stated that reboilered in 1899. No. 5 was a Manning Wardle inside-cylinder 0-6-0ST WN 1970/1919 (see also Locomotive, 1919, 25, 63). For a time Kent and East Sussex Railway outside-cylinder 2-4-0T No. 2 Northiam used on WC&PR: see also Locomotive, 1919, 25, 63.
Seattle and Vancouver train, Great Northern Ry., U.S.A. 183. illus.
Between the cities of Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia, a distance of 155 miles, the Great Northern Ry. Coast line affords the most direct route. The photograph reproduced was taken at Bellingham, Washington, by M.F. Jukes, and shows one of the day trains en route. The locomotive was a 4-6-2 Pacific simple locomotive with superheater and Belpaire firebox, and burnt oil fuel. Main dimensions listed.
London, Midland & Scottish Ry. (L. & N.W. Section). 183.
No. 9516 is the latest 0-8-0 standard superheater freight engine to be completed at Crewe. The second of the series, No. 9501, sent to Toton for trial. New 2-6-0 mixed traffic engines ex Horwich working from Crewe South shed bore numbers 13110-1. These engines were first of series of twenty and formed part of 1929 programme. The following 0-6-2 side tank coal engines have been fitted with vacuum control gear for working motor trains: Nos. 7709, 7725 and 7797. Xn addition to the two "George the Fifth's," which. appeared a little while back, there are now quite a number of "Princes" in service painted black with red lines, including Nos. 5619, 5641, 5644, 5670, 5754 and 5806.
"Claughton" class 4-6-O's Nos. 5861, 5982 and 6026 had been fitted with increased brake power, while "Prince of Wales" class No. 5670 and "Experiment" class No. 5547 were altered for working over the Midland division. Wolverton carriage department 0-4-2 crane engines, Nos. 2 and 5, had been broken up at Crewe. Although the first of the class to be scrapped, there are still six others in service at Crewe works, Nos. 3246-9 and 3251-2. Other recent scraps include DX. class 0-6-0 No. 8014 and two ex N.S. Ry. "100" class 0-6-0s, Nos. 8667 and 8671.
Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd., Trafford Park, Manchester, illustrated
Dealt with various British electrification schemes. The Southern and Metropolitan are described, as well as the Underground Electric with interior views of several sub-stations. The L.M. & S. Ry. with its London, Liverpool and Heysham services; the L. & N.E. Ry. and its Newcastle area services; the Mersey Ry. and, the recently completed Swansea and Mumbles electrifications are dealt with. Particulars of the electric locomotives and the power stations are given. At the end is a list of apparatus which the firm manufacture, whilst a large map showing the electrified railways of London and the surrounding districts and lines in conrse of electrification, is included.
North Sunderland Ry. 183.
Standard gauge line, 4½ miles in length, "is likely to be taken over by the L. & N.E. Ry." It connected the fishing village of Seahouses with the LNER main line at Chathill, and was worked by a single locomotive, and there were nine employees.
Technical essays. No. XXXIV On mileages and their computation. 184.
Overview of methodology adopted.
C.R.C. Hart [obituary]. 184.
Chairman and Managing Director of Dermantine: manufacturer of seals.
Inness, R.H. (unattributed): Locomotive history
of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, 1825-1876. 185-6. 4
Previous part page 112. Engines Nos. 207, 208, 210, 211 and 223 (Hawthorn) see page 112: extensively rebuilt in early 1880s. These locomotives received Worsdell boilers Remaining Hawthorn locomotives received few major modifications. Nos. 207-218 and 221-225 were best of Bouch mineral engines..
[Restoration of former Midland Railway locomotives]. 186.
The last S.W. Johnson "single" of the former Midland Ry., LMS No. 673 repainted at Derby in its original style, i.e., M.R. on tender and buffer beam and the old number "118" on the cab side sheet. Kirtley goods engine No. 2385, built by Kitson in 1856, had been similarly treated and was No. 421.
London & North Eastern Ry. 186
The second series of eight "Shire" class 4-4-0 passenger engines completed at Darlington Works: Nos. 2753 Cheshire, 2754 Rutlandshire, 2755 Berkshire, 2756 Selkirkshire, 2757 Dumfries-shire, 2758 Northumberland, 2759 Cumberland and 2760 Westmorland.
South African Rys. 186.
Mr. A.G. Watson has been appointed chief mechanical engineer. A native of the Cape Province, Mr. Watson served an apprenticeship from 1895 with Neilson & Co., of Glasgow. In 1928 he was appointed assistant chief mechanical engineer of the S.A. Rys.
New electro-pneumatic brakes on the Underground Electric Railways. 187.
Westinghouse Brake & Saxby Signal Co.
Rail motors von the South Eastern & Chatham Ry. 187.
See also April Issue. First car was specially built for Sheppey Light Railway. Total of eight vehicles: in addition to lines mentioned also worked Woodside to South Croydon, local Hastings to Rye service and Chatham Centraal branch. G.L. Gundry (who supplied info) travelled from Hastings to Rye in 1916 and noted very low speeds on steep gradients. L.P. Quested noted that Birchington to Ramsgate Harbour service operated by one of the cars in 1912 an 1913.
Baxter, B. Peak Forest Tramway. 188-90. 6 illus.
Abstract of paper presented to Stephenson Locomotive Society.
Canadian Notes. 190.
Parallel running on sections of CPR and CNR between Toronto and Montreal, especially between Cobourg and Trenton.
Recent "Beyer-Garratt" locomotives for South America. 191-3. 2
2-6-2+2-6-2 for Guayaquil & Quito Railway, Ecuador: 3ft 6in gauge. 4-8-2+2-8-4 for Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway.
Locomotives from India. 193. illustration.
Thomas W. Ward (of Sheffield) purchase of standard gauge locomotives built by Hawthorn Leslie (0-4-0STs), Avonside (0-4-0STs) and Manning Wardle (0-6-0STs) for a large contract for improving sanitation in Bombay. Shipped to Tilbury on motor-ship Beldis.
Brake and baggage van, International Sleeping Car Co. 194-5. diagram (side
Bogie vehicle designed to carry passenbgers' luggage in containers and act as brake van for Golden Arrow service between Paris and Calais.
Memomorial Tablet to Matthew Murray. 195. illustration.
Matthew Murray has been called the Father of Leeds Engineering. The memorial is in the form of a bronze tablet affixed to the wall of a factory in Water Lane, Leeds, on the site of the Round Foundry built by Fenton, Murray & Wood. The Lord Mayor of Leeds (Alderman D.B. Foster) unveiled the tablet on 8 May 1919 and in his speech described Murray as one of the greatest preparers for the present mechanical age. Mr. E. Kilburn Scott, chairman and secretary of the memorial fund, narrated the life work of Murray and explained the outstanding events of his career. To Murray belonged the credit of building the first successful steam locomotives in the world in 1811. These ran on the Blenkinsop rack-railway between Leeds and the Middleton Colliery from 1812 to 1835. Lieut.-Col. E. Kitson Clark, who was present at the unveiling as vice-president of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and as representing the Newcomen Society, said that his grandfather was bitten by the idea of making locomotives, and he represented the third generation making them. Murray was undoubtedly very much ahead of his time, and was the embodiment of the courageous, common-sensed, able, determined, dogged, practical, and at the same time, imaginative genius which constituted the British character. When they realised that in the City Square there was a statue of James Watt, and their own man of .Leeds was left out, it was time to rectify the omission. To complete the memorial, another tablet is to be erected at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, a prize fund is to be formed at the Leeds Technical College, and copies are to be made of Murray's models in the Science Museum, South Kensington, for the Leeds City Museum.
Pullman cars from Paddington to Plymouth Docks. 195
On Friday, 10 May 1929 the Great Western Ry. ran a train of six Pullman cars from Paddington to Plymouth Docks and back as a trial: the train consisted of the three first-class cars, Ansonia, Plato, Thelma, and three third-class cars. The train, headed by No. 4073 Caerphilly Castle, left Paddington at 09.15 and ran non-stop to Millbay Docks, the journey occupying four hours. The return journey also took four hours, Paddington being reached just after 19.00. Officials from Paddington and the Pullman Car Co. travelled with the train.
Poultney, E.C. Modern express locomotives. 196-200. 4 illus., 5
Both the 4-6-4 and 4-8-4 wheel arrangements offered very material advantages over the 4-6-2 and 4-8-2 types. The value of the four-wheeled truck as a means of decreasing individual rear axle loading and providing smooth running was investiated by C.T. Ripley, chief mechanical engineer of the Santa Fé
The Crewe dinner. 201.
Combined pressure gauges. 201.
Early English built locomotives for the United States. 202-3.
Number 444 (15 August 1929)
New 0-8-0 mineral locomotives, London, Midland & Scottish
Ry.. 239-40. illustration, diagram (side elevation)
Fowler design: 100 then being constructed at Crewe Works: No. 8500 illustrated. Notes similarities to LNWR G2 type.
Charles R. King., The home of Richard Trevithick. 242-3.
At Penponds near Camborne in Cornwall
Long non-stop run on the L.M. & S. Ry.
On 21 July 1929 from Glenboig to Euston, 395½ miles, when coal distillery owned by Bussey Coal Distillation Co. was opened. The train was hauled by Royal Scot No. 6127 Novelty and arrived 6 minutes early.
Number 445 (14 September 1929)
4-6-4 four-cylinder tank locomotives, Netherlands Rys. 273.
See also issue of July 15 pages 210-11: five of these engines were built by the Hohenzollern Locomotive Works at Dusseldorf, and not at the Hanomag, and a further five were being constructed at Amsterdam by the Werkspoor Co.
Southern Ry. 273
No. E861 Lord Anson, was latest addition to Lord Nelson class to be completed at Eastleigh. No. E850 Lord Nelson was stationed at Exmouth Junction, and E860 Lord Hawke at Nine Elms. They were working through between Waterloo and Exeter, down on the 10.40 and up on the 12.30 on alternate days. Two of the new 0-8-0 tank engines were stationed at Exmouth Junction, Nos. A953/4.
Great Western Ry. 273
Since the middle of June the following 4-6-0 Hall class engines hade been completed at Swindon Works: 4934 Hindlip Hall, 4935 Ketley Hall, 4936 Kinlet Hall, 4937 Lanelay Hall, 4938 Liddington Hall, 4939 Littleton Hall, 4940 Ludford Hall, 4941 Llangedwyn Hall, 4942 Maindy Hall, 4943 Marrington Hall, 4944 Middleton Hall, 4945 Milligan Hall, 4946 Moseley Hall, 4947 Nanhoran Hall, 4951 Pendeford Hall, 4952 Peplow Hall, and 4953 Pitchford Hall. New 0-6-0 tank engines were Nos. 5761 to 5769.
[Corris Ry]. 273
The Great Western Ry. had acquired the Corris Ry., a narrow-gauge railway connecting Machynlleth to Corris and Aberllefeni, through the heart of mid-Wales, and well known to tourists. An illustrated article on this line appeared in our issue of August 14, 1926. The total length of the railway was 11 miles, but only 6½ were open for passenger traffic. A number of motor-coach services had been operated by the Corris Ry. during recent years.
London, Midland and Scottish Ry. (L. & N.W. Section).
No. 9544 was the latest 0-8-0 standard freight engine to be completed and turned out at Crewe. Further transfers of this type were as follows:Nos. 9522-4 to Central division (L. & Y. section), and Nos. 9525-34 to Midland division. Eight of the new 2-6-0 mixed traffic engines -ex Horwich were in traffic, Nos. 13110-17. The remainder of this series were for service on other divisions, e.g., Nos. 13118-9 had been noted on the Central division (L. & Y. section). New 2-6-4 passenger tank engines ex Derby bore Nos. 2357-64. Nos. 6656 and 6711 were additional 5 ft. 6 in. 2-4-2 passenger tanks equipped with vacuum control gear for working motor trains. D class 0-8-0 No. 9041 (old No. 1830), had been converted to G1 class (superheater), and provided with a standard Belpaire boiler. Horwich-built 4-6-4 Baltic tanks, Nos. 11112 and 11114 had been returned to the L. & Y. section. Recent withdrawals included the following:-6 ft. 6 in. 2-4-0, No. 5003 (old No. 512) Lazonby: 18 in. 0-6-0 goods, Nos. 8371 and 8502; N.S.R. 159 class 0-6-0, No. 8676, and 4 ft. 3 in. 0-6-0 coal class, Nos. 8179 and 8237.
Beyer-Garratt locomotives for South Africa. 274-6. illustration, 2
diagrams (including side elevation)
4-6-2+2-6-4 with tractivee force of 78,650 lbf to design of A.G. Watson. Fitted with mechanical stokers, Goodfellow tips on the blastpipes, Nicholson thermal syphons, arch tubes and tachygraphs. A turbine-driven air compreesor and reservoir is provided to supply fresh air to the cabs in tunnels. Class GL.
L. & N.E.R. Pacific type locomotive fitted with A.C.F.I.
feed-water heating apparatus. 277. 2 illustrations.
Two Pacifics fitted: one of which No. 2580 Shotover illustrated. Space limitations on top of boiler forced the location of the water reservoirs to be inside the smokebox
A Chaplin engine in steam. 280. illustration
At Northampton Gas Works. Vertical boiler locomotive built at the Cranstonhill Engine Works in Glasgow.
Stockton & Darlington Ry. locomotive history, 1825-1876. 297-8.
2 illustrations, diagram (side elevation), table
Five mineral locomotive 0-6-0s were supplied by Hopkins Gilkes: WN 271-2/1870; 273-5/1871; RN 266-30. The last was withdrawn in 1909.
Novel use of air-brake air. 298.
For working through the high altitude (7274 ft) Aspin Tunnel the Denver & Rio Grande RR used air from the compressed air supply to provide conical respirators for the footplate crew. Also extension to chimney to divert the exhaust behind the cab.
High efficiency locomotive. "Wiesinger" system.
299-300. 2 diagrams
Kurt Wiesinger 1200 hp 4-4-0 with condensing unit and reciprocating engine activated by rotary valve gear.
L. & N.E. Ry. 300
New six-cylinder Sentinel steam railcar began working between Hitchin and Hertford on 16 August in place of Clayton car Bang Up. Intended that new car No. 51912 Rising Sun would be transferred to Finchley to Edgware service once fully run in where the Great Northern steam railmotor used to run. The new Sentinel car received favourable comments for its appointments, smooth running and rapid acceleration..
Goods stock, Algerian Rys. 302. illustration
Steel-framed covered cattle wagons built to French standards with Willison automatic couplers and Westinghouse air brake.
Improved expanding wheel boring tools. 302 diagram
Manufactured by Davis Boring Tool Co. of St. Louis, USA
C.F. Dendy Marshall. Notes on the early locomotive
Bourne, Barclay & Co.: considers claim that North Union Railway 2-2-2 No. 13 St George was built by firm. Examined the claim in relation to the Minute Books of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway and what Whishaw wrote about the North Union Railway. Fenton, Muuray & Jackson founded c1799 not 1830. Also notes on W. Dean, Fulton, Murray & Jackson, George Forrester & Co, Galloway Borman & Co., Horsley Iron Co., Jones, Turner & Evans, Marshall, Sons & Co., John P. Mather, Dixon & Co. and Stark & Fulton.
Number 446 (15 October 1929)
E.A. Forward. The Rainhill Locomotive Trials, October
1829. 307-10. illustration, map
Drawing by F.H. Stingemore shows Rocket going flat out. Notes preliminary report by James Walker and John Urpeth Rastrick which recomended fixed stationary engines for working the Liverpoool & Manchester Railway, but the Stephensons argued that steam locomotives had not been fairly assessed and this led to the Trials. The specification and the entrants are listed. Part 2: page 359 et seq
[2-8-4T for San Paulo Ry., Brazil]. 310
Six supplied by North British Locomotive Co., Queens Park Works
Clayton geared locomotives. 311-12. 3
Clayton Wagons Ltd of Lincoln supplied two 200 HP geared steam locomotives to the North Western State Ry. of India. 0-4-0T with jackshaft drive: one was for shunting and the other for passenger services. White-Forster boiler supplied by J.S. White & Co. Ltd.
Petrol locomotive for dairy work. 312-13. illustration
For service at Manor Farm Dairy in Finchley supplied by unpasteurized milk from Ingestre in Staffordshire and brought to London by LNER express services in glass-lined tanks. The locomotive was suppled by Hardy Railmotors Ltd of Slough and appears to have been painted red.
Eight-coupled tank locomotives, Series 423.0, for the Czecho-Slovakian
State Rys. 313-15. 2 diagrams (including side elevation)
2-8-2T includes details of water purifier and electric lighting.
Heavy tank locomotive, Admiralty Dockyard Department. 315-16.
Outside-cylinder 0-4-0T weighing 46½ tons in working order and with a maximum axle load of about 25 tons. Supplied by Andrew Barclay in 1915.
New geared steam locomotive. 316-17. 3 illustrations.
Narrow gauge 0-6-0 with enclosed vertical engine and high pressure water tube boiler. Designed by K.W. Willans general manager of Kerr, Stuart & Co. Ltd.
G.W. Ry. broad gauge locomotive "Hedley". 317
Built by Avonside in 1865: 2-4-0 tender engine later converted to a saddle tank. In 1893 it went to the Conwil Quarry. In 1905 it was overhauled and transferred to the engineering department at Neath. Later it was sent to the Newport division for use as a stationary engine.
10-30 a..m. "Cornish Riviera Limited" Express. R.L.B. 318-19.
Strangely the accompanying photograph supplied by the GWR was of a King hauled Torbay Limited! R.L.B. described a footplate journey on No. 6012 King Edward VI when the load was 510 tons as far as Westbury; 416 tons thereafter. A special stop had to be made at Newton Abbot to add an assisting locomotive No. 8332 was added for the journey as far as Brent. Coal consumption for the Paddington to Plymouth run was estimated at 3¾ tons. Good steaming was noted. The Driver was S. Bright of Laira with Fireman B. Henwood. Chief locomotive inspector H. Robinson was also on the footplate.
Passenger locomotive, Delaware & Hudson Company, U.S.A. 319-20.
4-6-2 built at the Company's Colonie works to the design of G.S. Edmonds with lines more akink to British practice and far less clutter in view.
Locomotive development on the Eastern Ry. of France. 320-2. illustration,
diagram (side elevation)
2-10-2T Series 13 supplied Schneider & Co. to design of E. Duchatel
Transporter wagon, London, |Midland & Scottish Ry. Northern
Counties Committee. 322. illustration
For conveying narrow gauge locomotives and rolling stock from Larne to Belfast for repair to enable the former worshops at Larne to be closed. At that time the Ballymena to Larne was still open and there was a network of 48 miles of narrow gauge lines. The innovation is credited to W.K. Wallace.
E.A. Phillipson. Steam locomotivde design: data and formulae. Chapter
II. Tractive force, power, adhesion and resistance. 323-4. table
This part tabulates ratios of cyliinder diameter to stroke for several locomotive classes; the relative advantages of inside and outside cylinders, and of the various forms of three and four cylinder layout.
A Colonial railway running department. 324-5.
Written under the name "An Assistant Locomotive Superintendent" but reads like P.C. Dewhurst and was probably the railway system which used to operate in Jamaica which used American rolling stock and some American locomotives. Trouble with trades unions, lack of productivity: coaling engines wasv highly labour intensive and barracks were provided at terminal stations.
Easingwold Railway train. 326. illustration
Photograph of Hudswell, Clarke & Co. WN 608/1903 at Alne with mixed train
August Borsig. 327-8. 2 illustrations
Most of material used by John Marshall and steamindex to create biographical entry which see
The "K-C" blast pipe for locomotives. 328-30. 6 diagrams
London, Midland & Scottish Ry. (L. & N.W. Section). 330
Further 0-8-0 standard freight engines recently completed at Crewe were Nos. 9545-61: Nos. 9535-44 allocated to the Midland division and Nos. 9545-54 to the Central division (L. & Y. section). The remainder, from No. 9555 onwards, were all working temporarily from Crewe South shed. It is reported that an order for fifty 2-6-0 mixed traffic engines had been placed at Crewe. The twenty-two 2-6-4 passenger tank engines ex Derby were now all in service, Nos. 2343-64 inclusive. Additional 5 ft. 6 in. 2-4-2 passenger tanks fitted with vacuum control gear for working motor trains included Nos. 6683 and 6754. 0-6-2 side tank coal engine No. 7563 had the motor rodding removed. The following engines had been adapted for working over the Midland division: 4-4-0 George the Fifth class No. 5323; 4-6-0 Prince of Wales class No. 5764; 0-8-0 G1 class Nos. 9041 and 9198; 0-8-0 "G2" class No. 9441. The ex N.L. Ry. 4-4-0 outside cylinder passenger tank class was extinct, with the exception of No. 6445, this latter being now preserved cn the paint shop at Derby. Other withdrawals included the following: 0-6-0 18-in. goods class Nos. 8341, 8411, 8437; 0-6-0 special tank No. 7395; N.S. Ry. 0-6-0T D class Nos. 1561 and 1563. Fifty 2-6-2 tanks were on order at Derby Works, Nos. 15500 to 15049, intended for the Midland and Western divisions. It is said that some of these will work on the Tilbury and Southend line. The high-pressure compound Royal Scot engine being built at the North British Locomotive Co. Ltd., would be No. 6399. The cylinders were 11½ in. dia. by 26 in. stroke, and 18 in. by 26 in., and the coupled wheels 6 ft. 9 in. diameter. Engine No. 6139, Fury, of the Royal Scot class has been re-named London Irish Rifleman.
Mid-Nottinghamshire Joint Ry. 330
Work had started on the line, to be controlled and constructed by the L.M. & S. and L. & N.E. Rys. jointly. It was to be nearly eight miles long and branched off from the L.M. & S. Ry.'s Mansfield and Southwell line at a point near Farnsfield, the terminus being at Ollerton. When completed it would form a new outlet for coal from important collieries in the Mid-Nottinghamshire district. The carrying out of the work would involve excavating of some 922,000 cubic yards of cutting, the construction of twenty-four bridges and a viaduct.
The Rhodesian Rys. Co. 330
Placed an order for six 10th class locomotives with North British Locomotive Co. Ltd.
The Instiutiion of Locomotive Engineers (London). 330-1
Paper 253 by R.P. Wagner on improvements to the Stephenson boiler
Cooling railway carriages. 331-2.
Number 447 (15 November 1929)
4-6-0 locomotives for the Ceylon Government Rys. 341-2. illustration, diagram
Supplied by Armstrong Whitworth & Co. Belpaire fireboxes and bogie tenders
Italian State Railway locomotives, Series 743-744. 342-5. 2 illustrations,
diagram (side elevation)
Mixed traffic 2-8-0 types with Walschaerts valve or Caprotti poppet valves
Four-cylinder express engine with longer boiler, Southern
Ry. 345. illustration
No. E860 Lord Hawke was the last of the class to be built, and was fitted with boiler tubes 10 in longer than the rest of the class.
Crane locomotive, Great Northern Railway (Ireland). 346-7. illustration,
diagram (side & front elevations)
Given No. 31. Standard Hawthorn Leslie product: 3ft 4in coupled wheels. 14 x 20in outside cylinders and Walschaerts valve gear. It was bought for shunting in Dundalk Works.
Tilbury Section renumbering, L.M. & S. Ry.. 347.
2135-45 became 2056-66; 2158-75 became 2092-2109; 2176-9 became 2147-50; 2190-2214 became 2067-91; 2146-57 became 2135-46; 2101-07 became 2193-99 (the last were the 4-6-4Ts)
The exhaust steam injector with automatic contriol. 347-50. 6 diagrams
New "57" class, 4-8-2 fast freight locomotive, New South Wales Government
Railways. 351 + Supplement (missing). 2 illustrations
E.E. Lucy three cylinder design with Gresley derived valve gear fitted with Du Pont mechanicaln stoker buit by Clyde Engineering
French State Rys. 351.
Test runs between Paris and Cherbourg with 4-8-2 express locomotives: 230 miles in 4 hours 50 minutes. Speed of 75 mile/h being attained in places. New engines planned with mechanical stokers; track being strengthened for high speed running.
Rebuilt narrow gauge compound tank locomotive, L.M. & S. Ry.
Northern Counties Committee. 352-3. illustration, diagram (side
S2 class No.114, 2-cylinder compound tank engine was rebuilt under direction of W.K. Wallace with a larger boiler. At the same time it was converted from a 2-4-2T into a 2-4-4T to work Larne to Ballymena services.
Eight-coupled compound tank engine, Paris, Lyons and Mediterranean Ry.
E.A. Phillipson. Steam locomotive design: data and formulae. Chapter
II. 355-7. diagram, table
Coupled wheel diameter
Pooling of locomotives. 358
Productivity versus reliability
Questions and answers. 358 diagram
No. 93. Setting of blast pipe
Position adopted by D. Drummond on the CR.
No. 94. Boring of cylinders when in position.
E.A. Forward. The Rainhill Locomotive Trials, October
Part 1 see pages 307-11
Gartsherrie Ironworks and its locomotives. 363-4.
William Baird & Co. Ltd. was formed in 1830 to develop iron smelting initially based on local iron and coal in the area around Gartsherrie. They constructed blast furnaces there and at Kilwinning, Lugar and Muirkirk in Ayrshire. The firm had running rights over both the LNER and LMS and ran trains from Gartsherrie to Kilsyth with its own 0-6-0 tender locomotive which was kept very clean and smart. It was built by Dubs & Co., in 1874 (No. 756) and was painted a very light green, with fine black panels and vermilion lining, it hads a brass dome casing and safety-valve cover, and copper chimney cap. The eighteen "pug" engines were distributed among the Company's plants and collieries at Gartsherrie, Bedlay, Twechar and Bothwell, and were of several makes: Nos. 2, 14 and 17 were by Peckett, of Bristol, dated 1918; 1890 (WN 489), and 1899 (WN 738) respectively. Nos. 3, 5, 6. 8, 11, 13 and 15 were Neilson engines, dated 1887 (WN 3629), 1889 (WN 3994), 1899 (WN 5566), 1901 (WN 5935), 1882 (WN 2937), 1876 (WN 2203), and 1894 (WN 4689). Nos. 4 and 21 were Barclay's: WN 236/1881 and 1512/1917 respectively. The North British Locomotive Co. Ltd., supplied Nos. 7 (WN 16732/1905), 18 (WN 17904/1907), 19 (WN 18385/1908), and 20 (WN 18386/1908). They were the standard Neilson design, but with slightly larger cylinders and tanks. Engine No. 9 was a veteran, built by Dick & Stevenson (their No. 16), dating back to 1867. No. 10 was built in 1919 by Grant, Ritchie & Co. (their No. 805). A second tender engine No. 12, almost identical with No. 1 was cut up in 1929. Former Nos. 2 and 10 were standard Neilson 0-6-0 saddle tanks (No. 1939 of 1874, and 2068 of 1875), withdrawn in 1916 and 1917 respectively. No. 16, which was sold prior to 1916, was built by Pecketts. The Company had other locomotives at the plants at Lugar, Muirkirk, Auchincruive and Kilwinning. Indebted to James Robertson, works manager, and John Mushet, chief engineer at Gartsherrie Works, for facilities for photographing Engine No. 1, and for most of the information in the above article.
London & North Eastern Ry. 365
Sentinel cars had replaced the autocars worked by tank engines in the Middlesbrough area, also the train service on the Stockton-Wellfield branch. H. & B. section 4-4-0 engine No. 2425 had been supplied with a non-superheater domed boiler. No. 66 Aerolite and No. 957, inspection locomotives, had been overhauled and repainted in green livery. North Road Works had completed Nos. 2776, 2777, 2778 and 2779 of the J39 (0-6-0) class.
Marsden station. 365
The South Shields, Marsden & Whitburn Colliery Ry. station had been pulled down to make a new coast road. The railway, which is now mostly used for the colliery traffic, had been diverted further inland.
Isle of Wight Section, Southern Ry. 364
Central section 0-6-0 tank engine, No. B678, originally L.B. & S.C. No. 78 Knowle, had been transferred to the Isle of Wight, and was No. W4 Bembridge.
Hudswell, Clarke & Co. Ltd. 365
Building a 90-h.p. diesel locomotive for a Buxton lime works.
"Three-decker" railway crossings. 365. illustration
Photograph shows the unique case of three main line railways crossing each other at different levels, near the Main Street (Union) Depot, at Richmond, Virginia., U.S.A. When the picture was taken, the lower train shown was standing on the single track of the old Richmond and Danville Railroad, which extended from Danville to Richmond and West Point, and was then included in the Southern Railroad system. The middle train was one of the Sea-Board Air Line, and it stands on a single line over a bridge built across the R. & D., some thirty years ago, when the railway was constructed through to Richmond. The uppermost train is one of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, and this is seen running over the double-tracked viaduct, which had to be constructed to give that railway an uninterrupted road alongside the James River, from Hollywood Cemetery to Orleans Street, a considerable distance, which made it, for the time being, probably the longest steel viaduct in the world. The Chesapeake & Ohio and Seaboard trains, at the time, ran into the Main Street station, whilst the Southern trains used an old station on S. 14th Street ; all railways now use the Main Street (Union) Depot. Apart from the crossings of the various tube railways in London, the only similar instance we know of is at Chesterfield, where the former Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Ry. is crossed by the Midland main line as well as the former Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Ry. The Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Ry., which is now part of the Great Central section of the L. and N.E. Ry., commences at Chesterfield, which is approached by the viaduct shown in our second photograph, consisting of one span of steel girders, 115 ft., over the Midland line, and two spans of steel girders over the M.S. & L. Ry. The rest of the viaduct consists of seven brick arches, varying in span from 58 ft. to 30 ft. ; the height from the foundations to rail level is about 63 ft. At Charing Cross, London, the Underground tubes are below the District Ry., which, in turn, is underneath the Southern Ry. tracks, entering Charing Cross terminus, and also at Blackfriars, where the Southern Ry. crosses the District and the Waterloo and City (Tube) Ry. Immediately outside Liverpool Street terminus of the L. & N.E. Ry. at the Spitalfields goods depot is an instance of three tiers of lines, but only the lowest level is a main traffic line.
Robert Stephenson & Co. Ltd., Darlington. 366
Received an order from the Buenos Ayres and Pacific Ry. for twelve three-cylinder passenger tank locomotives of the 4-6-4 type with cylinders 19 in. dia. by 26 in. stroke, and were of a new design. It was estimated that the light weight would be about 94 tons, whilst the weight in working order would be about 120 tons.
For the San Paulo (Brazilian) Ry. they were to build two brake locomotives for the new "Serra" incline, of the 0-4-0 type; cylinders 13 in. by 16 in., fitted with special apparatus for rail gripping and rope nipping for controlling the trains on these inclines. The locomotives to be built under the inspection of Fox & Mayo, consulting engineers to the San Paulo (Brazilian) Ry. Co.
G. Reder. Locomotives of the Madrid, Zaragoza & Alicante Railway.
Concluded from page 289. Following WW1 and as soon as conditions appeared relatively normal, further engines of the Pacific type were ordered, but of different design to those built by Maffei. This series, Nos. 901 to 915, was built by the American Locomotive Co., and represented one of the first attempts of a Pacific engine with only two cylinders in Europe. No further description is necessary, as an illustrated article will be found in the October, 1920, issue of this journal.
Automatic couplers. 368
The International Labour Office set up under the League of Nations had formed a committee to examine automatic coupleres: the Britsh representatives were C.M. Jenkin Jones of the LNER and C.T. Cramp of the National Union of Railwaymen.
Details of the Clayton geared locomotive. 368-70.
Clayton Wagon Works Ltd, Lincoln for the North Western State Ry. of India. Fully enclosed vertical four-cylinder engine driving two crankshafts and White-Forster boiler working at 300 psi.
Liverpool & Manchester Ry. Centenary. 370
Liverpool City Council granted LMS use of Wavertree Park for celebration in September 1930.
Chaplin's geared locomotives. 370
Of Cranstonhill Engine Works, Govan, Glasgow. First geared locomotive supplied in 1867; last in 1902. Works numbers refer to cranes and hoists as well as locomotives.
G.W. Ry. appointments. 370
F.C. Hall, former assistant running superintendent and outdoor assistant to CME Swindon to be divisional superintendent, Bristol. R.J. Armstrong, divisional superintendent, Bristol to be divisional superintendent, Worcester and H.C. Rodda, divisional superintendent, Worcester to be works manager at Stafford Road, Wolverhampton..
Goods stock Lynton & Barnstaple line, Southern Railway.
New bogie vehicles: two vans and an open wagon with tarpaulin support supplied by Howard Ltd of Bedford
Retirement of Mr. J. Head, Southern Ry. 372.
Retirement on 31 October 1929 former district locomotive superintendent. Joined South Eastern Railway at Bricklayers' Arms as a cleaner when ageed 14. Passed as a fireman in 1881 and as a driver in 1889. Promoted to locomotive inspector in 1900. Placed in charge of Bricklayers' Arms depot in 1901. Moved to Battersea in 1912 and on formation of the Southern Railway the Brighton depot at Battersea Park was included in his responsibilities. Finally Coulsdon and West Croydon were added shortly before retirement.
Number 448 (14 December 1929)
New express engines, Netherlands Railways. 375-6. illustration
Locomotive development on the Eastern Railway of
France. 376-9. illustration, 3 diagrams (including side elevation)
Three-cylinder 2-10-0 freight locomotives with Madamet conjugated valve gear.
New passenger locomotives, Chicago and North Western Ry. 379-80.
35 4-8-4 locomotives supplied by Baldwin Locomotive Works to work between Chicago and Omaha: H class
4-4-0 passenger engines, L. & N.E. Ry. with rotary cam
poppet valve gear. 380-1. illustration
No. 336 Buckinghamshire (illustrated) and No. 352 Leicestershire fitted with Lentz gear.
Institution of Locomotive Engineers (London). 381
Paper 255: precis added to existing material
Stratfordians' Association. 381
A very successful evening was spent at the Liverpool Street Hotel on November 29, by a large company under the able chairmanship of E.S. Tiddeman, late chief draughtsman of the C.M.E.'s department. It was a re-union meeting of old friends from all parts and many countries. After the usual loyal toasts submitted by the chairman, those of the L. & N.E. Ry., Stratfordians present and past, and the chairman were cordially offered and responded to. The speakers included Messrs. Hill, Glaze, Tabor, Twinberrow, Hosken, Parker, Banks, Corrie, and Flatt. As usual, the committee and the energetic hon. sec., A. W. Headley, are to be congratulated on a very successful entertainment.
Renaming of L.M. & S. Ry. locomotive. 381
On October 24, No. 6138 Fury, the engine of the special train in which the officers and men of the 1st Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles travelled to Heysham, en route for Belfast, was renamed the London Irish Rifleman.
Conversion of tank to tender engines, New South Wales Government Rys.
382-4. 6 illustrations
4-6-4T type built for Sydney suburban services, which were being electrified, converted to 4-60 type for secondary services under E.E. Lucy. chief mechanical engineer.
Fairlie locomotive, Luxembourg Railway, Belgium. 384-5. diagram (side
Built Yorkshire Engine Co. (WN 212/1872) named Fenton after W. Fenton who was president of board of directors. 0-6-6-0 type. Information supplied by Albert Jacquet.
The locomotive history of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway. 385-8. 4 illustrations