The Locomotive Magazine & Railway Carriage
& Wagon Review
Volume 17 (1911)
Key to all Volumes
The entries for this volume are partially based upon an index and probably have incorrect titles. Later entries are based upon direct inspection and are shown by the use of bold type for the titles.
Number 221 (14 January 1911)
Railway notes. 1
London, Brighton and South Coast Ry. 1; 3..
4-6-2T: 325 Abergavenny,
London & North Western Ry. 2. diagr. (s. el.).
4-6-2T No. 2665.
Great Western Ry. 3. diagr. (s. el.).
1361 class 0-6-0ST
North Eastern Railway, 4-6-2 mineral tank engme. 4.
No. 1113: 4-6-2T illustrated: see also letter from F.W. Brewer on page 58
The Kowloon-Canton Railway, British section. 5-8. 5 illustrations.
Old inspection engine and coach, London and North Western
Carlisle (Little England type)
Rules for drivers and firemen. 8-10.
4-6-0 passenger locomotive, Stockholm Vasteras-Bergslagens Railway. 10-11.
illustration, 2 diagrams (including side elevation).
Valve gear of locomotive No. 60. (diagram), 4-6-0 passenger locomotive, No. 60.
Testing locomotive valves and pistons in steam. 12-13. 3 diagrams.
The Lambert sanding apparatus. 14-15. 7 diagrams
The locomotives of the Great Eastern Railway. 15-16. illustration
(portrait), diagram (side elevation).
Portrait of William Adams. Mogul goods locomotive No. 527.
The prevention of scale in locomotive and other boilers. 16-17.
"Lumiuator" water treatment plant.
Tank locomotive for the Longitudinal Railway, Chile, 17-18.
Hunslet Engine Co. metre gauge 0-6-4T for working steeply graded (1 in 33) line.
The locomotives of the Waterford, Dungarvon and Lismore Railway. 18-20.
2 illustrations, diagram (side elevation), map.
Incorporated 18 July 1872; opened 12 August 1878. Illus.: Map of 'Waterford,.bridge over the Suir, Fishguard. & Rosslare.Railways. & Harbour. Co.. 0-4-2 Locomotive (Rebuilt as Tank Locomotive, No. 246 G. S. & W. Ry.) 0-4-2 No. 6 (drawing); 0-4-2 No. 1 rebuilt as GS&WR No. 244 (photograph); 0-4-2ST No. 3 rebuilt as GS&WR No. 246.
40 ton platform wagon, Northem Railway of France. 21-2. 6 diagrams.
New rolling stock, Great Northern Ry. (Ireland). 22. 2
Supplied by Hurst Nelson & Co. Ltd. of Motherwell and lettered GNR (I): all-steel 20-ton ballast hopper wagon and ballast plough/brake van with steel underframe and steel body frame. Both types of vehicle fitted with vacuum brake.
Annual Reunion and Dinner of the Locomotive Department, Great Eastern Ry. 23.
W. Collingwood. 23 Illus. (port)
Born London in 18 August 1855. Managing Director, Vulcan Foundry from 1892. Trained under William Adams at Bow Works and then at Stratford from April 1874 to October 1877. District Locomotive Superintendent East Indian Railway,
No. 1 of the Great Eastern Railway Magazine. 24
Had appeared and fulfilled all the anticipations held with regard to it. It is a most readable magazine, with matter full of interest to all G.E. Ry. men and to railway men generally. There is an excellent portrait of Lord Claud Hamilton, the genial and capable Chairman of the company, with a biographical sketch which serves to explain in some degree the terms of respect and even affection subsisting between the highest and lowest officials of the line. There are also portraits of R.P. Ellis and F.G. Randall, the late and present superintendents of the line, and of other officials. The "get up" of the magazine is carefully thought out and well carried into execution, and we anticipate a healthy circulation and long life to our new monthly contemporary.
Thos. W. Ward, Ltd., of Albion Works, Sheffield.
Albion Machinery catalogue: attention drawn to the many second-hand locomotives for sale. These were principally tank engines suitable for contractors' work, collieries and light railways. We notice one or two curious locomotives in the list, amongst them being the small single-driver engine Gazelle, an illustration of which, and an account of whose performances have already appeared in this Magazine. Locomotive historians will be interested to note that Messrs. Ward wish to dispose of the four-wheels coupled saddle tank Greenbank (3-ft. 6-in. drivers, outside cylinders 13½-in. by 19-in.) which was once numbered in the loco. list of the L. & N. W. Ry. The Greenbank and a similar engine named Tomkinson were built by Messrs. Barclay for a colliery near Wigan. and when taken over by the L. & N. W. Ry. in 1906, they bore the Nos. 2586 and 2587. Since Messrs. Ward purchased the first-named it has been fitted with a new boiler and firebox, and is now in excellent trim. Another curiosity is a single cylinder direct driven loco., by Messrs. Aveling & Porter. T.W. Ward include several narrow gauge locos., as well as steam cranes, steam navvies, pumps, wagons, rails, etc. .in their list. Arrangements can be made for letting plant out on hire. See also letter on page 59.
Messrs. Burroughs, Welcome & Co. 24
Had brought out a very neat and compact outfit known as the Tabloid Brand First Aid, No. 715. Contained in a black enamelled metal box measuring only 74-in. by 44-in. by 2-in., may be found ample bandages and dressings in compressed form smelling salts, boric acid ointment, plaster, scissors, pins, etc., and eight tubes of Tabloid and Soloid products. For trivial accidents which are bound to occur in the sheds, on the road or elsewhere, time and suffering might often be avoided if one of these Tabloid First Aid cases were available.
Number 222 (15 February 1911)
Railway notes. 25
Great Western Ry. 25-6. illustration, diagram
42XX class of 2-8-0T: No. 4201 illustrated
Old inspection engine and coach, London & North Western Railway. 26.
Hull & Barnsley Ry. 27. illus.
4-4-0 No. 41
Sierra Leone Railway, 4-8-0 tender locomotive, No. 151. 28. illus.
The locomotives of the Waterford, Dungarvon and Lismore Railway. 28.
Additional information about No. 5, formerly No. 1 of Cork & Youghal Railway: 2-4-0.
Railway notes from India. 29.
Including on Allahabad Exhibition and Crown Prince of Germany's visit to India.
The locomotives of the Great Eastern Railway. 30-1.
Fig. 193: Four coupled bogie tank locomotive No. 54 and Fig. 194 and as rebuilt as No. 588..
Prussian State Railways express locomotives. 32-3. illus., diagr.
4-4-0 superheater express locomotive and 4-4-2 compound express locomotive (including diagram)
Setting eccentric sheaves. 34-6. 5 diagrs.
The Mawddwy Railway. 36-8. illus.
Locomotives: Mawddy (Manning Wardle; WN 140/1864) and Disraeli: WN 268/1868. Also illustrated: Dinas Mawddwy Station, Cemmes Station and Bridge over the Dovey..
The "Phoenix" superheater. 38-9. diagr.
Norwegian State Railways four-cylinder superheated loco.
No. 215 illustrated: see also letter from W.T. Thompson on page 58
Fonndary eqnipment. 41.
Portable locomotive wheel balancing machiue. 41.
Rhymney Railway 0-6-0 tank locomotive. 42. illus., diagr.
0-6-0T No. 120
Petrol motor mail van, Kalka-Simla Railway, 42-3. illus.
Forward, E.A. Bodmer models at South Kensington. 43.
Experimental train lighting on the London & North Western Railway. 44
Rules for drivers and firemen. 44.
Great Northern Railway shunting engine. 45. diagr.
Number 223 (15 March 1911)
Railway notes. 49
London & South Western Ry. 49. illustration
4-cylinder 4-6-0 No. 448
The locomotives of the Great Eastern Railway. 50-2. 3 diagrams (side
Single driver bogie express engines Nos. 245; No. 600 and as rebuilt No. 609.
Eastleigh Locomotive Works, L. & S. W. R. 53-5. 4 illustrations,
Includes illustrations of machine shop, erecting shop, wheel shop and smith's shop, also plan of Workshops..
New express locomotives for Holland. 56-8. 2 illustrations, 2 diagrams
Dutch Central Railway 4-6-0 built by Maffei with bar frames for working between Utrecht and Zwolle; and Dutch State Railway 4-6-0 built by Beyer Peacock for working between Amsterdam and Emmerik via Arnhem
Three-cylinder non-compound mineral locomotives.
Re the N.E.R. new 4-6-2 tank engines, it is stated at p. 4 of your January issue that " hitherto there has been "no example of a mineral engine with three high-pressure cylinders." Strictly speaking, that is not so, for not only the Great Central but the North Eastern Company also already possess three-cylinder non-compound mineral tank engines, those of the G.C.R. being of the 0-8-4 type, and those of the N.E.R. of the 4-8-0 classification. While it is true that these eight-coupled engines were built for marshalling and banking purposes, there is no reason why as types they should not be used for running mineral trains in the ordinary way. That is to say, in the latter connection they are comparable with existing eight-coupled. tender and tank locomotives of the two-cylinder type which are so employed.
I take it that your contributor's remarks were intended to apply only to this country, but it may be of interest to mention that the Erie & Wyoming Valley Railroad Company of America had a three-cylinder simple 2-6-0 Mogul engine eleven or twelve years ago. Each of the cylinders was 17-in. by 24-in., and the driving wheels were 3-ft. 6-in. The boiler pressure was 150 psi. Exclusive of the tender the engine weighed 57 tons 3 cwt.
Four-cylinder superheater locomotive, Norwegian
State Rys. W.B. Thompson
Re Norwegian locomotive illustrated on p. 40 of the February number of the " Locomotive Magazine," I saw something of the work of these engines when staying on the Bergen line last summer, and was impressed by their speed. In England an engine with four axles coupled and wheels only 4ft. 4-in. in diameter would be relegated to the slowest of slow mineral service, but these engines seemed to run quite satisfactorily and, I found, could keep up a steady 35 miles an hour when running down hill, without apparently knocking themselves to pieces. There was only one through passenger train a day in each direction and the tourist traffic was very heavy, so though brand new and much larger than their pre-decessors they required to be regularly piloted. It is hard to understand how continental engineers can obtain really good results with so much cylinder and boiler power and so small adhesion ; in the same paper you illustrate two large Prussian express locomo-tives with only 33 tons on the coupled wheels, and this weight would certainly be inadequate on English lines.
Locomotives "Greenbank" and "
Re note on p. 24 of January issue re locomotives Greenbank and Tomlinson (not Tomkinson, as stated), which were taken over by the L. & N.W. Ry. in 1906, it may interest you to know that these two engines were built by Messrs. Barclay for a Mr. Tomlinson who owned a private siding, known as Greenbank siding, situated near Preston, and therefore they could not have been built for a colliery near Wigan as stated. Both engines were identical and were built in 1894 and 1884 in the order as given above, the makers' Nos. being 721 and 304 respectively. When first taken over by the L. & N.W.R. a man was sent down from Crewe to paint the numbers 2586 and 2587 thereon, but the engines never came into the works, and it has always been a mystery as to what became of them.
F. J. Davison [answer to enquiry]. 59
The whole of the carriage stock of the London & North Western Ry. is in course of being renumbered in such a manner as to have all vehicles of one type in series, with a due allowance for an increase of stock. Thus, as renumbered, the carriages and wagons will be in series running up to 13,000, though at the present time the ordinary stock, exclusive of duplicates, comprise only 8,167 vehicles. The new scheme of numbering will, when completed, be as follows :-3rd class coaches Nos. 1-2500, composites Nos. 2501-4500, 1st class coaches Nos. 4501-4850, 2nd class Nos. 4851-5000, saloon coaches Nos. 5001-5500, motor coaches Nos. 5501-5600, 1st class brakes Nos. 5601-5700, composite brakes Nos. 5701-6500, 2nd class brakes Nos. 6501-6850, 3rd class brakes Nos. 6851-8000, brake vans Nos. 8001-9500, P.O. vans Nos. 9501-9600, parcel and bullion vans Nos. 9601-10000, horse boxes Nos. 10001-11000, and wagons Nos. 11001-13000. Duplicate vehicles will in future retain their original numbers with "0" prefixed, whilst existing duplicates have "A" affixed. Vehicles which are converted from one class to another will at the same time be renumbered.
Rail tractor. 59-60. illustration
Price's petrol or paraffin tractor, built by Charles Price & Son of Broadheath, Manchester with two-speed gearbox and weighed about 4.5 tons.
Some early Midland tank engines. 60. illustration
0-4-2WT No. No. 201A illustrated'
The Midland Ry. possessed three small passenger tank engines, the origin of which dates back to the period when this now powerful and extensive railway was being formed by the amalgamation of a number of smaller lines. Amongst these was the railway from Skipton to Morecambe, known officially as the North Western Ry., or unofficially as the Little North Western Ry., to distinguish it from the larger and more important line having Euston as its terminus. Amongst the locomotive stock of the Little North Western were four single-wheel passenger tank engines built by Wm. Fairbairn & Sons, of Manchester, in 1850. Very little is known of these engines, except that they were well tank engines with 5-ft. drivers, and named Whernside, Penyghent, Skiddaw and Hellvellyn. In May, 1852, they became part of the Midland locomotive stock on the amalgamation of the two railways, and they appear to have been numbered in the 150s. Helvellyn became Midland 151, and the numbers of the other three were said to have been 157 to 159. At a later period M. Kirtley completely rebuilt three of these engines by converting them into 0-4-2 tank engines (see illustration of No. 201A). The driving wheels were 5-ft. in diameter and the cylinders 12-in. by 18-in. The outside frames bear the unmistakeable mark of Kirtley's design, and probably only parts of the original engines were used again. The date of this conversion was 1866 or thereabouts, when the three engines 157 to 159 became Nos. 200 to 202. No. 202 was re-built with another boiler in 1877 at Derby, and differed from the other two engines in having a rather taller dome close to the chimney. No. 200 (which had become 200A in 1875) and 201 were both rebuilt in 1878 with domes over the fire-boxes. No. 200A was for many years stationed at Hereford, and worked the Midland coaches (Birmingham to Swansea), between Barr's Court Junction and Barton station. No. 201 spent a considerable period of its existence at Wigston working the St. Pancras-Birmingham coaches round the south loop. No. 202 was for a long time on the Child's Hill and Gunnersbury service. No. 202 became 202A in 1889, and in 1892 was renumbered 2065A, and appears to have been scrapped shortly afterwards. No. 201 became 201A in 1889 and was broken up in 1894 ; 200A re-mained at work until 1896, when it was taken out, of service, but not broken up. It was afterwards used as a pumping engine to be sent from Derby to any out station that might require such service, and was so employed until recently. This engine was not the one built by E. B. Wilson in 1848, which became 201A later.
F. Moore's photographs. 60
Among recent additions to the collection published from our offices, and taken by our special photographer, are the following: N.E.R. No. 1175 4-6-2 tank and No. 1352 4-8-0 tank ; G.N.R. No. 1461 Atlantic fitted with Schmidt superheater ; Hull & Barnsley Ry. No. 41 4-4-0 express locomotive ; and L.B. & S.C.R. No. 325 4-6-2 express tank. Size 10-in. by 8-in., only in the last-named, the others 15-in. by 12-in. There have also been added to the list of postcards some old L. & Y. and L. & N.W.R, locomotives.
Locomotive boiler tubes. 61-4. 3 diagrams
A prolific inventor. 63. illustration
A.W. Richardson, died in his 71st year. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia, but moved to England joining Crossley Brothers of Manchester, but eventually set up his own business at Skew Bridge Works, Patricroft where he developed steam cars and electric power equipment. Illustration of steam road locomotive.
Rules for drivers and firemen. 64-5.
New locomotives of the Paris, Lyons and Mediterranean Ry. 65-6. 2
illustrations, 2 diagrams (side elevations).
4-6-0 four-cylinder compound locomotive, No. 2541 including diagram; 2-8-0 four-cylinder compouud goods locomotive No. 4402 including diagram.
A large colliery tank locomotive. 67. illustration
Nasmyth Wilson outside cylinder 0-8-0T for Astley & Tyldesley Collieries Co.
Locomotive Engineers' Loose Leaf Note Book, 68.
New block trains for the Brussels-Antwerp service, Belgian State Rys. 69. illustration
Number 224 (15 April 1911)
Railway notes. 71
Great Central Railway 4-6-2 superheater tank locomotive, No. 165. 73. illus.
New Swiss tunnel. 74. map
Map of the Lotschberg Tunnel
The locomotives of the Great Eastern Railway. 75-6.
Six-coupled saddle tank No. 203 and four coupled side tanks Nos. 810 and 802.
The late Lord Airedale
Narrow gauge locomotive for the Kimberley Mines. 77. 4 diagrams
4-4-0 superheater locomotive, Holland Ry.. 78. illustration
Rules for drivers and firemen. 78-80.
4-4-2 locomotive, Sudan Government Rys. 80. illustration
No. 110 Sirdar supplied Robert Stephenson & Co.
New locomotives, Glasgow & South Western Ry. 81 + plate on facing page.
Illustrated: 4-6-0 express locomotive No. 126 (on Plate); also 0-6-0 freight locomotive No. 48.
A tyre heater. 81. diagram
The Darjeeling Himalayan Ry. 82-6. 7 illustrations, diagram (side elevation)
An automatic feedwater regulator. 86. illus.
Manning Thermo-Feed Water Regulator
Belgian State Railways, 8-coupled tank locomotive. 86.
Brussels-Antwerp block trains Belgian State Railways. 89.
Asbestos for locomotive boiler coverings. 90-1.
"Pluto" brand mattresses
Sectional elevation of London & South Western Ry 4-6-0 express engine.
plate fp. 91 (folding diagr.)
Eastleigh Locomotive Works, L. & S. W. Ry. 92-3. 3 diagrs.
Hartness turret lathe.
Number 225 (15 May 1911)
A Duke as engine driver. 95. illustration
Duke of Saragossa on footplate of Madrid Saragossa Railway 4-6-0 compound express locomotive No. 812.
State Railway of France, 4-6-0 express locomotive. 97. illus.
The locomotives of the Great Eastern Railway. 99-100.
Four-coupled side tank No. 804 and front-coupled tender locomotive No. 807, and as rebuilt No. 0806.
Eastleigh Locomotive Works, L. & S. W. Ry. 100-1.
Slotting machine, wheel lathe illustrated. Mallet compounds for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway. 102-3. illus.
Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Ry. 104-6.
3 Illustrations, map.
Includes map and illus. of bridge over the Severn at Shrawardine; contractors' and inspection locomotive Gazelle (see also 19 page 160) and 0-6-0 locomotive, No.3 Hesperus with train.
A Ceylon railway relic. 107.
Locomotive crank axles. 108.
Oil engines for station lighting. 110,
Rebuilt tank locomotives, London, Brighton & South Coast Railway. 111-12.
0-4-2T D class tank locomotive (rebuilt), No. 79A illustrated.
An old long boiler goods engine, London & North Western Railway. 112.
Special train of Pope Pius IX. 113. illus.
Brussels-Antwerp block trains Belgian State Railways. 115
Internal combustion mine locomotive. 116. illus.
Number 226 (15 June 1911)
A contrast in L. & N. W. R. locomotives. 117; 120-1. 2
Replica of the Rocket and LNWR No. 2155 W.C. Brocklehurst side view and end view.
Paley, W.B. Stephenson Centenary of 1881. 121-2.
Illustrations include George Stephenson's birth place, High Street House, Wylam and LBSCR 2-2-2 6 ft.single express engine, No, 329 Stephenson.
North British Railway 4-4-0 bogie tank No. 103, "Montrose". 124. illus.
The locomotives of the Great Eastern Railway. 124-5.
Front-coupled tank locomotive No. 149 and as rebuilt No. 146.
New Locomotives for the Burma Railways. 125.
Through the Malay States by rail. 127-8. illus.
Illustrations of 0-6-4T locomotive No. 83, 0-6-0T No.1, Locomotive shops at Kuala Lumpur, 4-6-2 locomotive, No. 79, and Penang-Singapore Express at Gemas and at Tank Road Station.
New Zealand Govemment Railways. 130-1. illus.
Rotorna Express at Newmarket Junction, 1st Class Observation Car. .
Kerosene locomotive for India. 131-2. 2 illus.
One photograph shows locomotive with side open.
How Indian princes travel. 132-4. illus.
Maharajah of Rewah: saloon carriage; private carriage and staff carriage.
Some "Old Timers", Great Southern of India Railway. 133.
Oude & Rohilkund Railway new passenger stock. 135. illus.
Intermediate class carriage.
Locomotive Engineers' Loose Leaf Note Book 136.
Rail motor coach, Cambrian Railways. 136.
The Railophone. 138. illus.
Stratford-on-Avon & Midland Juuction Railway.
Eastleigh Locomotive Works, L. & S. W. Ry. 139.
General milling machine; turning, facing, boring and screw cutting lathe.
Setting locomotive cylinders. 140. diagr.
The Geyserland Express, New Zealand Railways. 140.
Great Central Railway New through service train. 142. illus.
Number 227 (15 July 1911)
Railway notes. 145
London, Tilbury &. Sonthend Ry. 145. illustration.,
4-4-2 locomotive No. 80 Thundersley decorated for the Coronation. Courtesy of R.H. Whitelegg, chief' of the locomotive department of the railway, an illustration of the 4-4-2 passenger tank locomotive Thundersley, decorated in honour of the Coronation of King George V. A similar engine, Kentish Town was decorated on the occasion of the late King's Coronation, and was illustrated in our issue of August, 1902. The general scheme of decoration on these two occasions was similar, and can be seen from the illustration here given. No. 80 is painted the railway company's standard green, the painting and varnishing having been given an "exhibition" finish, the tank sides and bunker being lined out with gold, relieved by a blue edging, and decorated gold corners. The frames are done in crimson lake. The chimney cap and safety valve column are nickel-plated, and the lagging bands are of polished brass with bright steel edges. The cylinder casings are of planished steel decorated with a raised bright steel moulding with the Royal Coat of Arms in relief. The tyres, draw gear and side chains are finished bright, and the splashers of the bogie and trailing wheels are outlined with brass bead-ing, as also the brake hangers, which were polished. On the bogie platform, between the life-size busts of King George and Queen Mary, was a small fountain worked automatically by water from the side tanks. Other details included an aluminium rail and Royal Coat of Arms over each side tank. On Coronation Day, No. 80 worked the 12.15 from Fenchurch Street, and the 15.45 from Shoeburyness, and on the following day ran the Orient Line Special from St. Pancras to Tilbury. It is interesting to recollect that No. 80, which was then named Southend-on-Sea, was shown at the Imperial International Exhibition in 1909, and was awarded a Gold Medal. When shown at the White City it was painted lavender colour.
Great Western Ry. 145-6
Three engines, Nos. 4301-4303, of a new class are now at work. They are of the 2-6-0 tender type, with 5-ft. 8-in. coupled wheels; the boilers are of the standard tapered pattern with Belpaire fireboxes, built for a pressure of 200 psi and fitted with the Swindon superheaters; the clackboxes are in the safety valve casings, as is now the practice on the G.W.R., and these engines are supplied with triple sightfeed lubricators of the standard adopted by the railway. The new pattern of tender, with a capacity of 3500 gallons, is provided. All the large coupled passenger engines and a number of the 2-8-0 mineral engines have been supplied with the new arrangement of clackboxes on the safety valve casing. Nos. 2833 and 2834 are the latest 2-8-0 mineral engines built at Swindon.
Some of the 7-ft. 8½-in. bogie singles had recently been rebuilt with new boilers; a Belpaire firebox is provided, and a steam dome on the second ring of the barrel. The old pattern of chimney is retained.
Gothard Ry. 146. illustration
The visit of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers to Switzerland during summer 1911 was marked by illustration of one of the latest four-cylinder compound 4-6-0 express locomotives built for the Gothard line by the Swiss Locomotive Works of Winterthur. No. 938 had the following leading dimensions: cylinders: high pressure 15½ by 25¼-in ; low pressure, 25-in. by 25¼4-in.; diameter of coupled wheels 5-ft. 33/8-in. ; working pressure of boiler 220 psi.; heating surface, firebox 165.77 ft2., tubes 1864.38ft2., superheater 510.23, total 2540.38 ft2.; grate area 35.95 ft2..
London & North Western Ry. 146
The remaining two 4-4-0 passenger engines of the Hound series are now complete, and bore Nos. 1792 Staghound and 2495 Bassethound. The number of Elkhound is 1706, not as printed in last month's Locomotive. The next series of 4-4-0 passenger engines, of which the Coronation engine is one, will be known as the British Empire series. Following Coronation, the next seven bore Nos. 502 British Empire, 868 India, 882 Canada 1218 Australia, 2081 New Zealand, 2212 South Africa and 2291 Gibraltar. Unlike the first engine of the series, likewise the Hounds, the remainingnine engines are provided with coupled wheels having balance weights and bosses of the ordinary type. All these engines are fitted with superheaters. In consequence of the new engine being named Australia, the four-cylinder compound No. 1947 has been renamed Zillah. A further twenty 4-4-0 passenger engines are to be built. No. 898, four-cylinder compound mineral engine, has been converted to simple with 20½-in. cylinders and large boiler. The old single-wheeler Cornwall, which has recently been under repair at Crewe, was attached to Mr. Cooke's private saloon, in place of the Locomotion, which had been withdrawn, but not scrapped. The Cornwall, bears its old No. 3020 again. The newer Cornwall No. 1363 (4-4-0) now bears the name Brindley. Two engines each, of the Precursor and Experiment classes, are being fitted with the Wakefield mechanical lubricator, but they are not equipped with superheaters. Thirty 8-coupled mineral engines are now in course of construction, which will be fitted with Schmidt superheaters. It now appears that No. 1800, the Coronation engine, illuotrated elsewhere in this issue, will not bear the name Prince of Wales when put into regular service. That name will be given to the first of a new series of 4-6-0 engines which will be known as the Prince class.
Midland & South Western Junction Ry. 146
Five new 4-4-0 passenger engines are in course of construction, similar to those referred to in our issue of March 15th, 1910, as then being built by the North British Locomotive Co., Ltd. These later engines will be supplied with superheaters.
Lancashire & Yorkshire Ry. 147. illustration,
diagram (side elevation)
By the courtesy of George Hughes, the chief mechanical engineer, we reproduce herewith a photograph (No. 67) and dimensioned diagram of a new class of 0-8-0 mineral engines recently built at Horwich. Hughes adapted the type of boiler built for his large 4-6-0 four-cylinder express engines to the mineral locomotive (frames, wheels, etc.), designed by J.A.F. Aspinall some years ago. The leading dimensions are given on the diagram, from which can be seen that this engine has 417 ft more heating surface and 13 tons more adhesion weight than the original design. The running numbers of the 20 engines comprised in this new class were given on p. 28 of our February issue.
Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Ry. 147.
Since the publication of our description of this line in the June issue, the small 0-6-0 saddle tank locomotive, No. 1., of the Stratford & Mid-land Junction Ry. had been acquired by purchase.
London, Brighton & South Coast Ry. 147
Of the two petrol-driven rail motors which formerly worked on the local service between Brighton Central and Kemp Town, one is now employed as an inspection car for the locomotive department at Brighton, and the other is equipped as a break-down car for the overhead gear on the electrified South London and Crystal Palace lines.
Great Southern & Western Ry. 147
On the retirement of Robert Coey, R.E.L. Maunsell, the works manager, had been appointed locomotive engineer of this railway. Maunsell served his apprenticeship at Inchicore under H.A. Ivatt, and after a wide experience on the Lancashire and Yorkshire and East Indian Rys, returned in 1896 to the G.S. & W.Ry. as works manager. He was therefore intimately acquainted with' the requirements of the locomotive department of which he now takes chief control, and his appointment has, we believe, given great satisfaction to his staff, with whom he is deservedly popular.
The Late Mr. Harry Winby. 147-8
We regret to have to record the death of Mr. Harry Winby, whose connection with the L. & N.W.R., and Crewe Works in particular, dated back nearly half a century. Until he reached the age-limit necessitating retirement from active service, he was attached to the staff at the steam sheds, and his railway experience covered the wide period from the days of Trevithick and Ramsbottom until the latter part of Mr. Webb's reign at Crewe, during which great changes took place in locomotive practice and in the conduct of the L. & N.W. Ry. Works.
The Institution of Locomotive Engineers. 148
Members of this Institution are reminded of the forthcoming visit to the locomotive works of the Great Eastern Ry. at Stratford on Thursday, the 10 July. The train leaves Platform No. 13, Liverpool Street Terminus, at 1.52 p.m.
A summer visit to the locomotive centres of Belgium is being arranged, the general particulars of which are as follows: Leave London on Friday evening, 28 July for Ostend; thence visit the locomotive depot at Ghent on the following day. On Monday, 31 July leave Brussels for Luxemburg, to visit the depots of the Alsace State Rys. On 1 August a visit is planned to the depot at Jemelle, and on the next day similar visits are arranged for to the works of the Belgian State Rys. at Namur and the works of the German State Rys. at Aix-la-Chapelle. 3 August is booked for visits to the Belgian State Rys. depot at Liege, and the works of the Leonard Company. Friday, 4 August would be devoted to a visit to the Charleroi Exhibition, and Saturday to a visit to the Brussels locomotive depot, returning to London on Saturday night.
Aeroplane race special train. 148
On 28 June 1911 the Northern Ry. of France ran a special train from Paris to Liege for the use of sportsmen desirous of following some part of the European Aviation Circuit, the route of which was, Paris, Liege, Utrecht, Brussels, London, and back to Paris. The train was composed of two dining cars of 35 tons each, and three first class bogie carriages of 40 tons each, making a total load of approximately 200 tons, no luggage being conveyed. The engine was of the Atlantic type which has been working such smart services during the last few years. To enable passengers to witness the arrival of some at least of the flying machines at Liege, despite their great speed,, the train had to be scheduled at a high velocity. It was timed to start from Paris (Nord) at 09.25 and was due to reach the first stopping place, St. Quentin (95 miles) at 10.59; but the train started 2 minutes late and yet reached St. Quentin on time, the average speed being over 61 miles per hour. From St. Quentin to Jeumont, on the Belgian frontier, the train averaged 58 miles per hour. This was, we believe, the first express train run on the Continent for the purpose of following an aeroplane race.
Rhymney Ry. 148. illustration
Indebted to C.T.H. Riches, the locomotive, carriage and wagon superintendent, for the accompanying illustration showing No. 5, a 0-6-2 passenger tank engine of class P, after undergoing sundry alterations in the shops. Amongst the changes effected are the removal of the leading under-hung springs, which are now placed above the footplate ; new splashers have been fitted to the leading wheels, finished with brass semi-circles, and the leading sandboxes are now placed below the footplate instead of above as formerly; the chimney is provided with a brass cap. The enhanced smartness of appearance due to these changes is still further increased by the engine being newly painted, with the new standard Rhymney Ry.'s lettering and numbering on the side tanks ; the letters are 12-in. high and the figures 8-in.
Mawddwy Ry. 148
Re. article on this line in February issue, p. 38, it appears that the engines Mawddwy and Disraeli are not broken up, but are on the contrary to be repaired for the purpose of working the traffic when the reconstruction of the line is completed.
Class room for railway men at Bradford. 149-50. 2 illustrations
Mutual Improvement Class for Great Northern Railway footplate staff based at locomotive shed. The meeting was chaired by Driver R. Hill. H.A. Ivatt. Wigram (a director), Webster, Groom (district superintendent at Bradford), Laverick (district superintendent at Colwick) and Smith from Hunslet Engineering were present
4-6-2 four-cylinder locomotive, Italian State Rys 150. 2
No. 69, 001; boiler illustrated.
Heavy Fairlie locomotive, Mexican Ry. 151. illustration, diagram (side
0-6-6-0T No. 184.
Burry Port & Gwendraeth Valley Railway, six-coupled locomotive.
No. 10: probably supplied Hudswell Clarke.
Making a locomotive quadrant link. 152-4. diagram
Six-coupled tank locomotive, Furness Railway. 154. illustration
0-6-0T No. 24 illustrated.
4-6-4 compound locomotive, Northern
Ry of France. 155. illustration, diagram
No. 3,1101 illustrated and diagram of arrangement of low-pressure cylinders.
New suburban rolling stock. Victorian Railways. 155-7. 5
Illustrations of 4-6-2T locomotive, No. 702, D.D.E. class; 4-6-2T with train; 1st class suburban car with sliding doors, interiors of 1st and 2nd class suburban cars (coaches).
Locomotive Engineers' Loose Leaf Note Book. 157.
The "Coronation" engine, L. & N. W. R. 159. illustration
No. 5000 Coronation
New locomotive types, Austrian State Rys. 160-1. 2 illustrations,
2 diagrams (side elevations)
2-6-4 and 2-12-0 four-cylinder compounds designed by Golsdorf: the 2-12-0 was designed for passenger services over severe (1 in 35) gradients
Paley, W.B. Stephenson Centenary of 1881. 161-2. 2 illustrations
North Eastern Railway Certificate of Award to Driver Wraith Brown and Fireman John George of No. 925 2-4-0 tender locomotive for the best decorated locomotive which participated in a commemorative run from Newcastle to Wylam and back and was exhibited at Forth Street on return. Also notes lecture at the Literary & Philosophical Society presented by J.A. Haswell of Gateshead on The Rocket.
Petrol rail tractor for rubber plantations. 163. 2 illustrations
Manufactured by McEwan, Pratt & Co. Ltd. of London and Wickford and intended for use on plantations: petrol driven (two-cylinder engine running on petrol or paraffin) and wagons
Remodelling old carriages. 164-5. illustration, 5 diagrams (including
side elevations and plans)
George Betts, Locomotive Engineer of the Stockholm Vasteras Bergslagens Railway in Sweden built a bogie carriage from two four-wheel cars, two old four-wheel coaches. A similar technique was applied to stock on the Cambrian Railways to produce a bogie coach for push & pull services between Wrexham and Ellesmere..
An old Canadian locomotive. 166. illustration
Albion supplied by Rayne & Burne of Newcastle to the Acadia Coal Co. of Nova Scotia.
Blanchard incandescent oil lamp. 168.
Number 228 (15 August 1911)
Great Western Ry. 169. illustration
Churchward 43XX 2-6-0: No. 4302 illustrated.
Great Eastern Ry. 169
Ten new 61 class 2-4-2T under construction to bear numbers 1-10. Ten further Y14 0-6-0 to be built at Stratford. 2-4-2T Nos. 103, 104 and 109 had been rebuilt with 180 psi boilers
North Eastern Railway 4-4-2 three-cylinder express locomotive No. 709. 170-1. illus., diagram
North British Railway 4-4-2 express locomotive, No. 902 "Highland Chief". 172. illus.
The locomotives of the Great Eastern Railway. 173-4.
Six-coupled tank engine No. 548, type as rebuilt, No. 546; six-coupled goods, No. 552 and as rebuilt. Also portrait of Massey Bromley.
Great Northern Railway superheater passenger locomotive. 175.
Rivets, bolts and pins for locomotives. 176.
Types of rivet head illustrated.
New locomotives for the Port of London Authority. 179. illus.
0-6-0T No. 38 illustrated.
Colne Valley & Halstead Railway and its locomotives. 180.
Great Northern Railway of Ireland, goods locomotive. 182.
How to treat big-ends. 183.
Model of Walschaert.'s valve gear. 184-5. 2 illus.
4-4-2 locomotive, Rhyl Miniature Railway. 186. illustration
Little giant type built Bassett-Lowke to Henry Greenly design; named Prince of Wales and painted Caledonian blue..
Locomotive Engineers' Loose Leaf Note Book. 186.
The "Turbine" spanner. 187. illus.
Great Northern Railway Instruction Model. 188.
Midland Railway, portion of new "set" train. 189. illus.
Number 229 (15 September 1911)
Railway notes. 191
South Western & Midland Ry. Joint Line. 192. illustration
M.F. Ryan, Locomotive Superintendent sent photograph and details of rebuilt 4-4-0 No. 68 for the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway.
Prussian State Railways passenger locomotives. 193. illus., diagr.
4-6-0 four-cylinder superheater express locomotive, No. 1001, including diagram.
0-6-2 mineral tank locomotive, Rhymney Ry. 195. illustration
No. 10 as rebuilt.
Locomotive Engineers' Loose Leaf Note Book 195
The Colne Valley & Halstead Railway and its locomotives. 196-9. 4 illustrations
Bulgarian State Railways, 2-8-0 mineral locomotives. 199.
Eastleigh Locomotive Works, L. & S. W. Ry. 200-1.
Pillar milling machines: hand feed and automatic feed; horizontal milling machine.
Some famous heavy grades. 202-5. 6 illustrations
Canadian Pacific Railway spiral tunnels near Field and 0-6-6-0 Mallet compound No. 1950; Gothard Railway Goschenen Viaduct; Great Indian Peninsular Railway ascending the Ghauts, New South Wales Government Railways express train on the new line between Sydney and Bendigo, New Zealand Govemment Railways ascending the spiral main trunk line .
Observation car, L. & N. W. R. 205. illustration
With plate glass windows for services between Llandudno, Bettws-y-Coed and Festiniog.
Train destination indicator. 205. illustration
For carriages on Great Central Railway through services (Bournemouth shown in photograph)
Expansion brackets. 206-7. 2 diagrams.
Unusual method of fitting to boiler.
A visit to Belgium. 207-9. 2 illustrations
By Institution of Locomotive Engineers
The cooling and ventilation of dining cars, Egyptian State Rys. 210.
Extra insulation plus ice-cooled air blown into International Sleeping Car vehicles on Cairo to Luxor expresses.
The "Night Mail" electric light fitting. 212.
Number 230 (14 October 1911)
Railway notes. 213
Great Northern Ry. 213. illustration.
4-4-2, former four-cylinder compound, No. 271 rebuilt as inside-cylinder two cylinder (18½ x 26in) simple
London, Tilbury & Southend Ry. 214
No. 48 Little Ilford rebuilt similar to Nos. 37-47. No. 42 Commercial Road renamed East Horndon.
London, Brighton and South Coast Ry. 215. illustration.
Rebuilt 0-6-0T locomotive, No. 89 and 0-6-2T No, 407.
Colne Valley & Halstead Ry. 215-16.
Schulz, G.C. The 3-cylinder compound locomotives of the N.E., Midland
and G.C, Rys. 217-19. illustration, 3 diagrams.
NER 4-4-0 three-cylinder componnd express locomotive No. 1619 illustrated.
4-4-2 passenger locomotive, Prussian State Railways. 219. illustration.
4-4-2 four-cylinder compound locomotive, No. 607.
Colne Valley & Halstead Railway and its locomotives. 220-2. 4 illustrations.
New Pennsylvania Railroad locomotives. 222-3. illustration, 2 diagrams (side
4-6-2 express locomotive, No. 150, K2 Class Pacific including diagram ; also diagram of 4-4-2 E6 Atlantic.
Locomotive springs. 223-6. 9 diagrams.
Hedjaz Railway, 2-8-0 goods locomotive. 226.
Shropshire & Montgumeryshirc Light Railway. 227. illus.
0-6-2 tank locomotive No.5 Pyramus.
Graphite as a lubricant. 227-8. diagrs.
Apparatus for inside cylinders and valves and method for supplying outside cylinders.
Withrawing a crosshead. 229.
Four-coupled tank locomotive, Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Ry. 230.
2-4-0T: formerly No. 1384, G.W.R.).
Bahnbedarf rail motor cars. 230. 3 illustrations
A new locomotive cab for Canadian Pacific Railway. 232.
Some famous heavy grades. 232.
Number 230 (15 November 1911)
Railway notes. 233
Glasgow & South Western Ry. 235. illustration.
Illustrated: superheated 4-6-0 express locomotive No. 128
Caledonian Ry, 236. illustration
Award of MVO to J.F. McIntosh made by King George V at Perth station on 9 October 1911 whilst Royal Train was en route from Balmoral to London.
Changes in the Locomotive Department, Great Northern Railway.
See also Volume 19 p. 162
New 4-4-2 express locomotive, London, Brighton & South Coast Railway.
4-4-2 Superheater Express Locomotive, No. 421.
Eastleigh Locomotive Works, L. & S. W. Ry. 239.
Exterior and interior of running shed.
Schulz, G.C. Three-cylinder compound locomotives of the N.E., Midland and G.C, Rys. 240.
The last of the broad gauge in Canada. 242.
North Eastern Railway three-cylinder 4-4-2 locomotives, 243.illus.
No. 717 illustrated.
Spring gear for locomotives. 244-6. 5 diagr.
Italian State Railways locomotives at the Turin Exhibition. 246. 2 illus.
2-8-0 express locomotive No. 74,001 and 2-6-0 expresss locomotive No. 62,530 illustrated.
A new feed-water heater. 247. illus.
The mechanical wood-worker, 248. illus.
Some notes on the Stratford-on-Avon & Midland Junction
Railway. 249-51. illus.
Map of the line, first train at Kineton station hauled by Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST (1 June 1871), Goldieote cutting, L. & Y. tank locomotive, No, 517A, formerly No. 4, E. & W. Junction Railway, Fairlie locomotive, No.1 (built Yorkshire Engine Co. for Mexico), E. & W. Junction Railway.
Prussian State Railways corridor mail van. 252. illus.
South Eastern & Chathain.Railway, self discharging hopper ballast wagon. 253. illus.
Waterman Fountain Pen. 254. illus.
Number 231 (15 December 1911)
Great Central Railway 2-8-0 superheater tender locomotive, No. 966. 256. illus.
North Staffordshire Railway 4-4-2 tank locomotive, No. 8. 257. illus., diagr.
Annual Re-union and Dinner Great Eastern Railway. 257.
Southern Pacific Railway, model of Mallet compound, 258. illus.
The locomotives of the Great Eastern Railway. 261.
Continued in Volume 18 page 9.
Mauritius Government Railways, 2-8-2 tank locomotive. 261. illus.
2-8-2T No. 54.
Motor locomotive for a light railway. 261.
Wheel-base of a locomotive on curves. 263-4. 4 diagrs.
Departmental locomotives of the London & North Western Railway. 265-7. illus.
Some notes on the Stratford-on-Avon & Midland Junction Railway. 267-9.
0-6-0 locomotive, No. 03 (rebuilt), 2-4-0 side tank, No. 5 (rebuilt), 2-4-0 Hope," E. & W. Junction Railway, old 1st class carriagc.
Schulz, G.C. Three-cylinder compound loeomotives of
the N.E., Midland and G.C, Rys. 269.
Continued in Volume 18 page 11.
Injector Repairs. 270.
A convenient breakdown outfit. 271.
Fitting safety valves. 272. 5 diagrs.
Fitting Ramsbottom type.
Northern Railway of Spain Profile of line between Irun and Madrid. 273.
Improved smoke consuming fire-door, 275.
Marcotty Tilting Fire Door