Furness Railway Class L4

Furness Railway Class L4

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Furness Railway L4 class, or "Improved Cleator Tanks," were built to haul mineral trains from inland to the blast furnaces on the coast around Workington. The first two locos, numbers 94 & 95 were fitted with smokebox superheaters, with the smokebox extended to accommodate this and the chimney set far forward. The apparatus was obviously unsuccessful, as a subsequent order for a further two locos, numbers 92 & 93 omitted this, having instead an extended boiler with the frames being extended to accommodate. The L4's operated on the northern part of the Furness Railway, particularly on the tracks of the Whitehaven, Cleator and Egremont Railway and the Cleator & Workington Junction Railway in the Cleator and Frizington areas. Here they hauled trains of Haemetite Ore over the steep and sharply curved lines linking the mines to the coast.show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613570365X
  • 9786135703658