Gcr Class 8h

Gcr Class 8h

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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 Great Central Railway Class 8H was a class of 0-8-4T steam tank locomotives designed by John G. Robinson for hump shunting at Wath marshalling yard. Four locomotives were built in 1907/1908 for the Great Central Railway. They were fitted with 3 cylinders. This gave a more even torque than with a 2-cylinder locomotive and reduced the risk of wheelslip under heavy load. All four passed into London and North Eastern Railway ownership at the 1923 grouping. These were powerful locomotives but even more power was required so, in 1930, one locomotive was fitted with a superheater and a booster engine and classified S1/2. Two new locomotives were built by the LNER in 1932 and classified S1/3. The remaining locomotives were classified S1/1 and were also fitted with superheaters. All the boosters were removed in 1943.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135773429
  • 9786135773422