Gwr 4200 Class

Gwr 4200 Class

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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 Western Railway 4200 Class is a class of 2-8-0T steam locomotives. They were designed for short-haul coal trips from coal mines to ports in South Wales. The principal role of the class was working the 1000+ ton coal trains up through the Welsh valleys. A job which needed much tractive effort, due to train weights and gradients, and good steaming capabilities. The large boiler was enabled into the design due to the narrow side tanks; these engines would pass numerous water stops along their routes so it was never a worry, because of the class's heavy water consumption and limited tank capacity they were nicknamed "Water Carts." Many of the lines in South Wales had sharp curves in them. Due to this the locomotives were constructed with side play in the trailing driving wheels, this in turn meant jointed coupling rods with sideways as well as up and down movement.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135799606
  • 9786135799606