LB&Scr E6 Class

LB&Scr E6 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 London, Brighton and South Coast Railway E6 Class is a class of 0-6-2Tside tank steam locomotive designed by Robert Billinton. They were introduced in 1904 and were a development of the E5 class with smaller driving wheels intended for heavy short and medium-distance freight trains. The E3 class radial tanks were useful on all but the heaviest freight trains in congested the London area, which required rapid acceleration from signals in order to avoid holding up other traffice. Robert Billinton therefore produced a version of his successful E5 passenger tank class with smaller 4 ft 6 in driving wheels for this purpose. Twelve locomotives were built by Brighton Works between December 1904 and December 1905. The last two locomotives were originally intended to be built as 0-8-0s for heavy shunting purposes but Billinton died in November 1904 before any were built and the order was subsequently changed by his successor D. E. Marsh.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135763687
  • 9786135763683