Lner Thompson Class B2

Lner Thompson Class B2

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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 and North Eastern Railway Thompson Class B2 was a class of 4-6-0 steam locomotive. It was introduced in 1945 as a two-cylinder rebuild of the three-cylinder LNER Class B17. Ten were rebuilt from Class B17 but no more were rebuilt because of the success of the LNER Thompson Class B1. The rebuilt locomotives kept their names. The LNER renumbered its locomotive stock during the period that these locomotives were being rebuilt, so some were renumbered at the time that they were rebuilt, some before rebuilding, and some after rebuilding. The renumbering plan for class B2 was the same as for class B17: in each case the first two digits were altered from 28 to 16. Thus 2803 became 1603 at rebuilding in October 1946; 2807 had already become 1607 prior to rebuilding in May 1947; and 2814 became 1614 in December 1946. Between 1948 and 1950, British Railways increased these numbers by 60000; no. 61644 was so renumbered at the time of its rebuilding in March 1949.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135795988
  • 9786135795981