Lnwr Claughton Class

Lnwr Claughton 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 and North Western Railway Claughton Class was a class of 4-cylinder express passenger 4-6-0 steam locomotives. They were introduced in 1913, the first of the class No. 2222 was named in honour of Sir Gilbert Claughton, who was the Chairman of the LNWR at that time. A total of 130 were built, all at Crewe works up to 1921. The LNWR reused numbers and names from withdrawn locomotives, with the result that the numbering was completely haphazard. An exception was made for the LNWR's war memorial engine, 1920 - built Patriot, which acquired the number 1914 from a Renown Class locomotive. The LMS renumbered them into the more logical series 5900-6029, no. 1914 becoming 5964. Twenty were rebuilt by the LMS with larger boilers, and ten of these had Caprotti valve gear. Twelve others were rebuilt as the initial engines of the LMS Patriot Class, though not much material was reused.show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135796232
  • 9786135796230