Midland Counties Railway Locomotives

Midland Counties Railway Locomotives

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In its short life, the Midland Counties Railway bought nearly fifty locomotives from a number of manufacturers. Initially, outside cylindered engines were ordered because of frequency of axle breakage with inside cylinders. However, one of the sub-committee delegated to order the motive power, Theodore Rathbone, was an admirer of the Bury engines used on the London and Birmingham line, and all further orders were for inside-cylindered locos. The initial delivery of engines had 11 inch cylinders, but, being found to be short of power, further orders were for engines with 13 inch cylinders.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136748878
  • 9786136748870