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Glossary Results for Word "Water Trough"

Water Trough Invented by John Ramsbottom and patented 12thJuly 1860 to allow the Irish Mail to run non-stop between Chester and Holyhead. The first troughs were laid and demonstrated to the LNWR Directors at Mochdre on the Chester and Holyhead on 23th October 1860. They are a channel laid between the running railsExplain 'Running Rails' and filled with water, which can be collected by passing locomotives fitted with a water scoopExplain 'Water Scoop'.