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The frame connects the wheels to the boiler, and supports the cylinders. Typically the frames are made from two Frame PlatesExplain 'Plate Frame' running the length of the Locomotive, held the correct distance apart by Frame StretchersExplain 'Frame Stretchers'.
Frame Slotter
Large machine used to cut out the slots and other apertures in theframe platesExplain 'Plate Frame' which were necessary to locate the horn guidesExplain 'Horn Guides' and other components.
Frame Stretchers
These are pieces of plate steel that run from side to side keeping the framesExplain 'Frame' the correct distance, and make a number of boxes down the length of the locomotive, thus adding to the rigidity of the locomotive.
The solid central section of a point or crossing, usually “V” shaped.
Front Tube Plate
The tube plateExplain 'Tube Plate' that divides the boilerExplain 'Boiler' from the smoke boxExplain 'Smoke Box'.
Fruit Van
A ventilated van used to carry fresh fruit.
Full Brake
A coach type railway vehicle with accommodation for luggage and guard, but not passengers.
Full Cab
The crew on the foot plate are offered much protection from the elements by a cover that has a front, a roof and a back. Contrast with Half CabExplain 'Half Cab'.
Furness Railway (FR)
An independent railway, originally built from the slate quarries at Kirkby-in-Furness and the iron ore mines at Dalton to a shipping place on Roa Island, it expanded to make a junction with the LNWR at Carnforth (by taking over the Ulverston & Lancaster RailwayExplain 'Ulverston & Lancaster Railway (ULR)') and to Whitehaven (by amalgamation with the Whitehaven & Furness Junction RailwayExplain 'Whitehaven & Furness Junction Railway (W&FJR)'). There were a couple of important branch lines, particularly for the tourist traffic, to Coniston and Windermere (Lakeside). Famous for its Indian-red engines and blue and white carriages, it became part of the LMSExplain 'London Midland & Scottish (LMS)' in 1923.
Furniture van wagon
A low-loader wagon designed for carrying furniture vans and other tall loads. This is what your removal firm used when you moved house in Victorian and Edwardian days! The LNW built only Diagram D.38 and D.38A for this purpose but they were widely used. The design was highly modified to obtain the lowest possible load bed.
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