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Ramsbottom Safety-Valve
A boiler safety-valveExplain 'Safety Valve' characterised by two vertical outlet tubes, which are capped by inverted cones. A single coil spring between the two outlet tubes loads down a bar onto which the cones are attached. Under WebbExplain 'Webb, Francis William (1836—1906)' the two outlet tubes were concealed by a single neat casing, which became a characteristic feature of LNWR locomotives.
Riddles, Robert Arthur (1892—1983)
Chief Mechanical EngineerExplain 'CME' for British Railways (1948–1953). Originally trained at CreweExplain 'Crewe Works' under the London North Western RailwayExplain 'London & North Western Railway (LNWR)', he then worked on the London Midland and Scottish RailwayExplain 'London Midland & Scottish (LMS)' before being put in charge of locomotives at the Ministry of Supply during WW2.
Right Away
A term used in most English-speaking countries for the signal given by a guardExplain 'Guard' to a driverExplain 'Driver' that he is permitted to depart.
Riverside, Liverpool
Riverside station, Liverpool was provided by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board specifically for boat trains (in particular the LNWR American SpecialsExplain 'American Special (1)'). The station was only the width of a roadway from the Liverpool landing stage, in its time the largest floating structure in the world, which allowed liners to berth or sail irrespective of the state of the tide.
Because of weight restrictions on the line through Liverpool docks, the engine(s) which worked the American Specials from EustonExplain 'Euston, London' were detached at Edge HillExplain 'Edge Hill, Liverpool' (and attached at Edge Hill in the upExplain 'Up line' direction). Two “Special Tanks”Explain 'Special Tank 0-6-0T Locomotive Class', rebuilt as side tanksExplain 'Side Tank', painted in full lined livery and named “Euston” and “Liverpool” normally worked the trains between Edge Hill and Riverside.
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