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- Tea Car
- See Kitchen Third.
- Telegraph Code
- Particular code words used over telegraph (and telephone) in place of longer phrase. I.e. “Servia” meant “Certainly sent you; have further search made, and wire result”
- Telegraph Linesman
- Person whose job was to maintain and repair the telegraph (and later telephone) lines or wires which were carried on overhead pole routes at the side of the railway tracks. Also responsible for maintaining the electrical components of signalling instruments.
- A railway vehicle which is (almost) permanently coupled to a steam locomotive, and in which water and fuel are carried. The LNWR had fewer tenders than engines and so the tenders of engines in the works were used on other engines. This caused a horrid mess when the LMS introduced the practice of putting the engine number on the tender; also when engines were repainted in Midland red a red engine would sometimes have a black tender (and vice versa).
- Tender Locomotive
- A steam locomotive that carries its water supply and coal in a tender.
- The end of a railway, or a station at this point.
- Terrier Locomotive Class
- A class of engine used on the LBSC railway - not relevant to the LNWR at all.
- Teutonic 2-2-2-0 Locomotive Class
- The ‘Teutonic’ was developed from the ‘Dreadnought’ class, and became the most successful and, when built, the largest of F.W. Webb’s 2-2-2-0 three-cylinder compounds . Using the same boiler, they had 7ft 1in driving wheels (compared with 6ft 3in on the ‘Dreadnoughts’). The reversers for the two outside high-pressure cylinders, and the one inside low-pressure cylinder were linked, so that the driver could adjust one independently of the other. The axle boxes were lubricated by oil instead of grease, a feature introduced on the class. All except “Jeanie Deans” were named after ships of the White Star Line. “Pacific”, the third of the class, was originally built as a triple expansion compound but was soon converted to conform with the rest of the class.
- Third Class
- ?? See Passenger Class
- Three Link Coupling
- A very heavy chain with three links is used to couple (typically) wagons to form a train. One end of the link was permanently attached to the wagon, the other end was caught over a matching hook on the next wagon.
This loose coupling method is easy and fast to use, but as the train can bunch up and string out, driving and braking are difficult and speeds have to be restricted.
- Three-cylinder compound
- Any compound locomotive having three cylinders, be they two high pressure and one low-pressure or vice versa.
- Through Carriage(s)
- Carriages which provided a through service between locations without the need to change trains en route. The carriages were transferred from one train to another at an intermediate station(s). This was valuable in the days when passengers were often accompanied by a great deal of luggage, but made the timetable very inflexible and created delays if any of several trains ran late.
The record on the LNWR was perhaps the Summer 12.00 Glasgow-Euston; in 1910 no fewer than nine sets of through carriages were associated with this train and it arrived at Euston with seven different portions. Through carriages from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Oban to Euston and from Glasgow to Manchester left Carlisle. Keswick-Euston and Keswick-Manchester carriages were attached at Penrith; at Preston the Manchester carriages were detached and a Windermere-Euston carriage attached. And two further portions — from Aberystwyth and Barmouth — were attached at Stafford. Through carriages were mostly phased out by the late 1950s.
- Through Working
- The term may be used in a general sense – “through working from London to Carlisle began when the last section of the line was completed”.
More often it would mean a train or vehicle working from one railway company to another, such as the West to North expresses from Bristol and the West of England (Great Western) to Liverpool and Manchester (London and North Western) or the fish trains from Hull (North Eastern) to the LNWR via Stockport and/or Manchester.
- Timber Truck
- Open freight wagon primarily designed to carry long loads of timber, often supported on bolsters.
- Tishy Locomotive Class
- The “Tishy” name was applied to “Prince of Wales” engines fitted with outside valve gear, which operated the valves on inside cylinders. The nickname came from a contemporary race horse which kept falling over its own legs.
- TK Coach
- British Railways’ nomenclature for Third class Korridor (sic) coach. [K used to differentiate Corridor from Composite].