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- ‘C’ Class 0-8-0 Locomotive class
- A rebuild by Whale of the Webb 3-cylinder compound class ‘A’ engines into simple expansion engines by fitting new inside cylinders and Joy’s valve gear.
- C1 0-8-0 Locomotive Class
- A LNWR 0-8-0 goods engine produced when class ‘A’ three-cylinder compounds were rebuilt into 2-cylinder simple expansion engines.
- ‘Cauliflower’ 0-6-0 Locomotive Class
- Colloquial name for the LNWR Company’s coat of arms which was said to resemble this vegetable in outline. The name also came to apply to the 18in Goods class of engine which carried this device on its splasher (aka Crested Goods).
- Claughton 4-6-0 Locomotive Class
- A class of large 4-6-0 express passenger engines introduced in 1913 with 6ft 9in driving wheels and four cylinders: two inside and two outside the frames. The first engine was named after the LNWR’s chairman Sir Gilbert Claughton.
- Coal Engine 0-6-0 Locomotive Class
- In February 1873 Mr. Webb introduced the famous 17in Coal Engines, the first new engine he was entirely responsible.
The design was based on that of the ‘Special Tanks’ and at first used the same boiler up rated to 140 psi; later the whole class had boilers with larger fireboxes. The first batch had Ramsbottom safety valves but Webb chimney, cab, coupling rods and cast-iron wheels. The horizontal smoke box door, wooden buffer beam and brake blocks, absence of brakes on the engine and the style of the 1,500 gallon tender with grease axle boxes all date from the earliest Crewe designs, well before Ramsbottom.
- Coal Saddle Tank 0-6-0T Locomotive Class
- In 1904—5 45 ‘17in Coal Engines’ were converted into tank engines for shunting. Because of the box-like water tanks, they were known as the ‘square saddle tanks’
- Coal Tank 0-6-2T Locomotive Class
- 0-6-2T tank engine version of the Webb 17in Coal Engines, first introduced in 1881. Although intended originally for goods and shunting duties, in fact they proved very suitable for local passenger train work. Their braking power was inadequate and this further encouraged their use on passenger rather than goods traffic.
- Consolidation Locomotive Class
- A locomotive with a 2-8-0 wheel arrangement; ‘Consolidation’ was the name given to one of the first of these, built for the Lehigh Valley Railroad (U.S.A.) in 1866.
- Crane Tank 0-4-2CT Locomotive Class
- The last three of the 1892 batch of ‘4ft shunters’ were turned out a 0-4-2 crane tank, and except for the modifications required by the cranes, they were identical to the 0-4-0 saddle tanks. With the short jib they could lift four tons, while the longer jib could only lift three tons. Both size of jib continued in use into LMS days.
- ‘Crested Goods’ Locomotive Class
- Nickname for 18in Goods (aka Cauliflower).
- Crewe 2-4-0 Goods Locomotive Class
- A 2-4-0 version of the Crewe Type intended for goods work.
- Crewe Type 2-2-2 Locomotive Class
- The essential feature of the ‘Crewe Type’ engine was the combination of outside cylinders and double frames to overcome the problem of snapped crank-axles with inside cylinders. Built as 2-2-2 for passenger and 2-4-0 for goods purposes