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Samson Class 2-4-0 Locomotive Class
A class of 90 2-4-0 engines with 6ft 0in driving wheels built for secondary duties under RamsbottomExplain 'Ramsbottom, John (1814—1897)' and WebbExplain 'Webb, Francis William (1836—1906)' from 1863 to 1879. Reputedly the first passenger engines with coupled wheelsExplain 'Coupled Wheels'. It has the usual Ramsbottom features: the fancy chimneyExplain 'Chimney' top, safety valvesExplain 'Safety Valve', horizontal smoke boxExplain 'Smoke Box' door, slotted splashersExplain 'Splasher', no brakes on the engine and no cab. The coupling rodsExplain 'Coupling Rods' are of the early Ramsbottom type, with forked ends having wedge adjustment and cotteredExplain 'Cottered Fitting' fastenings. 80 replaced by ‘Small Jumbos’Explain 'Small Jumbo 2-4-0 Locomotive Class' in 1890’s, the others continuing for 20 years in engineer department use.
Side Tank Coal Locomotive Class
The official designation of Webb’sExplain 'Webb, Francis William (1836—1906)' ”Coal Tank”Explain 'Coal Tank 0-6-2T Locomotive Class'.
Small Bloomer 2-2-2 Locomotive Class
In 1834 the ‘ Small Bloomer’ were introduced. The were basically similar to the ‘Large Bloomer’Explain 'Large Bloomer 2-2-2 Locomotive Class' but had smaller boilerExplain 'Boiler' and smaller driving wheelsExplain 'Drive Wheel' 6ft 6in, instead of 7ft. See also Extra Large BloomerExplain 'Extra Large Bloomer 2-2-2 Locomotive Class', Large BloomerExplain 'Large Bloomer 2-2-2 Locomotive Class', and BloomerExplain 'Bloomer Locomotive Class'.
Small Jumbo 2-4-0 Locomotive Class
Ramsbottom’s SamsonExplain 'Samson Class 2-4-0 Locomotive Class' class engines were replaced in the 1890s by engines which were outwardly of similar appearance to the ‘Improved Precedents’ or ‘Jumbos’Explain 'Jumbo Locomotive Class' which had been introduced by WebbExplain 'Webb, Francis William (1836—1906)' in 1887. The replaced Samsons had smaller 6ft driving wheels and were thus colloquially known as the ‘Small Jumbos’. Small Jumbos were also sometimes known as ‘Whitworth’ or ‘Waterloo’ class, after early members of the class.
Special ‘DX’ 0-6-0 Locomotive Class
In April 1881 Mr. WebbExplain 'Webb, Francis William (1836—1906)' rebuilt ‘DX’Explain '‘DX’ 0-6-0 Locomotive Class' No.460 with a new 140 psiExplain 'PSI (Pounds per Square Inch)' boiler of the same kind fitted to the ‘17in Coal Engines’Explain '17in Coal Engine 0-6-0 Locomotive Class'. No definite information on the origin of the term ‘Special’ seems to be available, but was perhaps only used once the engines were vacuum-fittedExplain 'Vacuum Brake' to denote those specially fitted to work Passenger trains. View more details
Special Tank 0-6-0T Locomotive Class
This was Ramsbottom’sExplain 'Ramsbottom, John (1814—1897)' last design, which was in effect a saddle TankExplain 'Saddle Tank' version of the ‘DX’ for shuntingExplain 'Shunting', with the same cylindersExplain 'Cylinder' and wheelbaseExplain 'Wheel Base' but slightly smaller wheels and boilerExplain 'Boiler'. Two of the class were modified with rectangular saddle tanks and condensing apparatusExplain 'Condensing Apparatus' for use in Wapping tunnel, Liverpool. From 1895 they were used on the American SpecialExplain 'American Special (1)' boat trains through Waterloo and Victoria tunnels between Edge HillExplain 'Edge Hill, Liverpool' and RiversideExplain 'Riverside, Liverpool', Liverpool, for this duty they were painted in fully lined livery, and named “EUSTON” and “LIVERPOOL” View more details
Super D 0-8-0 Locomotive Class
Colloquial name applied to the LNWR’s G1 class of super heatedExplain 'Super Heated Steam' 0-8-0 goods engine, and later to all such engines including the G2 and G2A classes. Super was an abbreviation of “Superheated”. View more details
Swamis Locomotive Class
Nickname for “B” Locomotive classExplain '‘B’ Class 0-8-0 Locomotive class'; swamis were oriental magicians and illusionists popular as entertainers in the late nineteenth century, who always finished their acts by disappearing in a cloud of smoke…
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