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Glossary Results for Word "Benbow Locomotive Class"

Benbow Locomotive Class In 1903 Alfred the GreatExplain 'Alfred the Great Locomotive Class' class 4-4-0 No.1952 BENBOW was modified to have four independent sets of Joy valve gearExplain 'Joy’s Valve Gear' in place of two sets. In the original design the outside valves were actuated by rocking leversExplain 'Rocking Arms'. The modification was a success and all forty Alfred the Great engines were modified, then being known as the ‘Benbow’ class. The Benbow design was approved by F.W. WebbExplain 'Webb, Francis William (1836—1906)' before his retirement, but implemented by his successor G. WhaleExplain 'Whale, George (1842—1910)'.