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Glossary Results for Word "Bowen Cooke, Charles J (1859—1920)"

Bowen Cooke, Charles J (1859—1920) Chief Mechanical EngineerExplain 'CME' of the LNWR, Bowen Cooke introduced superheatingExplain 'Super Heated Steam' to that railway with conspicuous success, taking great care to get things right. His comparative trials between non-superheated and superheated units were more meticulous than most. His George the FifthExplain 'George the Fifth 4-4-0 Locomotive Class' 4-4-0, often considered the best passenger locomotive the LNWR ever had, was a superheated version of the existing PrecursorExplain 'Precursor 2-4-0 Locomotive Class (1)' type, while his Prince of WalesExplain 'Prince of Wales 4-6-0 Locomotive Class' 4-6-0 was a similar updating of the existing ExperimentExplain 'Experiment Locomotive Class (1)'. His major new design was the Claughton classExplain 'Claughton 4-6-0 Locomotive Class', a handsome four-cylinder 4-6-0 that never quite lived up to its promise, probably because of poor air access to the fire and inefficient draughtingExplain 'Draughting' in the smokeboxExplain 'Smoke Box'. He was in office from 1908 to 1920.