Glossary Results for Word "Bowen Cooke, Charles J (1859—1920)"
|Bowen Cooke, Charles J (1859—1920)||Chief Mechanical Engineer of the LNWR, Bowen Cooke introduced superheating 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 Fifth 4-4-0, often considered the best passenger locomotive the LNWR ever had, was a superheated version of the existing Precursor type, while his Prince of Wales 4-6-0 was a similar updating of the existing Experiment. His major new design was the Claughton 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 draughting in the smokebox. He was in office from 1908 to 1920.|