Glossary Results for Word "‘G1’ 0-8-0 Locomotive Class"
|‘G1’ 0-8-0 Locomotive Class||Super heated 0-8-0, some built new, but 279 rebuilt from classes ‘A’ to ‘G’. The main external difference compared with a ‘G’ class is the longer smoke box, to accommodate the super heater header, though the barrel length of both boilers was the same at 14ft 10in; internally inside-admission piston valves replaced the ‘G’ class slide valves, though the cylinders were the same size. They were originally fitted with super heater dampers, they were soon found to be unnecessary and so removed. At some stage, possibly after first World War, steam heating was added also, not so much for passenger trains, as for working banana specials from Garston Docks. Some 25 specials might be run at short notice when Fyffe’s steamer came in.|