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Glossary Results for Word "Locke, Joseph (1805—1860)"

Locke, Joseph (1805—1860) Locke was sole chief engineer of the GJRExplain 'Grand Junction Railway (GJR)' from 1835 to 1846, and though engaged mainly on construction and civil engineering he had the top-level surveillance of the mechanical engineering side. He was the sponsor of what became known as the ‘Crewe Type’Explain 'Crewe Type 2-2-2 Locomotive Class' locomotive. He had a marked aversion to tunnels, because of which the Lancaster and CarlisleExplain 'Lancaster & Carlisle Railway (LCR)' main line has the famous climb to Shap summit, for which trains often required banking enginesExplain 'Banking Engine'.