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Glossary Results for Word "Patent 2-2-2 Locomotive Class"

Patent 2-2-2 Locomotive Class In 1852 McConnellExplain 'McConnell, James Edward (1815—1883)' produced his ‘Patent’ 2-2-2s to work the London–Birmingham trains in two hours. They had outside bearingsExplain 'Bearing' and the boilerExplain 'Boiler' was pitched very low, with a recess to accommodate the cranksExplain 'Cranks' and upward inclined cylindersExplain 'Cylinder'. The ‘patent’ feature was the design of the fireboxExplain 'Fire Box' which had a combustion chamberExplain 'Combustion Chamber' to burn coal instead of coke.