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Glossary Results for Word "Samson Class 2-4-0 Locomotive Class"

Samson Class 2-4-0 Locomotive Class A class of 90 2-4-0 engines with 6ft 0in driving wheels built for secondary duties under RamsbottomExplain 'Ramsbottom, John (1814—1897)' and WebbExplain 'Webb, Francis William (1836—1906)' from 1863 to 1879. Reputedly the first passenger engines with coupled wheelsExplain 'Coupled Wheels'. It has the usual Ramsbottom features: the fancy chimneyExplain 'Chimney' top, safety valvesExplain 'Safety Valve', horizontal smoke boxExplain 'Smoke Box' door, slotted splashersExplain 'Splasher', no brakes on the engine and no cab. The coupling rodsExplain 'Coupling Rods' are of the early Ramsbottom type, with forked ends having wedge adjustment and cotteredExplain 'Cottered Fitting' fastenings. 80 replaced by ‘Small Jumbos’Explain 'Small Jumbo 2-4-0 Locomotive Class' in 1890’s, the others continuing for 20 years in engineer department use.