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Mr. J. Ramsbottom

1858 — DX Goods
1863 — 4ft Shunter
1870 — Special Tank

Mr. F.W. Webb

1873 — 17in Coal Engine
1880 — 18in Goods
1881 — Special DX
1881 — Coal Tanks
1893 — ‘A’ class
1894 — Crane Tank
1896 — Dock Tank
1901 — ‘B’ class
1903 — 1400 Class

Mr. G. Whale

1904 — ‘C’ class
1904 — ‘E’ class
1906 — ‘D’ class
1906 — ‘F’ class
1906 — ‘G’ class
1912 — ‘G1’ class
1906 — 19in Express Goods

Mr. C.J. Bowen Cooke

1911 — 1185 class

Capt. H.P.M. Beames

1923 — 380 class


1919 — ‘MM’ class

18in Goods

Vital Statistics

Official Name 5ft 0in Express Goods
Nickname ‘18in Goods’ or ‘Cauliflowers’ or ‘Crested Goods’
Water & Coal Storage Tender
Water Capacity 2000 gallon
Coal Capacity 5 tons
Wheel Arrangement 0-6-0
Driven Wheels Six 5ft 2½in wheels
Carrying Wheels none
Wheelbase 7ft 3in + 8ft 3in
Boiler 4ft 2in diameter; 9ft 10in long
Boiler Pressure 150 psi
Grate Area 17.1 sq.ft.
Tubes ?
Total Heating Area 1,083 sq.ft.
Cylinders Two inside 18in diameter; 24in stroke
Weight in full working order 36 tons 10 cwt
Designer Mr. F.W. Webb
Number in Class 310
Lifetime 1880—1955

These famous and powerful engines with larger cylinders and wheels were for express goods but also often used on passenger trains as well. They could be distinguished by the humps in the footplate to clear the connecting rod pins Explain 'Connecting Rod Pin' and by the company crest on the centre splashers Explain 'Splasher', which earned them the ‘Cauliflower’ nickname from its appearance at a distance.

The first ten had H-spoke Explain 'H-Spoke Wheel' wheels for which they were named ‘duckfoots’ (from Webb?) but the rest had the more elegant spoked wheels. The original wooden brake blocks Explain 'Brake Blocks' were later replaced by cast iron blocks. Buffer beams Explain 'Buffer Beam' were wood, and sanding Explain 'Sanding' was at the front only, supplied from a box ahead of the leading splasher.

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