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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

19in Express Goods

Vital Statistics

Official Name 19in Express Goods
Nickname Experiment Goods
Water & Coal Storage Tender
Water Capacity 3,000 gallon
Coal Capacity ? tons
Wheel Arrangement 4-6-0
Driven Wheels Six 5ft 2½in wheels
Carrying Wheels Four 3ft 3in on leading bogie
Wheelbase 6ft 3in + 6ft 10½in + 6ft 9½in + 6ft 9½in
Total Wheelbase 26ft 8½in
Boiler ?ft ?in diameter; ?ft ?in long
Boiler Pressure 185 psi
Grate Area 25 sq.ft.
Cylinders Two inside 19¾in diameter; 26in stroke
Weight in full working order 63 tons 0 cwt
Designer Mr. G. Whale
Number in Class 170
Lifetime 1906—1950

Following the great success of the ‘Precursor’ Explain 'Precursor 4-4-0 Locomotive Class (2)' and ‘Experiment’ Explain 'Experiment 4-6-0 Locomotive Class (2)' classes for passenger work, in 1906 Mr. Whale Explain 'Whale, George (1842—1910)' produced a goods or mixed-traffic version of the ‘Experiments’. The driving wheel size was reduced to 5ft 2½in but the same 4-6-0 arrangement was retained and they were otherwise identical with the ‘Experiments’ excepting that only a single long lower splasher was needed. They had Joy valve gear Explain 'Joy’s Valve Gear' with balanced slide valves. In LMS days, a number were fitted with Belpaire Explain 'Belpaire Firebox' fireboxes Explain 'Fire Box' between 1927—34. Three lasted into BR days but retained their LMS numbers.

But progress is rarely wholly forward: In a design ‘improvement’ sandboxes Explain 'Sand Box' were placed inside the frames Explain 'Frame' but proved almost impossible to fill. They were quickly replaced with more practical designs outside the frames. Some engines were fitted with wind guards on the sand pipes, to prevent sand being blown away from under the wheels.

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