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Glossary Results for Word "Large Jumbo 2-4-0 Locomotive Class"

Large Jumbo 2-4-0 Locomotive Class A term usually applied to a class of 2-4-0 passenger tender engines with 6ft 6in driving wheels introduced by WebbExplain 'Webb, Francis William (1836—1906)' in 1887 and officially described as ‘Improved Precedent’ class because they were a rebuilt and improved version of an earlier design, the first engine of which carried the name ‘Precedent’. Ramsbottom’s ‘Newton’ class 6ft 6in engines were also rebuilt into ‘Improved Precedents’, the two types then being identical. The word ‘Jumbo’ was probably coined because the engines were able to haul very large trains, and the word ‘Large’ set them apart from the similar engines with smaller driving wheels.