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Glossary Results for Word "Tender"

Tender A railway vehicle which is (almost) permanently coupled to a steam locomotive, and in which water and fuel are carried. The LNWR had fewer tenders than engines and so the tenders of engines in the works were used on other engines. This caused a horrid mess when the LMS introduced the practice of putting the engine number on the tender; also when engines were repainted in Midland red a red engine would sometimes have a black tender (and vice versa).