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Passenger Locomotives - 6ft Four-coupled Tank

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No. 44 Standing in a shed yard. L&NWR on tank side. Fireman on bunker as the engine takes on water.




A 4-4-2 tank locomotive developed from Whale’s Precursor passenger engines although with smaller driving wheels. They were used on suburban passenger services in the London, Birmingham and Manchester areas.


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    Main Statistics


    NicknamePrecursor Tank
    Storage TypeSide tanks and bunker
    Water Capacity3000
    Coal Capacity5 tons
    Wheel Arrangement4-4-2T
    Size Leading (2 3/4 to 3 in)3ft 3in
    Number Spokes Leading10
    Size Driving (2 3/4 in)6ft 3in
    Number Spokes Drivers20
    Size Trailing (2 3/4 in)3ft 3in


    Chimney Height1ft 10ins
    Boiler Pressure175psi
    Grate Area22.4sq ft
    Heating Area1 939sq ft
    CylindersTwo (I): 19in dia
    Cylinders Stroke26in
    Weight74tons 15cwt
    CMEMr. George Whale
    Number Built50
    Lifespan1906-1940

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