Turbine locomotives

The somewhat messy development of the Reid (who supplied the capital and construction facilities)-Ramsay-McLeod turbine electric condensing locomotive, and the Armstrong-Whitworth locomotive of similar configuration together with the more successful Swedish Ljungström type evaluated on the LMS, and Stanier's proposed developments in the 1930s are described in: Robin Barnes' Condensed account - a short history of the steam turbine condensing loco. Backtrack 9 406-13 The part relating to the first-named should be read in assication with Bradley's History of the North British.See letter from Sweden (page 676) concerning Ljungström type


The MacLeod elemeent is described in Archive Issue 14 page 46

Ljungström turbine locomotive:

1926: The Ljungström locomotive was designed in Sweden. It differed from the conventional Stephenson type in several ways. A turbine replaced the cylinders and the exhaust steam was fed back into a condenser. A fan was used to replace the action of the exhaust steam in creating a draught through the boiler. The locomotive was articulated to the condenser unit and the Whyte notation was 4-6-6-4T. Beyer, Peacock produced one engine for British service and it ran extensive trails on the LMS and led, indirectly to the "Stanier" Turbomotive..

DEVELOPMENT of the Ljungström locomotive. Engineer, 1929, 147, 372-3; 398-400; 424-6. 9 illus., 6 diagrs.,S tables.
Ljungström turbine condensing locomotive built by Beyer, Peacock & Co. Ltd. . Loco. Rly Carr. Wagon Rev., 1926, 32, 342-4. illus.
A NEW Ljungström turbo-condensing locomotive, built for service on British railways and now under test on the L.M.S.R.. Rly Engr. 1926, 47, 428-9. illus., 2 diagrs. (mcI. s. f. & r. els.)
2,000-H.P. Ljungström turbine locomotive. Engineering, 1927, 124,771-4;
801-4; 812-28 illus., 9 diagrs.
Includes detailed sectionalized diagrams.

Performance and testing

Ljungström turbine locomotive. Loco. Rly Carr. Wagon Rev., 1927, 33, 193.
Derby-London test run.