The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review
Volume 54 (1948)
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Number 665 (15 January 1948)

4-6-4 French locomotives, French National Railways. 13-15. illustration, diagram (side elevation and section)
S series four-cylinder compound type with rotary cam poppet valves, and R series three-cylinder poppet valve engine with simple expansion. See Volume 56 pp. 166-7

L.M.S. diesel electric loco. No. 10,000. -19

L.N.E.R. 4-6-2 "A2" locomotives. 19-20. illus.
Erratum p.55

Morris, O.J. Standardising S.R. locomotives, Central Section. 21-4.

Number 667 (15 March 1948)

The engineer and the man. 31-2.

2-6-4 tank locomotive, Burma Railways. 32-3. illusration., diagram (side & front/rear elevations)
28 metre gauge locomotives ordered from Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns Ltd.

London Midland Region loco. experiments. 33-4. 2 illustrations
Ivatt modications to Stanier Class 5 4-6-0: Nos. 4758-67 were fitted with Timken roller bearings and No. 4767 was also fitted with external Stephenson link motion and a double chimney. Some of this batch were also fitted with double chimneys and electric lighting. No. 4767 was not the first British locomotive to be fitted with external Stephenson link valve gear: Dean 2-2-2 No. 9 was so fitted see Loco. Mag., 9, 97.

London Midland Region 2-6-0 locomotives. 34-5. 2 illusrations., diagram (side elevation)
With original double chimney: cab is illustrated with tender detached.

L.M.S. diesel electric loco. No. 10,000. 36-7. 4 illustrations.
Continued from page 19. Includes brief details of trial run hauling twelve coaches between Derby and St. Pancras

2-8-2 locomotives for Tanganyika. 38-9. illustration.
Six metre gauge locomotives built by W.G. Bagnall for Tanganyika Railway to meet the requirements of the Crown Agents.

Midland and Scottish Regions. 39
New locomotives into service: 2-6-0 Class 4 Freight (New Design) : Nos. 3603 and 3004 (built at Horwich). 2-6-4 Class 4 Passenger Tanks: Nos 2190 and 2191 (built at Derby). The following had been withdrawn: 4-4-0 Class 3P, No. 715 (Midland); 2-4-2 Class 1PT, Nos. 6682, 6718 (L.N.W.R.); 0-4-4 Class 1PT, No. 1385 (Midland); 0-8-0 Class 6F, No. 8910 (L.N.W.R.); 0-6-0 Class 3F, No. 12401 (L. & Y:R.); 0-6-0 Class 2F, Nos. 3602 (Midland), 12032 (L. & Y.R.), 28230, 28415, 28586, 28597 (L.N.W.R.); 0-6-2 Class 2FT, Nos. 7715, 7812, 27648 (L.N.W.R.); 0-6-0 Class 1FT, No. 1759 (Midland); 0-4-0 No. 3084 (4 ft. shunter built L.N.W.R. 1872); 0-4-2 Nos. 3248, 3249 (4 ft. shunter (crane) built L.N.W.R. 1893 and 1894).

"Brush" diesel-electric locomotive. 39-41.. 3 illusrations., diagram (side & front elevations)
Six-coupled wheel shunting locomotive with radiator at front with 400 b.h.p. Petter two-stroke engine.

National Coal Board. 41.
The Hunslet Engine Co. Ltd. received from the National Coal Board an order for 152 diesel locomotives for service underground in British pits, and comprising four-wheel and six-wheel types of 65, 70, and 100 b.h.p.

Western Region. 41
New locomotives into service: 4-6-0 6982 Melmerby Hall; 0-6-0 3218 and 3219. The following withdrawn: 2-6-0 Nos. 2612 and 2665; 0-6-2T 198 (Barry No. 6); No. 504 (Brecon & Merthyr No. 39); 0-6-0T 2793, No. 6 (Weston Clevedon & Portishead No. 4; originally L.B.S.C.R. 53 Ashstead) I 2-4-0T No. 3585.

James McEwan. Locomotives of the Caledonian Railway. 41-4. 3 illustrations.
A tank class intended for local workings. wIth the 0-4-4 wheel arrangement was in general a development of the 4-4-0 tank type which Drummond designed for the North British Ry, When new, they were tried on the Cathcart Ry., Balerno line from Edinburgh and short local trains around Glasgow but proved to be under-boilered for almost all such duties. Later they were transferred to. lighter work such as the Killin branch where Nos. 175 and 223 worked almost continuously fortnight about. Methven branch got 230 and the Bankfoot line got No. 173 when that line opened. Arbroath got a few (including 178, 191 and 227) while two were at work on the Wigtownshire Ry. section of the P.P. and W. Rys., also the Moffat, Dolphinton and Denny branches, Solway Junction Ry. section and Forfar had them at varying periods. Upon the opening of the Connel Ferry to Ballachulish line No. 224 was sent to Oban to work in conjunction with one of George Brittains's 2-4-2 type tank engines. The engines built between 1884 and 1889 had no coal rail at first and later in 1900, McIntosh fitted all of them with rails which increased the coal capacity by half a ton. The engines built in 1891 with the larger bunker carried 1¾ tons of coal. The cylinders were 16 in. diameter by 22 in. stroke, coupled wheels 5 ft. and solid bogie wheels. 2 ft. 6 in. in diameter respectively. Total heating surface of 672.3ft2, The grate area was 14ft2. and working pressure 150psi All boilers had Ramsbottorn type safety valves on the dome. The entire class was built at St. Rollox Works, the last six being made after Drummond had left. In 1924 Nos. 177 and 178 (then Nos. 1177 and 1178) were taken into St. Rollox Works and rebuilt with new boilers almost similar to the original but having steel firebox and a working pressure of 160 lb., but still retaining the Rarnsbottom type safety valves. In 1930 No. 15103 had Ross pop safety valves fitted, and subsequently the toolbox was removed from the back of the bunker.

L.M.S. restaurant cars. 44-5. 2 illusrations., diagram (side elevation & plan)
Remodelled restaurant kitchen first car, on six-wheel bogies, with first vestibule car. Loose chairs were fitted.

Midland and Scottish Sections. 45
To celebrate the centenary of the West Coast route completed on 15 February 1848 the Royal Scot name had bewen restored on the 10 a.m. departures from Euston and Glasgow Central.

Obituary. 45.
C.M. Doncaster of Daniel Doncaster and Sons of Sheffield.

4-6-2 locomotives for India. 46. illustration
Baldwin Locomotive Works: sixteen 5ft 6in gauge streamlined Pacifics ssupplied to India Supply Mission. Numbered 7200 to 7215. 210 psi boiler pressure. Steel fireboxes with single thermic syphon. Total heating surface of 2257ft2 plus 725ft2 superheat, grate area 46ft2. 20¼ x 28in cylindersx; 5ft 7in coupled wheels. 

4-8-2 locomotives for Czechoslovakia. 46-8. 2 illustrations, diagram (side elevation).
Skoda three-cylinder (19½ x 27in) with T4rofimov piston valves, bar frames and 6ft coupled wheels. Total heating surface of 2765ft2 plus 795ft2 superheat, Welded boiler, pneumatic firedoor. 

Reviews. 48

The Cheshire Lines Railway. R. Prys Griffiths. Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 5

The Euston and Crewe companion. D.S. Barrie. Oakwood Press.

Number 668 (15 April 1948)

London Midland Region locos. with Caprotti gear. 51-4. illustration, 5 diagrams. (including. side elevation)

Morris, O.J. Standardising S.R. locomotives, Central Section. 70-3

McEwan, James. Locomotives of the Caledonian Railway. 73-5.

Number 670 (15 June 1948)

Unproductive engine hours. 83-4.

McEwan, James. Locomotives of the Caledonian Railway. 94-6.

Morris, O.J. Standardising S.R. locomotives, Central Section. 107-9

Number 672 (14 August 1948)

Locomotive standardisation. 115

George Stephenson. 116

Oil-fired 0-6-0 tender locomotives, Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. 116-17, illustration
Hudswell Clarke & Co. Ltd outside-cylinder 0-6-0 for 3ft gauge.

The Berkley mechanical stoker. 121. illus.
Fitted to Merchant Navy No. 35005

Number 673 (15 September 1948)

Locomotive exchanges. 131-3. 4 illustrations

H.C.B. Rogers. The Great Northern Railway (Ireland). 141-3. illustration.
A locomotive history, with emphasis on 20th century development.

Number 674 (15 October 1948)

New 4-4-0 locomotives, Great Northern Railway (Ireland). 150-1. illustration., diagram (side elevation)
VS three-cylinder class designed H.R. McIntosh and supplied by Beyer Peacock. No. 209 Foyle illustrated.

Field Marshal The Viscount Montgomery. 163. illustration.
Formally named Patriot class No. 45506 The Royal Pioneer Corps at ceremony at Euston Station. G.L. Darbyshire, Chief Regional Officer, London Midland Region and Sir William Wood present

Number 675 (15 November 1948)

Locomotive laboratory. 165.

Rugby Testing Station. 166; 167. diagram

Central Argentine Railway: 4-8-0 5ft. 6in. guge "CS7" class. illustration, diagram (side elevation)

Nils Ahlberg. Swedish Steam Locomotives. 169-71. 2 illustrations

Tank locomotives for Egypt and Turkey. 171-2. 2 illustrations

Old 2-4-0 goods locomotives L. & N.W.R. (L. & C. Section). 172-3. 2 illustrations

H.F. Hilton. Maldon, Witham & Braintree Railway (1847-1948). 174-6. 6 illustrations (including line drawing side elevation), map.

Combined rack and adhesion electric locomotives: Furka-Oberalp and Bruenig Railway.176-80. 3 illustrations, 2 diagrams (side elevations and plans)

Number 676 (15 December 1948)

Turkish State Railways, 2-10-0 locomotives. 182-4. 2 illustrations
Supplied Beyer Peacock: see also 56, 59-60 for picture of locomotive en route from Manchester to Liverpool on steerable road trailer..

Western Region locomotive "G.J. Churchward". 184; 185 (plate). illustration
Castle class No. 7017 G.J. Churchward named at Paddington on 29 October by Captain William Gregson, RNR, President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Livery appears to be very light.

Removal of Metadyne machine from car. 193. illustration
Portable elevator for removing Metadyne machines from 1938 surface stock of the London Transport Executive. The weight of each machine was 3.65 tons and its removal from the car for maintenance purposes presented a problem. The elevator consisted of a cross beam and two end supports, each end support being mounted on 4 plain wheels arid housing a pair of vertical lead screws. These, when operated by a ratchet lever, raised or lowered the cross beam. The device was employed in a maintenance pit.

L.M. Region. 193
Historic names had been chosen for eight of the 4-6-0 Patriot class locomotives of the London Midland Region. The names would be allotted as the engines left Crewe fitted with the 2A taper boiler. The first one No. 45545, carried the name Planet. Names chosen for the other seven locomotives were Vu/can, Goliath, Courier, Velocipede, Champion, Dragon, Harlequin. All had been specially chosen for their long association with the former L.M.S. and its constituents, some going back as far as the Liverpool & Manchester and Grand Junction Railways.

W.G. Bagnall Limited, of Stafford. 193
Had received an order from the Gaekwar Baroda State Railway for ten ZB class 2 ft. 6 in. gauge locomotives of 2-6-2 type with cylinders of 12 in. diameter and 18 in. stroke. Another order received from the same railway company earlier in 1948 was for seven A class metre gauge locomotives with 4-6-0 wheel arrangement and cylinders of  15½ in. diameter and 22 in. stroke. Four W class 2 ft. 6 in. gauge locomotives with 0-6-2 wheel arrangement and cylinders of 11½in. diameter and 15 in. stroke, ordered previously by the same company had been completed. Other recent orders included two metre gauge 0-8-0 side tank locomotives with 14 in. diameter cylinders and 20 in. stroke for South America, two fireless locomotives for the B.E.A. Accrington (Huncoat) Generating Station and one 0-4-0 saddle tank locomotive for the National Coal Board.