Moore's Monthly Magazine
Number 1 (January 1896)
The Jubilee of the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway. 2-4. illustration
Illustration and main dimensions of two-cylinder compound No. 33 Glengorm Castle.
A long run on the G.E.R. 4.
Liverpool Street to Cromer non-stop achieved at an average speed of 47 mile/h. The same locomotive (No. 1006) performed the up journey non-stop
New express locomotive for the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway.
4-4-0 No. 694
The late Mr. P. Stirling. 6
Celebrated by a complete listing of his bogie singles.
Number 2 (February 1896)
The development of long distance running. 10-11.
In Britain as in the run mentioned on page 4.
New four-coupled bogie engines for the Great Western Railway. 11-12.
Dean 4-4-0 for the South Devon and Cornwall banks: No. 3259 Pendennis Castle illustrated
Our Supplement; "An eight-footer of fifty years ago". 12.
Actual supplement missing from NRM copy, but was an 1848 "talbo-type" photograph of a Norris Crampton for the Camden & Amboy Road
The colours of locomotives, carriages, and wagons. 12-13.
British locomotives. C.J. Bowen Cooke. Whittaker.
Includes an illustration from
Number 3 (March 1896)
Introduction of CR 721 class. 21
Number 4 (April 1896)
Railway notes. 25
[Paris Orleans Railway]. 25
Anticipated time of 7 hours for Paris to Bordeaux (359 miles)
G.W.R. locomotives, "Sir Alexander" class. 25
No. 1119 fitted with new standard tender with water pick-up and engine fitted with new axleboxes and named Prince of Wales. "We understand" company intended to run through to Leamington Spa in coming summer
The Little Bytham accident. 25
The engine of the up Leeds express, the rer vehicles of which left the rails on 7 March 1896 was GNR 8ft sibgle No. 1003. "Some changes may be expected in this companies locomotives": domes on the boilers.
The end of an old Midland single. 25
No. 149A then in use as stationary boiler at West India Docks.
Mishap on the L.T. & S.R. 25
On 10 March 1896 No. 25 Stifford broke an axle just after passing Gas Factory Junction. The line was blocked for two hours and GER trains were diverted via Stratford Market.
Page 18: textual correction: in 1835 the [Croydon] canal was sold and converted to a railway which opened in 1839. [The atmospheric line was not laid down until 1844]
The locomotive history of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway.
26-7. 3 diagrams (side elevations)
From 1 March 1844 the rolling stock of the Brighton Railway was shared with that of the Croydon Railway and the South Eastern Railway, but the Joint Locomotive Committee was dissolved on 31 January 1847.
Express locomotive, Cambrian Railways. 28.
W. Aston design of 4-4-0 built by Sharp, Stewart & Co. Includes leading dimensions. No. 65 illustrated.
The Felixstowe Railway. 29. illustration
Railway opened on 1 May 1877 and was taken over by the GER in 1879. The railway possessed three Yorkshire Engine Co. 2-4-0T. The coupled wheels were 4ft 7½in diameter and the cylinders 14 x 20in with a heating surface of 617ft2. Number No. 0810 is illustrated
The colours of locomotives, carriages, and wagons. 29-30.
Great Northern Railway Ballast wagons are red, whilst the goods' brakes have vermilion ends.
London, Tilbury & Southend Railway. perhaps, the most gaudily painted engines running into London. They are bright green, with tanks, cabs, and bunkers panelled round with a bright chocolate brown, a fine vermilion line running on the inner edge. The corners of this are brought up square within the panel, but with rounded corners is a black stripe with a fine white line on either side. The framing is painted bright chocolate brown, with a black edge and vermilion line, and inside the edging, at a little distance, a yellow line runs round. The boiler barrels are green, with chocolate lagging bands, having a red line to separate it from black stripes on either side edged with white lines. The buffer beams are vermilion, with black border and yellow lines; the numbers are in gold shaded with black, as also is the lettering of the name on the tank side, which is curved over the Company's coat-of-arms. The inside of the cab is painted chocolate brown, as also are the tyres of the wheels. The exterior of the L.T. & S. Railway carriages is varnished teak, with gold letters shaded with red. Wagon stock is painted grey, with yellow letters shaded black, and black underframes, iron- work, &c.· (To be coutinued.)
Model locomotive castikgs. West Ham: Messrs. Martin & Co. 30
In our February issue we reviewed the interesting and complete catalogue of model engines, &c., sent us by the above firm, and we then mentioned the model locomotive castings Messrs. Martin make a speciality of. We have lately had an opportunity of personally inspecting one of these sets for a Great Northern 8-ft. single express, and we were much impressed with the apparent ease with which any amatenr mechanic could make them up. There were 161 pieces, comprising all the working parts of the engine, frames, wheels, cylinders, and fittings, and these, too, all admirably proportioned and cast; in fact, exact reproductions of one of the famous engines on a small scale: even the fire-door had the latch and hinges attached exactly as in the original. With a set of Martin's castings, a lathe, and a little mechanical knowledge, we have no hesitation in saying that any amateur could turn out a very creditable model.
The locomotive: its failures and remedies. Wolverhamptou:
Thos. Pearce. 30
There are, unfortunately, few books in which the thousand- and-one casualties to which locomotives are liable in their daily runs are practically dealt with. In this little volume, Pearce, himself a G.W.R. driver, goes into many of the failures and their remedies. His advice is given in the form of a catechism in plain driver's parlance, and although some of his explanations may perhaps be thought very elementary to the more professional followers of locomotive engineering, we doubt if the employment of more complicated terms would help young drivers in overcoming the difficulties they are constantly brought face to face with; perhaps the opposite result would ensue, and many of those who will now profit by Mr. Pearce's advice so plainly given, might read the book through and be no wiser at the finish than they were at the commencement if theoretical pro's and cons were introdnced. At the same time we should like to have seen the locomotive treated more generally. The boiler is hardly mentioned by Mr. Pearce, nor does he devote much attention to the running gear, etc. The plates explaining the various positions of the valves and pistons are good, aud we have no doubt the mutual improvement classes now established at so many large railway centres will find them of service.
E. W. Leather.
The "record" from Newcastle to Edinburgh was made by No. 1620, having 7-ft. coupled drivers, and cylinders 19-in. by 26-in.
Engineer Manchester is one of the old 6-ft. . singles designed by Mr. Allan, and rebuilt for the use of the Permanent Way Department. The names and numbers have all been taken off, and the plate on the engine merely indicates to which district it is attached.
The Jeanie Deans class consists of 10 engines, 1301 Teutonic, 1302 Oceanic, 1303 Pacific, 1304 Jeanie Deans, 1305 Doric, 1306 Ionic, 1307 Coptic, 1309 Adriatic, 1311 Celtic, and 1312 Gaelic.
C. M. Doncaster
The statement as to L. & N. W. R. bogies referred to main line engines. We are aware of the tank engines, which, however, were built for the Company as eight-wheeled engines by Beyer, Peacock, & Co. [4-4-0T as per Metropolitan Rly] They were rebuilt at Crewe, with the addition of the coal bunker and trailing axle.
There are 20 engines of the class to which Prince Christian belongs, Nos. 999, 1000 and 1116 to 1133.
There are 25 liquid fuel engines on the G.E.R., and their numbers are 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 69, 72, 73,75,96, 163.193, 211, 213, 215, 216, 217, 240, 241 , 281, 611. 712, 759, 760, and 761. The boiler centre of the 1090 class is 7-ft. 6-in. from the rails.
The extended smokebox has replaced the spark-arresting chimneys on American locomotives for two reasons. First, as the old arresters were placed above the blast, they baffled the draught, and wen. also soon destroyed, whilst the chimney was awkward to empty. Second, the inferior coal used in the States requires a strong draught, then with a sharp blast and small srnokebox the biting action is too severe, and benefit is derived from the equalising action of the large smokebox. Probably this latter reason has more application to English engines than the former, as all the nettings, &c., used in this country for catching sparks are placed below the nozzle of the blast pipe.
Much obliged for yours, and list of engines built by the Vulcan Foundry Co. We propose making use of this in an early number.
The early engines built by Messrs. Stephenson for America had their front carrying-wheels arranged to pivot, to enable the engines to take sharp curves better, the idea being taken from the large road vans used for carrying goods. These vans are called lorries, trollies, and in Newcastle bogies. Hence the name.
Some of the six-coupled tanks, 150 and 327 classes, on the G.E. Railway, have steel fireboxes, and we believe it is now the standard practice to use such on the L. & N. W. Railway engines,
Number 5 (May 1896)
The locomotive history of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway. 34-5. 2 diagrams (side elevations)
The colours of locomotives, carriages, and wagons. 36
Single express locomotives (G.W.R.). 37. 2 illustrations
2-2-2: first eight (Nos. 3021-8) built for broad gauge (Fig. 1), but remainder built for standard gauge. Locomotives listed Swindon WN 1221-40; 1261-70. Running numbers 3001-3030: names listed including changes to Nos. 3017 (originally Nelson) and 3027 Thames. Notes livery change to a lighter green.
Four-coupled bogie engine, N.B.R. 39. illustration
Holmes 4-4-0 for West Highland line: Numbers 55, 394, 395 and 693-701: painted "dark brown"
The locomotive of to-day. 40-1. diagram
Chapter 1: the boiler
The first railway passenger. 42
Crawford Marley who died in Tauranga in New Zealand on 11 February 1896 aged 83 had assisted Joseph Stephenson to get George Stephenson's Locomotion No. 1 on to the track of the Stockton & Darlington Railway and getting water to fill the boiler and was rewarded with a ride on the engine.
La machine locomotive. Ed. Sauvage. Paris: Baudrey et Cie. 42
Number 7 (July 1896)
Railway notes. 61
New oil burners on the G.E.R. 61
For the accelerated service to Cromer, which commences this month, twelve more express locomotives had been fitted to burn oil fuel on Holden's patent system, and their tenders provided with water pick-ups. Six of these are of the standard four coupled type, Nos. 762 to 767, and the remainder of the single driver class with a steam pressure of 160 psi, numbered 1004 to 1009.
New G.W.R. engine. 61
We learn that the Great Western Company are building at their Swindon Works a large ten wheeled engine with six drivers coupled, a leading bogie, and inside cylinders. The firebox will be novel for English practice, being shallow, and built to the full width of the engine, resting on the top of the frames in a similar manner to the large shallow fireboxes in America.
New works. 61
The Midland and South Western Junction Railway opened workshops at Cirencester for the repair and renewal of their rolling stock.
New engines on the S.E.R. 61
Four new engines of the standard 7-ft. coupled type built at the Ashford Works during the past half-year, the numbers being 37, 42, 45 and 105. One of the 6-ft. bogie engines, No. 166, appeared painted the new standard green.
N.E.R. locomotives. 61
We learn that at present only two of the new racers mentioned in our last have been built, their numbers being 1869 and 1870. Striking features of these engines are the brass caps on the chimneys, and the clerestory roofs to the cabs.
Fast run on the L.C. & D.R. 61
On Friday, 12 June, a remarkable record was made in connection with a trip to Paris, organised by Davison Dalziel, to witness the race for the Grand Prix. Leaving Victoria Station at 12.50, the Gare du Nord, Paris, was reached at 19.25, thus, allowing for the difference in longitude, the journey between the English and French capitals only occupied 6 hours, 25 minutes, considerably the fastest time on record. The run on the L.C. & D.R. was performed by engine No. 16, Driver W. Stark, who accomplished the distance of 78½ miles between Victoria and Dover Pier in 82 minutes, or at an average speed of 57.2 miles per hour.
G.N.R. locos. 61
Some new 6-wheels coupled goods engines, numbered from 1031 upwards, had been delivered to the G.N.R. from the works of Messrs. Dübs and Co., Polmadie. These locomotives, like their predecessors, had no domes, but an 8-ft. single, No. 93, had been turned out of Doncaster shops rebuilt with a new boiler having a dome on it. There are now two of the 7-ft. 6-in. singles stationed at Retford, Nos. 232 and 238, these two having smaller fireboxes than the rest.
The locomotive history of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway. 62-4. 4 diagrams (side elevations)
The colours of locomotives, carriages, and wagons. 64-5
London Brighton and South Coast Railway: passenger engines painted yellow with border of dark olive green. Frames crimson. Coupling rods dark chocolate. Freight engines dark olive green.
L.C. & D.R.engines painted black. Carriages finished in teak, Freight stock dark grey.
Vestibuled bogie cars for our British railways. 65-6.
Number 8 (August 1896)
Railway notes. 77
Latest from the shops. 77
The L.C. & D. R. had turned out from their works at Longhedge two of their standard 6-ft. 6-in. four-coupled bogie engines, numbered 12 and 13. On the L. B. & S. C. R. also Mr. Billinton has just added a couple more of his bogie express engines with 6-ft. 0-in. drivers. These last are numbered and named 317 Gerald Loder, and 318 Rothschild, and were both stationed at Portsmouth. The L.& S. W. R. were completing at their shops at Nine Elms an order for ten four-coupled trailing bogie side tanks [0-4-4T] with 5-ft. 6-in. wheels, their numbers being 358 to 367. Ten more of the Pendennis Castle class of 5-ft. 7½-in. coupled passenger engines [4-4-0] had been finished at Swindon Works of the G.W.R., and numbered 3262 to 3271. At their Derby Works the Midland Company had built five more 7-ft. 6-in. single bogie express engines with piston valves, their numbers being 75, 76, 77, 79 and 88. An order for ten six-coupled mineral engines, having 4-ft. 7-in. wheels had been completed by the G. N. R. at their Plant Works at Doncaster, numbered 1021 to 1030, some of which were located at Ardsley. The G. E. R.put into service ten more side tank engines, with 4-ft. six-coupled driving wheels and condensing apparatus, their numbers being 265 to 274.
Royal visit to Wales. 77
On the visit of the Prince of Wales to Aberystwyth the Royal Special on 25 June was worked by a G.W.R. engine as tar as Welshpool, running through the loop line at Shrewsbury, and not stopping between Wolverhampton and Welshpool. At the latter station the Cambrian engine No. 68 (driver John Pierce) was attached, and worked the train to Machynlleth, where the royal party stayed, Mr. Aston, the locomotive superintendent, accompanying the driver. On the same date Mr. Gladstone's special, which, came from Hawarden to Wrexham over the W. M. & C. Q. R. was conveyed thence over the new branch of the Cambrian Railways to Ellesmere by one of the three bogie tank engines of the latter Company which work the branch. At Ellesmere, where the train had to leave in a contrary direction, No. 82 (driver W. G. Brellisford) was attached and worked, the train to Aberystwyth. The royal- train was worked to Aberystwyth, and back to Moat Lane Junction, by engine No. 68, from which point No. 63 conveyed it as far as it travelled over the Cambrian system. Engines Nos. 63, 68 and 82 are of the same class as No. 65, illustrated in our April number, but were more elaborately painted and decorated for the occasion. The Taff Vale engine, No. 175, one of Mr. Riches' ten-wheeled side tanks, brought the train into Cardiff
The Royal Wedding. 77
The special Great Eastern train left St. Pancras at 17.45 on 22 June conveying T.R.H. Prince and Princess Charles of Denmark, ran through from London to Lynn (97¾ miles) without stopping. It was drawn by one of Holden's oil-fired engines, No. 712, which satisfactorily accomplished the journey within the booked time.
The locomotive history of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway. 78-80.
4 illustrations (line drawings: side elevations)
Accidents near Ford station on 27 November 1851 when No. 81 hauling a passenger train collided with a cattle train injuring the fireman who died later and two passengers. The driver attempted, who was at fault attempted to commit suicide by jumping into the River Arun. At Petworth on October 22 1859 No. 79 ran away from the shed and reached Horsham damaging severaln level crossing gates..
The summer trains of 1896. 80-1. 2 tables.
Tables detail the company, route, mileage and fastest journey times and number of trains in both up and down directions. One table is based on non-stop runs in excess of 100 miles and the other with the fastest speeds: Perth to Forfar at 60.9 mile/h was at the top.
The colours of locomotives, carriages and wagons.
The locomotive livery of the Midland and Great Northern was described as a light yellow brown with black bands having white yellow lines on each side., The Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway locomotives were green with a broad black border. The frames were painted brown. The carriages were varnished teak. Lettering was in gold with blue shading. Continued page 96.
Express engines for the Pennsylvania Railroad. 82. illustration.
Class P 4-4-0 built in 1895 at Juniata Workshops, Altoona.
Express locomotives for the Waterford, Limerick and Western Railway.
Ireland: 5ft 3in gauge: Kitson & Co. built Robinson designed 4-4-0 (locomotive No. 53 Jubilee illustrated): 17in x 24 in cylinders; 6ft coupled wheels; 995.36 ft2 total heating surface; 17.84ft2 grate area; 150 psi boiler pressure; fittted with vacuum pump like GWR engines. Painted Midland red with black bands and gold stripes. Used on boat trains to Waterford.
Locomotives of the Chemin de Fer du Nord, France. 86.
illustration (drawing: side elevation)
Built by Derosne and Cail from 1846: 2-2-2 known as Stephenson type. Nos. 52 (illustrated), 53, 56, 57, 58, 67, 71 and 75 in this series. Rebuilt as coupled engines from 1859.
Our picture plate: Wantedleading bogies!!. 86; 84.
Photograph on page 84 of derailment of 20.00 departure from Euston at Preston station on night of 12 July. Train was hauled by two Webb Jumbo class 2-4-0 locomotives No. 275 Vulcan with 6ft 6in coupled wheels and No. 2159 Shark with 6ft coupled wheels. It was running non-stop from Wigan to Carlisle and was probably caused by excessive speed. One passenger was killed. The journal advocated bogie type locomotives
The locomotives of today. Chapter 1 The boiler. 87-9. diagram
Design of firegrate, firebars (which could be wrought or cast iron), rocking grates (used in North America), water grates and holes through the water spaces through which air was drawn above the fire. Ashpans with or without dampers. Smokebox design: doors, blast pipes, spark arresters, extended smokeboxes, chimneys parallel or tapered, damage cause by scale in boilers..
Correspondence Page. Some fascinating letters including a listing of LBSCR sheds and their codes.
Questions and answers about
Number 9 September I896
Railway notes. 94
Wind deflector on the L. & S. W. R.
Engine No. 136, one of Adarns' 6-ft. 7-in. four-coupled bogie expresses has recently been turned out with a conical smokebox door, evidently intended to imitate the "wind-cutting" engines of our French neighbours.
New railway posters. 94
The summer of 1896 has been productive of some very artistic advertising bills. Perhaps the most striking are those of the L. C. & D. R., with a good picture of one of their four-coupled express engines, No. 188, heading a train; its size is in its favour. Another pretty departure from the ordinary monotonous style of our railway bills is that of the G. W. R. calling attention to "Picturesque Cornwall." The G. N. R. and Midland Com panies, too, issue some exceptionally attractive posters.
Preston Junction accident. 94
The L. & Y. engine which smashed into the West Lancashire train with fatal results at Preston Junction on 3 August was No. 1058, one of Aspinall's six-coupled goods engines fitted with Joy's valve gear.
Photographing a collision. 94
Instantaneous photographs of the show collision in Buckeye Park, Colombo, Ohio, appear to have been taken by a local photographer, and our contemporary Locomotive Engineering reproduced four of these in the August number. The views shew (1) the impact of the engines, (2) a moment or so later, (3) all at rest, and (4) five minutes after the smash. We imagine this is the first time in the world's history that a real railway collision has been instantaneously photographed.
Highland Railway locomotives. 94
Ten new four-wheels coupled express locomotives have just been built for this railway by Dubs & Co., of Polmadie. They have 6-ft. 3-in. drivers, and outside cylinders 19-in. by 24-in., and the boilers are pressed to 175 psi. Their numbers and names are as follows: 119, Loch Insh, 120 Loch Ness, 121 Loch Ericht, 122 Loch Moy, 123 Loch Andorb, 124 Loch Laggan, 125 Loch Tay, 126 Loch Tumrnel, 127 Loch Garry, 128 Loch Luichart.
New engines for the M. & G. N. Joint Railway. 94
New six-wheels coupled inside cylinder goods engines (0-6-0) of similar appearance to the standard Midland design had been constructed by Neilson and Co., of Hyde Park Locomotive Works, Glasgow, and in front of one of these, No. 59, Li Hung Chang, the Chinese Ambassador and his suite were photographed. An excellent reproduction of the picture appears in our contemporary, The Engineer.
The locomotive history of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway. 94-6. 4 illustrations (line drawings: side elevations)
The colours of locomotives, carriages and wagons.
Previous part started page 81. North Easter Railway (locomotives: light grass green with black bands; carriages dark lake with ends of passenger brake vans painted scarlet; wagon stock painted grey, except locomotive coal wagons painted blue; horesboxes etc painted lake) and Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway (locomotives black; carriages umber brown upper part and dark lake on lower; wagons dark grey)
The railway exhibits at the Cardiff Exhibition. 97
A G.N.R. 8-foot with a dome. 98. illustration
Our picture plate. "The Up Cornishman, G.W.R." 98; 100 (plate)
No. 3020 Sultan 4-2-2 with sanders operating as it leaves Bristol
Four-coupled express locomotives for the Glasgow & South Western Railway.
Manson 4-4-0 with 18¼ x 26in cylinders and 6ft 9½in coupled wheels with bogie tenders for Anglo Scottish services with average speed of 50 mile/h non-stop for Carlisle to Kilmarnock and 45.5 mile/h thence to Glasgow.
Locomotives of the Chemin de Fer du Nord, France. 103
The locomotive of today. Chapter 1 The boiler. 103-5. diagram
The Locomotives Suisses. Camille Barbey. Geneva: Eggimann
Switzerland: many photographs: Barbey had highly complex classification including rack rail and narrow gauge.
The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway: its passenger services, rolling stock, etc. Cassell & Co.
Number 10 (October 1896)
Railway notes. 109
New Highland engines. 109
No. 129 Loch Maree and No. 130 Loch Fannich had been delivered. These engines are of the same class as those mentioned in our last, and have 1,200ft2 of heating surface in the tubes, and 119ft2 in the firebox, with a grate area of 21ft2. This completed the order for twelve engines, and will, we regret to say, be the last built under Mr. Jones' supervision, that gentleman having recently resigned his position as locomotive superintendent.
New engines for the M. & G. N. J. R. 109
Sharp, Stewart & Co. had delivered seven more passenger engines of the type illustrated in our July number. They were numbered 51 to 57. Eight new goods engines, Nos. 58 to 65, had also been built this year for the joint line by Neilson & Co., and had six wheels coupled 5-ft. 2-in in diameter, and cylinders 18-in. by 26-in.
Fast running on the Caledonian. 109.
On 27 August 1896 the Postal Express was run from Perth to Aberdeen by engine No. 724 with Driver John Soutar in 89 minutes and on 28 August with No. 725 driven by Alec Mitchell did the run in 84 minutes. The distance was 89 miles 65 chains..
G.N.R. locomotives. 109
Fifteen of the six-wheels coupled goods engines mentioned in our July number had been completed by Dubs & Co. These had 5-ft. 1-in. wheels and cylinders 17½-in. by 26-in. Fifteen six-wheels coupled saddle tank engines had also just been built for this Company by Neilson & Co., and were numbered from 1046 to 1060, their wheels being 4-ft. 7-in., and their cylinders 18-in. by 26-in. Some of the latter were fitted with condensing apparatus.
Latest Midland engines. 109
Five new express engines of the 2183 class, having 7-ft. coupled drivers, and cylinders 18½-in. by 26-in. had been turned out from their Derby Works by the Midland Company. Their numbers were 156 to 160.
The March accident. 109
In the fatal collision, which took place on the G. E. R. at March on the 23rd ult. [September 1896], the engines involved were No. 478, shunting the through coaches from the Harwich to the Peterboro' train, and No. 460 on the Hunstanton Excursion train.
The M. S. & L. R. Extension to London. 109
Great progress has been made with the works on this railway. In view of its near completion, a new title is contemplated, and a fresh and more attractive style of decoration for the rolling stock is on trial. Engine No. 694 and three new bogie cars have been painted a silver green on one side with a view of forming an opinion as to their appearance. In connection with. the colour oi M. S. & L. stock, 'we note that engine No. 15 has recently been painted black with red lines, with gilt initials, shaded with blue, on the tank sides. .
The locomotive history of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway. 110-12.
4 illustrations (line drawings: side elevations)
The colours of locomotives, carriages and wagons. 112
The locomotives of the South Devon Railway. 112-113. 2 illustrations (line drawings: side elevations)
"Wind cutters" for locomotives. 114
New express locomotives, North Eastern Railway.
Wilson Worsdell 4-4-0 with 7ft 7¼in coupled wheels. Nos. 1869 and 1870.
The Gould central coupler and vestibule. 118 + plate. 2 diagrams
Marketed in Britain by W.S. Laycock
An armoured railway train. 118-19.
Locomotives of the Chemin de Fer du Nord, France. 119
The locomotive of today. Chapter 1 The boiler. 119-21
Number 11 (November 1896)
Railway notes. 125.
London Brighton & South Coast Railway. 125
Four new four-coupled bogie express engines had left the Brighton shops; numbered and named: Nos. 310 John Fowler, 320 Rastrick, 321 John Rennie, and 322 G.P. Bidder, and all stationed at Portsmouth. The Rastrick No. 320, is fitted with Fay's slide valves, an American invention, first introduced on the Boston and Albany Railroad; passag-es are provided which are opened and closed by the slide valve, to pass steam from one side of the pistons to the other, to prevent the undue compression which takes place when the valve gear is well notched up for fast running. The four engines mentioned, as well as Nos. 317 and 318, have air reversing gear and larger tenders than the previous engines of same class, Nos. 314-316
New G.W.R. engine. 125
The ten-wheeler mentioned in our July issue had made its appearance. It had six-coupled drivers, and a four- wheeled bogie, inside cylinders and outside frames and cranks, an extended smokebox, a novel firebox, and is fitted with Serve tubes for the boiler. It had a massive and powerful appearance, and is numbered 36.
New Highland engines. 125
We regret havmg stated in error in our last number that there were only 12 of the new express engines, whereas there are 15. The names and numbers of the last three were: 131 Loch Shin, 132 Loch Naver, and 133 Loch Laachal. Peter Drummond, late Works Manager at St. Rollox shops, Caledonian Railway, had been appointed to succeed Jones as locomotive superintendent to the Highland Company.
G.E.R. engines. 125.
The Great Eastern Company had turned out of Stratford shops ten new mixed traffic engines, Nos. 497 to No. 506. These engines were similar to the rest of the 417 class, but were fitted with both the Westinghouse and vacuum automatic brakes, and the boilers were pressed to 160 psi. The goods engines previously bearing these numbers had been renumbered 0497 to 0506.
The Czar's special. 125
The train conveying the Czar of Russia and suite on 4 October 1896, from Ballater to Portsmouth, was hauled over the Caledonian system throughout by engines of the Dunalastair class. Two Perth engines, Nos. 723 (driver, A. Brown) and 724 (driver, J. Soutar) worked the train as far as Perth, and thence to Carlisle the engines were Nos. 728 (driver, T. Robinson) and 733 (driver, Armstrong), both of Kingmoor. The pilot engine through was a rebuilt 7-ft. coupled, No. 36 (driver, Porteous, of Aberdeen). Over the L. & N. W. portion of the route the engine was the Queen Empress, No. 2054, a long-boilered compound, and over the G.W. line two engines, Nos. 157 and 999 Sir Alexander were employed .
Our picture plate. 125.
Our plate this month (possibly missing) gives a realistic picture of an old L. & N.W.R. goods train drawing into a station thirty years ago. The absence of block signalling arrangements will be noted.
The locomotive history of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway. 126-8. 5 illustrations (line drawings: side elevations)
The locomotive of today. Chapter 1 The boiler.
Number 12 (December 1896)
Railway notes. 141
With this number we close the first and last volume of Moore's Monthly Magazine. Its success has more than exceeded our utmost expectations, and has fully justified us in attempting the publication of a far more comprehensive journal. With the New Year we commence Vol. 2 as The Locomotive Magazine, and whilst thanking, the thousands of readers who have subscribed to Vol. 1, we ask a continuance of their co-operation for the new journal. The locomotive erecting shop, as well as the carriage shops, will have our attention in the future, in addition to the other notes of interest on railway rolling stock we have been in the habit of giving. We shall at all times be pleased to receive authentic information from any of our readers regarding fresh developments in our country's railways.
New L.B. & S.C. engines. 141
Company added to their locomotive stock two more bogie tanks of the 363 class; built at Brighton, numbered and named 397 Bexhill, and 398 Haslemere.
New S.E.R. train. 141
A new train on the car system turned out; carried on bogies throughout, lighted by electricity, and warmed with hot water. The cars are first, second and third-class, and will run between London and Hastings.
New Caledonian goods engines. 141.
Company putting to work new six-coupled goods engines similar to the 700 class in external appearance, but having the motion plate at the back end instead of in the middle of the slide bars. They are fitted with the Westinghouse brakes for working excursion trains when required, and the numbers of those out are 572 to 575, 713 to 720, and 736 to 739.
L.D. & E.C.R. 141
This railway, connecting Chesterfield with Lincoln, was opened on Thursday, 19 November 1896, for goods and mineral traffic. The Company's engines are six-coupled tank engines, with a radial pair of trailing wheels, built by Kitson & Co., of Leeds.
Our picture plate. 141
A memento of a historic railway event is depicted in our plate on page 148. It shows a group of the old broad gauge tank engines of the G. W. R. awaiting their fate in the yard at Swindon, May. 1892. Old South Devon and Bristol and Exeter engines are included in a scene upon which so many railway men look back with regret.
Colours of M.S. & L.R. stock. 141
We understand the present green of the M. S. & L. engines is to be retained, but the carriages will be painted in the future a very light green in the upper panels, with lake for the lower, and gold lines, should the paint on the few already thus coloured prove sufficiently durable.
The locomotive history of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway. 142-4. 4 illustrations (line drawings: side elevations)
The colours of locomotives, carriages & wagons. 144
North Staffordshire Railway: locomotives dark chocolate colour. Carriages dark chocolate brown lower panels; white above centre line; freight vehicles dark-red brown.
Metropolitan locomotives: the earlier types. 144-6. 2 illustrations
Corridor sleeping car train. 146
Being built at Wolverton for West Coast service
Awaiting their fate. 148
Photograph by J.S.Protheroe
New engines for the Metropolitan Railway. 149-50. illustration
Nos. 77 and 78 (former illustrated) built at the Neasden Works for the Aylebury extension by T.F. Clark, locomotive superintendent: 0-4-4T
Locomotives of the Chemin de Fer du Nord, France. 150. illustration
Designed by Wilhelm Engerth and was a combined four-coupled locomotive with a tender articulated to it and with an undriven axle ahead of the firebox
A National Railway Museum. 150
Letters from G.A. Sekon and F.W. Brewer
Across the U.S.A. by rail. 150-1.
The locomotive of today. Chapter 1 The boiler. 152-4. diagram