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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ...Her frameplates were extended a foot rearwards, making the overhang in that direction 4-it. 3-in., so as to allow room for the storage of fuel, and a saddle tank was placed straddle-wise across the barrel BRITISH RY.._._.==g_i. T1-IE N..13. Ry. has recently put into service a number of six-coupled side tank engines from the designs of Mr. Matthew Holmes, the locomotive superintendent. Ve are indebted to Mesrs.Ne1lson, Reid 8: Co.for the accompanying photograph and particulars of one of the series built by them. The cylinders are 17-in. diameter with a stroke of 2oin., and the wheels are 4-ft. 6-in. diameter. The boiler tubes give 959 sq. ft. of heating surface, and the firebox 100 sq. ft., making a total of 1059 sq. ft.; the area of the firegrate being 17 sq. ft. The working pressure is 150 lbs. per sq. in., and the weight in working order totals 46 tons 3 cwts. The total wheel. base is 15-ft. 6-in. The tanks carry 800 gallons of water and the area of the fuel space is 70 cubic feet. Twenty engines of the class have been supplied by Messrs. Sharp, Stewart 8: Co., Ltd., Nos. 795 to 814, and twenty by Messrs. 1'-ilson, Reiit 8' Co., Nos. 815 to 831. clutch on the crank shaft sprocket wheel so that at any time when required the engine could be used for sawing, mortar grinding, or any other similar work by means of a driving band from the fly wheel. The wheelbase is 9-ft.; the side frames are of timber 5-in. by 12-in., and the total length over buffers is 17-ft. 6-in. The boiler contains 54 tubes.2-in. diameter, the total heating surface being 170 sq. ft., and the grate area 5.4 sq. ft. The fly wheel is 4-ft. diameter and 7-in. wide, and the engine is fitted with governors. This curious locomotive will be familiar to our readers acquainted with the A CURIOUS SH...
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