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Transport Fever

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Vehicle: Locomotive
Tags: Steam, British
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Jul 18 @ 12:44am
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Description
Timothy Hackworth's entry into the Rainhill Trials of 1829. This 0-4-0 was one of the last stages of the 'colliery' engine that started in 1804.

The engine was quite competent, and a serious rival to the Stephenson's Rocket. However, one of its cylinders ruptured, sending high pressure steam into the chimney and drawing the contents of the firebox out of the chimney, raining hot coke and ashes on the bystanders.

Needless to say it was disqualified.

However, in 1830 the Liverpool and Manchester Railway employed the locomotive anyway, to run its service trains.
In 1834 it was sent to the Bolton and Leigh Railway, and worked until its retirement in 1863.

The loco survives in the Locomotion Museum in Shildon.
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17 Comments
ALMC Warden (on fathers PC) Jul 25 @ 1:03pm 
*correction they didn't have bar frames or eight wheel bogie tenders but the sandbox was moved below the boiler and had "much cleaner" lines on the 2511 class*
ALMC Warden (on fathers PC) Jul 25 @ 12:59pm 
actually @SteveM4 if you want to I have an engine that you might want to take a look at (the Midland Railway 2501 class )a 2-6-0 built in 1899 by Baldwin locomotive works and a further ten were built by Schenectady Locomotive works (granted taking more account for british practice of Locomotive design than Baldwin with the baldwin class having "such as the use of bar frames sand carried in a second dome on top of the boiler, and eight-wheel bogie tenders") becoming the 2511 class but again only if you wish to take a look at it (and make a new MR locomotive as well) only found this photo which appears to be the locomotive in question http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/lms/mrs1903.htm Not a request or comisson but an offer
SteveM4  [author] Jul 22 @ 11:23pm 
Yeah that happens.
ALMC Warden (on fathers PC) Jul 22 @ 5:47pm 
*Piston Rods*
ALMC Warden (on fathers PC) Jul 22 @ 5:38pm 
Um just a quick headsup steve the pistons glitch out of the pistons on halting at the stations for whatever reason (not sure if this is happening to anyone else though)
RolandBP Jul 20 @ 8:35pm 
Excellent, I must look for a suitable and detailed Map with short runs from mine to port.
Antonio M Jul 19 @ 7:29am 
Congratulations for your work !!, thank you very much for sharing. Without a doubt, it is very interesting to have these historic vehicles. Living memory of the railway cradle the United Kingdom.
Legdig Jul 18 @ 5:25pm 
I had no idea one of these was operating as late as 1863! Imagine seeing one of these next to a 4-4-0
Aiden J Jul 18 @ 4:51pm 
I love your work
SteveM4  [author] Jul 18 @ 10:34am 
Thats another Hackworth loco I am working on. I will probably release this alongside the wagons but after Novelty.