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London & North Western class E
Great Britain | 1904 | 26 produced

Since the locomotives later designated as class B had poor running characteristics due to their four cylinders overhanging at the front, George Whale added a leading axle in a Bissel bogie. Although there were no other changes, they were placed in a new class. A total of 26 class E locomotives were built between 1904 and 1908, when the last class B locomotives had just been delivered. Only six were retired as Class E by 1927. Two were given a larger boiler and thus became class F. The rest were converted into class G1 between 1917 and 1924, which again had the 2-8-0 wheel arrangement and only two cylinders without compound action.

Axle config2-8-0 (Consolidation) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Service weight126,560 lbs
Adhesive weight104,272 lbs
Axle load29,232 lbs
Water capacity2,882 us gal
Power sourceDanpf
Power Plant
Driver diameter53.5 in
Boiler pressure175 psi
Cylindersfour, HP: 15 x 24 in
and LP: 20 1/2 x 24 in
Grate area20.5 sq ft
Firebox area123 sq ft
Tube heating area1,630 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,753 sq ft
Total heating area1,753 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
George Whale
Webb compound
last changed: 03/2023

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