The Teutonic

The Teutonic, a 2-4-0 three-cylinder express engine. London and Northwestern Railway 1301. Designer: F. W. Webb. Source: Pattinson, British Railways, frontispiece (1893).

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The company's chief Locomotive Superintendent is Mr. F. W. Webb — one of the best known of our mechanical engineers. Much of this gentleman's fame is due to his successful introduction of the 3-cylinder compound system of locomotives on the North Western, the "Experiment" of 1881 being the first attempt in this direction. The innovation gave such satisfactory results that it was followed by the enlarged and improved "Marchioness of Stafford" (6 ft. class) — one of the most prominent features in the Inventions Exhibition of 1S85. Further developments have since produced the 7 ft, "Teutonic" class of 1889 — grand examples of English design and workmanship as adapted to the requirements of fast and heavy traffic. [206-207]

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Pattinson, J. Peabody. British Railways: Their Passenger Service, Rolling Stock, Locomotives, Gradients, and Express Speeds. London: Cassell, 1893. Internet Archive version of a copy in the Stanford University library. Web. 26 January 2013.

Last modified 26 January 2013