The Great Eastern Railway 710 — a 2-4-0 express  passenger engine

The Great Eastern Railway 710 — a 2-4-0 express passenger engine. Designer: Mr. Holden. Source: Pattinson, British Railways (1893), facing 67.

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The locomotives on the Great Eastern Railway are admirably fitted for the moderately hard work they are called upon to perform. Some of the heaviest trains in England are hauled very creditably over the bank approaching Brentwood. A few of the passenger types are distinguished by the continuous splasher over both the driving and trailing wheels. The colour of the locomotives is blue, with a red stripe, and the brake used is the Westinghouse automatic. Mr. Holden, the Locomotive Superintendent, is at present building a set of ten mainline tank engines, with 5 feet 8 inch drivers, and cylinders 17 ½ by 24. [74]

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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 27 January 2013