The London and South-Western Railway 580 — a 2-4-0 express  passenger engine

The London and South-Western Railway 580 — a 2-4-0 express passenger engine. Designer: W. Dean. Source: Pattinson, British Railways (1893), facing 72.

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The heavy express and other new stock is painted a bright green, picked out with black, in strong contrast with the dark-brown "Vivids," and other well-known names of Mr. Beattie's design. A large proportion, as may be supposed, consists of very serviceable tank engines. These, and, indeed, nearly all the locomotives for passenger traffic (except two classes of tanks, and a powerful type of mixed traffic engine lately built), have the combination of a leading bogie and outside cylinders. For passenger trains, indeed, the outside cylinder would seem to have been the rule on this line almost from the earliest date. The goods engines, on the contrary, are furnished with inside cylinders.

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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