4-6-2 Locomotive.

“The fine express tank engine, of which we give an illustration, 15 of the 4-6-2, or “Pacific” type, and has been designed by the chief mechanical engineer of the L.B. and S.C. Railway Company, Mr. D. Earle Marsh, to haul the increasingly heavy trains that are timed to perform the journey between London and Brighton in the hour, at an even speed, in order that the run may be accomplished without travelling over certain parts of the route at very high speeds.

“As may be seen, the front part of the engine is carried on a bogie having four wheels 3 ft. 6 in. in diameter, while the hind end is on a ‘Bissel.’ or pony truck, fitted with a single pair of wheels 4 ft. in diameter, the six driving wheels, situated between the bogie and the pony truck, being 0 ft. 7.} in. in diameter.

“This arrangement allows the engine to be of considerable length, its extreme length being no less than 45 ft. 0 in., and, at the same time, it gives great flexibility, with the result that, while giving the best distribution of the weight lfor the running track, the engine can travel round the sharpest curves with perfect freedom.”

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“New Brighton Railway Locomotive.” The Railway Times. (25 February 1911): 196. Hathi Trust online version of a copy in the Cornell University Library. Web. 7 September 2018.

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