Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Darlington Works: No. 1068

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Built in 1875 at Darlington Works for the Stockton and Darlington Railway.

No. 1068 is a passenger engine built at the North-road Engine Works in August, 1875.

It has two inside cylinders, each 17in. diameter, and a 26in. stroke. Its boiler is 11ft. long by 4ft. 2in . diameter, made of Low Moor plate 3/8ths in. thick, double riveted, with zigzag rows, the rivet holes being all drilled. It is fuurnished with 158 Low Moor iron tubes, each 2in. diameter, giving a total heating surface, including the fire-hox, of 1000ft. It has two plain sides, worked by eccentrics aud expansion links, is fitted with Bouch's screw-reversing gear, and has four driving wheels coupled, each 6ft. diameter, one pair of leading wheels, each 4ft. diameter, and a total wheel-base of 16ft. 6in. The crank axle is made of Bolton steel. The engine is fitted with Bouch's steam retarder and a hand-screw brake on the trailing wheels. The boiler pressure is 140 lb. per square inch. This engine can attain a speed of sixty mlles per hour, with about fourteen carriages attached. Its weight in working order is 31 tons. The tender is the same as No. 1270.[1]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1875/09/24