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Josiah Kearsley

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1844 New locomotive. 'Mr. Josiah Kearsley (late superintendent of the locomotives on the Midland Counties Railway) has just constructed and put upon that line an engine which took fifty-five loaded waggons an incline of .002, or ten and half feet in a mile, at twenty-seven miles an hour; it has 15-inch cylinders, 2-feet stroke, and 4 feet 8 inches driving wheels, and works at 75 lbs. pressure.'[1]

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  1. Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 23 October 1844