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1847. No. 3020 'Cornwall' built at Crewe. Exhibit at the Shildon Locomotion Museum.
1848. Crampton Engine for the L. and N. W. Railway.
1850. Box Girder Bridge at Chalk Farm London and North Western Railway.
1858. No. 284.
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1859. Railway Engine.
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The Cornwall, rebuilt in 1858.
1872. Boiler for Shunting Engine.
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1880. Goods Engine.
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1882. Locomotive by Francis William Webb.
1883. SS Violet.
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1885. Exhibit at the Didcot Railway Centre.
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1889. No. 1302, Oceanic.
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Express passing Harrow. Image published in 1894.
Third-class corridor carriage. Picture published in 1894.
Bogie carriage. Picture published in 1894.
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1897. Queen's carriage.
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1904. by George Whale.
1905. Six Wheels Coupled Passenger Locomotive.
1905. London and North-Western Railway.
1905. Royal Escort Coach built at Wolverton. Exhibit at the Shildon Locomotion Museum.
1905. Railmotor built at Wolverton Works.
1905. Steam rail motor coach. George Whale.
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Coal Tips. 1906.
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Six-Coupled Express Goods Engine. 1907.
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1913. New viaduct at Bushey.
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1919. War work carried out in the Crewe Shops.
1919. War work carried out in the Crewe Shops.
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1932. Articulated Booster Locomotive.
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Mar 1957.Bissel Truck 47862 1901
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The London and North Western Railway - History Series

Read the series of articles about The London and North Western Railway from One Hundred Years of British Railways in The Engineer here:

General

The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) was a railway company that existed between 1846 and 1922 and is an ancestor of today's West Coast Main Line. It was created by the merger of three railway companies: -

1846 The London and North Western Railway was incorporated under its present title.

1875 See 1875 Number of Locomotives where they are listed first with 2,019 locomotives

1888 See Locomotive Stock June 1888 where they are listed first with 2,323 locomotives.

1908 The line is 1,719 miles in length, while 114 miles are partly owned. [1]

1920 Sir Thomas Williams retires from his position as General Manager. Arthur Watson succeeded him.[2]

1920 Captain Hewitt Beames and Mr F. W. Dingley divide duties to replace C. J. Bowen Cooke as joint directors of the company.[3]

1922 January 1st. The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (L&YR) was amalgamated with the LNWR.[4]

1923 Total route mileage was 2,667.5 miles

1923 The LNWR became a constituent of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) when the railways of Great Britain were merged in the grouping of 1923.

The LNWR's main engineering works were at Crewe Works (locomotives) and the Wolverton Works (carriages and wagons). The locomotive livery is described as 'blackberry black'.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Engineer 1920/12/17.
  3. The Engineer 1920/11/26
  4. The Engineer 1921/04/01