Penarth Dock, South Wales - 150 years - the heritage and legacy  
Penarth Dock, South Wales - the heritage & legacy . . .

Volume Nine - Pre-Victorian to the present day - even more aspects - The Railway Infrastructure of Penarth Dock and Ely Tidal Harbour   . . .

0-6-2 - 1915 - Six-Coupled Radial Tank Engines, Taff Vale Ry.
Diagram of 0-6-2 Tank Loco., Tank Engines, Taff Vale Ry.

1915 - Six-Coupled Radial Tank Engines, Taff Vale Ry. - The engine we illustrate on this page has been designed for either mineral or heavy passenger on the Taff Vale Ry., the gradients of which are heavy. They are the first engines designed by Mr. J. Cameron, M. I. Mech. E., since he became locomotive engineer of the T.V.R., and have been built by Messrs. Hawthorne, Leslie & Co., Ltd., of Newcastle-on-Tyne. . . . . . These engines are able to deal with trains of 55 empty wagons on a rising gradient of 1 in 200 at 17 to 20 miles per hour. As is well known the Taff Vale lines are on falling gradients from the mines towards Cardiff and Penarth Docks. We understand a further order for engines of this type (known as Class " A ") has been placed with the North British Locomotive Co., Ltd. - The Locomotive - [743] - 15th January 1915. [201910121]

 

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