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13065 LMS Hughes Crab
Started by: --oy-- (1004)  Report abuse
One of my favourite steam locos on the East Lancs Railway.

Designed by George Hughes, Chief Mechanical Engineer of the LMS, and built at the ex-L&YR works at Horwich and the ex-LNWR works at Crewe, they were put into service by his successor, Henry Fowler. The design incorporated a number of advanced features for the time such as long travel valves, compensated brake gear, a new design of tender and a new boiler, the latter based on the one fitted to Hughes' four-cylinder Baltic tank locomotives built at Horwich.





Posted by: --oy-- (1004)  Report abuse
Well I like um

Posted by: peebee (289)  Report abuse
I agree, a powerful looking loco with graceful lines but the green 'Jubs' are still my all time favourite looking engine, so sleek and well proportioned with that tapering boiler, just like a greyhound.

Posted by: --oy-- (1004)  Report abuse
Jubilee class? Don't think there are any in green now.

Galatea is red and Leander is black at the moment.

5596 Bahamas is due to come out of it's overhaul later this year - and will be green!

Posted by: peebee (289)  Report abuse
Here's one.

Posted by: --oy-- (1004)  Report abuse
Can't quite make out the number but it looks like it ends in 2 - so it's no longer with us :(

Posted by: --oy-- (1004)  Report abuse
Here's 45690 Leander at Winwick on Oct 1st last year.

Posted by: peebee (289)  Report abuse
So common in black.!

Posted by: --oy-- (1004)  Report abuse
Here's Green for you... The Flying Money Pit at Ramsbottom

Posted by: britboy (6770) Report abuse
Galetea is my all time favorite .... she's beautiful

Some great footage at York station, slowly coming in and trying to find her footing pulling out again, great echo from the exhaust.


Posted by: --oy-- (1004)  Report abuse
Crackin' video thanks :)

Posted by: britboy (6770) Report abuse
And a rare piece of video well captured, Galetea being chased up the shap by Brittania. They both did heroic work with no diesel banker.


Posted by: --oy-- (1004)  Report abuse
Another superb video

Britannia seems to be running a lot cleaner than Galatea!

Posted by: britboy (6770) Report abuse
The Britannia fireman had her stoked just right for the climb, Galetea was overstoked.
Coal quality also plays a hugh part.

Posted by: --oy-- (1004)  Report abuse
I guess having to wait for the signal gave the Britannia crew an advantage too.

Posted by: britboy (6770) Report abuse
There's a lot of factors involved, it's a fine balance of fire bed depth, under and over fire draft control, boiler water level, the firemans job is very important, most locomotives fire differently, stoking the same loco every day is a great advantage.
And if there's good team work with driver then the loco runs smooth and economical.

It's been my facination for many years, as a train spotting anorak kid and later years an engineer. Now retired I can spend more time on steam


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