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Galloway, Bowman and Glasgow: Caledonian

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1832.
1832.

Note: This is a sub-section of Galloway, Bowman and Glasgow

She was built in 1832 by Messrs Galloway, Bowman and Glasgow of Manchester. Her name was originally "Manchester" and besides having had the proud distinction of being the first locomotive to be built in that city, she also possessed the unique peculiarity of having the chimney in the middle in the boiler, the gases returning to an annular smoke-box by means of a duct under the barrel. Tradition says that she used to 'lift herself off the rails.'

Interesting traces of the influence of Braithwaite and Ericsson's "William IV." and "Queen Adelaide" can be seen in the little ornaments in the Adam taste which fill up the right angle of the frame behind the driving wheel, and those on each side of the small panels under both engine and tender frames..."Read more.


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