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R. and W. Hawthorn: Hawthorn

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‎‎The Hawthorn was made by R. and W. Hawthorn, of Newcastle, in July, 1854.

It has a pair of 16in. inside cylinders and a 24in. stroke. The boiler is 10ft. long by 4ft. diameter, and is worked at a pressure of 100 lb. It contains 135 Low Moor iron tubes, each 2in. diameter. This engine is fitted with six 4ft. wheels, one crank axle, link motion, outside frames, and weighs, in working order, about 26 tons. The tank is the same as that of the Southend.[1]

1875 The engine was still at work on the Stockton and Darlington Railway

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  1. The Engineer 1875/09/24