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Thomas Hackworth: Dart

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1839. Picture from 1875.

Note: This is a sub-section of Thomas Hackworth and Hackworth and Downing

1839/40. Railway locomotive built by Timothy Hackworth at Shildon (at the Soho Works[1]), for working passenger traffic[2] on the Stockton and Darlington Railway.

Fire Box engine with 2 inside cylinders, each with 12 inch diameter and 18 in stroke.

It had four driving wheels, each 4 ft 6 in diameter.

It is worked at a boiler pressure of 60 lb. per square inch.

It has two pumps, worked from cross-heads or motions, one crank axle, and one plain axle.

The tender has four wheels, each 2ft. 6in. diameter, and a wooden frame, with a small iron tank on the top.[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Rail centre [1]
  2. The Engineer 1875/10/01
  3. The Engineer 1875/09/24