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Timothy Hackworth: Meteor

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The Meteor was a passenger engine built at the Shildon Engine Works in 1843 for the Stockton and Darlington Railway.

It had two inside cylinders, each 12in. diameter, and an 18in. stroke.

It had a boiler pressure of 100 lb. per· square inch.

There was one pair of driving wheels 6ft. diameter a pair of leading wheels 3ft. diameter, and a pair of trailing wheels 3ft. diameter.

It was fitted with two pumps. The boiler was l0ft. long and 3ft. 6in. diameter, and contained 117 tubes, each l 3/4 in. diameter, made of iron.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1875/09/24