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W. and A. Kitching: Enterprise

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1835 (No. 25) Engine built by W. and A. Kitching and designed by Timothy Hackworth for the Stockton and Darlington Railway. The engine driver was William Gatiss. [1]

Six-wheeled engine for mineral traffic, with 4ft. driving wheels and cylinders 11 1/8. by 20 in. Was put to work in 1833. Instead of the vertical cylinders which had been characteristic of the Stockton and Darlington engines, the cylinders were inclined at an angle outside the boiler. The boiler had a diameter of 4ft. 3in. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Timothy Hackworth and the Locomotive by Robert Young. Published 1923.
  2. The Engineer 1920/10/29