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W. and A. Kitching: Woodlands

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The Woodlands (No. 58) is another passenger engine which was built by Alfred Kitching in 1848

It has two inside cylinders, each 16in. diameter and a 20in. stroke. It has four wheels coupled, 5ft. diameter, and a pair of leading wheels 3ft. 6in. diameter. It has one crank axle and two straight axles. The boiler is 12ft. in length, and 3ft. 6in. diameter. It contains 129 wrought iron tubes, 1 7/8th in. diameter, and is worked at a pressure of 120 lb.

It has two pumps, and can attain a speed of thirty-five miles per hour with five or six carriages. The weight of the engine is about 25 tons. It has a sixwheeled tender, with wheels about 3ft. 6in. diameter. The tender is made of 1/4 in. plate, and will hold about 1200 gallons of water and 3 tons of fuel. It is fitted with an ordinary screw brake, and a block attached to each wheel. The tender in working order weighs 16 tons.[1]

1875 The engine was still carrying passengers on the Stockton and Darlington Railway.

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  1. The Engineer 1875/09/24