SER Class E/SR Class 59 Cudworth boiler/preservation

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TrainDetainer
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SER Class E/SR Class 59 Cudworth boiler/preservation

Post by TrainDetainer » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:33 pm

Going through some old correspondence I came across an original drawing for these boilers. They have a center water leg (mid-feather) dividing the bottom of the firebox, a steep grate and two fire doors. Drawing is on .2" graph paper measuring 7.925x13, scale is 3/8"=1'. I have not found anything online that suggests any of these 2-4-0s were saved. It's an interesting design and a good looking loco. https://www.ssplprints.com/image/401044 ... 25-class-e" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Interesting note - this drawing is dated 1876, and Wiki states these locos were constructed only until 1875. Anyone have info on the discrepancy or interest across the pond? Were any saved?
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johnthefireman
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Re: SER Class E/SR Class 59 Cudworth boiler/preservation

Post by johnthefireman » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:26 am

That is indeed a steep grate. Must have been interesting to fire.

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