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GER G16 Class 4-4-0 230 | by ahisgett
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GER G16 Class 4-4-0 230

In 1884 Worsdell built an experimental 2-cylinder compound 4-4-0 locomotive for the GER, No. 230. It was identical to the G14 class 2-4-0, except that it was fitted with a leading bogie to provide room for the larger low-pressure cylinder and - like most compound engines - the boiler pressure was higher than normal, at 160 lbs. psi.

 

In 1892 the G16s were regarded as surplus to requirements and No. 230 was rebuilt with G14-type simple-expansion cylinders. Two years later, all eleven engines of the class were given new boilers, and they continued to give useful service until withdrawn in 1902-1904.

 

This photo was taken from an old original photo we came across while helping to clear the house of a deceased friend. I have uploaded it to Flickr in the hope that it might be interesting to steam enthusiasts.

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Taken on April 30, 2011