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NER 1896 North Eastern Railway Works
THE NORTH-EASTERN RAILWAY WORKS. The locomotive works of the North-Eastern Railway are situated on the south bank of the Tyne, not far removed from the Stephenson High-Level Bridge. The site was originally that of an extensive goods station, and several of the shop buildings remain just as they were in those days, but in 1883 and 1884 the works were largely rebuilt, extended, and reorganised. Some old associations, however, still remain, a particularly tender one among the elder hands being that, thro..
NER 1899 460 Express
SIX-COUPLED EXPRESS ENGINES FOR NORTH·EASTERN RAILWAY .   “For some years past, and especially since so remarkable an impetus was given to Anglo-Scottish travel by the competitive "acceleration " to Aberdeen-which we are forbidden to call a " race "-of 1895, the difficulty of running to time the increasing loads has steadily grown on the North-Eastern Railway as on the Great Northern. For not only has the number of passengers to be conveyed mounted up with surp..
NER 1901 440 Compound Engine
THREE CYLINDER COMPOUND LOCOMOTIVE FOR THE NORTH-EASTERN RAILWAY. “We illustrate this week by our two-page engraving, and further illustrations on pages 11, 14, and 15, a type of compound express passenger locomotive introduced on to the North-Eastern Railway, a couple of years ago, by Mr. Wilson Worsdell, the locomotive superintendent of the line. The details of the engine include a number of special features patented by Mr. W. M. Smith, of 16, Otterburn terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne. ..
NER 1905 Darlington Works
NORTH-EASTERN LOCOMOTIVE DARLINGTON WORKS HITHERTO the building of the North-Eastern Railway Company's locomotives has been carried on a.t the Gateshead and Darlington works, but the work of repairing has been carried on chiefly at York. The building of the new erecting shop a.t Darlington, and the re-arrangement and re organisation which have been in progress for some time, together with the employment of more powerful engines for hauling heavier loads, causing fewer engines to be dealt with, decide..
STEEL SNOW PLOUGH. The North-Eastern Railway Company has recently built to the designs of its chief mechanical engineer. Mr. Wilson Worsdell, a snow plough which is somewhat of a departure from ordinary practice, inasmuch as it is constructed almost entirely of steel, only the internal fittings and back part of roof being of wood. The steel outer plates are all ½ in. thick, and are secured to the framework by countersunk rivets so as to present a smooth surface to the snow. The internal framing to..
NLR Adams 4-4-0 Tank Engine 1891
"PASSENGER LOCOMOTIVE FOR THE NORTH LONDON RAILWAY." On our two-page plate, and on page. 35, we give this week engravings showing the general arrangement of one of a class of outside cylinder side-tank locomotives designed by Mr. J . C. Park, M.I.C.E. , for the North London line, and constructed at the company's works, Bow Road, London, E. 1. In many of its details this engine resembles the tank goods locomotive for the same line ...  but being intended for passenger traffic, has larger..
NLR Adams 4-4-0 Tank Engine, 1866
From 1866 onwards "The Engineer" and "Engineering" published a number of articles about NLR  4-4-0t passenger tank engines which contained novel improvements. These are grouped here for download. ..
NLR Bow Street Station
In 1870 The Engineer published detailed illustrations of the North London Railway station  at Bow. The illustrations inlcude sectional drawings of the buiilding as well as the frontage. "BOW STATION, NORTH LONDON RAILWAY The portion of the North London Railway commonly called the Bow Station is situate in a cutting, and the station platforms are used as junctions for the interchange of passengers and general traffic between the North London Railway and the Tilbury and Gravesend lines on the one s..
Nottingham Victoria Station
THE NEW VICTORIA STATION AT NOTTINGHAM. In the sixty-seventh volume of ENGINEERING we described and illustrated many of the important works on the Great Central Rail way extension to London …  we now return to the subject, principally to deal with the splendid joint station at Nottingham, the convenience of which has now been established by its use for some time by the two owning companies - the Great Central and the Great Northern.   This station is certainly the most important piece..