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NBR - North British Railway

NBR 1873 Sleeping Carriage
"RAILWAY SLEEPING CARRIAGE" The practice of attaching sleeping cars to long journey trains has prevailed for many years in America, and there are but few who travel frequently over our long northern routes who do not devoutly wish that a similar accommodation were afforded in England. It has indeed been a long recognised  necessity, and it is satisfactory to find that some step has recently been taken towards supplying the want. The North British Railway Company have taken the initiative i..
NBR 1877 Goods Engine
We illustrate above a  ... type of goods engine, designed by Mr. Drummond, locomotive superintendent of the North British Railway, and constructed at the companies works at Cowlairs, near Glasgow. The engines are similar in external appearance to the new goods engines desiigned by Mr. Stroudley for the London and Brighton Railway, but are more powerful machines and considerably heavier. The work to be performed by these engines is very severe, as the grades are steep and very long, and the work has ..
NBR 1877 Passenger Engine
LOCOMOTIVE FOR THE NORTH BRITISH RAILWAY. We give this week a ...  engraving of one of a type of passenger locomotives recently constructed from the designs of Mr. Drummond, the locomotive superintendent of the North British Railway, for working the fast passenger traffic on that line. As will be seen from our illustration the engine is of the inside cylinder type with a single pair of driving wheels, the cylinders being 17 in. in diameter with 2 ft. stroke, and the driving wheels 7 diameter..
NBR 1878 Express Engine
EXPRESS PASSENGER ENGINE, NORTH BRITISH RAILWAY. The Hawick and Border Union Railway, uniting Carlisle with Edinburgh and Glasgow, constitutes one of the heaviest roads in the world worked by high speed passenger traffic, as will be seen from the sections on page 4. One incline of 1 in 70 is, in round numbers, seven miles long without a break worth mentioning; another of nearly eight miles rises at the rate of 1 in 75; a third incline equally steep is two miles long. It will be understood that to work th..
NBR 1879 440 Tank Engine
FOUR COUPLED BOGIE TANK ENGINE, NORTH BRITISH RAILWAY We illustrate above and on the next page a new type of engine, with 17in. cylinders, 26in. stroke, and four coupled 6ft. wheels, put to work on the North British Railway within the last few weeks.The bogie wheels are 3ft. 6in. diameter, and the total wheel base is 21ft. 1in. The engines were designed by Mr. D. Drummond, locomotive superintendent of the North British Railway, for working the coast traffic of the company, and they were built as they sho..
NBR 1879 Tank Engine
TANK ENGINE, NORTH BRITISH RAILWAY. "We give .. a two-page engraving, together with other Views on the present page, of a six-coupled tank locomotive for the North British Railway, constructed from the designs of Mr. D. Drummond, the locomotive superintendent of that line." ..