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Early North British Railway Locomotive designs

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  1. neildimmer

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    The North British Railway was a British railway company, based in Edinburgh. It was established in 1844, with the intention of linking with English railways at Berwick. The line opened in 1846, and from the outset the Company followed a policy of expanding its geographical area, and competing with the Caledonian Railway in particular. In doing so it committed huge sums of money, and in doing so incurred shareholder disapproval that resulted in two chairmen leaving the company.
    Nonetheless the Company successfully reached Carlisle, where it later made a partnership with the Midland Railway. It also linked from Edinburgh to Perth and Dundee, but for many years the journey involved a ferry crossing of the Forth and the Tay. Eventually the North British built the Tay Bridge, but the structure collapsed as a train was crossing in high wind. The company survived the setback and opened a second Tay Bridge, followed soon by the Forth Bridge, which together transformed the railway network north of Edinburgh.
    Early on, mineral traffic became dominant and brought in much more revenue than the passenger services.
    At the grouping of the railways in 1923, the North British Railway was the largest railway company in Scotland, and the fifth largest in the United Kingdom. In that year it was a constituent of the new London and North Eastern Railway



    50 N.B.R Class J106 built by R&W Hawthorn in 1848



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    79 N.B.R. class J114 built St Margarets 1860-61





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    135 N.B.R Class J124 built at St Margarets 1868-69 Known as ‘Longbacks‘.



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    169 N.B.R. Class J033 built Cowlairs 1887







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    187 N.B.R. Class J114 by Dubs & Co. 1865-67


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    247 built for the Stirling & Dunfermline Railway by William Simpson & Co. of Aberdeen in 1851.They survived to be acquired by NBR in 1865


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    414 N.B.R Class J031 built Cowlairs, 1872


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    1198 North British Railway Waverley class 4-4-0 which was designed by Matthew Holmes for the Aberdeen route from Edinburgh


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