OK chaps, we'll have speeds records here, here and here ... :D
That may be an urban myth; BR were very quick to cut up 40126 very quickly into very small pieces to avoid bits of it appearing on the market.
That is a big variation; did some of them run with 'water carts'?
Fascinating - many thanks.
Palmerston and Welsh Pony?
Correct - many American locos were in fact fitted with Elesco Feedwater heaters to avoid putting cold water into the boiler. They generally...
This one is in England :)
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