Caledonian

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 11th November 2011 by Liam Physick

This contemporary drawing, reproduced in The Iron Road, shows the Caledonian, a 0-4-0 locomotive built for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1832 by Galloway, Bowman and Glasgow of Manchester’s Caledonian Foundry. Here it pulls a first-class coach. Numbered 28, it showed a tendency to derail, and on 28th February 1835, it was involved in a fatal collision with the Star, another locomotive. It was then used as a ballast engine by the London and Birmingham Railway. It should not be confused with a London, Midland and Scottish Railway Royal Scot Class 4-6-0 locomotive of the same name, later renamed The North Staffordshire Regiment

Caledonian

Tagged under: steam locomotives, liverpool and manchester railway, tender locomotives, rocket 150, coaches, carriages, london midland and scottish railway, london and birmingham railway, caledonian, the iron road

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