Resource Type: Image | Posted on 21st November 2011 by Liam Physick

Here we see a 2-6-0 locomotive. The first such locomotives were built for the Great Eastern Railway in 1878-9 as its Class 527, by William Adams. 15 Class 527 locomotives were built, numbered 527-541, the first of them being named Mogul: as a result, this name was used for all 2-6-0 locomotives. Adams’s engines were used to pull coal trains from Peterborough to London, but they proved unsuccessful, as they were uneconomic, and were withdrawn from service in 1887. Despite this, Moguls were very commonly used as mixed-traffic locomotives i.e. those capable of pulling both passengers and goods. They continued to be built until 1957, and remained in service until 1968, the last year of steam on British Rail


Tagged under: steam locomotives, tender locomotives, rocket 150, british rail, grand cavalcade, william adams, mogul locomotives, class 527 locomotives, great eastern railway

Categorised under: Landmarks, Landscapes & Locomotives

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