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William Adams (locomotive engineer)

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William Adams (15 October 1823 – 7 August 1904) was the Locomotive Superintendent of the North London Railway from 1858 to 1873; the Great Eastern Railway from 1873 until 1878 and the London and South Western Railway from then until his retirement in 1895. [1]

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Adams axle

The Adams axle is a form of radial axle for rail locomotives that enable them to negotiate curves more easily.

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Bogie

A bogie (in some senses called a truck in North American English) is a chassis or framework carrying wheelsets, attached to a vehicle, thus serving as a modular subassembly of wheels and axles.

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Bow, London

Bow is a neighbourhood and parish in Greater London England, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

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Cardiff Docks

Cardiff Docks is a port in southern Cardiff, Wales.

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Charles Blacker Vignoles

Charles Blacker Vignoles (31 May 1793 – 17 November 1875) was an influential British railway engineer, and eponym of the Vignoles rail.

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Chief mechanical engineer

Chief mechanical engineer and locomotive superintendent are titles applied by British, Australian, and New Zealand railway companies to the person ultimately responsible to the board of the company for the building and maintaining of the locomotives and rolling stock.

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Dugald Drummond

Dugald Drummond (1 January 1840 – 8 November 1912) was a Scottish steam locomotive engineer.

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East India Docks

The East India Docks were a group of docks in Blackwall, east London, north-east of the Isle of Dogs.

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Eastleigh

Eastleigh is a town in Hampshire, England, between Southampton and Winchester in South Hampshire.

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Genoa

Genoa (Genova,; Zêna; English, historically, and Genua) is the capital of the Italian region of Liguria and the sixth-largest city in Italy.

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GER Class 527

The GER Class 527 was a class of fifteen 2-6-0 steam tender locomotives designed by William Adams for the Great Eastern Railway.

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Great Eastern Railway

The Great Eastern Railway (GER) was a pre-grouping British railway company, whose main line linked London Liverpool Street to Norwich and which had other lines through East Anglia.

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Ian Allan Publishing

Ian Allan Publishing is a UK publisher, established in 1942, which specialised in transport books.

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Institution of Civil Engineers

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is an independent professional association for civil engineers and a charitable body in the United Kingdom.

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Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight (also referred to informally as The Island or abbreviated to IOW) is a county and the largest and second-most populous island in England.

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Kingdom of Sardinia

The Kingdom of SardiniaThe name of the state was originally Latin: Regnum Sardiniae, or Regnum Sardiniae et Corsicae when the kingdom was still considered to include Corsica.

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Limehouse

Limehouse is a district in east London, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

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Locomotive Publishing Company

The Locomotive Publishing Company was an English publishing house, specialising in railway topics.

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London and South Western Railway

The London and South Western Railway (LSWR) was a railway company in England from 1838 to 1922.

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LSWR 135 class

The LSWR 135 class was a class of 4-4-0 express steam locomotives designed by William Adams for the London and South Western Railway and introduced in 1880.

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LSWR 380 class

The LSWR 380 class was a class of 4-4-0 tender locomotives designed by William Adams for the London and South Western Railway and introduced about 1879.

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LSWR 395 class

The LSWR 395 class was a class of goods 0-6-0 steam locomotives designed for the London and South Western Railway by William Adams as part of his modernisation programme.

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LSWR 415 class

The LSWR 415 class is a steam tank locomotive of 4-4-2T wheel arrangement, with the trailing wheels forming the basis of its "Radial Tank" moniker.

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LSWR 445 class

The LSWR 445 class was a class of express passenger 4-4-0 steam locomotives designed for the London and South Western Railway by William Adams.

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LSWR 46 class

The LSWR 46 Class was a class of 4-4-0 passenger tank locomotive designed by William Adams for the London and South Western Railway.

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LSWR 460 class

The LSWR 460 class was a class of express passenger 4-4-0 steam locomotives designed for the London and South Western Railway by William Adams.

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LSWR A12 class

The A12 locomotives of the London and South Western Railway were built between the years 1887 and 1895 to the design of William Adams.

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LSWR B4 class

The London and South Western Railway B4 class is a class of 0-4-0T dock tank.

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LSWR G6 class

The LSWR G6 class was an 0-6-0 tank locomotive designed by William Adams for the London and South Western Railway.

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LSWR O2 class

The LSWR O2 Class is a class of 0-4-4T steam locomotive designed for the London and South Western Railway by William Adams.

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LSWR T1 class

The London and South Western Railway T1 class was a class of fifty 0-4-4T steam tank locomotives designed for suburban passenger work, designed by William Adams and built between 1888–1896.

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LSWR T3 class

The LSWR T3 class was a class of express passenger 4-4-0 steam locomotives designed for the London and South Western Railway by William Adams.

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LSWR T6 class

The LSWR T6 class was a class of express passenger 4-4-0 steam locomotives designed for the London and South Western Railway by William Adams.

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LSWR X2 class

The LSWR X2 class was a class of express passenger 4-4-0 steam locomotives designed for the London and South Western Railway by William Adams.

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LSWR X6 class

The LSWR X6 class was a class of express passenger 4-4-0 steam locomotives designed for the London and South Western Railway by William Adams.

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Lyme Regis branch line

The Lyme Regis branch line was a railway branch line connecting the seaside town of Lyme Regis with the main line railway network at Axminster, running through picturesque rural countryside on the Dorset - Devon border.

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Marc Isambard Brunel

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (25 April 1769 – 12 December 1849) was a French-born engineer who settled in England.

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Margate

Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England.

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Marseille

Marseille (Provençal: Marselha), is the second-largest city of France and the largest city of the Provence historical region.

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Massey Bromley

Massey Bromley was the English Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Great Eastern Railway in 1878–81.

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Nine Elms

Nine Elms is a district of south west London, situated in North-East Battersea and in the far north-eastern corner of the London Borough of Wandsworth, between the SW11 side of Battersea and Vauxhall in the neighbouring borough of Lambeth.

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North London Railway

The North London Railway (NLR) company had lines connecting the north of London to the East and West India Docks in the east of the city.

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Philip Taylor (civil engineer)

Philip Taylor (1786–1870) was an English civil engineer.

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Putney

Putney is a district in south-west London, England in the London Borough of Wandsworth.

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Radial axle

A radial axle is an axle on a railway locomotive or carriage which has been designed to move laterally, along the arc of a circle, when entering a curve in order to reduce the flange and rail wear.

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Samuel W. Johnson

Samuel Waite Johnson (14 October 1831 – 14 January 1912) was Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Midland Railway from 1873 to 1903.

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Steam locomotive

A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.

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William Bridges Adams

William Bridges Adams (1797 – 23 July 1872) was an author, inventor and locomotive engineer.

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William George Beattie

William George Beattie (2 December 1841 – 28 May 1918) was a British locomotive engineer.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Adams_(locomotive_engineer)

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