LMS Route: Trent Valley Line
Shilton Station: lnwr_shil1120
LNWR 4-6-0 No 1368, a '19 inch Goods' class locomotive, is
seen at the head of a down express as it approaches Shilton station circa
1919-23. At the end of 1906 the first of the '19 inch Express Goods' or
'Experiment Goods' 4-6-0s appeared. This was simply an 'Experiment' class
locomotive with 5ft 2½ inch driving wheels in lieu of the 6ft 6 inch
wheels of the 'Experiment' class. Consequently the only differences from the
'Experiments' were those resulting directly from the smaller wheels: the long
continuous splashers without coupling-rod splashers and the larger cab windows.
The 19 inch Goods was in effect the replacement for the 0-6-0 'Cauliflower'
class which Webb had had in mind when he produced the 'Bill Baileys', namely a
mixed-traffic 4-6-0 for faster goods trains and slower passenger trains.
An original photograph by Henry L Salmon