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LMS Route: Rugby to Tamworth

Tamworth Station: lnwr_tam3141

LNWR 'B' class 2-8-0 4-cylinder compound No 1017 passes through Tamworth on an up freight service

LNWR 'B' class 2-8-0 4-cylinder compound No 1017 passes through Tamworth on an up freight service. Designed by FW Webb, they were a class of 0-8-0 steam locomotives introduced in 1901 being a development of the Class 'A' three-cylinder compound (although this letter classification was not introduced until 1911) but being provided with a 4-cylinder compound arrangement. In total there were 170 locomotives built at Crewe between 1901 and 1904 with 26 rebuilt as Class 'E' locomotives between 1904 and 1908, 10 rebuilt a Class 'F' locomotives between 1906 and 1908, 32 rebuilt as Class G locomotives between 1906 and 1917, 91 rebuilt as Class G1 locomotives between 1917 and 1927 and 11 locomotives being scrapped in original condition between 1921 and 1928.

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