Oliver Bulleid s Locomotives

LOCOMOTIVES. TURF-BURNING. The locomotive chosen for Mr Bulleid to modify experimentally to. hadtraction and rolling ... This in turn led to a wish to rely on the potential of Irish turf as a fuel for these new steam locomotives, ...

Author: Colin Boocock

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781526749260

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Oliver Bulleid’s locomotives guides the reader in the quest to understand what motivated Mr Bulleid in his work as a senior engineer and manager, and tries, with as little bias as is reasonable, to make sense of some of the more controversial aspects of his activities. For example, why did OVB not pursue the ideal of a 2-8-2 for the Southern Railway? How did the ‘Leader’ project go so much out of control? What role did Bulleid play in the massive dieselization program in Ireland when he was CME there? How did the 0-6-6-0T turf-burning steam locomotive fit in with Ireland’s traction policy, or did it? And why did ninety of his steam locomotives and ninety-four of ‘his’ diesels have to be rebuilt to make them either more economical or more reliable? These are fundamental questions to which the book provides the reader with answers based on the author’s experiences or on those of people who knew Bulleid. OVB’s undoubted successes are illustrated in words and photographs, too, to provide a hopefully balanced picture of one of Britain’s more exciting railway engineers.

Oliver Bulleid s Locomotives

These are fundamental questions to which the book provides the reader with answers based on the author's experiences or on those of people who knew Bulleid.

Author: Colin Boocock

Publisher: Locomotive Portfolio

ISBN: 1526749238

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The Modified Bulleid Pacifics

'A fine exhibition of locomotives and rolling stock had been arranged for inspection and this aroused considerable interest, especially the C-C 118 ton turf burning locomotive. It has a superficial resemblance to the former Southern ...

Author: Tim Hillier-Graves

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526721679

Category: Transportation

Page: 280

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Oliver Bulleid’s Pacifics were perhaps the most controversial steam locomotives ever built in Britain. They seem to been loved and loathed in equal measure and the debate over their strengths and weaknesses took on a new dimension when BR decided to modify them in the 1950s. It was argued that they were too costly to operate and maintain by comparison to other types available. Their time out of service, due to breakdowns, was also increasing to an unacceptable level, and some of Bulleid’s innovations were believed to be more hindrance than help. Rightly or wrongly BR were faced with a costly scrap and build program or seek to make the engines more reliable. To Ron Jarvis, an engineer of note, fell the job of saving Bulleid’s enigmatic locomotives in a bid to satisfy the demands of the service. And he displayed a master’s touch in the program that followed, saving the best of Bulleid’s work and adopting other established design principles. What emerged was described by Bert Spencer, Gresley’s talented assistant, as taking ‘a swan and creating a soaring eagle.’ This book explores all the elements of the lives of these Pacifics and their two designers. It draws on previously unpublished material to describe their gradual evolution, which didn’t start or finish with the 1950s major rebuilding program.

Oliver Bulleid s Locomotives

These are fundamental questions to which the book provides the reader with answers based on the author’s experiences or on those of people who knew Bulleid.

Author: Colin Boocock

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781526749246

Category: Transportation

Page: 222

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A history of the man who served as Chief Mechanical Engineer for the Southern Railway and the many locomotives he developed. Oliver Bulleid’s locomotives guides the reader in the quest to understand what motivated Mr Bulleid in his work as a senior engineer and manager, and tries, with as little bias as is reasonable, to make sense of some of the more controversial aspects of his activities. For example, why did OVB not pursue the ideal of a 2-8-2 for the Southern Railway? How did the ‘Leader’ project go so much out of control? What role did Bulleid play in the massive dieselization program in Ireland when he was CME there? How did the 0-6-6-0T turf-burning steam locomotive fit in with Ireland’s traction policy, or did it? And why did ninety of his steam locomotives and ninety-four of ‘his’ diesels have to be rebuilt to make them either more economical or more reliable? These are fundamental questions to which the book provides the reader with answers based on the author’s experiences or on those of people who knew Bulleid. OVB’s undoubted successes are illustrated in words and photographs, too, to provide a hopefully balanced picture of one of Britain’s more exciting railway engineers. “This book is a well written overview of the Bulleid era, by a competent engineer who can express himself in layman’s terms.” —Martin Shill, Industrial Railway Society “The book deserves a place on the bookshelf of every student of locomotives, especially Bulleid's By current standards, it is good value, and it was a pleasure to examine it.” —The Railway Observer

The Railway Magazine

But it also tells more, covering both the background to the turf burning plan and. to an extent, Bulleid's not dissimilar (but less successful) 'Leader' class for BR. Numerous drawings and photographs. 1 00 pages. Paperback.

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ISBN: UOM:39015058768238

Category: Railroads

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Southern Railway

There was a critical coal situation in 1947-8, when experiments were made with alternative fuel, including Bulleid's turf-burning locomotives, but 30-40 engines were converted to oil-burning using the Weir system by March 1947, ...

Author: David Maidment

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526732149

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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Southern Maunsell Moguls and Tank Engines is a volume in the series of Locomotive Profiles being published by Pen & Sword. It describes the conception, design and construction of the two- and three-cylinder 2-6-0s initially the Ns constructed at the end of the First World War, many at government initiative by the Woolwich Arsenal and their three-cylinder variants, the N1s. It also describes in similar fashion the class K River 2-6-4 tank engines, their riding problems and the decision to convert them as class U two-cylinder moguls after the disastrous Sevenoaks derailment in 1927. The solitary K1 three-cylinder 2-6-4T was similarly converted as the prototype three-cylinder U1 with new build Us and U1s following in the early 1930s.The moguls, originally built by Richard Maunsell for the South Eastern & Chatham Railway, became the standard mixed traffic locomotives throughout the Southern Railway for virtually the whole of its existence and many remained until near the end of BR Southern Regions steam stock in 1965/6.After the experience with the passenger 2-6-4 tank engines, Maunsell restricted his larger tank engine designs to freight work the class W for heavy cross-London interchange freight traffic and the Z0-8-0T for heavy shunting and banking work. Maunsell also redesigned some elderly LB&SCR E1 0-6-0Ts for branch line work in rural Devon and North Cornwall, providing a radial axle as 0-6-2T class E1/R.The book covers the allocation, operation and performance of these classes and includes some personal reminiscences of the author who experienced the moguls at first hand. It also covers the sale of some of the Woolwich moguls to the CIE in Ireland and the conversion of a number to 2-6-4 freight tank engines for the Metropolitan Railway. The book is lavishly illustrated with over 300 black and white and thirty colour photographs.

Bulleid Last Giant of Steam

Equal 22 ' . ... the Bulleid turf - burner on the sidings at Inchicore engaged in starting tests with a load of eleven bogies . The engines on the left await scrapping and No. 329 , the 4-4-0 on the right , performs a shunting operation ...

Author: Sean Day-Lewis

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ISBN: WISC:89042709907

Category: Locomotives

Page: 301

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The Railways

Somewhere between turf burner and coat hanger on the scale of practicality were the two double-decked electric suburban units Bulleid designed in the latter days of the Southern. The aim was to increase rush-hour capacity without having ...

Author: Simon Bradley

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847653529

Category: Transportation

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Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2015 Currently filming for BBC programme Full Steam Ahead Britain's railways have been a vital part of national life for nearly 200 years. Transforming lives and landscapes, they have left their mark on everything from timekeeping to tourism. As a self-contained world governed by distinctive rules and traditions, the network also exerts a fascination all its own. From the classical grandeur of Newcastle station to the ceaseless traffic of Clapham Junction, from the mysteries of Brunel's atmospheric railway to the lost routines of the great marshalling yards, Simon Bradley explores the world of Britain's railways, the evolution of the trains, and the changing experiences of passengers and workers. The Victorians' private compartments, railway rugs and footwarmers have made way for air-conditioned carriages with airline-type seating, but the railways remain a giant and diverse anthology of structures from every period, and parts of the system are the oldest in the world. Using fresh research, keen observation and a wealth of cultural references, Bradley weaves from this network a remarkable story of technological achievement, of architecture and engineering, of shifting social classes and gender relations, of safety and crime, of tourism and the changing world of work. The Railways shows us that to travel through Britain by train is to journey through time as well as space.