From 1855 to 1966 nearly 8,000 railroad locomotives were built at the Gorton Foundry, near Manchester England, by Beyer, Peacock & Co. Ltd. Some of these steam locomotives were the famous elongated Garratts which have fascinated railfans for years.The Garrett locomotive allowed railroads to increase tonnage and reduced operating time between stations, as well as the number of trains run on a line. In the 1925 catalog, the Garratts shown had tractive effort capabilities of between 7,950 pounds and 69,150 pounds at 75% boiler pressure.The 11-1/4" x 8-1/2” softbound reprinted catalog features a four-color cover, and shows the Garrett locomotives that were delivered to the Argentine North-Eastern Railway, Burma Railways, Benguella Railway, Indian State Railway, London & North-Eastern Railway, Mauritius Government Railways, Rhodesia Railways, South African Railways and the Victorian Government Railways, among others.
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Roget V. Amato & Donald J. Heimburger
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