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Pipe-dreams of 1905

Tank engines that might have been ...
Three of the four photographs on this page show locomotives that were designed in 1905 but never built.
BR Standard Class "4-MT" 2-6-4T No. 80079 at Bewdley in 1979. Photograph John Speller
George Whale's massive proposed L&NWR 4-8-4T No. 899. From the "Railway Magazine," 1905
Deeley's proposed 4-4-4 passenger tank 1905, Midland Railway
On the Great Western an option briefly considered by Churchward in 1905 was a 4-4-4T version of his "County Tank." The increased coal and water capacity would have enabled these locomotives to run light expresses between Paddington and Bristol
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