January 31st 2020
Jim Boudreau presents “Maids of all work – The 2-6-0 Moguls"
From the first patent for a Pony or Bissell Truck, the talk outlines how the British 2-6-0 developed into a versatile true mixed traffic engine.
Capable of higher speeds than the 0-6-0 the 2-6-0 became a useful addition to all the 'Big Four' companies. Although the 4-6-0 superseded the 'Mogul' in the Type 5 category, construction of 2-6-0s continued almost until the end of the steam era. The convoluted development of the SR Mogul fleet will highlight the problems of correctly identifying who actually designed the engines.
Finally a selection of pictures of 2-6-0s that have survived into preservation will be shown.
Club outings in July and August - some idea of likely numbers needed soon - come prepared!
Another month of interest? Click on the date