Railway Club of the New Forest

  Railway Club of the New Forest 

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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  Although the 4-6-0 superseded the 'Mogul' in the Type 5 category, construction of 2-6-0s continued almost until the end of the steam era.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.

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