- LNWR Improved Precedent Class
name = LNWR Improved Precedent Class
caption = 790 Hardwicke in steam at the
Rainhill Trials150th anniversary calvacade, 1980.
builddate = 1887 -1901
whytetype = 2-4-0
fueltype = coal
London and North Western Railway(LNWR) Improved Precedent Class or "Jumbo" Class is a class of 2-4-0 steam locomotiveoriginally designed for express passenger work. They were designed by F.W. Webb. 166 were built at Crewe Worksfrom 1887 to 1901.
One, 790 "
Hardwicke" has been preserved as part of the National Railway Collectionand is currently a static exhibit in the National Railway Museumin York.
On August 22nd, 1895, London North Western Railway LNWR train with Precedent No. 790 Hardwicke 2-4-0 needed 2 h 06 min for the 141 miles run from Crewe to Carlisle, with an average speed of 67,1 mph = 112 km/h, setting up a new speed record during the
race to the north.
* [http://ukhrail.uel.ac.uk/cgi-bin/rlylocos?NO=790&NA=Hardwicke&CL=&CO=ANY&BL=&WN=&LO= Preserved locomotive database entry for 790 "Hardwicke"]
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